If you are looking to purchase an oil-less fryer for your home, chances are the Philips AirFryer is one of the options you are considering. If you still aren’t sure if you want to go for the Philips AirFryer, the T-fal Actifry or even other brands, you might want to check our buying guide and answer three simple questions that will show you which is the best option for you.
Now if you are already set on buying the Philips AirFryer you might have found that it comes in two different flavors, the AirFryer 9220 and the AirFryer 9230. The 9230 comes with a higher price tag, but it can be hard to actually understand why. So what are the differences between the two versions?
Differences between the AirFryer 9220 and the 9230
There are three main differences between the AirFryer 9220 and the AirFryer 9230.
The most obvious one is probably that the AirFryer 9230 comes with a digital display and touch screen, while the 9220 controls are all analogic. It really doesn’t make that much of a difference to have one or the other. In this case it comes down to a matter of design and whether you like the looks of one or the other best. Personally we like the feeling of simplicity that comes with the two single analogic controls from the 9220. It’s not that the touch screen is more complicated, it will allow you to control exactly the same options (temperature and time), but when you see a screen and several buttons you get that feeling that the machine will come with numerous and unnecessary features such as clock (like microwaves do).
Another difference is the fact that the 9230 will allow you to set the timer up to 60 minutes, while the 9220 will only allow you to set it to 30 minutes. In all honesty, I still haven’t found a recipe that requires 60 minutes of cooking, and my guess is that even if you can find one that does need that amount of time you will still need to stir or flip your food several times during the cooking process, so it’s not like you can just set the timer to one hour and forget about it.
The third difference is the fact that the AirFryer 9230 comes with the double layer rack out of the box, while this is an optional accessory for the 9220. The double layer rack is one of the several available accessories for the AirFryer and can come in handy when you need to cook larger quantities of food, especially things like burgers or chicken wings which you don’t want to be touching against each other.
Like I said, this is an optional accessory for the 9220, so it’s not like you need to make a definitive decision about this, you could go with the 9220 and eventually buy the double layer rack if you think you’ll use it.
Similarities between the AirFryer 9220 and the 9230
The AirFryer 9220 and the AirFryer 9230 are the same in literally everything except the three things explained above.
They both have the same exterior dimensions. They both have the same cooking capacity. They both have the same power and will heat up just as fast… All the recipes you find for the AirFryer are good for either model, all accessories you can buy for one will also work for the other…
The truth is the 9220 and the 9230 are not just close relatives, they are brothers, almost tweens!
Which one should you buy
In the end we believe there is only one thing that will make the balance fall towards the 9220 or the 9230, and that is which one you like best, esthetically speaking.
The 60 minutes timer looks like something that have been put there just to be able to point out one more difference between the two models. The touch screen does make the appliance look more modern, but it doesn’t add any functionality that the 100% analogic 9220 does not offer. The double layer rack could really make a difference between the two, and it can almost be essential depending on what types of food you are looking to cook and for how many. But the truth is you can also buy the double layer rack separately for the 9220 and you’ll end up with the same cooking capacity, probable even for a better price.
With this in mind, if you really love the touchscreen and LED display, then go for the 9230, otherwise the 9220 offers exactly the same features with a lower price tag.
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