Over the past six weeks, we only have made coffee equipment reviews, but as we promised in our last article this time we will bring you something different. Are you one of those people who gets the feeling of guilt whenever you eat fried food? Have you ever wondered if there is any way to fry food healthier? The answer is YES, and we have the solution to your problems. So, without further ado, its time to talk about the Philips Viva Airfryer HD9220.
Have you ever heard the term air-frying? This is a method of cooking that consists of circulating hot air around the food using a convection mechanism. A mechanical fan circulates the hot air around the food at high speed, cooking the food and producing a crispy layer via the Maillard effect. An air fryer works by coating the desired food in a thin layer of oil while circulating air heated up to 392 °F (200 °C). By doing this, the fryer is able to fry foods like potato chips, chicken, fish, french fries or pastries using 70% to 80% less oil than a traditional deep-fryer.
Now that you know what is an air fryer let’s jump to the Philips Viva Airfryer HD9220 review.
Air is the new oil, and now with the Philips Viva Airfryer, you can use that air to fry in a healthier way with up to 75% less fat!
Thanks to Philips’ patented Starfish technology, all food is exposed to constant, circulating heat allowing you to cook your favorite foods 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 air flow, powerful direct heat from above quickly crisps the food for delicious, golden-brown results while draining excess fat.
Philips Viva Airfryer also creates less smell and splattering than conventional fryers, it is easy to clean, safe and economical for your daily use!
Normally a small kitchen appliance rarely combines convenience with healthy eating. But the Philips Viva Airfryer is a product that was made to change this paradigm. Not only can it make fresh fries with up to 75% less fat and perfectly crispy food from the freezer in the time it takes some ovens to preheat. But this fryer it not just for fries, it is also good for roasting and baking other ingredients, give you plenty of options when feeding your family and entertaining guests. And with a cookbook with 150 recipes for breakfast, dinner, dessert and more, you’ll never run out of ideas!
Most of the time, many kitchen gadgets are too complicated or required to much work for everyday use, but with this air fryer this not happen. It is perfect for everyday use, you simply set the timer (up to 30 mins) and temperature 176 ºF to 392 ºF (80C to 200C) and when you’re finished, detach the handle and pop the basket and drawer in the dishwasher.
Product dimensions: 13.8 x 13.8 x 15.1 inches / 35 x 35 x 38.4 cm
Item Weight: 16.36 pounds / 7.4 Kg;
Shipping Weight: 17.4 pounds / 7.9 Kg;
Manufacturer: Philips Kitchen;
Item model number: HD9220/28;
Main body material: plastic;
Food capacity: 28 oz / 793.8 g;
Power: 1425 Watts;
Temperature range: 176 ºF – 392 ºF / 80 ºC – 200 ºC
After some tryouts, we get very impressed with this air frier. If you follow the exact steps in the cookbook, you will end up with great results. You can also end up with great results if you try your own recipes, but we advice to first take a look at the cookbook. You will notice that you have to make some preparations before you can cook the ingredients on the air fryer.
In the end, we believe that this product is a good and healthy alternative to the traditional frying processes. We don’t believe that this equipment can ever substitute the traditional ways to cook (frying, roasting, and baking) but we truly believe that this product has great potential and is a great option for the right type of consumer.
Although the Philips Viva Airfryer HD9220 is not the most beautiful kitchen equipment, it ends up doing exactly what it promises. It delivers a good an healthy alternative for frying food.