I’m trying to be a lot healthier this year and decided to try an airfryer for healthier cooking. The Philips Airfryer XXL is huge and can fit around 1.4 litres inside. It’s also packing fat removal tech, which can only be a good thing.
Unboxing was pretty fun with this. You get a nice little recipe book, which had some standard meals inside. The airfryer itself is huge and is pretty heavy to lift. The back features a little nook for the plug and cable, which is great for storage when not in use.
The drawer for the airfryer is pulled out, then the basket is lifted out. The basket features a pretty big handle, I would assume if you are cooking a whole chicken. All the included pieces need to be washed and dried before use. There is a little assembly as the basket will need the “fat reducer” added to the bottom, then you can use the mesh bottom for lighter foods and a heavier more durable bottom for bigger foods.
Airfryer XXL from Philips Features:
- Automatic shut-off
- Cord storage
- Digital touchscreen
- Dishwasher safe
- Ready signal
- Temperature control
- Keep Warm function
- Recipe book and app
- Preset program
- QuickClean basket
- Advanced Rapid Heat
The controls for the airfryer are pretty simple. There is a button to change the temperature, a keep warm button, a timer and a preset option. After it was all plugged in, I tried with a portion of frozen chips. I selected the present option for “frozen” and set the time as per the chip packaging. You can press the main button to pause cooking mid-way so you can shake them around for a more thorough cook.
Overall I was really impressed with this, the size is great as that gives me more options for cooking. But for £320, it is a big expense. But I can definitely see this being good for a family, as it does reduce cooking time and creates a much healthier way to cook.
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