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Price£99.99
Capacity (litres)4.1
Functions5
Functions includeAir fry, Grill, Roast, Bake, Reheat
Cooking zones1
Cooking tiers1
TimerManual
Dishwasher-safe parts
Transparency
Rotating basket
Overall Finder score★★★★★

What can you cook in a Philips HD9200/91?

A 4.1-litre basket is one of the smallest we’ve reviewed and is on par with its brother, the Philips HD9252/91. This means small meals, like 5 or 6 chicken wings, half a bag of mozzarella sticks and a handful of chips. You can stuff more in there if you want, but don’t expect an even cook, and a lot of shaking will be needed. It’s too bad that a small chicken cannot contort itself to fit in there either.

Basket air fryers like the HD9200/91 aren’t designed for stews or curries. Your best bet is going for a multicooker air fryer, like the Ninja OP450UK.

The free NutriU app can be used for all Philips models: you can select the air fryer you have from a list and a book of tasty recipes will pop up.

How big is the Philips HD9200/91?

This air fryer will scuttle into any corner of your kitchen with ease. It’s one of the smaller ones on the market, but it’s not smaller than the HD9252/91. Still, it’s ideal for narrow kitchens with a manageable width and a depth of 33.8 cm. It doesn’t have any awkward edges jutting out either. The basket slides out smoothly too.

A small footprint equals a small basket, which may not reflect its mid-range price. In comparison, the Power XL and Breville Halo models are cheaper but have a bigger, square basket.

Is the Philips HD9200/91 convenient to use?

This air fryer is quite convenient, but it isn’t the best out there.

It’s simple to clean, either by dishwasher or under a tap, and grease won’t linger on its non-stick coating basket.
You don’t have to be a tech whizz to get the hang of it either. Preheating isn’t needed and the dials for time and temperature are plain to see. But, they are fiddly and it can be difficult setting the exact time for a particular dish.

Another misleading aspect is the stated functions. Philips claims the model can grill, bake, air fry, roast and reheat. We’d like to see buttons that show these functions as opposed to guessing how to fulfil each one. Compare this to any Ninja air fryer, which has functions on display. The Philips is much harder to figure out, and the instruction manual is of little help.

Philips HD9200/91 Customer reviews

Customers are generally happy using this Philips. They love its speed of cooking, ease of use and clean-up time. Many like that it doesn’t take up too much room either.

The standard gripes relate to its small size, with some wishing they had bought an XL model. The pesky dials feature in customers’ complaints, as some have said they’ve had issues with timings.

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Great for small kitchens
  • Good for small families
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Fiddly manual controls
  • Capacity is small for the price
  • Shaking food required for even cooking
  • Stated functions not visible

Our verdict: Is the Philips HD9200/91 any good?

Do you have a small family? Maybe you don’t like cooking loads of food in one go? If so, this air fryer could be for you. It won’t crowd your kitchen nor is it a hassle to wash up and store away if need be.

It won’t be for everyone though. The basket is way too small for a family of 4, and you risk undercooking food if you put too much in. Cheaper, easier-to-use models are available, especially since the manual dials will leave you unnecessarily aggravated.

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Expert review

This air fryer is a rapid, nimble appliance that’ll fry a small portion of chips in next to no time. Upon inspection, it’s almost a replica of the Philips HD9252/91 air fryer, but with manual dials for a more retro feel. These are more fiddly than the warm amber digital display, and we found the timings are hard to get precise.

This air fryer is great if you’re a couple or for small portions, but don’t expect a feast from its small basket.

The 5 functions (fry, bake, grill, roast and reheat) don’t work in the same way as on other air fryers, where you can press a button to grill or bake. With this model, you’ll have to work out times and temperatures for yourself.

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