- 1 Philips HD9650/99 Viva Collection Airfryer XXL
- 2 Pros
- 3 Cons
- 4 Warm Mode
- 5 Preset Program
- 6 Faster Cooking
- 7 Easy to use
- 8 Cooking Capacity
- 9 Fat Removal Technology = Less Fat Content
- 10 What’s inside the box?
- 11 Cleaning Up
- 12 Warranty
Philips HD9650/99 Viva Collection Airfryer XXL
In this review, we’ll take a closer look at the Philips Airfryer HD9650/99 XXL Viva Collection edition.
Of the several models in the Philips range, the HD9650/99 is the premium air fryer featuring a large capacity for healthier meals for all the family. As with other models in the Philips range, this model will fry, grill and bake so it’s a versatile addition to any kitchen. Philips air fryers are popular around the world with more than 7 million of them sold.
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|Model Number:||HD9650/99 XXL Airfryer|
|Capacity:||1.4kg - XXL suitable for family cooking 4-6 people.|
|Timer:||Yes - digital control|
|Dimensions:||39.5 x 39.5 x 39.8 cm|
|Power:||2225 watts of power|
|On sale since:||04/01/2018|
The HD9650/99 fryer has a familiar gloss black finish with a single handle for the cooking basket. The timer (up to 60 mins) and temperature controls are digital and use an easy to use dial on the front of the fryer. There are 5 one-touch preset cooking programmes that allow you to cook frozen foods, fish, chicken, meat and cakes with ease.
A nice feature of this Philips air fryer is the keep warm function, for up to 30 minutes. The temperature control can be adjusted from 40°C (keep warm setting) to 200°C to keep your food warm in the cooking basket.
There are 5 one-touch programs, for meat, frozen snacks, fish, whole chicken/chicken drumstick and baked dishes. Whatever you’re cooking the Philips XXL will take care of cooking, giving you a healthier, delicious meal with maximum taste.
With its Instant Heat Technology and Rapid Airflow System, your food cooks up to 1.5 times faster compared to conventional ovens. The airflow speed is 7 times faster compared to that of the Philips Viva Airfryer, so you’ll get faster cooking results with the HD9650/99 XXL.
Easy to use
The Phillips XXL is easy to use, with a digital touchscreen positioned on the top of the unit. The air fryer comes with a comprehensive user manual that covers setting up the unit, as well as cleaning and maintenance. The user manual also shows how to get the free app to give access to hundreds of recipes.
The unit has a generous capacity of 1.4kg which makes it the largest cooking capacity of the current Philips range, so plenty of room to cater for an entire family. It is the most powerful fryer that Philips produce with an impressive power rating of 2225W. Heat is instantly available as soon as you turn it on.
Fat Removal Technology = Less Fat Content
Philips claim their TurboStar fat removal technology removes more fat from food by creating a powerful tornado inside the unit during cooking. This results in excess fat collecting in the fat reducer – a removable part with a starfish design that sits in the bottom of the air fryer.
Admittedly, we haven’t tested this with a side-by-side comparison but all we will say, anything that reduces the fat content of the food we eat, while at the same time maintaining the taste is only a good thing! I think we safely assume that you’ll be consuming way less fat than if you use a conventional deep fryer.
What’s inside the box?
Inside the box, you find a recipe book containing 30 inspiring recipes to get started plus an instruction book. There’s also a Philips Air Fryer app, full of tutorials, recipes and ideas, available on iOS and Android app stores.
The basket and any food debris can be easily removed and cleaned either with soap and water in a bowl or can be placed in a dishwasher.
This Philips premium Airfryer comes with a 2-year warranty for peace of mind. You’ll need to register with Philips once you have purchased.
Taking a look at some of the feedback left by buyers of the HD9650/99, overall it has a rating of around 4 stars out of 5.
Deep frying has been replaced by fast, healthy air frying. The Philips premium air fryer HD9650/99 is an extra-large capacity, stylish air fryer suitable for cooking family-size meals. With some imagination, you can create hundreds of dishes for all the family to enjoy. It’s a premium model and therefore commands a premium price, but if you want quality from an established brand along with the ability to cater for a large family then we’d recommend the Philips HD9650/99 Premium Airfryer.