Breville VDF105 Halo Plus Health Fryer – / – Three Stars

Brilliant machine so handy and clean and the food is done very quickly as well.

Used this a fair bit since purchased though so far only for cooking potatoes in varied forms. Works well with cooking oil though i found results weren’t so clever with fry light spray. 45 minutes and still hard in the middle though starting to burn on the outside, though i have a feeling i may have overloaded with too heavy a weight of chips. When used with rapeseed oil the results were great. 1kg chips, 37 minutes and half a (supplied) spoonful of oil and they were perfect. Not quite deep fryed but far nicer to oven chips. Very easy to use and very easy to clean with everything being non stick. Having seen the tefal actifry in use, this is much quieter in use, takes the same amount of time and gives the same end result for less than half of the price. Bargain and highly recommended.

Fantastic product should have had one sooner.

Once you got your individual timing right for you taste it beats any deep fat fryer.

Just wish there was a locking system to keep lid up when in tilt mode but it is possible to put it level just while adding ingredients.

I love my breville health fryer, gets used a few times during the week. I recommend this if you are look for a healthier way of cooking your food.

 busy mums time saver and safe while kids under 5’s while they are playing in kitchen. I have read all reviews before i bough this product. And went onto youtube channels too before i bought it. Let’s answer all those negative feedback:noise: i will post a video, but honestly frying breaded chicken on top of a hob is much noisierit might be personal but it is not noisy for me. Not frying evenly, or minutes given in the recipe book isn’t right. : well, how about being a bit more adventures?. Just shall we say put the machine on randomly think of the minutes you would be frying if you deep fry on top of the hob?. For example if you fry potato take one out try and if it still not good enough for your taste just put it back. Is that a big deal?good for mini meals: i make frequently freshly made breaded chicken, fish, pork , anything for my 5 yrs old and 1 yr old. And today i put some potato and chicken together for lunch for the kids. I thought 15 min will be enough and i only added and extra 3 minutes. It was perfectfirst of all i did not have to deep fry it.Oven dries out the breaded chicken or any meat without oil and it is harder to control.

Bought this item, to replace an older breville fryer. This one is far superior to the older model, i use it every day for cooking many different food items. Would recommend this product.

I have had mine for 4 years ish now. I love it and will soon be replacing it with a new one.

Been really happy with this oven, perfect for one or two persons, and saves money as spends less than oven.

The first seemed fine for a while but there was a slight misalignment of the lid so the connection became intermittent. This should be carefully checked on delivery. Full refund received as the original supplier was out of stock. This new one is working perfectly and perfect for our needs. It does what it says in the blurb and i would recommend this product.

Cooks with little spray of oil. New design makes it quicker to cook as you now have a heating element at the bottom as well as the grill. Upgraded to this one from original version to this one. Original version is great but small tweaks score this one higher.

It’s very big and heavy for lifting in and out of a press. The grill cover gets quite dirty and is difficult to clean.

Fantastic cooking gdget u need. Our first one served on daily basis for 7 years. Got his one as the replacement and it’s amazing. I am not yet sold on the design. Prefer the old one but cooking with it is a breeze. Use it on daily basis, multiple times a day, always.

And i can honestly say its been well worth the wait. Cooked little ones tea in it, as soon as at arrived. I’ll be taking this on my caravan holiday next week. No need to be messing around with the gas bottle now 🙂 🙂 win, win.

Very good will buy from you again very good delivery time bought for mother in law she loves it may get one for myself.

Bought this for a present and they love it they use it all the time.

I’ve never tried one of these before and therefore i cannot compare it with the others on the market. Its ok but i’ve found it takes considerably longer to cook chips than the instructions suggest.

I bought this on the recommendation of a friend. . My husband wasn’t convinced, pessimist that he is said ‘that’ll be another novelty item that sits doing nothing’wrong. We use it every day, sometimes several times a day. . My 18yr old son is in training and he loves cooking meat in it, cooks in a fraction of the time and keeps the meat moist (no preheating so cuts time and cost of an oven). He also makes his own chips in there, adding flavoured oils and cracked pepper to give a twist to the plain old chip. . We do roasted veg in there, jacket potatoes, fish you name it it all goes in there (we sometimes wrap our meats/fish in foil to lock in moisture and flavour). . It’s great for a cooked breakfast too, pop it all in there go have a shower come back it’s ready for plating. It takes up quite a bit of counter top, but for the use it gets its a worthy sacrifice.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Highly recommended. Dont spend the extra on a Tefal!
  • Busy mums’ extra pair of hand! Fantastic
  • we love it! 👍

For a quick, fast fryer with a healthy angle it’s great. Downside is no regulation of the heat but for quick frying/grilling/cooking it’s great and we have made other dishes successfully too.

Previously we had the tefal air fryer which had to have bits replaced every 8/9 months through warping – poor quality manufacture and lasted less than two years. This however is fantastic, cooks great, quiet (er) in comparison to the previous fryer and gives reliably great results. Really like the design and simple use. Great value and better quality product and food.

No mess, easy to clean, no smells, makes lovely tasty fries and other tasty food that you would normally deep fry. Easy to order, fast delivery.

I think the chips and roast tatties cooked in halo are ok. . I don’t believe they taste anything special. Though i do like that i only use a small drop of oil now that is clever 🙂 i prefer my chips cooked in chip pan to be honest.

I am so impressed with this producti have only had it a few days and i’ve already made delicious chunky chips (fluffy inside crispy outside)roast potatoes (delicious)and mediterranean beef which turned out fantastic. It’s easy to use and easy to clean.

Love it had the previous model and its an improvement on that the chips don’t get mushed in this version. Its easy to use easy to clean and saves on heating the oven up. However this is replacement ( thank you amazon) asbtje electrics have caused problems.

You can cook everything in it.

I actually love this thing, so happy i bought it. Considering buying another one.

We’ve always had a tefal actifry. We thought we’d give breville halo plus a try. We’re glad we did because it compares well with the actifry.

New novelty, does marvellous chips, and goujons, yet to try more complex dishes.

Had for about a year now with it being used for everything and anything probably everyday. Some signs of wear on the buttons (as expected) but still going strong with no signs of stopping. We absolutely love this in our house a must have.

Using only very small amount of oil. I use sesame oil which gives them a lovely taste. It does roasted vegetables perfectly. Easy to clean and the handle works fine if you read the instructions properly – i really don’t understand reviews saying it doesn’t work. I’ve tried salmon fillets in it and cooks them perfectly – without drying out.

Okay with oven chips, but rubbish a making fresh chips from scratch.

I make lots of things in it. From chops and sausages to roasted veg and home made chips and roast potatoes.

Awesome product, easy to clean and even easier to use. Cooks things quickly & evenly, couldn’t live without one now.

I adore homemade chips made in thehalo. The potatoes we like the best are creamy buttery ones, such as marabella and t. I cut them thickly, soak for at least 30 minutes to remove some starch, microwave them for 6-10 minutes without water, or parboil, then a small amount of oil, a sprinkle of pink salt and cook until golden and crispy. They do take quite a while to cook, but it’s worth the wait, i just have to remember to do them in time for tea as they take ages. We all love them here, and the best thing for me is i’m on slimming world and they are much better than done in the oven.