Recommended Air Fryers
Philips Airfryer HD9240
- Digital Touch-Screen Controls
- Preset cooking functions
- 1800W power
- Large cooking capacity (1.2kg/2.65lb)
The large sized Philips Airfryer XL, Model HD9240, is part of the Avance collection and relatively new on the market. As interest in oil-less cooking continues to grow by leaps and bounds, this manufacturer is working to offer consumers the options they want and need. This is a full featured 1,800W air fryer with a 2.65 pound cooking capacity and a digital interface. It even includes a “smart” preset button that you can use to save custom settings for a favorite recipe that you cook most often.
Be warned that it’s not a small appliance, but if you’ve got the space it could well become one of the most used gadgets in your kitchen. Air fryers offer you a great way to cook a variety of foods that are delicious and healthier too. Read on to find out if this model is the best choice for you.
I have been using the original Philips AirFryer for about 3yrs and still love it, but I sometimes needed additional space for things like chicken wings. This XL model is just about perfect. The units size is manageable and the digital controls are very easy to use. We use ours primarily for hot wings, fries and shrimp, though I know there are many other uses. I’ve also done hotdogs in amazingly short times with virtually no intervention. Grilled cheese sandwiches without the need to flip. Also amazingly quick. Now we have two units and sometimes they are in use simultaneously.
GoWISE Airfryer GW22621
- Digital Touch-Screen Controls
- P1400W power
- Large cooking capacity (3.7 QT)
GoWISE USA’s 4th generation air fryers. It comes with a detachable basket equipped with an eject button guard to prevent accidental detachment. The basket is designed to easily transfer food from the fryer to your plate. It features touch screen technology with 7 built-in smart programs with adjustable temperature and timer. This air fryer is also designed to automatically switch off when the basket is ejected from the air fryer or after the timer is done.
Here’s the thing – this is basically a very small, counter-top convection oven! So pretty much anything you can make in a convection oven, you can make in this air fryer. In fact, it’s because it’s circulating air in there that they call it (and can call it) an “air fryer”. When you fry something, it is surrounded by very hot oil (so that’s why French fries come out the way they do out of the fryer – each fry is being individually subjected to and cooked in that hot fat).
With the air fryer, the same principle is at work: because of the circulating air, everything is exposed to the hot air. What makes this different from a standard convection oven (other than, obviously, size) is the configuration – instead of putting something in a dish and into your standard convection oven, it goes into a basket, like a fryer basket. This allows the air to flow through and around the food, cooking it evenly and at the same time, unlike when it’s in a baking dish in your oven.
I love that it sits on my counter, *and* that during hot weather I can still cook things without the whole kitchen getting hot. And, of course, the ease of use (set the temperature, set the timer, and it shuts off automatically when the timer is done, or hit one of the presets for one-tap cooking) is a definite plus.
Philips Airfryer HD9220
- Rapid Air Technology for healthier frying
- 1450W power
- Large cooking capacity (0.8kg)
Using patented Rapid Air technology, the Philips HD9220 Airfryer enables you to fry, bake, roast and grill tasty snacks and meals. By using little to no oil, the Phillips Air Fryer allows you to control your day to day oil intake. Easy to clean, safe and economical for daily use, the Airfryer has an integrated timer that allows you to pre-set cooking times of up to 30 minutes. There is also an auto-off function which includes a ready sound indicator, while the fully adjustable temperature control allows you to pre-set the best cooking temperature for your food up to 200C. The combination of a fast-circulating superheated air, a starfish design and an optimal heating profile lets you fry a variety of delicious meals quickly, easily and more healthily. For added convenience, the removable non-stick coated drawer and the food basket are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
My husband had asked for an air fryer, so I bought this one after much research. It’s a little bulky, so make sure you have a space to stow it. Easy to clean. But, most importantly, it air fries the food to healthy perfection! Chicken comes out so moist and juicy. French Fries are to die for. Fish is cooked just right. You can’t cook huge portions in it, so it takes a while to cook enough food for a family of four, but it is well worth the wait!