Philips XXL Airfryer Review: A Machine for the Family

Product: Philips XXL Airfryer 
Price: 
$349.00 – $385.00
Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
Guarantee: One year warranty
Rating: 9.5 out of 10

The Airfried Journey

When starting down the healthy road there are many new ways to get distracted when it comes to cooking your food. I enjoy unique ways of cooking food with health benefits. I have smoked ribs, grilled anything under the sun and of course have used the oven. Just over the last year I had heard my friends trying out an “airfryer” not knowing what this was, I was intrigued. I hit the research trail.

I didn’t have to go very far to find an array of airfryers and a mix of reviews. Every product was claiming to be the “best” and had good backing with it. I had to figure out a way to narrow my search down. There is quite literally an aiffryer for every type of person. There are small air fryers, big air fryers. There are digital menu products, manual products etc., the list goes on and on. I imagine it to be like this when the first microwaves to come out.

I narrowed my search by using these metrics:

  • Something for a family of 4
  • Multiple settings for various foods
  • Price point
  • Quality
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Aesthetics

I found it pretty easy to narrow down once I had something to go off of. After my research I had come to one conclusion across the board and that was the Philips XXL airfryer. It had everything I needed, it was big, durable, easy to use and clean. Having many Philips appliances already, I knew it was a brand I could trust.

Assembly

This airfryer was easy from the start. When it arrived it was packaged exactly how I like to see appliances. Very snug and plenty of precautionary padding throughout. The directions are simple and almost could have put this machine together without instructions. My four year old daughter and I put this bad boy together, it took us about 25 minutes. And that was after double checking everything. I have bought a couple different air fryers and this was by far the simplest to put together.

The assembly of this airfryer was easy and quick. After washing the accessories it came with we were able to use this the first night. I thought I would spend a night messing around with it before use, but I was wrong. The Phillips XXL Air Fryer comes with a bunch of useful features as well.

Features

The features this product has are useful and very handy. Some airfryers that I have used in the past have very unnecessary features. I can honestly say I have used every feature the Philips XXL Airfryer has to offer. Below is a list of the great features.

  • Automatic shut-off
  • Cord storage
  • Digital touchscreen
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Ready signal
  • Temperature control
  • Keep warm function
  • Recipe book & App
  • Preset program
  • QuickClean basket
  • Advanced Rapid Heat

Cord Storage
This may seem like a silly feature but it is actually extremely thoughtful. The cord storage is great for actually stowing away your airfryer when not in use. There is an actual compartment in the back that actual hides the cord from anybody seeing it. A big kudos to Philips on yet another innovation in the market.

Digital Touchscreen
The digital touchscreen just add that tech savvy touch it. The other airfryers that we have in the house are manual or push button, which honestly is fine. The digital touchscreen just adds an element of aesthetics that I enjoy and will be a nice touch if buying as a gift as well. It is one of the few on the market with this technology.

Keep Warm Funtion
This function may be the most useful function for busy families on the go. This gives you the ability to keep the food warm in case something comes up. If you are waiting for the spouse to get home from work; or if you need to put cooking on hold because of unfortunate mud puddle that made it’s way inside somehow with the kiddos.

Preset Program
Like I said this has an array of great features. I will go over a few of the ones I find most beneficial. My wife and I find the preset program extremely helpful. Once we have some basic meals in place we can set up a pre-set function for that meal. I know I have a preset for chicken nuggets and french fries, and all it takes is setting up that simple preset function. Super helpful.

The Perfect Machine

The Philips XXL Airfryer is a wonder machine for me and my family. The XXL part is the reason this machine is in our home. I have cooked a 5 pound chicken in this baby, with no problem. I have cooked up to 3 pounds of french fries and all sorts of various veggies.

Whether we are cooking a big meal (which we use the presets for) or something simple. Simple like a keto quesadilla snack. This is a great quick way to get a tasty meal. Below are even more great reason to go XXL and never look back!

  • Patented Rapid Air heat circulation technology works in conjunction with top grill to guarantee uniform cooking and browning.
  • Patented “starfish” design inside fryer ensures perfectly uniform heat circulation
  • Pull-out airfryer basket makes it easy to add and remove food
  • Oil pan, frying basket and inside of fryer have durable nonstick coating for quick, easy cleanup
  • Oil pan and basket are dishwasher safe
  • Includes airfryer basket and deluxe recipe booklet

The Bottom Line

I would suggest this arifryer to anybody that is on the go. The Philips XXL Airfryer is perfect for families. This product takes our 90% of the bad fatty oils and preserves all the goodness. Also, with this quality machine you get a one-year warranty along with around the clock support from Philips.

