Philips Kitchen HD9641/96 Review
Philips Kitchen HD9641/96
- Unique TurboStar Technology for healthier cooking and frying.
- The air fryer cooks fried food 50% more evenly
- Five presets for most popular dishes including a keep warm function.
- Quick control dial with digital display
- Over 200 recipes in app and free recipe book included
- Product Dimensions 14.4 x 10.5 x 11.3 inches
- Item Weight 15.08 pounds
- Shipping Weight 16.27 pounds
According to the brand-
Air is the new oil, and now with the Philips Airfryer you can use that air to fry in a healthier way with up to 75% less fat!* Thanks to Philips' TurboStar technology, all food is exposed to constant, circulating heat allowing you to cook your favorite meals with a tablespoon or less of oil. The result is evenly fried food – with no turning needed - even when food is piled up. In addition to the heated airflow, high direct heat from above quickly crisps the food for delicious, golden-brown results while draining excess fat. The efficiency of TurboStar technology also means the Airfryer is instantly hot and ready to use immediately. With no preheat needed, you can save time and start cooking right away. The Airfryer can do more than just fry; it also grills, roasts, and even bakes, so you have more options when feeding your family and entertaining guests.
The new QuickControl dial is your first Airfryer control. Just turn it to set the right temperature, then click. Turn again to set the time – then click to start cooking.
Preset Popular Dishes
Not just great for frying, you can grill, bake, and roast your favorite dishes too! Enjoy the ease of cooking with only one click.
Keep Warm Function
Is your family late for dinner? No problem. With the Philips Avance Airfryer, the keep the warm function you can keep food ready to go for up to 30 minutes after cooking.
Healthy and tasty results every time. Great tasting fries with up to 75% less fat.
TurboStar technology for perfect crispy on the outside, tender on the inside results.
The same capacity vs. HD9220, yet a 20% smaller footprint. Still able to provide up to 4 servings.
No, preheat necessary to start cooking right away.
Clean up takes less than 90 seconds.
The removable handle makes it easy to switch between accessories, store and clean.
Get inspired with over 200 recipes on our Airfryer recipe app.
Dishwasher Safe Parts
The removable nonstick drawer and the food basket are dishwashers safe for easy cleaning.
It is a home fryer that does not use any oil whatsoever. We predict this product is a popular one amongst cultures or communities who like fried foods. Fried food in oil is a severe concern for health because of the saturated fats and oils which we use in frying. Such a diet is prone to heart problems, obesity, and many other health-related problems.
What if there was a way where you could enjoy the type of food associated with frying yet have it more healthily. Maybe a way that fries but does not use any oil? It is the idea behind the Philips Airfryer. The purpose of using such a device that could give the food the sensation or the type of texture so to say is associated with frying but without using any oil is undoubtedly something that interested us.
We ordered for the Philips Kitchen HD9641/96, and we have a few different types of everyday recipes. Plus a few that you usually cannot do in a fryer. So, the million dollar question is- 'How do you fry, without using any oil?' That is certainly something that we were curious to learn. Apparently with this Philips Airfryer what it is, is that it is almost like mini convection.
When you open the tray at the bottom of the fryer, what you have inside is a tray where you place your food items. You can lift the dish where you put things. The bottom of the container has a circular type of pattern. You can make out that it is consistent in a way air would flow in a convection style oven which gives a quicker, more thorough, efficient type of baking. You would know if you have that type of oven or come across any in your family and friends' homes.
Inside the Philips, Airfryer is also a sort of like a heating unit. There is a heating coil in there. So, the effect is in a small, condensed unit with an intense convection style. The experience is similar to baking with the result is you get something comparable to fry. That is the idea behind it.
This Philips Airfryer is an updated version of the original. This model has a digital readout. So you can set temperatures, set timings. With an Airfryer you can do a couple of extra things that a regular fryer cannot such as bake. Phillips has included some accessories as well with the product such as a customized baking tray with which you can make things like cake. We are in some time going to try and bake a cake and see if that works.
We have a few different recipe ideas in this review to try and cover some examples of what we might expect to see in a regular type of household which includes a diet of fried foods. We will also see how it fares overall. Let us now give the product a shot. Let's see how some of these recipes turn out, and we will also show you a little bit of the preparation of how we have done it as well. So let's see if it does live up to its billing.
