Enjoy freshly-prepared, tasty meals, the healthier way, with the Breville Halo Steam 7L digital air fryer. Using 360° air circulation and 99.5% less oil than standard 3 L Breville fryers, this air fryer oven is ideal for family meals. SteamFry technology expertly blends steaming and air frying modes, alternating whilst cooking for perfect results with a deliciously crisp outside and soft, tender centre. 6 cooking pre-sets for chips, chicken, vegetables, steak, fish and drumsticks offer total cooking versatility, allowing you to air fry, steam, SteamFry, roast, grill and reheat with just one appliance. The powerful 1700W provides rapid heating up to 200C, while the adjustable 90 minute timer and single-touch LED controls put you in charge. The 1.4L water tank also provides up to 90 minutes of continuous steam. Cleaning is easy thanks to the built-in Steam Clean function and dishwasher-safe detachable air frying basket and tray, plus the full instruction manual offers a range of tasty air fryer recipes to spark some dinner-time inspiration.
*Based on energy usage for cooking 300g of frozen oven chips v. built in 70L electric fan oven energy A rated, tested by Newell, UK 2022
STEAMFRY TECHNOLOGY: This clever cooking option expertly blends steaming and air frying modes, alternating whilst cooking for perfect results with a deliciously crisp outside and soft, tender centre
SAVE MONEY ON YOUR ENERGY BILL: This energy-saving air fryer is 50% more efficient than cooking the same meal in an oven*
VERSATILE COOKING: 6 cooking presets for chips, chicken, vegetables, steak, fish and drumsticks; with one appliance you can air fry, steam, SteamFry, roast, grill and reheat
FAST & EASY TO USE: Powerful 1700 W for rapid heating up to 200 C, plus adjustable 90min timer and single-touch LED controls for temperature and pre-set cooking modes; 1.4L water tank provides up to 90 mins of continuous steam
HEALTHIER FRIED TREATS: Uses 360° air circulation and 99.5% less oil than standard 3 L Breville fryers for crispy, evenly cooked results
EASY TO CLEAN: Built-in Steam Clean function and dishwasher-safe accessories make clean-up a breeze
Breville Halo Steam Digital Air Fryer VDF133 is rated
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Rated 5 out of
Elevating Kitchen AdventuresAs an avid home cook with a penchant for high-quality appliances, I was thrilled to try out the air fryer from Breville/Sage. After all, the majority of my kitchen gadgets hail from Sage, with the exception of my oven and hob.
Size and Design
One reason I hesitated before jumping on the air fryer bandwagon was the size. This particular model measures 40cm in height and 45cm in depth, which can be a space concern for some. While it might appear that you only need about 30cm of storage space, keep in mind that the unit features a protruding handle at the front and a rigid cord at the back, requiring additional room.
The documentation claims it weighs around 9kg, but I found it lighter than expected. Portability is crucial for an appliance like this, as it's not a permanent fixture on my countertop like a microwave. Fortunately, the large front handle makes it easy to pull the air fryer in and out of storage.
Using the appliance is fairly straightforward. Depending on the selected program, you may need to give the food a shake, signaled by three audible beeps—a consistent feature across Sage products. Once the cooking cycle concludes, the device emits another three beeps and promptly switches off. While operational, it produces a steady hum akin to a fan-assisted oven.
For my inaugural run, I chose to air fry thick-cut Waitrose fries. The packaging recommended a cooking temperature of 200°C for 18 minutes, but I opted for 180°C and 15 minutes, per the air fryer's manual. The results were impressive. Next, I tried cooking aubergine wedges; three aubergines fit comfortably, though I suspect four would be pushing it.
This air fryer doubles as a steam fryer. While I don't generally steam cook, I was impressed by the steam cleaning function. Filling a water tank and activating this feature makes for effortless cleaning in just 15 minutes. However, the manual could offer clearer instructions on how to fill the tank, as it involves unscrewing a valve at the bottom.
My only gripe with the device is the sensor controls. They require a firmer touch than I'd prefer for a responsive input.
Overall, this Breville/Sage air fryer has significantly upgraded my kitchen adventures, especially when it comes to fries and vegetables. Highly recommended for those who, like me, demand more from their kitchen appliances.
Date published: 2023-09-04
Rated 5 out of
A great addition to uyou KitchenGood Points+
his is not the standard small size Airfryer, it has a fantastic size cooking drawer, that can fit a full chicken in it.
I went bonkers and tired loads of different foods in it over the first week or so.
Chicken wings and Spare ribs were nice and crispy on the outside yet still soft inside.
Bacon and Burgers were perfect.(too be honest I will never cook my bacon any other way now. (this as an airfryer is great)
However this come into its own, with the addition of adding steam.
Whole chickens in under an Hour,with juicy soft meat and crispy skins.
Fish that doesnt dry out..(I love Smoked haddock and Mackrel, this cooks it amazingly.)
Finally a few odd ones.
Frozen Greggs Pasties and sausage rolls cook perfectly in this in 15 mins.
I also tried a Doughnut receipe from the Net, and they were really nice.
My Traditional oven will hardly get used now.
Instructions are not as good as they could be for the different functions, including how to add the water for the steam option. (these are easy to wrok out if you have used similar devices before)
They also could add a few extra options for coooking various foods in the instruction book
These points however do not detract from the fact that this is an excellent Air/Steam Fryer