Representing the world of affordable, yet high-level air fryers, the T Fal Air Fryer caught our attention as a great mixture of cheap price and everything a good fryer needs to have. Read on for more!
T Fal FZ7002 ActiFry Air Fryer – at a glance
This air fryer will enable you to cook a vast number of full course meals easily and quickly, while using fat, grease or oil as little as possible. This appliance is a great fit for a variety of vegetables, meats, seafood, and many other meals. It has many delightful features, the 2.2 pound cooking basket capacity standing out as one of the better ones.
This revolutionary kitchen machine allows you to enjoy a wide array of dishes, and at the same time avoid any possible health issues, which in turn won’t make you feel guilty about what you are consuming. With just one tablespoon of oil, you can now make up to 2 pounds of French fries, which is considered to be a standard portion for four people, now with only 3% fat per portion.
That one tablespoon of oil is actually 200 times less than the normal amount used to make fires in a deep fat fryer, which also means that ActiFry is more economical. Each recipe for T Fal FZ7002 ActiFry requires 0 to 2 tablespoons of oil, and that’s if you’re using the maximum capacity of the cooking basket.
The lid of this air fryer is 100% steam free, making it transparent, so you can have a visual on the progress of the cooking. For measuring purposes, you get a special ActiFry spoon in order to get the right amount of oil. Alongside these is a convenient stirring paddle that eliminates the hassle of turning the food over and over again. All these components are removable and dishwasher safe, enabling a quick and easy cleanup.
You can check out some cool air fryer recipes here, proceed further for a more detailed product review. [link to Air Fryer Cookbook]
T Fal Air Fryer Review
Cooking basket capacity
Safety & build quality
This is a great item. The price is great, the features are great, and we consider it a shoo-in for our list of best air fryers on today's market. A thumbs up from here, ladies and gents!
Cooking basket capacity: 5
The 2.2-pound capacity really hits the mark in our book as the best figure you can get in this department! It’s more than enough room for making larger meals at once, but still not a figure high enough to make the whole fryer cumbersome, difficult to use, and too large to fit your kitchen space. An easy 5-star mark here in our book.
The basket needs only 1 tablespoon of oil for the full-capacity batch of French fries that are now made in a much healthier way, with little or no oil at all. The ceramic cooking basket is removable, and has a non-stick coat that are entirely PTFE and PFOA free. The special stirring paddle and unique pulse heat system make sure that the food is evenly cooked by evenly distributing the heath and oil over the entire content of the cooking basket, at the same time achieving the perfect balance between the crispiness on the outside and tender texture on the inside of the food you’re preparing.
Temperature control: 4
This thing can go over 400 degrees, which is a lot of power. Thankfully, all that power is easy to control and maintain at any desired level, preventing over-fried food and other nasty business along those lines. Most of the process is fully automatic and requires no more than push of a button.
During the frying process, the temperature is kept at a constant level, making sure that your meal comes out perfect. As noted, the device is quite easy to use, with only one button to turn the fryer on or off, and there’s no preheating required. The countdown timer and alarm buzzer make sure your meal doesn’t get burnt, and the odorless filter makes sure your kitchen will remain as fresh and clean as it was when you started preparing your meal. Some extra tweaking knobs would have been nice, though, hence the overall rating of 4.
We tested out the device with a variety of food types – from French fries and fish sticks to vegetables to meat, to all of those combined at once, and we have to say, it nails the majority of stuff just right. The food is crispy, vibrant and tasty, featuring a sort of a crispy baked vibe. We just loved all the veggies made with this fella, and meat hardly lags behind. Additionally, fries are quite alright, but we did feel like a certain texture went missing along with all the unhealthy grease and oil. Due to the aforementioned lack of controls, we are forced to knock off one point in the final score.
Safety & build quality: 4
This air fryer is safe and easy to use, and it achieves that by following traits: It only uses the oil one time only, so there’s no chance hot oil or splatter, which is backed up by a closed cooking basket that has an exterior that is cool to the touch, ensuring easy handling. Much like with any of the items on our site, we must point out that NEVER in our right minds would we recommend a fryer that is not safe, so rest assured that this fella will NOT cause an accident of any sorts in your household.
Additional perks: 5
Last but not least, with T Fal FZ7002 ActiFry Air Fryer you get an amazing color recipe book, with 38 recipes that feature recipes from Ellie Krieger – a perfect solution if you need an idea what to cook today. That alone secures a rating of 5 in the additional perks section.
If you ever needed an ultimate guide to help you find a perfect hot air frying machine – here’s one now: Link to the buying guide