First, we have is chicken nuggets. Rather than buying frozen chicken nuggets for this review, we decided to try and make some from scratch. For this recipe, we used three boneless, skinless breasts and some breadcrumbs, grated parmesan cheese, garlic powder, pepper, paprika, and eggs and water to coat them with. Cut chicken into nugget sized pieces and soak them in egg wash. Next, coat them with all the dry ingredients and cover them all evenly. Once the Nuggets were ready, we transferred them into the Airfryer tray and set the cooker to 375 degrees for 20 minutes. When done, the Nuggets were golden brown and crispy. However, we felt a little less cooking time, and homemade breadcrumbs may have worked better. Also, using breast meat meant the chicken was a bit dry, so the Airfryer worked well here. A little tweaking with the recipe would work better for this food item.
Next recipe we tried was grilled cheese. We love grilled cheese out here, and we are curious to see if an Airfryer grilled cheese is as good as what we are used to. We put cheese slices inside the bread slices and kept the buttered sides facing out. We put the cheese sandwiches into the basket. The Airfryer is very easy to program, and we set the temperature to 350 degrees this time for 5 minutes and then start the cooking. Once the timer stopped, they pulled out the tray to see that the bread had turned golden and toasty, and once we plated and cut the sandwich, it showed that the cheese melted nicely. One of our colleagues here tried to test the first sample who said it tasted like regular grilled cheese while another colleague said it felt even better. Since then we have attempted grilled cheese several times and also added bacon or ham with the cheese and feta cheese to be especially tasty.
We wanted to try a vegetarian dish for this review and to consider one of our colleague's love for Tofu, and we decided to take his advice and give it a go. After drying and cubing some firm Tofu, we marinated them in a mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and chili peppers. After marinating them for about 20 minutes, we placed the cubes into a bowl filled with cornstarch and coated the cubes entirely. Once done, we put the cubes into the tray and placed them into the Airfryer where we cooked them for 20 minutes at 375 degrees. While the Tofu was in the Airfryer, we prepared some rice and broccoli and plated them. After 20 minutes the Tofu was golden and crispy on the outside and after plating them as well, it as lunchtime and we decided to eat.
With the chicken Nuggets we think we could have reduced the cooking time a bit as with the Tofu it was a tiny bit dry inside, but with some tempering, this is easily a dish that can work very well with the Airfryer.
The most straightforward food we tried to cook while reviewing the Philips Airfryer was the smiley faced frozen french fries potatoes. To prepare the fries we filled up the basket and the set the Airfryer to 350 degrees and the timer for 13 minutes. Once the timer was over the fryers came out golden and crispy. In this case, the Airfryer method is regular than a regular oven since we found the smiley fries to be puffier than usual, which was widely preferred by everyone in our office.
To see if this Phillips Airfryer could indeed bake a cake we chose a chocolate cake recipe of our choice. We prepped our ingredients, which included flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, milk, oil, egg, vanilla, and hot water. In a large bowl, we combined all of the dry ingredients, mixing them once we added everything. Then it was time to add the wet ingredients starting with the egg and followed by the milk, vegetable oil, and the vanilla. We mixed everything, and soon we had what appeared like a typical cake batter, but then we added the hot water. Now, this resulted in a much thinner batter than the type we usually use, but then apparently it is necessary given the cooking method which we were going to use. After placing the mixture into the baking pan, we covered the top with foil but also poked holes to the top to allow ventilation. With everything ready, we set the pan into the cooking tray and the Airfryer temperature to 325 degrees for 35 minutes. When the timer stopped, we took out the pan but only to remove the foil, and it was back into the Airfryer for another 10 minutes. It was now time to wait and see if this would work.
Voila! It was a perfect chocolate cake. We tried poking with a toothpick into the cake, and it came out clean. Who knew an Airfryer could do that too!
Okay, so we tried five different recipe items with the Phillips Airfryer. We have got a pretty extensive sampling of what it is capable of, and we are ready to give our thoughts on it. We tried to analyze it from two perspectives. Does this Airfryer do what it claims it can do? That is, provide food that is the same type of food you would get in a fryer without the use of oil. We think we can pretty effectively say it is a, Yes. It was pretty impressive how the convection style cooking with the burner on top gives that sensation, and instead, there is no oil. So from the perspective of- 'Can it do what it claims it can do?' We have no qualms about saying, absolutely it can.
The second question is- 'Is it an appliance that is worth it?' 'Is it something that would be a benefit or an asset to families or into the kitchen?' We feel that depends upon your family, your needs, and the requirements you have in terms of space and cooking.
There are a few things we disliked about the Airfryer. It's small in size in terms of the cooking area that it has. This product is perfect for appetizers, side dishes, and if you are not a large family. Overall, we feel the Philips Kitchen HD9641/96 will be a useful addition to your family.