Some people prefer a premium brand when choosing their necessary items. When it comes to the air fryer, do we have so many options? Well, it depends on how you define the term ‘premium’. In this article, I am going to review Philips 3.5-quart air fryer XL HD9240/94 which is one of the most reputed premium air fryers for a small to medium size family. I will discuss the pros and cons of each of the features of this air fryer so that you can understand why this Philips air fryer is superior to others.
Specifications – Philips 3.5-Quart Air Fryer XL
|Model||Philips XL HD9240/94|
|Dimension (inches)||16.65 x 12.4 x 11.89|
|Temperature Range||up to 390F|
Basket capacity – Philips XL HD9240/94 has a basket of 3.5 quarts. It is good for cooking 4 persons at most in a single batch.
Weight and dimension – The weight and dimension of this Phillips air fryer are 18.98 lbs and 16.65 x 12.4 x 11.89 inches consecutively. Therefore, it is not a better option for portability or mobility. How does it stand with the competitors having a similar capacity? See the below comparison.
|Philips XL HD9240/94||3.5 qt||18.98 lbs|
|Willsence Air Fryer 3.7 QT||3.7 qt||9.68 lbs|
|Avalon Bay Air Fryer 100B||3.7 qt||12.23 lbs|
|GoWISE USA GW22639||3.7 qt||13 lbs|
The comparative weight of Philips XL HD9240/94 is too much. Not even near to the competitors. The comparative dimension is also higher. But the deviation is not that much.
|Philips XL HD9240/94||16.65 x 12.4 x 11.89|
|Willsence Air Fryer 3.7 QT||14.6 x 12.3 x 12.2|
|Avalon Bay Air Fryer 100B||13.5 x 11 x 12.75|
|GoWISE USA GW22639||13 x 10 x 12|
Therefore, if you intend to purchase this Philips air fryer, fix a permanent place at your countertop for it. You can not move it too often.
Temperature range – Although I could not find the exact temperature range, from the user’s review I can suggest that it’ll be 90F to 390F. Within this temperature range, you will cook the foods in dehydrate, roasting, baking, and air frying mode.
Control Panel – Philips 3.5-quart air fryer has a digital control panel with a touchscreen interface. It has separate temperature and time controlling touchpads. You can set the timer up to 60 minutes. There are no preset cooking functions to cook without knowing the parameters.
Cooking Functions – What can you cook with this Philips 3.5-quart air fryer? Baking, grilling, roasting, and steam making are the common cooking activities that you can do with this Philips air fryer. However, you can also dehydrate foods. But the timer is limited to 60 minutes only. Therefore, it will not be suitable for dehydrating foods that require a few hours to complete.
Pros and cons – Philips HD9240/94 Air Fryer XL
What I liked
- The food basket of Philips 3.5-quart air fryer is removable, dishwasher safe, and nonstick.
- It is integrated with rapid air technology. Therefore, it cooks precisely by distributing the heat evenly and uniformly throughout the food.
- It has a smart function that can memorize the parameter setting of your favorite food. Therefore, there is no problem if you forget the cooking parameter of your accidental tasty food.
- Comparing with the conventional deep fryer, this Philips air fryer cooks with 75% less oil.
- To ensure rapid and uniform air circulation, the bottom of this air fryer has been designed with patented ‘Start fish’ technology. It is a unique feature of this Philips air fryer.
- The wattage of this unit is higher than that of the competitors. Therefore, it will cook faster. Below is the comparison chart.
|Philips XL HD9240/94||3.5 qt||1750 W|
|Avalon Bay Air Fryer 100B||3.7 qt||1400 W|
|GoWISE USA GW22639||3.7 qt||1400 W|
|Utopia Kitchen Air-Fryer||3.2 qt||1300 W|
Cons but not a dealbreaker
Philips 3.7 QT air fryer is expensive. As I mentioned earlier, it is a premium air fryer. It has some added unique values that no other air fryers of this size have. But still, I think the price is a little higher than the added value. Other than this, there are not preset cooking functions on the control panel. We can surely expect this feature from an air fryer of this price.
What it is good for
Philips 3.7 QT air fryer is for you if you are living in a family of 3 or 4 at most. However, you have to pay for the premium quality of this air fryer. Therefore, if the brand value is not at your priority list, then this air fryer is not for you. It is suitable for basic air frying. Do not expect high-temperature cooking functions from it.
Is Philips 3.7 QT XL HD9240/94 air fryer suitable for you? If you have the money to spend then do not think too much. But if you think that it is overpriced, then the Ninja AF101 can be a good alternative. You can also read my reviews on other models with which I have compared this Philips air fryer. Thanks for the read and have a good day!