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ParentLab Review: Philips Avance Collection HD9240 Airfryer XL

Full marks, a highly recommended product.

9.5 / 10 Overall
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  • Fries, bakes, roasts and grills with no oil
  • Recipe book full of inspiring dishes
  • Digital screen for easy control of time + temp
  • XL cooking capacity + fast cooking time
  • Expensive
  • Heavy
  • Finger marks
Product Details
Philips Avance Collection HD9240 Airfryer XL. Best price £209. 2 year guarantee.
Includes a recipe book (image below of the recipes).


Cook faster, with no oil, fewer calories using rapid air technology to fry, bake, roast and grill with less smell and vapours - let the dad test commence.

Ok, unbox, plug in and we are good to go. First impressions? It's heavy (7kg), it is well made and it looks great. All black and shiny. Instructions are easy, basically, there are 3 buttons - temperature, time and on/off. Frying basket is larger than expected, so I filled it with frozen chips, set the timer for 10 minutes and waited (paced). After 5 minutes I opened the frying tray and shook the basket to mix the chips. 5 minutes later, the fryer peeped to confirm the cooking cycle had finished, behold a mountain of perfectly cooked golden chips + the fryer extracted about 2 teaspoons of oil from the chips!

Over the course of the week, I cooked fish, chicken breast, bacon (amazing) and even made my own chips from scratch. I peeled + cut the potatoes, boiled for 10 minutes, a few sprays of frylight, a pinch of salt, into the air fryer - 10 minutes later perfect chips. Ok, I had chips every day for a week, but by the end of the week; wow what chips - better than the frozen preservative filled stuff! Healthy eating dad strikes again: I even went off reservation and made chips with normal + sweet potatoes - white and orange chips - called them 'fire chips', served them upright in a small pot, the kids loved them!

The air fryer comes with a recipe book, which I flicked through whilst in the bath; gawping at all the stuff you can cook: ratatouille, quiche, meatballs, spring rolls, dips, cheesecake (yes real cheesecake!) chocolate cake, blackberry crumble etc. I found more dishes on YouTube. For such a simple looking device it is clearly very capable.

Me and the air fryer have been to hell and back trying out new things to cook. You can cook more than one food item in the basket at the same time. Meal prep times have fallen drastically. Keeping the air fryer clean is a doddle: take the basket out and wipe clean, same with the oil tray, I just use kitchen roll. The machine does let off a slight odour when cooking certain foods, but it's way less than the frying equivalent. I also noticed it scratches very easily and shows every bloody finger mark.

These fryers have been around for a few years and I have looked at some of the other manufacturers' products and watched reviews on YouTube (I know - I am a geek); In my opinion, the Philips Airfryer is one of the better buys. If things go wrong, Philips customer service is apparently first class. Looking on Amazon, this machine must be popular as no other air fryer has so many recipe books and accessories available.


If you are health conscious but still like the taste of the fried stuff then this is a must buy. The Philips HD9240 Airfryer is definite keeper and my primary kitchen weapon. Yes, it is expensive, but a worthwhile investment in healthier eating. Top marks. Highly recommended.

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