Reviews about Philips Airfryer models are generally positive, with the Consumer Reports website claiming that it cooks faster than a regular oven and that some foods were cooked better in the Philips Airfryer. As its name suggests, the Philips Airfryer supposedly cooks food that is normally prepared in a deep fryer, using only the circulation of hot air.
The Philips Airfryer claims to be capable of frying, baking, roasting and grilling food via a technology its makers refer to as "Rapid Air Technology." This is also claimed by its makers as a much healthier way of preparing food because it uses around 70 to 80 percent less oil, or no oil at all, for cooking food. The food is cooked by circulating heated air that is approximately 390 degrees Fahrenheit around foods such as pastries, potato chips, fish and chicken.
The Airfryer is bulky, resembling a large rice cooker and is available in the colors black or white. It has a digital touchscreen and a receptacle that holds the food. The temperature settings are divided in 30 degree increments and the timer can be set to up to an hour of cooking time.
According to other reviews, the Philips Airfryer was able to cook a batch of French fries with little oil in as little time as 12 minutes. It was also claimed that the Airfryer was able to successfully cook potato wedges, battered onion rings and chicken wings.