Philips HD9621/91 Viva Collection Air Fryer
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 lineup, and the HD9621/91 is at the premium end of its range. With this model, you’re able to fry, grill and bake, which makes it a versatile choice for a 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 Viva Collection Air Fryer HD9621/91 – a closer look
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 fryer models.
The capacity of 0.8kg is the smallest of the Philips range, so may not be enough if you cook for 4-6 people. Philips does indeed market this model with compactness in mind, but it can still cook 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, with direct heat from above.
Inside the box, you find a 200-inspiring recipe book/app to get you started, plus a user manual. There are 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. There’s also a mesh fitment which can be used to raise food up from the base of the cooking basket so that food doesn’t end up swimming in fat (it is a health fryer, after all!).
The basket can be easily removed thanks to the EasyClick removable handle Philips has designed into this model. The EasyClick system allows you to easily exchange accessories. 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 robust model that will quickly cook your favourite foods in a healthy way.
Cord storage is built into the unit, and for added safety, it has a cool wall exterior.
Philips Viva Collection Airfryer – Review feedback
Buyers of this model like the easy clean parts, quietness and ability to cook tasty food & delicious chips.
Some have noted that the markings for the control dials are difficult to read in low light, but we didn’t find this to be a significant flaw.
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 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 healthier frying from a fryer by an established brand, then it’s an ideal choice. You’ll be cooking delicious meals in no time.