Enjoy healthier snacks and meals with this Philips HD9641/96 TurboStar air fryer.
Cook fries with spectacular flavor and more evenly while creating crispy shells and tender insides.
This Philips TurboStar air fryer saves you time with the Quick Control dial and four presets for common dishes.
Cooks fried food 50% more evenly and has 4 presets for your most popular dishes: frozen fries, meat, fish and drumsticks.
The removable nonstick coated drawer of the and food basket of the air fryer are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
Holds up to 1.8-lbs. of food.
Voltage – 120 V
I’m a newbie at AirFrying but I have some thoughts specifically about the standard size Philips AirFryer models. I have the Philips 9641/96 (USA model with the improved V2 airflow technology) with the Dual Level Rack and Grill accessories. This model Philips is expensive, if you buy at list price, but I see them discounted regularly. Yes, they are more costly than other AirFryers, however there are reasons why.In my limited AirFryer experience (4 weeks) I’ve cooked bacon (with the dual level rack), steakhouse style baked potatoes, French fries, curly fries, grilled cheese sandwiches, Parmesan asparagus, Hasselback potatoes, tiny chickens (Cornish Game Hens here in the USA), buttermilk chicken tenders, buffalo wings, frozen potstickers, chicken thighs and honey roasted carrots. All have come out quite good, even with the stock recipes from the Philips recipe book or from Internet recipes where I’ve compared several approaches and taken the average time/temps.The DesignI’ve watched a bunch of YouTube videos about AirFrying and note that most of the non-Philips airfryers either have large holes in the main basket or none at all. The Philips baskets have a mesh bottom and a wide trough around the inner basket, which I believe allows greater airflow to evenly and quickly heat the food based on the fact that I don’t need to toss recipe ingredients as frequently as with other AF designs to achieve even cooking results. The unique starfish air circulation design doesn’t appear to just be hype. I also chose this ‘advanced’ model as it’s supposed to have improved V2 airflow and a slightly smaller counter footprint. This Philips model is VERY quiet. The cooking basket and accessories are non-stick but are not Teflon, I believe.Philips AF comes only with a std basket with mesh bottom panel. The good news is that the std Philips design allows maximum airflow during cooking the majority of things while optional (bad new$) accessories like the grill and deep cooking pan give you the flexibility to cook more foods in the same device with max efficiency. This was certainly a design choice and I’ve come to appreciate the path that Philips took, even though it cost me more to acquire the optional accessories.Cleaning, which you should do after every cook, is exceptionally easy as the basket comes completely apart (basket frame, handle and mesh screen bottom) for scrubbing over the sink. You can put the parts in the dishwasher but I prefer to quickly hand wash them.Things that annoy meThe capacity is modest, although the dual level rack does expand the capacity for some recipes. It’s perfect for one or possible two people, but would not serve a family of 4 (I know Philips offers a larger model). I look at the modest capacity as a way to enforce portion control for myself. But the Std size models would work nicely for a family as a second oven for side dishes, quick meals for kids or dessert. Second, the temperature only increments 25F at a time. I would prefer to be able to set more specific temps, however I note that adjusting the cook time seems to compensate quite well for temps that are only close to times I see in online recipes.Things I’ve learnedI LOVE the speed of counter top convection cooking and the use of less fats in my cooking. I use an oil MISTER, which produces a more delicate mist than other oil sprayers that seem to default to a gloppy stream after a few sprays. I’m hoping to enjoy some energy savings by not having to heat up a full oven to cook a single baked potato or sheet pan of roasted vegetables and chicken breast.SummaryI think that this Philips AF offers well thought out design and exceptional quality, albeit at premium pricing. I’d recommend the Philips AF if the capacity meets your needs and if you’re not too price sensitive. — Remember, you only buy it once and it will last for years.
Danny Matthews –
Received it today, unpacked it and fired it up. The first food I cooked in it was Coconut shrimp and fries both entries turn out perfect with the right amount of color. Shrimp was crunchy and golden and the fries were perfect brown. Taste was great. If your on the fence about purchasing this don’t hesitate you will not be disappointed. Food was awesome and cleanup is a breeze. Fryer has some weight to it. that I like, it feels solid and well made. Cut the cooking time from a toaster oven that I’m use to using in about half the time and turned out much better.The grease from the picture was off the Shrimp.
Danny Matthews –
Mike Z. –
Having gone without a deep fryer for over 40 years (I’m already fat), I of course still missed the flavor, having used a conventional oven to heat fries, onion rings, etc. so I decided to give an airfryer a shot. I’ve ended up using mine, up to FOUR TIMES in the same day !!! Hash brown patties at breakfast, toasted ravioli at lunch, mozzarella sticks for my son, sausage balls in the evening for both of us. My conventional oven + stick-free foil are now practically retired. Clean up is simple, using either hot, soapy water in the sink, or the dishwasher. Not only am I eating healthier, but also saving on my electric bill !!! Best recipe so far has been roasted potatoes, using olive oil, and Lipton’s onion soup mix. This fryer is VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to anyone interested in buying one. Enjoy !
