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I find it excellent! Quick and EASY TO CLEAN. You just put the basket in the dishwasher on pot wash and it comes out clean and ready to use again. I don't even unclip the base, it all goes in as it comes out of the Air Fryer. I am not cleaning the element, do you unscrew the sides of your over and deep clean it much? All these negative reviews about cleaning seem a bit OTT. I use mine at lease 4 times a week, steak, chicken sausages, everything is easy as. Chips take 12 minutes and are crunchy and cooked to perfection. The rack that is an extra is really good for cooking 2 things at once. Philips is the only brand I would consider. Others take way too long and you could just use your oven. Happy Air Frying Everyone!
Purchased in January 2018.
- Original HD9216/91 (White)
So Much Regret
Very disappointed with the design from the first moment as it seemed obviously meant to not last long.
1. The basket didn't even line up straight with the rest of the machine when inserted.
2. The food basket design is cheap, unnecessarily makes it difficult to clean, and also sharp, ripping up the sponge when cleaning.
3. The heating element area is also impossible to clean unless you disassemble the entire thing, but that's near impossible too (Philips, don't send me your useless cleaning video; every comment on there shows it's not possible...
Purchased in January 2021 at Big W for $159.20.
We are a family of 6. This gets used everyday, multiple times. Doesn't heat the house like your oven and is so fast. It turns frozen pizza, pies, quiche and old breadrolls into gourmet versions. So many uses. Tips - don't use more than a spray of oil to avoid smoke smoke. If the food is frozen kick off at a lower temp before cranking it up to avoid burning the food. Very happy.
Purchased in December 2019 at The Good Guys for $450.00.
Definitely an overpriced cooking appliance and does not live up to the hype 120 character limit excludes explanation
Output using suggested cooking methodology does not compare with traditional cooking and clean up is far more than clean up of the same dish using traditional cooking methods
Price of the appliance is over rated
Purchased in March 2021 for $569.00.
Cleaning is a nightmare
This airfryer cooks great. Cant fault the cooking and very useful if you have teens. The 1 star is for 2 reasons. The airfryer does not come with accessories. You must purchase extra accessories to cook various foods and the accessories are not cheap. For $500 I expect a few more accessories. No matter what you cook there is a sticky residue that is difficult to remove. The cleaning is very time consuming and it never feels thoroughly clean. I soak the parts. Would recommend anyone wanting a airfryer wait for a improved model or try a different brand .Overpriced.
Purchased in December 2020 for $479.00.
Bought this in December have used around 5 times, each time have had to physically scrub the wire basket, even used oil spray to avoid this! Big box Too small item, very misleading. Cannot turn off! Friend bought one twice the size half the price, would like a refund!
Purchased in December 2020 at The Good Guys for $179.00.
Chips, chicken, potato ,pork almost all food that we eat except with liquid of course and plus the only thing I’m having hard time with my air fryer is when I clean it but overall I’m super happy
Purchased in October 2019 at Big W for $129.00.
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Good Product. Serves our requirements of frequent "frying" of chips, samosas etc
Normally we cook Potato chips, Hash Browns, Wedges, Samosas, Spring rolls, Fish Fingers, Chicken nuggets etc.
Product is very easy to use and clean. No Need to put in a Dishwasher, Simple hand wash would do
Purchased in June 2017 at Philips for $180.00.
Best appliance bought
Owned it for a year, used once or twice every week or two. Reliable, simple to navigate and easy to use, nothing’s broken yet. More than enough for 2 people household. One of our most used appliances at home, super handy and healthy. Super happy! Read plenty of reviews before buying this and it has lived up to its reputation for sure.
Mesh is bit hard to wash but that’s the same for any mesh material. Bottom tray is easy to clean, and surely drains the excess oil from oily foods. I seperate them both and chuck it in the dishwasher and comes out...
Purchased at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores.
I use this puppy every day.
I am pretty happy with this air fryer. I find it very easy to use (it's got two dials, no engineering degree required) and it does a really good, even cook. In terms of cleaning, I find it easier than the previous one, the "cage bit" can be a bit hard but the element is very easy. I chose this one because it's pretty compact and I don't have much bench space but I would buy a bigger one next time. Does AMAZING roasts and the best pork belly I ever had.
Biggest issues are that it's too small to do a full meal - perfect for a small family b...ut if you had more than one kid, you'd need a bigger one. Also, when it's really hot, like it's been on 200 degrees for 20+ minutes, I find it's hard to "clip it back in". The plastic outer shell seems to get a bit warped during the peak of hot cooking, so when you slide it back in after turning food, it sometimes doesn't find its place and you have to muck about a bit to get it to sit right. But compared to hours in front of an oven, this is a minor problem. We had a more expensive version previously and it was fine, slightly bigger... but not much bigger than this one - so I would call this one better value for money.
