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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

T-Fal Review and Giveaway

I have an unhealthy obsession with all kitchen items.  It doesn't matter if it's a muffin pan, a blender, or a spatula, I love everything equally.  I had more fun than most when creating my wedding registry months ago. Seeing all of the kitchen items on my list made my eyes light up like the fourth of July!  I was truly like a kid in a candy store. I enjoy cooking and always am on the look out for the newest and hottest kitchen appliances.  I've owned T-Fal items for years and I recommend them for their quality results.

T-Fal is a manufacturer of non-stick cookware, small kitchen appliances, and housewares.  Their pots and pans are my favorite brand and the only brand I trust in my kitchen. If you're looking for small small kitchen appliances, they offer toasters, deep fryers, electric kettles, pressure cookers and more.  T-Fal makes high quality irons as well.  Whatever you need to furnish your new home with, T-Fal is there for you.

Like everyone in the world, I enjoy some unhealthy foods from time to time.  I'm not a lover of fried foods, but I do love french fries.  Who doesn't? What I don't love is that they are not good for you and also cooked in a vat of oil.  Wouldn't it be nice if you could enjoy some of your favorite fried foods but made with only one tablespoon of oil? The T-Fal ActiFry is up for the challenge of cooking delicious foods made with much less fat and calories!

This unique multi-cooker needs only one spoonful of the oil of your choice to make two pounds of tasty French fries using a continual motion stirring paddle. The fryer can also be used to cook a wide range of other recipes including fried veggies, fried chicken, and more.  A recipe book is included to get your fried food cookin' on. 

I had heard of the ActiFry for a few years now and had always wanted to try it.  When I received the opportunity to review one, I was very excited.  I loved the sleek black and silver color pattern. I watched a couple of videos online of the product in use, and I also read the recipe book.  I wanted to make sure I knew how to use the ActiFry beforehand. The first thing that I wanted to make was potato chips with the potatoes that needed to be used up.  I sliced the potatoes thinly with my mandoline.  I seasoned them with a small amount of garlic powder and seasoned salt. I poured one tablespoon of olive oil on top of the chips in the unit.  I wasn't sure if my chips would cook with such a small amount of oil.  Would they be ok? Will they burn? I had to trust T-fal for making a product that would live up to its promise.  The unit was user friendly and easy to use.  I closed the lid, set the timer, and walked away.

Not long after that, the machine alerted me that the chips were done.  They looked so beautiful in the machine! None of them were burnt but all perfectly crispy and golden brown.  The seasoning was sprinkled evenly throughout each chip.  The chips had a fabulous crunch and wonderful flavor.  I was shocked that I made a batch of chips with just ONE tablespoon of oil!  The only thing that I didn't love about this machine was the bulky large size of it.  Luckily I have spacious cabinets in my kitchen and they can hold the unit easily.  If you have a small kitchen make sure you have some extra storage for the unit.

This unit would be perfect for making buffalo wings or popcorn shrimp for party appetizers, not to mention so many more yummy foods. Wow your guests with appetizers made with half the fat and calories!  I can't wait to check out the recipe book and make more yummy things from it.






232 comments :

  1. I would try some fried veggies with the gluten free coating mix I won from Namaste foods last week. The flavor of the mix is great, but I've only baked with it so far. The Actifry sound wonderful for cutting out the worry over fried foods!

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  2. I'd cook onion rings...then french fries. These are favorite foods that we don't usually get to have :)
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  3. I would cook apple fritters like my dad used to make

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  4. I might try french fries first or some fried donuts!

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  5. I have wanted to try one of these. I think I'd go right for the good old french fries first.

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  6. I would cook a whole stuffed chicken!

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  7. Oh what wouldn't I cook ? :-) I'd start with homemade French fries. Thanks for the chance to win such a fantastic cooking product. I love t-fal

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  8. Oh what wouldn't I cook ? :-) I'd start with homemade French fries. Thanks for the chance to win such a fantastic cooking product. I love t-fal

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  9. michelle tremblettJuly 17, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    I would cook some homemade French fries :)

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  10. Chicken :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  11. I would make french fries first.

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  12. french fries!!
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  13. I am so happy to enter this giveaway! I would fry yummy crunchy onion rings if I win! Hoping!
    blessienelson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Heather Hayes PanjonJuly 18, 2013 at 7:20 AM

    I'd Make Some Onion Rings!
    hthr83heather at yahoo dot com

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  15. Can you cook popcorn in it!?

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  16. I would make fried chicken

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  17. GFC id: abfantom fantom

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  18. I'd love to make Mozzarella Sticks first!

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  19. I'd make Sweet potato fries - my family loves them, and they'd be so much more healthier this way with less oil!

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  20. I would try French fries out in it.

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  21. fried chicken or my fav is fried dough

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  22. I would cook friend chicken first

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  23. I'd make onion rings.
    lyndadawinda1074 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  24. I'd like to make some chicken strips in it!

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  25. Fried Chicken would be first !

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  26. Fried Chicken would be first !

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  27. I would make Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts.
    suebee05@gmail.com

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  28. Fried Chicken would be first !

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  29. Chicken Strips!
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  30. chicken and fries
    vmkids3 ta msn dot com

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  31. sweet potato fries, hands down my absolute fave

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  32. I'd make hushpuppies.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  33. I would make some chicken wings first

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  34. I would make fried chicken
    (Debbie W)

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  35. I've never even seen this before. What a great idea. I would make my mom's donuts and some great fried okra.

