Philips Airfryer HD9650 / 99 XXL Review

New Philips Airfryer HD9650 with Fat Removal Technology and 1.4 Liters of Capacity

 

The Air Fryer HD9650 / 99 is one of the largest and most powerful models from Philips. In the review of the popular review magazine from October 2017 the device received 96,9 out of 100 points, the reviewers of eKitchen gave in the test 12/2018 the final grade “good”.

But convinced the device ist price in practice? You will find out in this review!

Handling and operation

Philips HD9650/99 Removes Fat with Twin TurboStar Technology

Most will be surprised how big the device is. It takes up a lot of space on the work surface and is not light at just 10,3 kg. In the fewest household kitchens is enough space, so that the device can remain permanently installed.

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We are convinced of the XXL model: compared to other large-capacity air fryers, the HD9650 / 99 is not unusually large. Even the big models from other manufacturers have similar dimensions. In general, we recommend when purchasing to pay attention to choose a large capacity. More on this in the next section “Frying”.

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Philips Airfryer HD9650 / 99
The air fryer offers plenty of space and has a well-thought-out function. In terms of taste, the fryer was able to completely convince us with grilled vegetables, chips and a whole chicken. The cleaning is very easy. Buy on Amazon

The attached quick guide leaves much to be desired, a better guide can be on Philips website. The operation is still simple and intuitive: using the buttons, a setting is selected and adjusted with the rotary wheel up or down. This allows you to set the temperature and cooking time, unless you use the default settings for specific foods. We like the fact that the so-called QuickControl wheel is easy to handle even with greasy fingers.

The entire device is stable on our desktop. The cooking basket pulls out on a rail and can be easily removed.

Deep fry with the Philips HD9650 / 99

A whole Chicken can be cooked with Philips HD9650/99 Viva Collection Airfryer XXL

We prepared a variety of dishes in the HD9650 / 99, including frozen French fries, vegetables and a whole chicken. The frying basket provides enough space to prepare about one and a half packs (750 g) of French fries at the same time. If you want to do that, bring two packs in the cooking basket. However, the french fries are hardly to turn.

The result: Once you have found the right cooking time, the fries are delicious and crispy. The cooking time depends on the temperature at which you are cooking and how thick the fries are. Incidentally, with frozen chips you do not have to add any more oil because the fries already contain oil.

A small disadvantage of the HD9652 / 90: The fries should be shaken in the Garkorb after 10 – 15 minutes, so that they are evenly fried. Unfortunately, you have to do this manually because the hot air fryer has no mixing arm.

We liked that there was hardly any odor development. This is one of the biggest disadvantages of conventional fryers.

A Whole Chicken cook result with Philips HD9650/99 Airfryer

The volume of the device is comparable to that of an extractor hood on a medium to high level. The device is not quiet. However, we did not find the noise development disturbing.

A big advantage of the HD9652 / 90 over an oven is the short preheat time. The motto is in principle: switch on and start. This saves time and the food lands faster on the table.

The power consumption is 2225 watts. Once the device is heated, the power consumption drops below 100 watts. Again and again, the fryer is heating up.

Making a whole chicken: is that possible?

Our chicken weighted in the raw state exactly 1.46 kg and just fit into the Garkorb, so that this still push into the device. Please note that for reasons of space, you can not prepare any other side dishes in the fryer at the same time.

The result: The meat remained juicy, while the chicken outside received a nice tan and crust.

Overall, we are thrilled by the frying results.

Vegetables cook result with Philips HD9650/99 Viva Collection Airfryer XXL

Processing, safety and cleaning

The cooking basket is driven out of the device on a rail. The solution is extremely practical, because the state of the food can be checked at any time without much effort.

Excess fat runs down through the sieve and can be disposed of after the cooking process, as well as the lower receptacle is removable.

The sieve insert can be separated from the Garkorb by means of a click mechanism (see image below) and cleaned in the dishwasher. The cleaning is accordingly easy. With a brush, the set can also be washed off by hand.

The workmanship is high quality; The device looks classy and futuristic.

Product Summary Rating Purchase
Philips Airfryer HD9650 / 99
The air fryer offers plenty of space and has a well-thought-out function. In terms of taste, the fryer was able to completely convince us with grilled vegetables, chips and a whole chicken. The cleaning is very easy. Buy on Amazon

Summary

The air fryer offers plenty of space and has a well-thought-out function. In terms of taste, the fryer was able to completely convince us with grilled vegetables, chips and a whole chicken. The cleaning is very easy.

A viewing window would not hurt the Heißluftfritteuse, by the Garkorb on the retractable rail, the state of cooking the prepared dishes can still easily check. This leaves only the size of the device and the weight left as disadvantages.

Overall, the HD9650 / 99 are enthusiastic and recommend them. The editors of the ETM test magazine (96.9 out of 100 points) and eKitchen (grade “good”) also came to this conclusion. The frying results, the easy cleaning and fast cooking times were praised. Similar points were criticized as in our test: The hot air fryer has no stirring element and the working volume is relatively high.