Are you looking for a small air fryer for a small family? If you love appliances from renowned and reputed brands then you may put Philips in your top priority. This reputed manufacturer of home appliances has few models of air fryers that have won the hearts of a certain group of users. Why a certain group? Because no everyone can afford it. In this article, I am going to review Philips TurboStar 2.75-quart air fryer HD9641/96. I will discuss the important features of this reputed model such as basket size, cooking functions, and so on. After the read, you will be able to decide whether this one is a good option for you or not.
Specifications – Philips TurboStar 2.75-quart Air Fryer
|Model||Philips TurboStar HD9641/96|
|Dimension (inches)||14.37 x 10.47 x 11.29|
|Temperature Range||90°F to 400°F|
Philips TurboStar HD9641/96 air fryer has an unusual basket size of 2.75 quarts. The common size of a small air fryer is 2-quart. Therefore, this Philips air fryer will accommodate food a little bit more than that of the competitors. It is suitable for cooking for a maximum of three persons in a single batch. If you are in a small family, then this one can be a suitable option for you.
Weight and dimension
Philips TurboStar 2.75-quart air fryer is a little bulkier than the competitors. If I compare the dimension of this unit with the other reputed 3.7-quart air fryers, I find the below table.
|Philips TurboStar HD9641/96||2.75 qt||14.37 x 10.47 x 11.29|
|Avalon Bay Air Fryer 100B||3.7 qt||13.5 x 11 x 12.75|
|GoWISE USA GW22639||3.7 qt||13 x 10 x 12|
|Utopia Kitchen Air-Fryer||3.2 qt||13.5 x 12 x 12|
Because there are no other air fryers in the market that has similar basket size as this Philips model, therefore, I had to compare with the nearest 3.7qt models. This model is a little voluminous. However, it is still good for a smaller countertop.
The weight of this unit is also higher than the nearest competitors.
|Philips TurboStar HD9641/96||2.75 qt||15.08 lbs|
|Avalon Bay Air Fryer 100B||3.7 qt||12.23 lbs|
|GoWISE USA GW22639||3.7 qt||13 lbs|
|Utopia Kitchen Air-Fryer||3.2 qt||7.5 lbs|
Therefore, this Philips air fryer is not suitable for mobility and portability.
Temperature range and cooking functions
Philips TurboStar HD9641/96 has a wide working temperature of 90°F to 400°F. Therefore, apart from basic air frying, this unit is suitable for food dehydration. You can also dehydrate sensitive items such as herbs and seeds with a lower range of temperatures. Other than this, this popular air fryer is capable of roasting, baking, and grilling.
The control panel of this unit is a combination of manual and digital systems. Is has a manual control dial that will allow you to set the temperature quickly and conveniently. With the digital display, you can monitor the status and the parameter. It also has four preset cooking modes that will allow you to switch among air frying, roasting grilling and baking. Overall, I have found the control panel of this Philips air fryer smart and user-friendly.
The food basket is non-stick and easy to clean. It has a removable non-stick drawer as well. All these accessories are dishwasher safe. As per the claim by the manufacturer, it will take only 90 seconds to clean all these accessories due to the mentioned properties.
This Phillips air fryer is equipped with ‘TurboStar technology’. The specialty of this technology is that it generates a constant circulating hot air that can cook food with no fat. As a result, it gives an evenly cooked delicious dish. With the keep warm function, you can serve the food up to 30 minutes after the cooking.
What I liked about Philips TurboStar Air Fryer
Because of the ‘TurboStar Technology’, you do not need to preheat the air fryer before cooking. Therefore, it may save your valuable time. The control panel of this unit is just awesome. It is a combination of the digital and analog system that makes it easy to understand even for elderly persons. Although it is a small air fryer, it has four preset cooking functions that are an exceptional feature.
Cons but not a dealbreaker
The price of Philips TurboStar HD9641/96 is the only drawback that I have found. Although the values that it generates is quite exceptional. If you want features such as digital display, preset cooking functions in a small and compact air fryer, then you will have no other option than this Philips model.
What it is good for
If you are a single person or living in a small family, then you may prefer this popular air fryer. But consider the drawbacks. It is a basic air fryer. Therefore, there are no advanced cooking functions such as rotisserie option, toasting, and so on. It is pricy as well.
Some people always prefer brands over anything else. Philips TurboStar 2.75 qt HD9641/96 air fryer is the perfect choice for this group of people. Although many people will love the exceptional features it has, not all of them will be able to afford it. Do you have enough knowledge about this model? If you find this article helpful, you can share it with others. Happy cooking!