Hot air fryers in comparison
TEFAL hot air fryer put to the test
Useful kitchen help or just “hot air”?
I dealt with the subject of hot air fryers and was looking for a suitable model for my needs. However, I quickly realized that the market offers a large number of devices. The spectrum of hot air fryers ranges from Philips, LIDL, ALDI, Medion to Tefal. I was skeptical myself whether I even needed such a kitchen appliance, after all, I have an oven. So do I also need a hot air fryer? I let myself be convinced and decided on the model FX100015 from Tafel.
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Technical data: Tefal hot air fryer FX100015
Power: 1.400 Watt
Fermentation: by hot air
capacity: 800 grams
Temperature control possible: between 150 - 200 ° C
Temperature warning light: available
Built-in timer available: 0-30 minutes
Cleaning: dishwasher safe
Size: approx. 45 x 37 x 42 (width x height x depth)
My First impression
I quickly realized that the air fryer is quite heavy and bulky. Due to the dimensions, I initially assigned it a permanent place. Due to its weight and size, it seemed too awkward to stow it away in a cupboard every time when not in use.
The feet are with rubber covers equipped what the machine has stable and non-slip stand enables. Basically, the device seems to be quite clear. The number of controls are low, which is a easy and quick handling lets hope.
I quickly noticed that the capacity is quite small, with the one specified by the manufacturer 800 grams capacity this is enough for a maximum of three people, this is therefore less suitable for a larger celebration or a birthday. This negative point seems to be present in numerous other models from different manufacturers as well, as I was able to observe. Overall, it makes a good visual impression and does not "get lost" in the kitchen next to other appliances, which was my biggest concern at first.
The Action with the air fryer
The Tefal hot air fryer has a straightforward control panel, and commissioning is very simple and self-explanatory. The operation therefore seems to be quite self-explanatory, which I always see as a big plus. You have to say that I always want to start right away and don't want to read the instructions for 20 minutes. A temperature controller is available which regulates the heat between 150 and 200 ° C can be adjusted.
This is rounded off by additional pictures, which are attached directly above the temperature information. This enables frying to be started directly. If you want to prepare baked rolls, I use the lowest temperature, but if I want to prepare French fries, for example, I use the highest temperature setting 200 ° C.
The first time I used the Tefal fryer, I got along very well, it is easy to use and you are not overwhelmed by too many controls.
First use Tefal hot air fryer FX100015
The first use should initially be carried out without food in order to eliminate possible production materials. Before using the device for the first time, the protective film must be removed from the device to protect it from scratches during transport.
After turning on the device, I noticed that it quickly reached a high temperature. Now I also understand why no preheating is required. Nevertheless, I waited briefly until the control lamp went out and then started filling the heating basket with french fries. In my case it was about 500 grams.
I have my temperature controller on, as the overview requires 200 ° C set. After occasional turning, the French fries ready after 20 minutes be. What struck me is that the outer walls were absolutely heat-resistant during the entire heating process, so you didn't burn your fingers when you touch them. After the fries were ready, I noticed that the cooling time is also very quick. After the fries were ready, I tested small schnitzels. But now to the taste! :)
How do the french fries taste Tefal hot air fryer FX100015?
After I had seasoned the fries halfway through the cooking time, I was now very excited about the result. I strictly adhered to the temperature and time. The fries actually made a very good impression. They were crispy and the seasoning was very tasty. At first I was concerned that the fries would be very soft and "wobbly". However, this concern has not been confirmed. The small schnitzel also turned out very well. When I consider that it would have taken a lot longer in the oven, I'm very satisfied. Both products turned out really tasty!
I also have pre-baked rolls and meat in the Tefal hot air fryer FX100015 prepared, both work surprisingly well. The Buns were in 7 minutes done that Turkey meat after about 10 minutes. And these products have actually turned out delicious.
Video | Tefal hot air fryer FX100015
Advantages and disadvantages Tefal hot air fryer FX100015
- integrated timer
- easy operation
- no preheating necessary
- no oil
- fast cooking times
- power saving
What I think is great about the device is that it has a timer between 0 and 30 minutes integrated is, the desired temperature can be easily set on the device. Images of the different foods are also shown above the respective temperatures, so that I know directly which temperature I need for which food.
The hot air fryer from Tefal therefore seems to be very versatile. It has to be said that no preheating is required, which is also much faster than with a conventional oven.
The fast cooking times are of course a big plus to save time. Another highlight of the device is that no oil is required, it is cooked exclusively with hot air. Not only is this healthier, it also saves oil for other cooking projects.
I`ve read and accepted the Heißluftfritteuse in the test with rolls, potatoes, fish and meat had in use. The device passed with all products. I now use the deep fryer regularly. I just think it's beautiful without oil and preheating to get my finished meal quickly. As a side note it should be mentioned that the device for the reasons mentioned also power saving is. The device is also ideal for children's birthdays to quickly feed hungry children.
Another plus point is that the power line can be stowed in the device itself. I am basically a fan of the fact that there are not cables lying around everywhere. This is actually a useful addition from Tefal! The cable itself can be extended up to a meter.
As a last great point I would like to mention that the sieve and the collecting pan for the Dishwasher suitable are. Although they take up a lot of space, it is still pleasant not to have to clean them by hand after each use.
- Capacity approx. For 3 people
- Regular turning without signal reminder
- a bit price-intensive
Even if I can only name a few disadvantages, they still have to be mentioned. The low capacity the deep fryer is definitely a shortcoming if you live in a large family or if you want to celebrate a birthday, for example. The 800 grams specified by the manufacturer are sufficient in practice for a maximum of 3 people. Multiple operations may therefore need to be performed.
If you cook or even do other things on the side, you should Turning or mixing of the products are not forgotten during the heating process. French fries, for example, only get crispy and tasty from above, while they stay soft from below. The same applies to meat, potatoes, etc.
Der Preis could basically be a little lower in my opinion. Since one is "only" talking about a hot air fryer, I find one Price up to 199 EURO quite daring.
Tip: Occasional turning by shaking the bowl is really necessary to get the best and tastiest result. In addition, the specified time, which can also be found in the operating instructions, should be adhered to. Especially when it comes to meat, to get the ideal cooking point I always seasoned during the process, it worked great!
Summary: Tefal hot air fryer FX100015
As a result, I rate the hot air fryer from Tefal as very well. The current market price is between 150 and 200 euros. I use the device regularly and test a wide variety of foods. So far it has worked reliably and tasted delicious. So if you are looking for a useful kitchen aid when you “have to go fast again”, this is the model FX100015 from Tefal well advised. In my opinion, the device is suitable for every household.
In summary, it saves electricity, cooks a variety of foods quickly and is dishwasher-safe
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