Philips Airfryer the best Low Fat Fryer
Philips have really excelled themselves with the Airfryer series . With three models in the series, which you can see in the lefthand sidebar, you have the basic model 9220 , the digital control model 9230 and the larger XL version 9240. Click on the sidebar pictures to read our in depth findings for each model. Elsewhere on our site, there are some reviews of other Airfryers for comparison. Although there have been some very innovative designs recently, the Philips range is outstanding for versatility, build quality and longevity.
Philips Airfryer Secret: It Fries your food with less Fat
It’s so hard to give up on the good old fried foods all in the name of keeping healthy, right? Although losing and maintaining weight requires you to stay away from fast and processed foods, we just can’t just pretend that fries and anything fried suddenly isn’t delicious any more. What if you found out that there is a way that you can keep enjoying the ever tasty fried foods without having to worry about your waist line? That would be a dream comes true.
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Philips HD 9220 Number One Best Selling AirFryer
Cooking food has never been this easy, efficient and fun. Who could have imagined that you can fry 500gms of food with only half a table spoonful of oil? This is simply unbelievable yet true.
The technology behind this is that hot air is used more than the oil is. Actually, it is not advisable to cook excessively fatty foods such as bacon using this air fryer. You are only required to pull the food basket open, put your food on top of the mesh wire inside, sprinkle or spray the food with a little bit of oil, push it back and start cooking. It’s as simple as that.
Healthy Way to Cook Fries
The hint of oil plus the hot air is enough to completely cook the food. You can never tell the difference between food fried using this appliance and that which is deep fried in a lot of oil. This way, you get to have your favorite fried food minus the excess dripping oil. The goodness is the same and so are the taste and the texture. If you want your fries to have a little bit of crisp, simply reduce the heat and keep them in a little bit longer. You do not have to compromise on the goodness but you stand to gain by consuming fewer calories. Cooking fries takes only 10 to 20 minutes to perfectly cook which is ideal for a fast meal. This saves on the resources too. If you only used the Philips to cook chips, you would save at least 30% on electricity costs. The Philips is so versatile and handy, you will want to fry and bake a tremendous variety of food in it.
Safety First when Frying
The safety of this equipment is outstanding. Openly deep frying food in a frying pan full of hot oil , especially in a home where there are kids is extremely hazardous, children able to reach the pan risk being severely scalded. With the Philips Airfryer these risks are eliminated. Anything can happen in terms of accidents so always play it safe. The oil spatters are bound to stain your kitchen walls and surface hence needing thorough cleaning required thereafter. This is unlike the air fryer which is totally safe and easy to clean. The only cleaning required is of the food basket. When you change from deep frying to Air Frying you will notice the lack of used cooking oil smells that tend to linger after cooking. With any electrical unit taking more than 1000 watts, (the HD9220 takes 1400 watts on full power) always use ONLY the supplied cord, do not be tempted to extend it or use an extension socket or double socket. Besides the possible electrical hazards of doing this, an extension cord can be tripped on by kids or pets!!!
Simplicity and Speed when cooking
This must have kitchen appliance enables you to deep fry right about any type of food within a short period of time and with only half a tablespoonful of oil. What’s more, it is perfectly designed for convenience too. With a modern, sleek and stylish design the Philips Air Fryer perfectly fits any kitchen counter hence adding to its appeal. It has a removable food basket that you put your food in to then push it back in. I liked the quality of the drawer and basket, it fits well and always remains closed.
Philips have made this Appliance totally versatile and Teenager Proof !
You can adjust its temperature up to 390 degrees meaning that it can air fry right about any food regardless of its texture and thickness. You can reduce the temperature when cooking simple foods too hence versatility and convenience. When your food is ready, the Philips Air Dryer is designed with a 30 minute timer that goes off with a “Ding!” sound to alert you that your food is ready. This also means that you can leave the food cooking as you attend to other duties around the house without having to worry that it will get burnt. The automatic shut-off efficiently sees to this. This is a great feature if you have teens in the house, they don’t have a great concentration span when cooking, so if you’ve lost count of the number of burnt offerings that end up in the bin…. this is for you! If your kids are a little heavy handed and clumsy, don’t worry, unlike some modern cookers the heating element is a conventional type and is not fragile, our Philips took a tumble a couple of times when we took it camping! But it survived perfectly well and is still in daily use now, several years later.
Cleaning couldn’t be simpler
The removable jug/ food basket that you use to put food into is designed with a mesh material that stands between the food and the base of the fryer to prevent it from sticking. It is while on this mesh material that you spray the food with a little bit of oil then begin the cooking. This part is dish washer safe hence making cleaning easy. The food basket can contain 1.8lbs of food. This means that you can cook food in large quantities hence convenient. Some air fryers are designed with multiple compartments which mean that you can cook different types of food at the same time without having the flavors mixed. Imagine how much time you’ll be saving this way.
When someone has been deep frying, in a big pan of oil, everyone knows it ! That heavy odour lingers sometimes for days, its like living next door to a chip shop ugh!
If you have a cooker hood or other unit to vent cooking steam and odours out of the kitchen, you will know how much the filters clog up when frequently frying food, you’ll be pleased to see how much it improves when you start to use the Philips Airfryer, which hardly lets any vapour escape at all, so really cuts down on cleaning around the kitchen.
The Philips range has an integrated filter, which vents the high pressures a little, when the fan is circulating the hot air around inside. So none of the oil laden air gets into the kitchen, less cleaning and long term less mess altogether.
Philips ensure that you get a good recipe book with your purchase of this airfryer. This has 25 recipes that you can try out. The unit is a good solidly built appliance , weighing about 19lbs, hence you might need to put it at a central place in the kitchen. The Philips Air Fryer is a worthy purchase based on its outstanding features and benefits.
Philips HD9220 Technical Stuff
Power consumption for this model is 1425Watts on full power. It has an 80cm power cord. Uk and European models are for 230volt mains electricity. US models are 110/ 120volt as normal.
Weight of the unit is 7 Kg and its cooking capacity is 800g. Height 315 x Width 287 x Depth 384 mm
As you can see on this close up, setting the dials is simplicity itself. The Timer can be set up to 30 minutes, it is a simple clock dial timer. There are some models of fryers and tabletop ovens where the timer cannot be turned back, but the Philips dial is robust and CAN be turned back without damage. Temperature is also set with a dial and is up to 200C.