Breville Halo Health Fryer

andrew James halogen oven

  • Roasting Rack
  • Cooking Guide
  • Recipes
  • Fan assisted
  • Non-Stick
  • Rating: ★★★½☆ 

breville halo health fryer

Breville is one of the leading names in small kitchen appliances, and the latest addition to sit alongside its excellent slow cooker and iconic toastie maker is this revolutionary fryer. Unlike other 3litre fryers, the Halo Health Fryer requires just one spoon of oil – which means no more greasy deep fried food or the smell that usually goes with it!

In order to get the same results with 99.5% less fat than a standard fryer, the Breville uses a rotating bowl that gives the food constant movement for even browning and perfect crisping.

And it’s not just a fryer, it can be used to cook, bake, saute, and roast and also features a halogen heating element, meaning that it saves energy as there’s no need to preheat.

It has a 1kg capacity and its dishwasher safe, non-stick, removable bowl means that it’s also easy to clean.

So, a cross between a deep fat fryer and a halogen oven mean that this could be the perfect kitchen cooking accessory.

Breville Halo Health Freyer review

The Breville Halo Health Fryer seems to have picked up where its predecessor, the Tefal Actifry, left off and is set to become a staple in kitchens the country over.

Clare from Macclesfield said of her Breville Halo Health Fryer:
After my Actifry, predictably, bit the dust after a year – at roughly the same time as my JML halogen oven, I decided to try the Breville Halo sa it looked to combine the two – and it didn’t disappoint, frying food to perfection and also making a good job of baking and roasting.

She added:
My only complaint would be that the paddle does have a tendency to get stuck and this can cause problems when frying but I found that practice makes perfect with this and after a few tries I’d ironed out the problem of the sticking paddle.
Debbie from Swindon was reasonably happy with her Halo fryer but hadn’t quite overcome the paddle problem.

Debbie said:
I was impressed with the look and feel of the Brevile, much better than the Actifry, but when I tried to cook chips the paddle kept getting stuck and resulted in what appeared to be deep fried mash. It cooks other foods great, much like a halogen oven, but the chips just don’t make the grade.

So, mixed reviews for the Breville Halo Health fryer. All in all though, it’s a well built versatile machine and it seems that there’s a knack to getting those chips right. With that in mind, we give it 3/5.

Breville Halo Health Fryer specification

Removable paddle and non-stick rotating bowl
Fan assisted convection and radiated heat sources, with halogen heating element
Reversible roasting rack
Measuring spoon
Cooking guide with recipes

Breville Halo Health Fryer oven pros…

  • Versatile and healthy fryer
  • Energy saving
  • Time saving

…& cons

  • Possible problems making certain foods
  • Doesn’t come with as much equipment as a halogen oven