An Actifry Snacking Basket is an accessory that comes in the box with the Actifry Snacking model. The basket is also sold as a stand alone unit.
The SEB /T-fal parts UK site says the basket will work with the following range of Actifry models: GH80xx, FZxx, and AL80Xxx . So that (“FZxx”) should mean that it will work with the Actifry Classic, original models. The GH80xx means that it will also work with Actifry Plus models.
By giving an Actifry a paddle-free top tray, it gives a Classic Actifry capabilities that are very similar to the Actifry 2 in 1, with its solid metal top tray.
See here to understand how the Actifry Snacking Basket works in operation.
Note that the snack basket was originally made for the 1 kg Actifry Classic, though it’s now said to work for most 1 kg size Actifry models. To be clear, the snack basket discussed on this page will not work with the 1.5 kg Family size or 1.5 kg 2-in-1. And, I don’t know if any such similar grilling attachment is or will be ever available for the Family Size Actifry. (The 2-in-1, clearly, comes with its own top rack.)
But if you already own a Classic Actifry machine, I’d say getting your hands on one of these basket babies is top priority because of how much it will extend the capability of your machine at relatively little cost.
Where to buy
As of spring 2015, Canadians can buy it at Canadian Tire for $29.99.
As of summer 2018, it’s also on amazon.com.
You can do web searches for the snacking basket based on terms such as “Actifry snacking accessory”, “accessoire snacking” and “snack grid.” In French, try “grille snacking”; in German try “Snackaufsatz.”
Note the snack basket is actually, technically 3 separate parts : a black base to support it, the grilling basket, and the actual handle for the grilling basket. Those can also be purchased separately should you have an issue with one of those.
The part # for the snacking basket is: XA701073.
Here is a link to the snacking basket on the UK part site.
Here is a link to the snacking basket on the Irish part site.
Here is a link to the snacking basket on a New Zealand part site.
If you find it offered elsewhere, please let us know so we can let others know, thanks.
* Actifry™ is a registered trademark of SEB, France.
I found a new source for the “snacking grid” basket. It’s an online parts shop located in New Zealand. And fortunately they accept and ship orders for/from US customers.
I just placed an order. Evidently it was the last piece in inventory. But the good news is that the web site informs new visitors about the stock situation. So you may have to check back.
I sent them an email inquiry and I received a response within 24 hours.
I should have noted that Need A Part thoughtfully offers to take your email address if they are out of stock. So you will receive a notification when it becomes available again.
Hot Air Frying
Thanks for the heads up, Marc. Much appreciated. If you remember, report back on how it works out for you when you get it.
I received the Snacking Basket on schedule. It took about a week after NeedAPart confirmed shipping. I’ve used the snacking tray twice so far.
I used it to prepare frozen cherry blintzes (wrapped filling in a crepe wrapper). I lightly sprayed Canoloa oil (from Costco) on the blintzes. The result was good. Golden brown outside and flavorful filling.
Last night I made mini meatballs to include with a pasta dish. The meatballs cooked thoroughly all around in 6 minutes. And the beef came out slightly pink and juicy just as I had hoped. Another minute or two would yield well done meat if you prefer.
All in all I am pleased. I can recommend the supplier and the snack tray.
Hot Air Frying
Thanks Marc. It looked promising! We just went to their site now and they’ve run out of stock; you must have started a run on the company.
We can’t imagine any owner of a classic Actifry model who wouldn’t want the snacking basket accessory! The blintzes and meat balls both sound like a great idea. 6 minutes is pretty darn fast for meat balls, especially considering you don’t have to stand there and watch them.
I have the “Actifry Family” model. How can I find a basket compatible?
Hot Air Frying
We don’t know if any such similar grilling attachment is or will be ever available for the Family Size Actifry. The snack basket discussed on this page will not work with the Family size. You should write T-Fal and let them know you want them to make one. If enough of us did, they night think of something!
Hot Air Frying
The basket arrived in Canada finally as of March 2015; we’ve updated the page to indicate this. It’s at Canadian Tire stores across the country; perhaps other stores as well, but Canadian Tire is the only store we know of at this point in 2015.
I can confirm having just got back from Canada, that the Tire shop in Toronto has these in stock and on the shelf.
This is where my wife and I found the basket by chance, unfortunately we did not buy as did not know if it would fit a UK tefal frier
Hot Air Frying
Those models seem to be standard with only the electrics different for different regions. Still, we can understand your precaution. (They’re on sale this week at Canadian Tire for £10 pls 13% tax, so cheaper still anyway in the UK where VAT is included already in the price.)
the handler of the basket is very hard to remove once it is on.
not sure if I can just leave it when I cook or not…..
The U.S. version of the Actifry (Model T-fal FZ7002) looks to have slightly different dimensions than that of the U.K models.. anyone know if the snacking tray would still work?
Although, what would be the difference if instead of using the tray, I just remove the paddle?
I’d love to see if I can make some meat/cheese fried pies! I’m assuming I’d have to cook the ground beef separately first, and then wrap in dough and then use the actifry
Hot Air Frying
Hi Steve, there are several different “body casing” variations on the Classic Size Actifry that the Snacking basket was designed for. That model you cite is a pretty standard version of the Classic Size Actifry and yes, the Snacking Basket will fit it.
Many people do just remove the paddle and cook in the pan, essentially using the machine as a mini convection oven. The snacking basket however would allow air currents to come up underneath the food to crisp and brown it all round.
The downside with the snacking basket is that you can only use either the pan or the snacking basket at the same time. If you really want a model where both actions can happen at the same time, then it’s the more expensive model called the 2-in-1 that would provide that feature. But who knows what T-Fal will come out with in the next 12 months, they are on a roll pumping out variations.
Yes re the meat / cheese fried pies. Spray with cooking spray or brush lightly with oil first? We cook spring rolls from frozen right in the pan, with the paddle, they stay together and turn out pretty close to deep fried. Close enough for my tastes anyway, given the added healthy factor.
I have the Active Fry 2in1 and just received the basket as an additional item. I’ve been a proponent of this 2in1 for a long time. Since I discovered the versatility with the 2in1. Now I have the basket that allows for even more versatility. Used it 2x’s since I got it and loved it. Using tempura batter for deep fried shrimp and tempura batter with zuchinni…both turned out better than our favorite Italien restaurant with out the grease and just enough to eat not too much.
I guess I’m one of the unfortunate ones who bought theTefal “FAMILY” Actifry and there is no snacking or top tray available for this model. Hopefully Tefal will rectify this as I love our actifry but feel I made the wrong choice now in my purchase.
I have a actifry vista. Is there a snacking basket to fit it? I purchased a basket but it does not fit on the cone after paddle was removed.