Everyone is busy, but that doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of a satisfying, homecooked meal. Philips Air Fryers and NuWave Ovens offer faster and more energy-efficient ways to prepare your favorite foods. We’ll cover everything you want to know about these two must-have kitchen aids and how to decide which one’s right for you.
How Does an Air Fryer Work?
As the name implies, an air fryer cooks your fried food with hot air. There’s no need to add oil. A powerful motor, combined with a 1750W heater create a whirlwind of heat that evenly fries the basket contents.
Traditional oil fryers don’t always disperse heat evenly, resulting in food that’s soggy on the inside and burned on the outside. However, an air fryer circulates air 360º around the bottom of the pan for consistently crispy meals. The air fryer is also a healthier way to cook. A fat reducer at the base collects excess oil, resulting in food with up to 90% less fat.
Philips Air Fryers – We’ve Chosen 3 of the Best
We’ve chosen three of the best Philips Air Fryers to help you make the healthiest and most delicious fried food.
1. Philips Compact Airfryer HD9641/96
The Philips Compact Airfryer is small enough to fit on nearly any countertop. The new version takes up 20% less space than the previous one but has the same capacity. You can fry 2.5 quarts or 1.8-pound servings at a time, which makes about two servings with 75% less fat than traditional frying.
The air fryer and its dishwasher-friendly pieces are incredibly easy to clean. A non-stick removable base and a quick-clean basket take less than two minutes to wipe off. You can get the compact model with either a digital or analog temperature display. A QuickControl dial makes it easy to heat any food perfectly.
2. Philips Airfryer XL HD9240/94
The Philips XL Airfryer has a larger basket with a capacity for up to 2.65 pounds of food to serve four people. You can expect all the same features as the compact version but on a larger scale. The primary difference besides the size is the smart present button. You can save the settings for your favorite meal. The next time you’re ready to cook, all you have to do is reselect your saved configuration.
With the XL air fryer, you can preset your cooking time up to an hour in advance. An indicator will tell you when your meal is finished, and an auto-off function prevents food from overcooking. The maximum temperature is 390ºF. With the XL edition, you can reduce the fat content by 75%.
3. Philips Airfryer XXL HD9630/96
The Philips Airfryer XXL is the largest fryer with a capacity of over three pounds or six servings. This air fryer is ideal for feeding the entire family. You can fit two bags of french fries or a whole chicken inside.
The XXL edition has a more powerful heater that’s capable of reducing the fat content of your food by up to 90%. Not only does this air fryer cook without added oil, but it captures excess fat for crispier, more tender meals.
How Does a NuWave Oven Work?
A NuWave oven uses a combination of convection, conduction, and infrared heat to quickly cook your food with less energy consumption than standard ovens. NuWave ovens don’t require preheating, and you can even cook frozen food without defrosting it. The temperature range for these ovens is 100 to 420ºF.
NuWave ovens come in one size, but an extender ring can increase the capacity to accommodate a 16-pound turkey. You can prepare your meals up to 70% faster with a NuWave oven and use up to 85% less electricity than a traditional oven.
NuWave Ovens – We’ve Chosen 3 of the Best
We’ve selected the three best NuWave ovens that will save you time and energy in the kitchen.
1. NuWave Oven Pro
The NuWave Oven Pro is the simplest and most popular model of NuWave ovens. Ten temperature settings range from 107 to 342º F. A bottom lining in the pan collects extra fat to keep your food tender and crispy. This oven will reduce your cooking time by up to 70% and uses 75% less energy than a traditional oven.
An extender ring, sold separately, increases the oven’s capacity by 50%. Clean up is simple since all the pieces are dishwasher safe. You only need to wash the powerhead by hand. When your food gets cold, push the reheat button to heat it again.
2. NuWave Oven Pro Plus
The NuWave Oven Pro Plus has a higher temperature range from 100 to 350º F. You can also adjust the heat in 1º increments, which offers more control of the cooking process. In addition to a reheat function, you’ll find a keep warm and delay feature.
The Pro Plus version is available with a power dome, which is sturdier than the standard dome you receive with the Pro edition. This oven will decrease your cooking time by up to 70% and uses 75% less power than traditional ovens. As with the Pro edition, you can purchase an extender ring to increase the capacity.
3. NuWave Oven Elite
The NuWave Oven Elite has the highest temperatures with a range from 100 to 420º F. The ability to sear and dehydrate food is unique to this model. You’ll need a separate dehydrating system attachment if you want to dry food in this way. Built-in memory in the powerhead enables you to store your favorite cooking settings and save 100 recipes.
The elite edition uses up to 85% less energy than your typical oven. You can also purchase a stainless steel extender ring to make meals for the whole family. We highly recommend a shatter-resistant power dome, which is much more durable than the standard dome.
Philips Air Fryers and NuWave ovens can both significantly reduce your cooking time and save electricity compared to traditional alternatives. We’ve highlighted a few other similarities for you below.
- Easy to use – Both machines have intuitive controls and the ability to predefine settings.
- Simple to clean – Both have dishwasher safe parts that only take a few minutes to clean.
- Space-saving – Both take up minimal space compared to standard ovens and oil fryers.
- Free recipes – Both machines come with recipes to help you get started.
- Safety features – Both have auto shut-off features to prevent burning.
Not to mention, these machines are exceptionally user-friendly and look great on any counter.
Despite the similarities, there are several differences to consider that could make your decision easier.
- Capacity – The NuWave oven has a larger basket than the Philips Air Fryer.
- Durability – The parts for Philips Air Fryers tend to be more durable than the NuWave oven.
- Instructions – Both systems come with recipe books, but the NuWave oven comes with an additional DVD.
- Temperature – The NuWave ovens can reach a maximum temperature of 420º F. Philips Air Fryers only reach a temperature of 390º F.
Both of these devices will significantly simplify the way you cook. Your choice depends on how you prefer to cook and what you enjoy eating most. If you eat more fried food, we recommend one of the Philips Air Fryers. If you prefer to bake family meals, we recommend a NuWave oven. However, they’re both fantastic products to have in your kitchen that will reduce your power bill and speed up the cooking process.