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Tefal Air Fryer Review & Buyer’s Guide

Can one machine replace three different home kitchen appliances? Find in this Tefal air fryer review!

Tefal EasyFry is a range of air fryers that is more than capable of facing such a challenge. The design and performance allows for healthy cooking with just a few drops of oil. Or cooking without any oil at all, depending on what you desire to cook.

Additional functions like grilling, baking and steaming can help prepare a full course meal with no hassle. Thanks to thoughtful design, the cleaning process is almost effortless. I find the most value in appliances that can help simplify my life and declutter my kitchen. 

Tefal Air Fryer Review & Buyer’s Guide

Tefal Easy Fry Precision EY401840 Digital Health Air Fryer, Black, 4.2 Litre, 6 Portions

Read more in this review how Tefal Air Fryer can replace a few cooking machines on your kitchen counter.  

Air fryer is more similar to cooking in an oven, which is one of the healthiest ways of food preparation. Healthy diet gurus suggest cooking with the least oil possible. 

Otherwise it can raise the unhealthy cholesterol in our bodies and lead to various diseases. Frying requires oils to be heat resistant in order to cook the food without burning.

This heat resistance is called the smoke point. To raise this point to the optimal levels, these oils have to be refined and highly processed. Imagine eating chicken wings that have been dipped and soaked in a liquid that have to withstand up to 200°C.

Now, how is your stomach supposed to process that? With great difficulty.  

PROS

  • Fast cooking 
  • Big basket 
  • Need little or no oil to cook 
  • Versatile use 
  • Pre-programed and manual modes

CONS

  • Non-removable basket 
  • Bit bulky 
  • No stirring paddle

Air fryer cooks food quickly by circulating hot air in the cooking basket. Tefal's unique function Air Pulse, creates powerful airflow making sure the food is cooked evenly and possibly with little or no oil. Depending on what ingredients you use. A quality air fryer will stay in service much longer. A non-stick layer on cheaper models may start peeling off soon after the purchase. Therefore, consider spending your money on a reliable brand.  

What is the first food that comes to your mind when you hear the word “frying”? French fries is probably one of them. Or chicken wings, as mentioned earlier in this review. Appliances like this Tefal AirFryer can be much more versatile than cooking just that. Its range spans from cooking chips to steaks or muffins. Yes, it can bake as well. Super useful if you can’t fit an oven in your kitchen. Tefal AirFryer have a lot less energy consumption compared to a traditional kitchen oven. It can be preheated much faster if the recipe calls for it. While it will not replace a good oven, it is most suitable for those who don't bake that often.  

Tefal Easy Fry Precision EY401840 Digital Health Air Fryer, Black, 4.2 Litre, 6 Portions

Another great benefit of Tefal Air Fryer is its simple and intuitive use. The temperature and timer can be set on a digital display. Machine will notify the user when the ingredients, cooked, need to be shaken or turned on the other side. Additionally, It will switch itself off at the end of cooking. To make your air fryer food extra crispy, here is a little tip for you. Sprinkle your dish with a little bit of quality oil a few minutes before it finishes cooking. Don’t use oil spray in the pressurized cans. Those contain food preservatives that may wear the non-stick layer a lot faster. Just pour some oil into a simple spray bottle and spray your food.  

Cook from frozen? This machine can handle that too. It can cook fries, and other dishes, straight out of the freezer. Just be sure to remove all the plastic packaging before you cook your TV dinner.  

The more advanced Tefal EasyFry model offers a bigger cooking basket capacity, useful when cooking for more people at the same time. Bigger basket can also cook food more evenly as the hot air has more space to circulate around the food. The only disadvantage regarding the basket is that it cannot be taken off the handle.  


Features And Benefits 

Cooking Options 

Tefal Air Fryer comes with pre-programed settings making cooking fast and simple. Intuitive buttons are easy to navigate. Choose one of the eight pre-set programs. Fries, cutlet, shrimp, cake, pizza, fish, grill and roast. 

Manual mode gives more control over the temperature and time settings. This comes in handy for cooks who like to pay extra attention to their creations. 

