Realizing that not everyone needs an appliance capable of frying up a family-sized portion of wings or french fries, Tefal has scaled back the capacity and size of its Actifry with a new Mini version that's roughly 21 percent smaller. Like its larger predecessors the Mini still needs just a spoonful oil to work its magic, but is designed to serve up smaller portions while being slightly more portable.


However, because its capacity has been reduced to just 600 grams, Tefal found a way to improve the airflow of the hot air in the Mini—which is used to heat and evenly spread the oil around. As a result, the new model cooks about 25 percent faster than the larger Actifry models, which means your lightly fried food will be ready in about 20 minutes.

At the moment the new Tefal Actify Mini is only available in the UK for around $280. But like the previous models it should be making its way to North America later in the year so even those of us in tiny apartments can indulge in relatively healthy fried snacks. [Tefal via Pocket-lint]