I have three airfryers now and this one is our go to. It cooks big meals with ease and the touchscreen is just a nice advancement in the industry. The Fasting Place gives the Philips XXL Airfryer an 9.5 out of 10.

Thanks for reading and have a pleasantly uncomfortable day

Cheers
Nic Chiri

Nic

nic@thefastingplace.com

 

 

 

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  1. Angel

    I really enjoyed your review on the Phillips airfryer. It had all the information I was looking for to help me decide if I was going to purchase this item. Thank you for sharing.

  2. AV 2001

    Hey Nic! How are you doing buddy? I bought the Philips XXL Airfryer in August this year and I must say that this machine is amazing. Assembling this item is very easy and that’s the part I liked doing the most. I timed myself while arranging the parts together and making it work. I’m a Mechanical Engineer so it took me 8 minutes 37 seconds. I also liked the fact that there’s 1-Year warranty provided with this. If your looking for an Airfryer and can afford this, it’s the best one in the market right now. 

    • Nic

      Thanks for the read mate!

      I am doing well and fasted friend!

      That is awesome you have the XXL also. This is such a great matchine, truly amazed. The warranty and how fast it goes together is a great addition to the outstanding food it can create.

      I agree with you about it being the best on the market – bar none in my opinion.  I do have to say it did take me a little longer to put together than 8 min and 37 sec, haha. 

      Cheers,

      Nic

  3. Benji Wilkins

    I must admit that I hadn’t actually heard of airfryers before this! Like you, I found myself getting drawn into researching them. So it’s basically a way of cooking things simply through hot air? That sounds really interesting, but some of the equipment can be really expensive. Would you recommend starting out with a cheaper option to get a feel for whether this product is right for you? If you enjoy it, you could then move up to a more expensive one? Does that make sense? Thanks!

    • Nic

      Benji,

      Thanks for the read.

      I thought the same thing when starting out researching air fryers in accordance to price point. There was such a range in price it was kind of overwhelming. I think I may have learned the hard way but going cheaper at the beginning. But I was a bit nervous spending the cash on something I didn’t know if I liked.

      There is a unique taste to air fried food, in my opinion much healthier taste. But there is always the option to go a bit cheaper, but spending $100 to realize a $300 machine was a bit better will save you $200 in the long run. 

      Cheers,

      Nic

  4. Mary Ann

    Hi Nic. 

    I personally had not heard the term Airfryer befoe. After reading your review on the Philips XXL Airfryer, I was tempted to go out and get one. Even assembling it didn’t sound scary after you said you and your 4 year old put it together in such a short time!

    I like the fact it comes with a ‘keep warm’ setting as well as a recipe book and app, and a digital touchscreen.

    It looks quite sleek and would certainly fit in with other counter top appliances. I feel that it is a bit pricey but with the 9.5 rating and the one year guarantee, the price would no doubt be justified.

    • Nic

      Mary Ann,

      Thank you for the kind words and read.

      This Airfryer is a great addition to the family. Yes it was fun putting this together with a preschooler and even more fun when she helps with cooking (it is so easy).

      It is a bit $$$ but with reason. I have tried a couple different ones and they just don’t compare. I give the 9.5 because it is just simply the best one I have used. The sleek design and look makes it easy to keep in eyesight when guests are over.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Nic

  5. Angel

    I really enjoyed your review on the Phillips airfryer. It had all the information I  needee to help me decide if I was going to purchase this item. It is a very useful appliance,  everyone needs one these days. There are many useful features on it.  Thank you for sharing.

    • Nic

      Angel,

      Thanks for the read. I agree with you on the Airfryer needing to be a household named appliance. It is the future and we should all be a part of the health benefits. 

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Cheers,

      NIc

  6. Mike

    How is the taste of the food, does it taste like something that was oil fried or does it have more of a baked taste?  Anyway, this is a really thorough review, I had never really considered an air fryer as I tend to bake most of my food.  This is an interesting alternative.  Thanks for the review.

    • Nic

      Mike,

      The food tastes more baked than fried, yes. It tends to dry the food out a little bit, but you can alter that by temp and time in the fryer. 

      I would suggest this is a health alternative to baking as well as frying. 

      Cheers,

      Nic

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