Would you eat fried food if it was served to you as all three meals? The answer is, yes, you would. But what about watching your weight? Well, with technology taking leaps, you do not have to worry about it. Air fryers are the latest buzz in the food world. This kitchen beast uses a negligible amount of oil to fry your food. So how is your food fried? It’s air, my friend!

A lot of reviews have already been written about this Airfryer and a lot of other companies have joined the bandwagon to develop similar appliances focusing on frying food with minimum oil. We were eager to see if the Philips Airfryer really does wonders and would eating fried foods finally make us stop being guilty.

The Airfryer is a neat, stylish looking appliance which is sure to add beauty to your kitchen. The shiny black body of the Airfryer does not take up much space and it is not too bulky either. It is very easy to operate – it just has two main switches which you need to play around with, the timer and the temperature knob. Its operation is very simple – just plug in the fryer, pull out the frying basket, place the food that needs to be fried, push it back in, set the time, set the temperature and listen to your favourite music whilst the appliance does the hard work. It works on the principle of “super-hot air” being produced in a short time.

Yes, no or very less oil is needed to fry your food in an air fryer. The higher you set the temperature, the crispier your food item will get. You can enjoy crispy fries, samosas, fish, chicken or anything you wish to fry. Does that allow you to indulge in guilt-free frying? Yes, it does. No oil means no fat. Isn’t it simply magical?

Baking in a fryer, surprised aren’t you? Yes, the hot air can bake your food too, and even better than the oven bakes. You can easily bake a batch of cupcakes in your air fryer and see it for yourself. They come out softer and fluffier than your regular oven baked cupcakes. Isn’t this a masterpiece, after all? Now, you do not need to be a pastry chef to bake amazing stuff.

Just because it is a futuristic appliance, it does not mean that you need 20 additional minutes to use it. Just like its futuristic design, the usage is also quite easy. The device contains three items – the cooking basket, the remnant collector and the main frying unit. The device is not at all complex in nature and can be used anytime you want.

You heard it right, you cannot just fry or bake your food with your air fryer, but you can even grill and roast it. Isn’t that awesome? All you need to be aware of is how to set the right temperature and you are good to go. Dipped-in-batter food, roasted chicken, grilled cheese sandwich, you do not need separate appliances for all these. You have your air fryer with you!


It’s very easy to clean the Airfryer – you just need to remove the basket chamber, split the basket and the container and wash them with soapy water. One benefit of the Airfryer is that there is no oil spilling outside of it as compared to frying in a kadai. You need not even stand beside the Airfryer, to monitor your food being fried as opposed to a kadai where you need to stir the food regularly to cook them evenly. Moreover, it does not turn your kitchen into a smelly room, which normally happens when you are frying food in the kadai. There is also no issue of the oil getting rancid and then wasted in the process, thus saving you a lot of money.

The Philips Airfryer is a good appliance if you want to indulge in frozen fries, nuggets or crumb fried products. You will get almost the same results as you would in a kadai, filled with hot oil. But, if you want to entirely depend on the Airfryer to satisfy your cravings for deep fried food fantasies without guilt, then it may not be the complete solution. At Rs. 14,995, it is a good choice to put your money on this fantastic and extremely useful appliance for health-conscious people. Now, enjoy your day guilt free and eat whatever you want to! The air fryer will watch your weight!