There wasn’t an air fryer category before Philips. Yes, that is right. Philips the huge electronic conglomerate actually invented this segment of the market. So we can all thank them for the creation of the amazing air fryer devices.
So while Philips may be the original you do have to wonder…is it the best? Sure it seems to have all the celebrity endorsements, but really that just means they have the biggest budget..right?
Actually, we were quite pleasantly surprised to see that Philips not only created the original device but they have been consistently able to deliver high-quality devices moving forward. Actually the original Air Fryer is still a great option for those who want it, but honestly, you are better off taking advantage of the added value brought to you by the new Air Fryer features.
The HD9240 is one of the top options for air fryers on the market. It has a large basket able to hold about 2.65 lbs of food (about the size of 2 bags of fries) and able to cook it to perfection with little to no oil. Personally, I prefer to add a tablespoon of oil depending on the amount of food I’m trying to cook. I find a little bit of oil goes a long way in getting my desired results. I recommend you experiment however to find your perfect results.
Beyond the large capacity bin, the fryer has a useful 60minute timer (some of the competitors for some reason only give you 30minutes), temperature controls up to 390 Fahrenheit, an easy to use digital touch screen display, and non-stick pans for easy cleaning.
- 2.65-pound capacity (about 2 bags of fries)
- Temperature Control up to 390 Fahrenheit
- 60-minute digital timer
- Digital Touch Screen Display
- Non-Stick pans for easy cleaning
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 315 x 302 x423 mm
- Dishwasher Safe
- Material: Plastic:
- Weight: 29 lbs.
- Non-Stick Pans make for easy cleaning
- Able to cook thoroughly and evenly
- Very easy to use digital display
- Looks good in the kitchen
- Non-Stick coating could be better, wears off over time
- Many other XL models from other companies come with bigger capacity
- Priced higher than most of the competition
Watch the Philips Air Fryer XL 9240 in Action!
Summary – 9.5/10
The Philips Air Fryer line is one of the oldest and best options on the market. We love the features and polish of the HD9240. It gives us all the features we need and provides consistently good results. The price though is a bit higher than most people’s budgets however, so if that is the case for you, you might want to look at some of the other models in the line such HD9220 or HD 9230. Of the two, the HD 9230 is the closest although it comes with a smaller basket.
However, if you have the money and are looking for a great fryer that will last you for many years to come, you simply cannot go wrong buying the Philips Air Fryer XL HD9240. It will keep with all your cooking needs.
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