3-in-1 Air Frying, Grilling, Steaming 

Tefal EasyFry 3in1 is more powerful than the standard model. It brings more functions to the table than just air frying. The grilling function with die-cast grill griddle will leave solid searing marks on your steak. Steaming mode will cook vegetables, meat or fish, making a full range of healthy dishes. If you love Chinese cuisine, same as I do, you will be steaming dumplings every week.  

Tefal Easy Fry Precision EY401840 Digital Health Air Fryer, Black, 4.2 Litre, 6 Portions

Cleaning And Maintenance 

Cleaning is very simple. After the machine cools down, take out the frying basket. Wipe the inside of the machine with a damp cloth. Clean the basket with soap or put it into the dishwasher. If it's too greasy, after cooking bacon for example, wipe it first with a paper towel before washing. Now, just let it dry and reassemble again.  


Best Used For 

Tefal Air Fryer can reduce the time spent in the kitchen by a big chunk. It is very suitable for people with busy schedules, not having too much free time, or strong will, to cook.  

Foodies seeking healthy ways of cooking and those conscious about the nutritional values on their plates will find this appliance very helpful as it doesn’t require much oil, or any at all, to prepare various dishes.  

Simple operation makes this air fryer suitable for users of all technical levels. 

Tefal Easy Fry Precision EY401840 Digital Health Air Fryer, Black, 4.2 Litre, 6 Portions

Reasons To Buy 

People having a small cooking space can consider replacing a few bulky kitchen appliances with one that does all of those jobs. The Tefal AirFryer is easy to use and can cook food really fast. Made by a reliable manufacturer, it can serve in your kitchen as a helpful assistant for a long time. Especially, if you cook bigger batches of food often. 

In addition to being versatile and simple to use it is more environmentally friendly than deep frying. One of the reasons why I don’t fry that often, besides being unhealthy, is the oil that is left after frying. By just pouring the used oil into a bottle and throwing it into the bin is really harmful to the environment. When it leaks it causes serious damage. It has to be processed at a specific facility in order to be dealt with ecologically. Airfryer spares you such worries as it uses only very little oil, that can be simply wiped with a paper towel.  

  • Colour

    Black

  • Product Dimensions

    27.8 x 33.3 x 32.85 cm; 5 Kilograms

  • Capacity

    ‎4.2 litres

  • Power / Wattage

    ‎1500 watts


FAQ 

Is The Recipe Book Included In The Packaging? 

The recipe book can be downloaded from the Tefal website. 

Can Tefal EasyFry Air Fryer Cook Whole Chicken? 

It can cook medium sized chicken. It even has a specific pre-programed setting for cooking chicken.  

Tefal Easy Fry Precision EY401840 Digital Health Air Fryer, Black, 4.2 Litre, 6 Portions

Is The Tefal Air Fryer Suitable For Cooking Battered Food? 

It is not suitable to cook battered food. The fan will blow the batter all around the basket.  

How To Preheat The Air Fryer? 

  1. Turn the appliance on.  
  2. Press the start button and set your desired temperature.  
  3. Confirm the selection by pressing the start button again. 
  4. The appliance will start preheating itself, it will notify you with a sound that the specified temperature has been reached. 

Can An Airfryer Reheat Food? 

Yes, the Tefal EasyFry Airfryer can reheat food faster than an oven and much better than a microwave. 

What Is The Difference Between The Tefal EasyFry Air Fryer And The ActiFry Model? 

EasyFry doesn’t have the stirring paddle to move the food around while it's still cooking.  

Is The Frying Basket Adjustable? 

Yes, the frying basket can have its depth adjusted.  


Summing Up 

Cooking healthy food doesn’t have to be a hustle. Using the right equipment and cooking technique can make delicious food. A quality air fryer can cook juicy and flavourful chicken that doesn’t taste like an eraser in a few moments.

The cooking method is like baking which is one of the healthiest ways to cook. Tefal EasyFry is simple to use, saving a lot of time cooking and especially cleaning the mess after. It is a set-it forget-it type of machine that once is set doesn’t require additional attention.

It will make a reliable addition to every household.  

Tefal Easy Fry Precision EY401840 Digital Health Air Fryer, Black, 4.2 Litre, 6 Portions

Tefal Air Fryer

Editors Choice

  • Fast cooking 
  • Big basket 
  • Need little or no oil to cook
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