An air fryer can be compared to a small(er) convection oven, but it blows warm air around much faster and is therefore cheaper.

Aad Munsterman and Rob Coenraads

Air fryer

Because some air fryers have an internet connection and app, we tested one, the HD9880/90 from the Philips Airfryer Combi XXL Connected 7000 Series. XXL and therefore quite large (WxDxH: 335 x 351 x 443 mm), quite heavy (9.4 kg) but with a capacity of 8.3 liters! This beautiful black air fryer has a nice bright color screen on the front, a large button on the right and an L-shaped handle underneath to easily remove the large drawer, the internal parts of which are dishwasher safe.

Preparing food is a breeze thanks to the automatic programs and the large capacity for more than 4 people. A nice plus is that the air circulation has two settings: in addition to ‘normal’ baking, you can also use the (quieter) fan to cook food slowly. Another great plus: you can prepare several dishes at the same time in the air fryer, such as potatoes, meat and vegetables. And thanks to the included meat thermometer you get a tasty piece of meat. In any case, I think food from an air fryer tastes better because it has less fat.

And preparing with this air fryer becomes even easier by connecting it to the user-friendly NutriU app via WiFi. You will be guided step-by-step through many recipes for more than 20 preparation methods, with handy search functions and nice suggestions.

Product: Philips Airfryer XXL (HD9880/90)

4 and half stars

Recommended retail price:

* very large content
* multiple dishes at the same time
* user friendly
* very extensive app with a lot of recipes