Philips Air Fryer – Deep fry without oil

When I took an Instagram picture of my Philips Air Fryer about 2 weeks ago, I got a whole lot of comments and replies. I actually bought and have been using the Air Fryer for a long time already. I bought it the day it arrived in Malaysian shores.

If you don’t already know, the Philips Air Fryer introduces a new technology of kitchen appliance convenient for people like me. I like deep fried food, but it’s way too unhealthy. The Air Fryer introduces a new way of frying your food, without the oil!!!


Philips Air Fryer overview


The Philips Air Fryer is about the size of bigger rice cooker. It sits nicely on your kitchen counter.

It’s so easy to navigate the appliance, you really don’t need to look at the manual.

Pull out the handle, pop in your food. There’s a dial at the top for the temperature, aother dial to set time. There’s a sticker on the appliance, in case you want to refer to it as a guide.  That’s it!


How does Philips Air Fryer work?

I am somewhat culinary challenged (proof here) although I have improved a lot in the last few years. But I’m still relatively lazy. I buy a lot of frozen food, or prefer to pop something in the microwave or pot and come back to it later to serve and eat.

Frozen dinners are unhealthy. I know. But I really like my fish fingers, nuggets, chicken wings and… fried chickin’. *drool*

We used to have a deep fryer in the kitchen. We used it so much, it got disgusting real quick  with the bowls of sitting oil in the fryer. Finally, one day, we broke it. It just wouldn’t work anymore. We didn’t replace it. The thought that we ate so much deep fried food that we broke the fryer scared us a little. Time to eat healthy.

Then, we heard about the Philips Air Fryer. The articles that we read online told us that you don’t need to use oil to deep fry. How is that possible? Well, apparently, it uses the oil inside the food itself to fry the food on the outside.

For example:-

  • Chicken has oil in it already. So you basically just pop in raw or marinated chicken, turn the dials (to select the time and temperature) and the chicken will come out with crispy skin, just like how it would look if you put it in a deep fryer.
  • To make chips (aka fries), cut up potato strips, sprinkle a little bit of oil on the potato, pop it in the Air Fryer and it’s your very own chips made without having to deep fry!!!

The Philips Air Fryer is now a permanent fixture in my kitchen.

Here, I pop in my favourite Ayamas Deep Fried Chicken Drummets – spicy batter and frozen.

Turn the dial at the top to set the temperature (in this case 180 degrees, as stated in the back of the packet) and the other dial above the handle (packet says 20 – 22 minutes). Now you can walk away and come back later when the fryer “dings”.


22 minutes or so later, the Air Fryer “dings” to tell you that the time is up.

Check out the delicious deep fried chicken drummets “air fried” without a single drop of oil.

You don’t have to be unhealthy like me to air-fry frozen food. The Philips Air Fryer comes with a recommended recipe book for you to cook other stuff, too. All (supposedly) deep fried food, cooked with no (or little) oil.

How does it really work? Like, you want to know how the technology work and all? Check out the Philips Air Fryer website here.

Yes, it’s true. There are recipes using the Philips Air Fryer to not only make your usual chips (or if you prefer to call it French Fries), you can also make other delicious stuff like quiche, prawns in blanket, and brownies too.


How much is it?

There was only a white version when I bought it. Today, there is a black coloured “limited edition” version on sale. Personally, the black looks way cooler. Sleek looking, black coloured kitchen appliance.

The Philips Air Fryer is retailing in Malaysia for the Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of RM 1,199. You should be able to find it in most electrical stores, like Harvey Norman, SenHeng, Best Denki, etc.

Although I do come across very different prices in different places. At Jasons Grocers, BSC earlier today, I saw it selling for RM 1,299. My younger brother informed me that the shops in SS2 is selling it (promo prices) at RM 999.

For more information, go check out the Philips Air Fryer website here.

If you already own the Philips Air Fryer, tell me if you share my enthusiasm for it. This kitchen appliance is a life-saver for me, man.


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26 thoughts on “Philips Air Fryer – Deep fry without oil

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    1. i just bought the cool black one from best denki in one utama yesterday for rm999, came with a free cooler. dashed right home to pop in some chicken nuggets and cutlets to test.. whoop, whoop.. i like! now checking out delightful recipes to test on..


    1. Depends on what you cook. If you’re cooking something from raw food (eg sliced potato to make chips) then you need to sprinkle a little oil.
      For me, I use it mostly to cook frozen nuggets, fried chicken, etc – and I don’t need to add a single drop of oil for that!
      The box comes with a cook book for other recipes too for you to cook other stuff with the Air Fryer. Those recipes also don’t need a single drop of oil.


  1. I am thinking about getting one because although I am using Thermomix, I do enjoy some fried food once in a while. Thanks for great review. It’ll be on my list!!!


  2. We had just bought one and tried to fry peanut. It was not stated in the manual the time duration. Anybody had experienced and share.


  3. is Natural fat of food still there after cooked? If i want to airfry my bacon, salmon, but i want the bacon fat, salmon fat as well.. will it remain the fat? If I put some olive oil on meat…will olive oil still remain on meat after airfried? Because i need the fat as I am doing low carb diet.. thank you


    1. Basically, it uses the fat from the food itself to “air fry” the food. It doesn’t dissolve the natural fat. That’s still there after air frying. Basically, no additional oil is needed, just oil from the fat of the food itself.
      I hope I’m making myself clear enough. 😛


      1. thanks for your cleared explanation… I believe this is the more convenient stuff for me to baked, roast, fry the meat…I will go and get one 😉


      2. HI Winnie, I have tried to fry marinated chicken breast, as we knew chicken breast has no fat.. So i just pour 2 table spoon of Olive Oil and some sauces to marinate the chicken… However, the cut down the olive oil to the bottom(which below the frying net)…. and I bought the baking dish as a grill frying.. End up it became steam chicken breast…when that time…i was so dark, could you pls tell me is there any grill pan to buy for this philip airfryer?


  4. its so annoying there is nowhere they record how long things take especially when you lose your manual which must give frying times for at least 6 things


  5. I own a Philips AirFryer and use it often to enjoy French Fries, Fried Plantains, Chicken Wings, Chicken Fried Steak, Homemade Sweet Potato Tater Tots, you name it! IT’S AMAZING! Everybody should have one! Just saying…


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