Are you looking for a healthy way to have all the crispy, fried foods you enjoy? Do you love deep-fat frying, but hate the excess grease and clean up? Then the T-Fal FZ7002 ActiFry was designed with you in mind! Perfect for fries, chips and tater tots, this air fryer also does a good job with stir-frying!
Big enough to make a meal for up to three people, you will never want to bother with your deep-fat fryer again! Make healthy fried foods using as little as 1 tablespoon of oil, and even save that oil for reuse! The automatic stir paddle does all the work and your food will be perfectly brown and crispy.
T-Fal FZ7002 ActiFry Review
Let’s take a closer look at the top features and then unbox this unit together.
Key Features of the T-Fal FZ7002 ActiFry
This fryer is perfect for making fries, tater tots and even sautéed chicken with vegetables! The patented heat pulse system will ensure that your air and oil are hot and that you get the maximum use out of a limited amount of oil.
Built-in Stir Paddle
Never pause to shake your fries again! The built-in stir paddle will do all the work for you. Just fill your unit, sprinkle in a bit of oil with the included oil dispenser, set and walk away!
Most of the parts can be washed in the dishwasher! The lid, bowl, handle, oil dispenser and oil filter are all dishwasher safe. There is little mess left to clean by hand.
This clever unit can recycle your oil! Let it cool down, and then drain the reservoir. Reuse your oil over and over, and the built-in filter will keep it free from debris!
Clear Lid Lets You See Your Food
You will never have to open this unit to check on your food! The steam-free lid allows you to see all of your food as it cooks.
What Comes Inside the Box?
Everything you need to start cooking is included in the box!
The T-Fal FZ7002 ActiFry includes:
- The main unit
- Clear lid with button release
- Detachable stir paddle
- Ceramic non-stick pan and detachable handle
- Oil reservoir, oil filter and measuring spoon
- Instruction manual with recipe guide
What We Like
- Stir paddle means you never have to shake your food again! The unit does all the work to ensure your fries come out perfectly with no fuss.
- Dishwasher safe parts make clean-up a snap!
- Clear lid means you can watch as you food cooks, without having to open the unit!
What We Don’t Like
- More limited than comparable air fryers, since it can only make a single dish at a time and is not suitable for many other types of cooking.
- You have to drain the oil and clean the oil filter and reservoir after each use.
- The control panel requires a seperate battery, and changing the battery can be a bit annoying.
- Very large footprint (19.1 x 11.8 x 15.6 inches)- this unit takes up a huge amount of counter space. Awkward for smaller kitchens, and hard to store.
Accessories and Attachments
Additional accessories can be purchased separately:
T-Fal Snack Grill- A fine mesh grill, this accessory will allow you to air fry more delicate items that might be damaged by the stir paddle.
T-Fal ActiFry Cookbook- There are several cookbooks made specifically for the ActiFry. If you need some additional cooking ideas, check them out!
What Customers Are Saying
There are not as many reviews for this product as there are for other T-Fal fryers, but users generally agree that what it does, it does well. Several reviewers rave about how will it does fries, chicken wings and other fried foods. The stir-fry ability is mixed, with some users reporting satisfactory results while others were less impressed.
The unit is large, and more expensive than comparable air fryers. A few customers were disappointed that it is not as versatile as others, and one user felt that it was over-priced for the features and function. Overall, those who bought it for fries and similar items seemed the most satisfied with this purchase.
T-Fal FZ7002 ActiFry Alternatives
Entry Level- Secura 3.4 quart Air Fryer
This is a great choice for someone who is just getting into air frying! The 3.4 quart capacity is perfect for small to medium families. The manual dial controls make setting it easy, and it has timer that you can set from 1-60 min with auto shut-off at completion. It comes with additional accessories like a BBQ rack and skewers, and has a 2 year warranty against defects.
Best of the Best- Phillips HD9420/94 Air Fryer
This top of the line digital unit is perfect for small and medium sized families who love to use their air fryers! The rapid air technology will let you cook with precision, and the basket and pan are even dishwasher safe! Users love this unit for making fries, grilled sandwiches and even desserts! Phillips takes their customer service seriously, and this model has a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Is the T-Fal FZ7002 ActiFry Right For You?
This fryer is a good choice for the right family. If you already know you enjoy an air fryer and are looking to primarily make fries, tater tots, wings and roasted veggies then this would be a great option! It is a great substitute for deep-fat frying!
It is a bit limited compared to other oil-less fryers, and gets mixed reviews for stir frying. It is large, and takes up a lot of room. If versatility or compact size is what you are after, then there are other models you might prefer.