Breville VDF105 Halo Health Fryer Reviews

Breville VDF065 Halo Fryer
1.2 Kg
1,400 Watts
Digital Timer

(4.4/5.0)
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Our Breville VDF105 Halo Health Fryer reviews showed a very versatile unit which costs much less than the competitors; Tefal and Philips. It has a rotating paddle to keep the food moving and so ensures even cooking without having to shake or stir. The heating comes from a powerful halogen lamp which provides instant heat so no warming up period. It cooks great chips (fries) and other food in a reasonable time with only a few drops of oil, making the Breville VDF105 Halo Health Fryer a great all round performer.

About the Breville VDF105 Halo Health Fryer

The Breville VDF105 is one of a series of low fat fryers available from Breville and they come in a variety of sizes, features, prices and even colours. This means that you have lots of choice. The good news is that all of the Breville Halo Health Fryers are built to an excellent quality and perform very well whichever model you choose.

Breville VDF105
Breville VDF105

This particular review is focussed on the VDF105 Halo Health Fryer. We found it to be very capable unit at an affordable price. It combines a powerful 1.2 Kw halogen heater with fan assist. This takes the elements of what the Philips and Tefal have and combines them into one unit. It has a 1.2Kg capacity which makes it suitable for a family of 4 (1Kg is the size of a typical medium sized bag of frozen chips). It also comes with a recipe book, spoon, removable rotating paddle and reversible roasting rack to cook delicate items such as fish. The unique feature about the Breville VDF105 is the hinge at the bottom which tilts the fryer when in use. This provides a kind of basting motion which is particularly helpful with things like chips. We certainly found in our chip test that the results were a very uniform colour, suggesting that this may actually work!.

How the Breville VDF105 Halo Health Fryer performed

The Chip Test

Breville VDF105 Accessories
Breville VDF105 Accessories

As in our other low fat fryer reviews, we first cooked a large portion of frozen chips (fries). These come pre-coated in oil and we have found in all fryers that frozen chips produce great results. We use frozen chips in our reviews to ensure consistency. However, you get almost identical results with home cut chips. After that we then cooked spring rolls, indian snacks and chicken nuggets.

In all of the tests the results were excellent. As with other low fat fryers, the chips tasted good and looked good on the outside. They were better than oven chips and tasted a bit different to deep fat fried chips but no worse – just different.

Other Food

Breville Timings
Breville Timings

In our Breville VDF105 Halo Health Fryer Reviews we also cooked portions of fish, steak and chicken. For these tests we removed the rotating paddles as these are not required. The results were excellent in all cases.

Controls

With the Breville VDF105 Halo Health Fryer you get a simple control panel with built in digital timer. Nothing fancy but it does the job. Low fat fryers tend to have much simpler controls in comparison to Halogen Ovens which have to cater for lots of different types of cooking.

Summary

The Breville VDF105 Halo Health Fryer continues to provide excellent results and is one of the strongest low fat fryers on the market. Its simple design and controls are easy to use. It has a very powerful heater which produces fast results with consistent quality.