In my experience so far, Actifry™ pans (aka bowls) will long outlast their initial plastic handles.
After heavy use, the Actifry handle’s flap part seems to break.
But fear not, and don’t order a whole new pan! You can just order a handle, which is far cheaper, and press your tried and true pan back into service.
First, note that Actifry handles don’t seem to be interchangeable, so you need to order the right one. For instance, the bowl for the Family Sized model has two holes in it for the handle, and its handle has two matching screws, while the 2 in 1 model has 3 screws and screw holes in different formation – so putting a 2 in 1 handle on a Family Sized bowl, or vice versa, won’t work.
But that’s the only complication, it’s otherwise dead easy to put on once the correct replacement has crossed your doorstep (T-Fal Canada delivers it to your door within 3 to 4 days of your having placed the order; other countries may vary.)
Here’s a replacement handle going back onto a Family Size pan. Pictured above is the handle, the two holes that it will attach through, and the two screws that come with the handle.
Above is a close-up of the screw types….
And this shot, above, will I hope help you to figure out exactly what screwdriver head you are going to need.
In closing, here’s a shot of the replacement handle happily attached. You’ll see that the two screw heads go on the outside of the pan, and you just screw them in from there. Inside the pan, the two flat ends of the screws end up automatically getting covered by the seam part of the handle.
And voila, one more well-loved and used Actifry pan ready to be pressed back into service.
* Actifry™ is a registered trademark of SEB, France.