Today I finally got my Philips Airfryer 9220 delivered and though I would share a post with my first thoughts on this product.
Below you can watch a short unboxing video in case you are curious about how the product is packed, wrapped and what basically comes out of the box when you first open it.
The Airfryer comes very well packaged and protected inside its box. It only has two pieces of molded cardboard, one on the top and one on the bottom, holding the machine in place, which I really appreciated. I hate it when products come completely hidden under twenty different pieces of foam which always breaks when you are trying to get them out of the box leaving your place full of tiny foam pieces for a week. The molded cardboard used by Philips here does the job perfectly without the mess, thank you Philips!
My first surprise was to see how few things were actually included in the box. And I mean this in the best possible way! Only the Airfryer and a small plastic bag with a short recipes book and one single very reasonably sized instructions booklet. I was glad to see just one thin instructions booklet instead of the usual moby-dick-like letter sized instructions translated to fifteen different languages.
The power cord is attached and can actually be stored inside the fryer itself, so that means no electric transformer or unnecessary long cables getting in your way either!
So in other words, what’s included is:
- The Airfryer
- A recipes book
- The instructions booklet
I know this is a completely different product. But in a way the Philips Airfryer packaging reminded me to the way Apple packages its products, just including the bare minimum, which is actually everything you need!
The next thing that caught my attention was the size of the machine. It’s larger than I expected it to be. I know that the product dimensions are publicly available, and I even remember checking them on Amazon before buying, but still I just thought it would be smaller based on the proportions I saw on all the Philips official marketing material.
I thought it would take as much counter space as a coffee machine does but the truth is its more like a rice cooker. I would say that the machine is roughly 20% larger than I expected.
It’s not a big deal for me, but if you have limited space in your kitchen you might want to make sure you’ll be able to fit it comfortably somewhere before purchasing it.
Look and feel
Even though larger than I expected the look and feel of the product is great. The fact that it’s made out of black plastic makes it look very elegant and actually dresses up the kitchen. The parts also feel quite robust, as if the will deal with weight and heavy use well. The parts also feet nicely with one another, very smooth.
You can easily operate it with just one hand since the main body is heavy enough to stay in place and the opening for the tray to fit the body is big enough so that you won’t miss it even if you tried.
I was also happy to see how simple the commands really are. One wheel to set the temperature (between 80 and 200 Celsius) and a second wheel to set the time (between 1 and 30 minutes). That’s really all you need and that’s really all they give you. No power switch, no unnecesary clocks to set on time over and over again… Again the simplicity of the Airfryer commands reminded me of some Apple products which have simplified the traditionally overwhelming control panels of electronics in general, including kitchen apliances.
I’m excited to start using the Airfryer, I have a feeling it’s going to become a key component in my kitchen 🙂
If you want to get your too simply click on the link below to go directly to the products page on Amazon!