Philips HD9650/99 Viva Collection Airfryer XXL
In this review, we’ll take a closer look at the Philips HD9650/99 XXL Viva Collection health fryer.
Of the several air fryers in the Philips range, the HD9650/99 is the premium model featuring a large capacity for family cooking. 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.
|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|
|On sale since:||04/01/2018|
The HD9650/99 fryer has the familiar gloss black finish with single handle for the cooking basket. The timer (up to 60 mins) and temperature controls are digital that uses an easy to use dial on the front of the fryer. There’s 5 one-touch preset cooking programmes which allow you to cook frozen foods, fish, chicken, meat and cakes with ease. A nice feature of this 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.
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.
Philips claim their TurboStar technology removes more fat from food by creating a powerful tornado inside the unit during cooking. 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!
Inside the box, you find a recipe book containing 30 inspiring recipes to get started plus 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 can be easily removed and cleaned either with soap and water in a bowl or can be placed in a dishwasher.
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.
Several buyers state how easy it is to clean and we would agree. If you’re used to the struggle of cleaning a conventional oven, then you’ll find cleaning this air fryer a much less arduous task.
The extra large capacity is just what some buyers were looking for, so that they could cook for their entire family.
A slight negative wouldd be the level of noise from the fryer, which given it’s extra power and cooking capacity is no surprise. In our opinion, it’s no worse than the sound of a hair dryer, but thought we’d mention it anyway.
It’s worth checking that you have the worktop space for this fryer, as some people found it was larger than they expected.
The Philips 9650/99 is a extra large capacity, stylish air fryer suitable for cooking for 4-6 people with ease. 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.
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