Mike Z. –
I have never fallen in love so fast with a kitchen appliance. It works well. The second cooking rack is essential. With it, I can cook all the chicken I need for 2 people. Without it, it holds enough for 1 person.
Unknown to me, the temperature settings on this fryer are limited to 25 degree increments – 200, 225, 250, 300 etc. Not being familiar with this type of cooking, I searched online for recipes and VERY few have settings for these degrees – many require like 230 degrees or 380, etc. The app and documents that come with this fryer only include a handful of recipes. Maybe I missed this detail in the description, but if I had known this, I would have opted for a different model. Too expensive in my mind to be this limiting.
L. Kennedy –
I am so glad I chose this. Can’t compare to others as this is my first but I did a lot of research and this one is living up to my expectations. The material seems to be sturdy. I’ll have to give it some time on durability although I did drop the basket once and nothing happened. It is very easy to either wash by hand or pop in dishwasher. I usually didn’t fry foods because I don’t like all the grease and spatter wreaked havoc around the stove area. No longer a concern for either. I’ve cooked legs, pork chops, shrimp, scallops and all come out excellently cooked. I use creole seasoning which seems to marinate into the meat without an hours long marinating time. This air fryer isn’t cheap but for me, it was money well spent.
L. Kennedy –
Sharon Fallon –
I love my air fryer! Most packaged foods like tater tots, cauliflower tots, veggie burgers, Texas Toast, have enough of their own fat content to fry up perfectly without adding a drop of oil. The rest like homemade falafel and spring rolls get a spritz of spray oil and they’re good to go. It also cooks quickly and evenly. The turbo feature of this air fryer is what makes it great and worth a little extra money over cheaper brands. I can’t live without it! It’s a dream to clean but, I also use the parchment paper liners with holes to help keep it clean. I found them here on Amazon. I heartily recommend this Philips Air Fryer.
Sharon Fallon –
The fryer is easy to use and easy to clean. Because no oil is used, the inside of the fryer does not get messy. The temperature and timer selection can be done with the knob and the press of the button very conveniently. You can pause the cooking which is very convenient for turning the frying items for even frying. The inside pot can be removed very easily for cleaning either by hand or in a dishwasher. I fried chicken wings, fish, eggplant and samosa within the first few days just to see how well the fryer works. All of them turned out very good. There are many air fryer recipes available online. In fact my chicken wing recipe was from an online source which turned out to be excellent with this fryer. The fryer volume is good for frying for 3-4 people. However, since the cooking takes only 10-15 mins, you can go for another batch if you have the items prepared beforehand.
Works just as advertised. I love crunchy foods and this is the perfect machine to “fry” everything. I’ve made avocado fries, roasted green bean, fried cauliflower and so much more. It’s turned my cooking much healthier and tastier. Would highly recommend if you can afford the premium price.
I wanted it to get an airfryer after a few of my bestfriends tells me how much they love it, so i started to do research on them and at the end i choose this one.I like it but don’t love it, it still make your house smell even though they advertised that it won’t.I don’t like the fact that i can’t open up the back to clean the vent.I tried making chicken wings in it and it didn’t turn out as great as the ones my friend makes in her Ninja airfryer.I think Philips can do better.
If you understand how air fryers works then this is a really good investment. For me it was either Costco one (ninja or something like that) or Phillips. Ended up with Phillips because of the quality build.-The plastic doesn’t have a “plastic” odour like the cheap brands.-Easy to clean and use. Just follow the manual, is very detailed.Too bad they don’t come with all the additional accesories.
I’ve had this for a few months now and I use it multiple times daily. It has earned its counter space! Only thing I won’t cook in it is steak because I prefer the cast iron – but so far it’s made the best wings I’ve ever made. EVER. no one could tell they weren’t deep fried. Easy to use, quiet, small (perfect for two people – yet I can still roast a small chicken in it). I’ve owned two air fryers prior to this and it’s the best so far. Highly recommend.
D. Wood –
This is an amazing appliance. It is constantly in use. It is essentially a mini convection oven (or an easy bake oven for grown ups). It is very easy to clean and does a great job cooking the food. Most of the time I do potatoes but I’ve also cooked a small chicken, pork tenderloin, frozen croissants, breasts, wings and legs. Pretty much anything you would put in the oven. No need to heat up a large oven. I’m very happy with it but glad I got it on sale. Note that the temperature scale is in 25 degree increments from 100F and 400F.
D. Wood –
it’s a great air fryer! bought it on Prime Days and we are so happy with the purchase. So far we have made chicken wings, homemade chicken strips, sliced fennel, homemade fries, and out of the box chicken nuggets to name a few. Everything is so crispy. The chicken wings are the best, and all the grease goes to the bottom. Clean up is easy. If you are a family of 4 or more I would get the xl air fryer. this is also great for teens even kids (supervised) to use because it is easy to use and has a timer.
E Lee –
I love fried food but don’t cook it often because I try to eat healthhy. This is a great alternative. Of course, the texture isn’t as good as deep-fried but it’s close enough for me. I also use it to make toast, bake cake, roast veggie and meat. One of the best things is this is very easy to clean. Warm soapy water would do the job. Great product overall.
E Lee –