Christmas Review 2017: Philips Viva Collection Airfryer HD9220/20

From Brussel sprouts to party bites, cooking this Christmas will never be as easy than with the Philips Viva Collection Air Fryer which uses rapid air technology to cook even healthier and tastier foods. We were kindly sent this to review.

hilips HD9220/20 air fryer

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Price when tested £159.99. AVAILABLE FROM PHILIPS.CO.UK or – Prices correct at time of publishing.

UnderTheChristmasTree are always looking for new products to make the festive period a little less stressful especially when it comes to cooking up the main feast on the big day so we put Philips HD9220/20 airfryer machine to test to see if it really does make the tastiest dishes with a lot less hassle and with virtually no oil.

Firstly the machine is a little on the heavy side so you may want someone to give a helping hand when lifting into place on your unit however once on, the sleek black design stands out and doesn’t take up very much room, perfect to keep pushed back from little hands.

Philips Viva Collection Airfryer HD9220/20
Image credit: Philips

With the Philips Viva Collection Air Fryer you can grill, bake and roast a host of different dishes both fresh and frozen so we of course started with chips! dicing up fresh red potatoes into wedges and leaving in a bowl of cold water to soak for around 30 mins (to give a crispy finish) we then dryed off the potatoes and added a teaspoon of oil, shook around to ensure all were coated and placed into the air fryer basket. Locking in we turned the dial at the top to around 200 degrees and set the timer for 15 minutes. We can safely say the noise was not bad at all and the machine didn’t produce the nasty smell deep fat fryers tend to.

Philips Airfryer - Bow of chips soaking in water

Around half way through the cooking process you are told to take out the basket and shake around so the chips don’t stick, whcih we did and put straight back in, once the buzzer went off we were ready for our chips. Golden brown and not soggy the chips were tasty with a nice cruchy edge. As the Philips Air Fryer works on hot air technology with most food you wont even need to add oil, we found you can cook Brussel sprouts like a dream by cutting each sprout in half and using a little maple syrup and balsamic vinger for around 8-10 mins at 200 degrees.

Philips Airfryer - cooked chips

The basket can be a little tricky to get cleaned however the non-stick drawer and basket are dishwasher safe so can always be popped back in for a deeper clean.

Our overall thoughts on the Philips HD9220/20 air fryer are it was very easy to set up and get started, not noisy, hardly any smell when in the cooking process and it really does make gorgeous tasting chips our only advice is to make time to experiment so you have food the way you prefer.

If you’re searching for a unique Christmas gift idea for the foodie in your life this would be ideal especially if you get to taste the finished results.

Have you ever tried cooking a Christmas day dinner in a Air Fryer? Share your results with us below.

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