In this review, we’ll take a closer look at the Philips HD9621/91 Viva Collection Air Fryer.
Philips have several air fryer models in their line up and the HD9621/91 is at the premium end of their range. With this model, you’re able to fry, grill and bake which makes it a versatile choice of health fryer.
|Capacity:||0.8kg - Suitable for cooking for 2-4 persons|
|Timer:||Yes - manual control|
|Dimensions:||26.6 x 29.2 x 27.6 cm|
|On sale since:||07/07/2017|
Philips are consistent with the look and feel of their air fryers so it’s no surprise that the HD9621/91 fryer is finished in black with manual dials to control the timer and temperature. The timer can be set for up to 30 minutes, which for some foods may not be enough cooking time, but it can be easily adjusted to add more time once it has ticked down. The temperature control can be adjusted from 80°C to 200°C, and that temperature range is consistent across all the Philips air fryers models.
The capacity of 0.8kg is the smallest of the Philips range, so may not be enough if you’re cooking for 4-6 people. Philips do indeed market this model as a compact unit, but it is still capable of cooking for a family of 2-4.
The great thing about this and most other air fryers is the fast cooking, thanks to the instant heat. There’s no need to wait for it to warm up, cooking starts the moment you press the start button. The TurboStar technology is designed to cook food that is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Inside the box, you find a 200 inspiring recipes book to get you started plus instruction book. There’re no accessories included with this model such as a grill pan for example, but this can be bought as an added extra if required. You can find a grill pan to fit this model also on Amazon (click here to see this on Amazon). There’s also a mesh fitment which can be used to raise food up from the base of the cooking basket to that food doesn’t end up swimming in fat (it is a health fryer afterall!).
The basket can be easily removed thanks to the EasyClick removable handle Philips have designed into this model. The cooking basket is easy to clean, either with soap and water in a bowl or can be placed in a dishwasher.
If you’re placing the fryer below a kitchen cupboard then allow for 30cm of clearance to store the unit.
At 1425W, it’s quite a powerful model that will easily cook your favourite foods, the healthy way.
Buyers of this model like the easy clean parts, quietness and ability to cook delicious chips.
Some have noted that the markings for the control dials are difficult to read in low light.
A familiar comment we often hear about health fryers is the convenience over a standard convectional oven and this HD9621/91 fryer is no different there. You’ll likely use less electricity too by not using your main oven as often.
Some buyers found there was no recipe book included with their fryer. If you find that to be the case, be sure to contact Philips customer care who will arrange to send you one.
The Philips 9621/91 is a compact, stylish and dependable air fryer suitable for cooking for 2-4 people. It’s not the cheapest air fryer on the market especially as it doesn’t include any accessories but if you’re looking for quality backed by an established brand then it’s an ideal choice.
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