Today, I have an ActiFry® giveaway to one lucky RMK reader. The ActiFry® from T-fal is a low fat multi-cooker and can be used as a healthy alternative to the traditional deep fryer. It features a removable ceramic-coated, non-stick pan (that is PTFE and PFOA free), a transparent steam-free lid, pulsating heat technology and an automatic stirring paddle which ensures even distribution of oil in each meal prepared. Most things can be prepared in the Actifry with 1 tablespoon of oil.
About the ActiFry®
I was also sent an ActiFry® to try out. It comes with a booklet that includes recipes to make in the ActiFry® . I decided to test out some fries in mine, but it can also be used to make other things including meats, fish, vegetables, and even desserts. The recipe I used was similar to one I make in my oven but my recipe uses double the oil that you use in the Actifry®.
I made the potato wedges with herbs and spices from their booklet. The recipe said to use Yukon gold potatoes, but I used regular russets. The results with the Actifry® were similar to what I received in the oven but required less oil. The cooking time did take longer, but I didn’t need to use my oven to do it. The Actifry® is perfect for summer cooking because I can have fries without having to turn my oven on which just makes my house hot. The other thing I noticed with the fries cooked in the Actifry® is they were light and fluffy on the inside.
The booklet said you can use frozen fries in it also.
I plan on trying that next. If you use frozen fries you don’t at ANY oil. That is right, they cook with NO oil. The other recipe I want to try is chicken wings. You can cook fresh chicken wings in the Actifry®. You can even add sauce to the wings during the last 3 minutes of cooking.
The Actifry® is much easier to clean up that a deep fryer or a pan on my stove top that was full of oil. The removable pan, lid, paddle spoon and filter can be easily disassembled and put into the dishwasher. I just washed mine by hand and it was done in no time. The rest of the machine can be easily wiped clean with a wet cloth or soft sponge.
To enter to win the Actifry®
Leave a comment about what you would try to make first in the Actifry®. If you need ideas, you can check out their recipes. You have until Tuesday May 29th at midnight (MST) to enter.
Disclosure: This a sponsored post and I received compensation to write this post. However, my opinions are my own.