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  36. Oprah's fries she makes in it!

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  37. I think chicken strips would be my first thing I would make.

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  38. I would make yam fries and fried chicken

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  39. I would try fried green tomatoes!

    ellen beck on rafflecopter

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  40. I would love to make fried zucchini. amypugmire@live.com

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  41. Fried chicken and homemade french fries of course would be the first thing I would make

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  42. Fried chicken and homemade french fries is what I would make first. yummy

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  43. I would cook fish and hushpuppies.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  44. Chicken!! is the first thing I want to try!
    1prizewinner at gmail dot com

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  45. Chicken!! is the first thing I want to try!
    1prizewinner at gmail dot com

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  46. I'd try sweet potato fries I think

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  47. Probably fried chicken, but onion rings would be great too!

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  48. omg i love tfal!! i have a set of their pots & pans, love'em!

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  49. I love making sweet potatoe fries so they would be the first thing. colleenaw@hotmail.com

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  50. The first thing I'd have to make is some home made French fries :)

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  51. I would cook tater tots first

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  52. I would try to make chicken tenders.

    april yedinak

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  53. I would try some hand cut fries

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  54. I would like to fry blue gill fish fillets.

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  55. I would make chicken tenders first!

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  56. fried chicken I'd love to make it without having all the grease flying around the kitchen (or so it seems at times...lol)

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  57. I have been trying to make a variety of meals for dinner but I have never had the patience to fry on the stovetop so this would be wonderful! I would really love to try onion rings and fried pickles :)

    Missy W

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  58. We like Korean food, so a fried rice dish would probably be first.

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  59. I'd make fried chicken and sweet potato fries. YUM!

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  60. I would love to try fried chicken

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  61. I would make jojo's (potatoes)

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  62. I think it would be chicken!

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  63. tempura veggies
    jan

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  64. i think i would do fried chicken fist time..

    kadia3 at yahoo dot com

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  65. I would cook up some fried mushrooms and zucchini!

    mosaic317 at gmail dot com
    Claire McKeon (mosaic317)

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  66. I would make a fried bread called a kliener. They are delicious and perfect with coffee!
    Susan Chester

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  67. Definitely chicken but it would be fun to try chips too!

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  68. I'd make homemade french fries.

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  69. Probably potato wedges-we love those!

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  70. This is a pretty amazing contraption! I'd give fried chicken a go right away. hazelpex712 @ gmail dot com

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  71. i would cook chicken first in the fryer

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  72. Sweet potato and zucchini fries!

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  73. I would make french fries, and then I would try other stuff like eggplant parm. Think I could make donuts in it? Lol I've wanted one of these for a long time.

    jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  74. I'd cook chicken strips and onion rings.

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  75. I'd first like to make some fried eggplant slices

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  76. I would make doughnuts first.

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  77. i'd make some fried chicken first

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  78. I would make fries Delish french fries!

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  79. I would make french fries and battered fish!

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  80. I'd probably make fries, knowing me :)

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  81. I would cook onion rings
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  82. Some friend oreos for sure!! :D

    Amanda Tempel on RC

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  83. probably sweet potato fries.

    dani marie ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  84. i'd try bbq rubbed fried chicken and sweet tater wedges!
    4mariemh atgmaildotcom

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  85. I would make french fries first.

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  86. Fried shrimp


    apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com
    alyce poalillo

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  87. It is a tie between french fries and fried chicken.

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  88. French fries would be my first Actifry meal. I really do mean meal. I like eating a plateful of fries, carb overload :)

    sylvieanddudes@yahoo.com

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  89. fried cat fish!
    Brittney house bbrittbrat1398@yahoo.com

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  90. Onion rings or French fries

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  91. I would love to do fish 'n chips !!!

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  92. OMG, homemade french fries.......the best!

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  93. I would cook fries and onion rings.

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  94. I would cook sweet potatoes first.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  95. French fries
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

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  96. mm Id love some french fries!

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  97. coconut shrimp!
    onecheaplady@Yahoo.com

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  98. French fries, my favorite food

    morganowl28 at gmail dot com

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  99. I would cook chicken in this first.

    asketcher2@hotmail.com

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  100. I would cook some fresh picked yellow squash.

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  101. I would fry up some catfish nuggets.

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  102. french fries. I try to eat more healty.

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  103. I would make some potato wedges first just to try it out

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  104. I would cook the vegetables from my garden

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  105. I would make French fries first!!!!

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  106. SOmething simple like a grilled cheese sandwich at first

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  107. heather: french fries hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  108. i would cook some wings

    misterjim74 at gmail dot com

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  109. I would make some General Tso's Chicken.

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  110. melissaandkeith millerJuly 29, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    french fries

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  111. I would make french fries. (Roxann)

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  112. I would cook jalapeno poppers,yum! :-) Thank you.

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  113. I would make some yummy french fries.
    pjgirl74 at aol dot com

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  114. I would make some chicken for chicken tacos.

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  115. I'd make french fries, they are my hubby's favorite food so he would be in heaven!

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  116. Something I've been craving for a long time, FRIED OKRA!
    Tierrarene19@gmail.com

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  117. I would cook french fries first and see for myself - LOL

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  118. I would make sweet potato fries

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  119. I would try making some chicken tenders!

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  120. I would make sweet potato fries.

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  121. id make me some fried shrimp :)

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  122. Fish and chips :) myamurphy@mail.com

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  123. I think some fries would be yummy!
    Allison.bahr@yahoo.com

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  124. I would probably cook french fries!

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