The secret to cooking tasty, guilt free chips!

By Ellyn Peratikou

As a nation, it’s no secret that we Brits love our chips. In fact more than 1.6 million tonnes of potatoes are made into chips every year in the UK – weighing the same as over 14,000 blue whales or 4,000 jumbo jets*

Those hot, tasty morsels, which are light and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside, are a pleasure which is hard to resist. However, with last year’s over indulging still fresh in our minds, and constant pressure to eat healthily it’s hard to justify treating ourselves.

So what’s the alternative? Boiled, jacket or mashed potatoes? They just don’t have the same appeal as the good ol’ chip. Chips have been a part of UK fare for hundred’s of years and are so versatile – they go with almost every dish, so it’s no wonder we loathe to banish it from our mealtimes.

Now, thanks to the Tefal ActiFry you needn’t feel like you have to give up your favourite side or find an unappetising alternative.

Actifry Fries

The ActiFry is a revolutionary appliance, which allows you to enjoy tasty, traditional, home-cooked chips, with only 3% fat**. Using only one spoonful of oil, you can cook up 1kg of perfect, crispy chips.

Tefal ActiFry’s unique patented technology ensures excellent all over cooking results and allows hands-free cooking, so you don’t have to constantly watch over the pan. Thanks to the exclusive heat pulse technology and automatic stirring paddle, the hot air is not only distributed evenly throughout the appliance, but your ingredients are also continuously being stirred – for excellent and even cooking results.

It’s surely a wish to be able to eat whatever you like and never put on any weight. With only 207 calories a portion, ActiFry chips can get you a little bit closer to that dream… Healthy Chips that taste great, who would have thought?

Every February, National Chip Week takes place (17th to 23rd). A time to pay tribute to our much-loved fried potato sticks of goodness. And now with the Tefal ActiFry you can celebrate with a portion of tasty, cripsy chips without the guilt trip afterwards – now that’s something to be chip-per about!



** 1kg of fresh chips chopped into thickness 13mm x 13mm cooked until -55% weight loss with 1.4cl of oil.


About the author

Tefal remains committed to making household tasks easier and cooking results better, through a constant flow of new ideas and technology. With the ActiFry range, Tefal aims to provide a healthier, safer and more versatile alternative to deep frying with fantastic results for the whole family. For more information visit

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