In a world of trying to eat healthy, you’re going to have to cut out a few things from your diet. One of those things is fried foods. We aren’t going to say that fried food is evil—although how delicious it tastes could be considered sinful—but we are going to say it isn’t the healthies for you. You can keep fried foods in your diet when you use the Philips Digital Air Fryer.
In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the Philips XL Air Fryer, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the Air fryer had to say about their overall experience with it.
Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this Air fryer is something you should consider purchasing for your own kitchen!
The Philips Air Fryer is designed to fry your favorite foods without making it swim in a vat full of frying oil. The Philips Air Fryer XL is part of the Avance collection. The Philips company is working hard to bring customers what they have been asking for, in terms of Air fryers. This is a fully featured 1,800W fryer that is capable of cooking up to 2.65 pounds of food.
It also features a digital interface and includes a “smart” preset setting that allows you to save your favorite customized settings for the recipes that you use most often.
You’ll quickly notice when comparing this model with others on the market, is that it has plenty of features, one of which is patented Rapid Air Technology. This technology is designed to circulate hot air much faster, providing you with excellent results.
The technology is also featured in other Philips models and they’ve earned the reputation for giving the consume perfectly cooked food quickly.
While this particular air fryer does not come with any accessories, you do have the option to get some. These accessories include a grill pan which has a perforated, ridged surface that allows for air to circulate while “grilling” food. And You can get a layer rack with skewers if you want to maximize how much you cook in a single run.
When looking at what people had to say about the Philips XL Air Fryer, the vast majority of consumers love how well the fryer works—one even said it was the “best appliance since the microwave.” Customers like that this unit comes with a recipe book and an app that provides them with plenty of recipes to try with their new air fryer.
People like that they are able to cook their favorite fried foods like chicken wings, fries, mozzarella sticks and more with this unit, but they can also cook other products like pork chops, steak, meatloaf and the like without needing much oil, making it a healthier alternative.
With the positive comments, there were still a few customers who didn’t have such great experiences with the fryer. Some people were expecting the same quality of frying as they would achieve with using traditional frying methods. These people didn’t realize there would be a learning curve required to master how to use the fryer.
Some customers also had complaints that when using the fryer was that the unit tends to smoke while it’s being used. Some have even said that it creates so much smoke that it caused their smoke alarm to go off. Upon doing a little research, users can avoid this happening by keeping the unit free of built-up grease or avoid cooking high fat foods.
It would also be a good idea that when you are cleaning the unit, you might want to clean the heating element by following the safety instructions for cleaning the unit as detailed in the owner’s manual.
As we become more health conscious, we are willing to cut out certain foods from our diet. One of those foods might be fried foods, which as we all know, is basically food swimming in boiling oil. With the Philips XL Air Fryer, you don’t have to cut out fried foods!
The food you create with the Philips XL Air Fryer isn’t going to taste like KFC or some other restaurant, but it is going to be pretty darned close.
When you purchase this unit, you will notice that it’s at the higher end of the price spectrum at a couple hundred dollars. While this may seem like it’s much more expensive than other air fryers on the market, you have to remember that this is larger than others and you can cook about 2.5 pounds of food in it.
We like this air fryer because it has a large capacity, but also the cleanup is incredibly simple, thanks to the removable dishwasher safe parts. Also, when you're using the fryer, you can rest assured in knowing that the unit isn’t going to slide all over the counter while you are using it. The bottom of the fryer features non-slip feet.
For those who are looking for an appliance that is going to help them live a healthier lifestyle but still be able to enjoy fried foods, then this is going to be your unit. This large capacity air fryer by Philips can also cook a wide selection of foods—not just for frying!
When you purchase this fryer, you’ll receive a free recipe book that features 5 recipes that have been designed by Gordon Ramsay. Impressive!