Very good frying results, a clear recipe booklet and memory function are the distinguishing features of this appliance. Unfortunately, preconfigured automatic programs are missing.
Philips HD9240/90 Airfryer XL
last modified: 04.03.2020, 9:03
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The Philips Airfryer XL convinces in the test with its particularly good frying performance. The Airfryer can prepare a wide variety of foods without any problems, especially the recipe booklet helps to prepare delicious dishes. With the help of the intelligent memory button, the duration and temperature can be stored and easily recalled the next time.
The Philips Airfryer XL was the most convincing in the test regarding the quality of the food. The fries are crispy, chicken wings are perfectly well-done and other dishes can also be easily prepared with the Airfryer.
Like most of the hot air deep fat fryers tested, the Philips Airfryer has a cooking container that can be filled with up to 1.2 kg of food. The basket inside the cooking container, in which the food is placed, can be easily removed from the appliance and easily filled. The appliance does not have a transparent viewing window so that the cooking process cannot be monitored.
An illuminated digital display allows the temperature and duration of the preparation to be changed. This is also the only way to control the operation of the appliance, as the appliance has no automatic programs. The user can flexibly and independently set the temperature between 60 and 200 degrees in steps of five and configure the timer to the minute between one minute and one hour. In addition, the device has a useful unique function: an intelligent memory button with which they can save the current temperature and timer values and recall them the next time directly with the button. So they no longer need to remember the correct temperature and timer values or write them down elsewhere.
As an accessory, the appliance has a very clear recipe booklet with over 30 recipes for main courses, desserts and dips, which are ideal for the appliance.
The food is heated and made edible by hot air alone. Philips Airfryer's French fries are of optimum quality after 19 minutes. Although some of them stick together, they are still of the best quality. The recommended amount of chips is 750 g, but up to 1.2 kg or up to the MAX mark chips can be filled into the machine.
Philips recommends two temperature levels in a row when preparing chicken wings. First, chicken wings should be prepared in the deep fryer at 140°C for 8 minutes, and then another 8 minutes at 180°C. In total, the chicken wings take 16 minutes to prepare. To bake cakes, you should place a baking tin in the Airfryer.
The Airfryer can also be used to heat up food. The best time for this is 10 minutes at 150 degrees.
Philips recommends the following cooking times for the Airfryer (Food - Quantity - Duration - Temperature):
- Frozen French fries: 300 - 1000 g/ 9 - 22 min./ 200 °C
- Homemade potato wedges: 300 - 900 g/ 18 - 24 min./ 180 °C
- Frozen Chicken Nuggets: 400 g/ 6 min./ 200 °C
- Chicken Breast: 100 - 800 g/ 15 min./ 180 °C
- Muffins: 100 - 800 g/ 15 min./ 180 °C
A slightly larger amount of ingredients only takes a little more time than indicated, a slightly smaller amount of ingredients only takes a little less time than indicated. The device is not suitable for very fatty foods like sausages.
The housing of the hot air deep fryer may only be wiped with a damp cloth. All removable items can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher. This is also recommended, as it is particularly difficult to clean the basket completely without putting it in the dishwasher.
In a very detailed recipe booklet, Philips provides various recipes in a clear and concise manner.
We have evaluated about 1000 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, we can say that about 70 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 25 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 3.9 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- Good results
- Easy cleaning
Negative comments were made on the following points:
- Short cable
- Often broken shortly after the warranty
|Recipe booklet||More than 30 recipes|
|Timer||1 to 60 minutes|
|Volume 1 metre distance||57 dB|
|Length of the power cable||85 cm|
|Power in Watt||2,100|
|Temperature levels||60 bis 200 °C|
|Menu navigation||Digital display|
|Stand-by power consumption||1 W|
|Highest temperature||200 °C|
|Manual language||GER, EN, SE|
|Quality of instructions||Good|
|Scope of delivery||Hot air fryer, operating instructions, recipe booklet|
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