Purchased in August 2019 at Kmart for $220.00.
I would give it a 3.5 stars, due to the 'international' instructions which are very basic diagrams.
Don't expect recipe books here, there's none. The recycled paper guide for cooking times is a joke.
The cooker is my very first experience with an air fryer, and I was looking for a cheaper one around $50 - 80 area. Due to the current Covid, there is little stock to choose from, so I ended up with this one for BIG W on discount price of $170 from $190. It was it or nothing but wait for more stock from China, which has now arrived in the lower pr...ice ranges and look the same. A similar capacity unit is now available for $49 normal price from the local Woolworths currently. Even with the Philips name, it is not worth that price as the construction is basic generic. The body is made from the cheaper ABS plastic that disintegrates over time and I expect this unit is no different. It is worth noting that it has a quoted capacity of 800 grams and I guess that may be around 1.5 litre's. As to performance, it does what is said on the box. The negatives come down to 3 points.
Purchased in June 2020 at Big W for $170.00.
A nightmare to clean, worse than cleaning a stove. Clean after use or smokes the house out with nasty dirty oven smell
I believe it is good to cook in but hardly worth it due to the cleaning problems. Have to turn upside down to clean element and takes about one hour.
Purchased in March 2020 for $400.00.
Use it everyday!
We use the air fryer everyday from just making toast (we don’t have a toaster) to frying veges, chips and meat. It is so quick and easy and convenient to use and easy to clean, although we don’t necessarily wash it after every use.
Food produced by the air fryer is great but must be spaced out to allow air to go through each food item to ensure crispyness if you’re making chips for example.
Purchased in January 2015 at The Good Guys for $200.00.
- Original HD9216/91 (White)
It works but it's nothing special
This air fryer works just fine, in fact perfect. It's never broken or had problems. But it's not 5 stars because it's not special. It doesn't add anything new and it's the same as others. The price was good and the air fryer works. I recommend it to anybody who is looking for something simple.
Purchased in December 2019 at Harvey Norman Online for $150.00.
- Original HD9216/81 (White)
Really good for the price
I got this at a really good price it was perfect ever since, we use it to make all sort of healthy fried food, using less oil to make fries is really the reason I decided to get this.
Purchased in January 2020 at Amazon for $99.00.
Questions & Answers
Hi, the top part of where I put in the tray seems to be melting. Is this normal?
Hi there, Joe. Thank you for your comment. To answer your question, no part of the Airfryer should melt during use. Thus, we suggest not making use of the appliance until we've found the cause of this issue. We'd like to refer you to our product team for help. You can reach them directly on 1300 363 391 (Australia), or 0800 658 224 (New Zealand) from Mondays to Saturdays: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm EST. They'll be happy to help.
The Philips Australia Team
How many chicken drumsticks can I cook at one time?
I have recently purchased the HD9218/51 airfryer, based on reviews on Product Review, and I am happy with my purchase. I just have a few questions - is it possible to put a baking dish on top of the basket (something that seems to be used a lot in a recipe book I have been looking through). I am thinking it may not be an option for this model, but am unsure. So far I have only used it for frying chips and vegetables in the basket, but think it could maybe be used for much more. Is it possible to cook a small pizza in this machine?
Hiya, Janabelle. Thanks for your question. The baking master kit is a compatible accessory for this model Airfryer and can be placed in the basket of the Airfryer. You can prepare a variety of tasty foods with your Airfryer such as French fries, potatoes, snacks, meat and poultry.
Chicken, beef, fish and most other dishes that are usually fried, grilled or roasted will taste delicious when prepared in your Philips Airfryer. Also, breaded food can be prepared in your Philips Airfryer with a little oil added to the homemade breading. All vegetables that can be grilled (such as courgettes, corn cobs or peppers) can be prepared in your Philips Airfryer. Frozen snacks can be prepared in your Philips Airfryer as they are. It is not necessary to defrost frozen ingredients before preparing them in the appliance. Frozen ingredients do require slightly more preparation time, but this will not influence the end result. The temperature control enables you to choose the best setting for each ingredient. You can prepare cakes, tarts, muffins as well as bread and many pastries in your Philips Airfryer.
I hope this information helps!
The Philips Australia Team
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|Category||Air Fryers||Air Fryers||Air Fryers|
|Capacity||0.8 kg||0.8 kg||0.8 kg|
|Dishwasher Safe Parts||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||7 kg||7 kg||7 kg|
|Power||1,425 W||1,425 W||1,425 W|
|Cord Length||0.8 m||0.8 m||0.8 m|
|Dimensions||384 x 315 x 287 mm||384 x 315 x 287 mm||384 x 315 x 287 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Black||White||White|
|Replaced by||Philips Airfryer Original HD9216/91 (White)|
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