DeLonghi Multifry Extra Chef Review


  • Cooks with or with out mixing paddle
  • Pre-set meals packages
  • Adjustable timer and temperature


  • Not all elements are dishwasher-safe
  • Giant worktop footprint
  • Mixing paddle pin initiatives into muffins and pizza

Key Specs

  • Review Value: £259.99
  • 1.7kg cooking capability; 5.4kg; H29 x W39.5 x D32.5cm

Uniting a low-fat fryer and multicooker, the Multifry Extra Chef is one among three Multifry fashions designed to make creating wholesome meals straightforward. Not like different low-fat fryers, it’s outfitted with higher and decrease heating components, plus a fan to assist distribute the warmth, enabling it to cook dinner quite a lot of meals, from risotto, cous cous, stew and ratatouille to pizza, muffins and pies.

A detachable paddle offers the choice of stirring or not, whereas its capability is spectacular – it has the flexibility to cook dinner as much as 1.7kg of recent potatoes (about eight parts) in a mere 14ml of oil, so it’s nice when catering for a crowd. Plus, should you’re caught for meal concepts, there’s a Recipe Guide app with 250 recipes.

DeLonghi Multifry Extra Chef 3DeLonghi Multifry Extra Chef appliance with open lid on kitchen counter.DeLonghi Multifry Extra Chef 3DeLonghi Multifry Extra Chef appliance with open lid on kitchen counter.

Comparable in seems to be to different low-fat fryers, it’s clear that some further thought has been put into the Multifry Extra Chef’s exterior. Its controls are entrance and centre, so there’s no have to lean over the equipment, whereas its recipe capabilities are clearly proven on a dial. Cooking time and temperature can each be toggled utilizing buttons or you possibly can go together with the pre-set possibility, giving a beneficiant quantity of cooking flexibility. There’s 4 pre-set packages (Potatoes, Pizza, Cake and Stew) and three particular packages (Pan Perform, Oven Perform, Encompass Perform) on the dial, with a lid-release button above.

Inside, you’ll discover a ceramic-coated cooking pan with deal with that may fold in when it’s in use or lock into place when the pan’s faraway from the bottom. The stirring paddle matches over a pin within the centre of the pan and may be simply eliminated for cleansing or when it’s not required. The clear portion of the lid will also be indifferent for cleansing.

DeLonghi Multifry Extra Chef 9DeLonghi Multifry Extra Chef with batter inside.DeLonghi Multifry Extra Chef 9DeLonghi Multifry Extra Chef with batter inside.

Regardless of having plenty of capabilities, the Multifry Extra Chef is fairly easy to make use of – choose a operate, toggle the temperature or time if wanted and hit begin. There’s no preheating time wanted, so it’s straightforward to get cooking right away.

We started by utilizing one of many included recipes to bake an apple and yoghurt cake. After mixing the batter, we poured it into the greased and floured pan with out the blending paddle in place. Deciding on the Cake operate on the dial, it confirmed a cooking time of 35 minutes on the temperature degree of two and we began this system. The one noise to point out that it was baking was a quietly whirring fan. Whereas the clear portion of the lid makes it straightforward to control progress, it’s additionally useful that the lid may be absolutely opened to test – and that whereas doing so, it’ll pause this system.

DeLonghi Multifry Extra Chef 13DeLonghi Multifry Extra Chef with freshly baked cake inside.DeLonghi Multifry Extra Chef 13DeLonghi Multifry Extra Chef with freshly baked cake inside.

The ensuing cake was completely baked by the point this system ended – fluffy, moist and with a pleasingly candy, sticky crust. The one uncommon function was that it had a slight flattened facet the place the pan joins the deal with and a small gap within the base from the blending paddle pin.

Subsequent, we tried pizza. Making the dough from the recipe offered, we proved it then flattened it into the form of the pan, once more with out the paddle in place. It was arduous to not tear a gap within the dough from the projecting pin. Deciding on the Pizza setting, we adopted the recipe’s recommendation for cooking the bottom of the pizza unfold with tomato paste for the primary portion of this system, then including cheese midway by way of. Sadly, by midway by way of the cooking time, the tomato paste had began to brown, and by the tip of this system it had burned barely. The pizza base and cheese topping had been additionally overcooked, although not burned, suggesting that the cooking time or temperature on this program could must be adjusted.

Lastly, we ready round 700g of chipped potatoes by peeling, slicing, rinsing and drying the potatoes, earlier than inserting them within the pan with the paddle. Including oil as much as the instructed mark of 1 utilizing the included oil measure, we poured it straight into the pan and chosen the Potatoes program for a cooking time of 23 minutes on warmth setting three. Its paddle started to stir, distributing the oil whereas the equipment started to fry. The chips produced had been cooked however disappointing by way of crispness and color, with brown patches and a comfortable texture, once more suggesting that some tweaking could be required.

Clear-up was easy – all of the detachable elements are dishwasher protected, though it warns that washing the pan within the dishwasher too typically may make the non-stick the ceramic coating much less efficient.

DeLonghi Multifry Extra Chef 23DeLonghi Multifry Extra Chef with cooked fries inside.DeLonghi Multifry Extra Chef 23DeLonghi Multifry Extra Chef with cooked fries inside.

The Multifry Extra Chef excels at being a large-capacity multicooker, and its skill to deal with such quite a lot of meals with stirring can solely be a boon in a busy household kitchen. The place there may very well be some room for enchancment is as a low-fat fryer. We’re certain it’s able to producing golden fries, however our try instructed that there could be some experimentation concerned in matching up the capacities, cooking time and temperature.


Unexpectedly good at baking, the Multifry Extra Chef is a useful
equipment for big household meals, however requires follow for first rate
frying outcomes.

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