Philips XL Airfryer Review

Philips XL Airfryer Review

Starting out with air frying? Why not give it a shot with this particular brand? It comes with all the wonderful features and health benefits of an air fryer, and the Philips XL Airfryer comes with its own cook book that has 150 recipes that you can practice all you want.

Philips XL Airfryer Features

  • Rapid air technology
  • Smart preset button
  • 60-minute timer
  • Temperatures adjustable up to 390°
  • 65 lb. cooking capacity
  • Digital touch screen interface
  • Removable dishwasher-safe non-stick drawer and food basket
  • Includes recipe book with more than 150 recipes

Advantages

The original air fryer manufacturer has come up with the Philips XL Airfryer that is built with the innovative rapid air technology that is responsible for the possibility of golden crisps without the use of oil. This allows hot air to circulate the cooking chamber with speed, power, and precision to evenly cook all surfaces of the food within for that crunchy shell and juicy tender inside that are simply to die for.

What sets it aside from the other air fryers is its smart pre-set button that allows it to remember the time and temperature setting for your favorite food. This leaves out the guesswork and the searching of your memory to recall the exact temperature and time settings of your favorite fried chicken recipe or your favorite molten lava cake.

That is right, this air fryer is not only limited to frying meats but also create wonderful and mouth-watering desserts, and it makes sure to take note of your favorite foods to cook so that you can cook them easily with literally just a push of a button.

It has a large cooking chamber with a 2.65-lb. capacity—enough to make four servings for four people, so whether you are cooking for a couple of guests or friends, or if you are simply whipping up a family dinner, the Philips XL Airfryer has you covered. The cooking chamber consists of a non-stick drawer as well as a food basket that are made up of a non-stick dishwasher safe material that so that you will not have to deal with a lot of mess when cleaning up after cooking with this appliance.

It has a digital touch screen interface that allows you to customize the settings of the food that you cook. The digital interface shows a clear display of your settings so that there is no confusion and no guesswork involved in terms of numbers with your cooking.

You can adjust the temperature up to the highest point of 390°. This way, you can cook food fast and hot, and you can sear surfaces and create crispy golden crusts in no time. This also means that you can cook a lot faster than you would if using a conventional cooking method such as a deep fryer, while using minimal materials and little to no oil at all.

The non-stick drawer, as well as the food basket of this appliance is non-stick so that you will be able to cook with little to no oil at all, and they are also dishwasher safe for a quick and easy clean up. You can just toss them into the dishwasher and sit back. You will not only spend less time cooking with it, you will also be spending a lot less time in cleaning up afterward.

To make your transition to air frying a lot easier, this air fryer comes with a cookbook that contains up to 150 recipes that you could switch every day of the year to create perfect air-fried meals for your family and guests. Once you’ve gotten the hang of using an air fryer, you can also tweak these recipes a bit in order to make them your own to better suit your family’s taste when it comes to air fried food.

Disadvantages

At 2.65 lbs., many users are quite incredulous that this is indeed an XL model. Some argue that it is only enough to make servings for two. As a result of the limited spacing, you may have to cook in batches or otherwise risk having your food stick together and getting an uneven crusting on them.

Also, there have been a few complaints about the digital display going haywire; the device apparently changes the time and temperature settings by itself and also switches on and off by itself.

This could be a major problem, especially if you happen to leave it plugged in while you are out of the house or while the whole family is asleep at night as it may precipitate an electrical fire or it may set off your smoke alarm.

Verdict

If you live alone or do not usually have to feed a great number of people, you may find that the serving capacity of this device is adequate and even perfect for you. Just make sure to keep an eye out for it and unplug it every time after using to avoid nasty accidents.

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