Philips HD9641 Air Fryer Review

Philips HD9641 Air Fryer is a great addition to the Philips line-up of Air Fryers. It offers the compact size of 2.75 qt basket for small families that don’t need to have a large capacity Air Fryer.  It uses TurboStar technology to improve the circulation of the hot air through the food. The unique Advance Digital controls help keep the screen from wearing out. The Philips HD9641/96 Air Fryer in a great addition to any kitchen that feeds 1-2 people.

Size Does Matter

The size is made to be used for small families. It would be a great appliance for a college student, empty nesters, single parent with 1 child, etc. Its size allows it to be kept on top of the counter or under it. This quality unit size is for small families that will provide better healthy cooking.

TurboStar Is a Blast

The TurboStar is a patented technology by Philips and is considered by most to be the best technology for air frying food. The unit main fan forces hot through chambers on the side of the air fryer to the bottom of the air fryer. The TurboStar shaped bottom then forces the hot up and through the food. The air being forced up through the food provides even cooking throughout the basket of food.

What Make the Advance Digital Controls Special

The Advance Digital controls offer a unique way to control your air fryer.  It offers 4 Preset and manual setting like most digital air fryers. What makes this unit different is that you change the setting with a Quick Control Dial. This means that the screen symbols don’t need to be touched thus they will not wear off in a year or 2. It also provides you with quick setup of time and temperature.

Main Features of the Philips HD9641 Air Fryer.

  • Philips HD9641 Air Fryer
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    Air Fryer Dimensions:
    • 13.6 x 13.6 x 14.1 inches
  • Air Fryer Weight:
    • 15.08 pounds
  • Basket Size (Volume):
    • 2.75 QT
  • No of Persons Designed For:
    • 1-2
  • Colors:
    • Black
  • Analogue/ Digital :
    • Digital Display
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    • Basket
    • Crisper Drawer
  • Manufacturer:
    • Philips
  • Max Temp:
    • 400°F
  • Timer:
    • 60 Minutes
  • Wattage:
    • 1425 Watts.
  • Safety Features:
    • Auto-shut off function
    • cool touch housing and handle
    • Non-slip feet
    • Cord storage
    • On/off switch
  • Cooking ability:
    • Air Frying
    • Baking
    • Roasting
  • Rotisserie / Self-stirring:
    • No
  • Customer Service:
  • Warranty:
    • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Accessories
  • Instruction Manuel

Check out this video on the Philips HD9641 Air Fryer to learn more about how it works.

The Wrap Up

For a 1-2 person family, they cannot go wrong purchasing the Philips HD9641/96 Air Fryer. The TurboStar technology provides even cooking through the basket and needs less oil to get the crispy texture desired. The Advance Digital controls provide ease of use and screen durability.  Philips HD9641/96 Air Fryer is sized to fit on a counter, provide a healthy cooking process, be a quality unit for its users.

The Philips HD9641 Air Fryer is one of my favorite units. It offers the right size for my family so that I can make the correct amount of food at mealtime. I love how it uses TurboStar technology to evenly cook the food. It’s Advance Digital controls provide easy setup with large numbers that are easy to read. You can feel the quality throughout the unit. I highly recommend this with my 9.8-star rating.


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In 2018, because of Diabetes Type 2, I joined the march to reducing the amount of oils and fat  that my family was consuming by purchasing an Air Fryer !

In 2019 with the help of our Air Fryer, my wife has gone from Diabetes Type 2 to Prediabetes and is no longer using insulin !

Philips HD9641 Air Fryer









  • TurboStar
  • QuickControl Dial
  • Quick Clean


  • Can not cook burgers and frys at the same time
  • Can not use metal utensils
  • Hard to find on/off switch

18 thoughts on “Philips HD9641 Air Fryer Review”

  1. Is this something you’d think is good for a college student in a dorm room? Or do you need access to an oven or something in order to make this item work? It seems like a stand-alone item, but this is something completely new to me. When I first read the title of your post, I instantly imagined an item that was going to heat the air in some way and thought it was weird as to why anyone would call something like that anything other than an electric heater.

    Thank you for introducing me to a new item that I’ve never heard of, and hopefully this  is something good for a college student so I’ll know what to get my niece for her dorm room.

    • Yes, this is a great item for a college student. Would fit nicely in a dorm room and it does not need any other device to cook the food. It is a standalone unit.

      These cookers are essentially a convection toaster oven on steroids. What these devices are trying to do is to surround the food with moving hot air to mimic boiling oil moving around the food when you deep fry. They are a healthier way than deep frying to cook your food. Plus you have the added safety feature of not having boiling oil to spill or catch fire. 

      Thank you, 


  2. What a great review.  Not only does it look cool enough to stay on the counter but we need to always remember the health benefits of an air fryer.

    Cooking in grease or oil really should be a thing of the past.  I am diabetic so for me how I cook and what I eat very much had to change.  I could very much see this in my house if I could convince my wife to let me keep it on the counter.

    Thank you for the great information.


    • Hello Dale,

      Thanks for your comments. My wife also has diabetes and by reducing the amount of fat in her diet along with other things, she is now off of insulin. These units provide great tasting food and reduces the amount of fat that you eat. There is a learning curve with them to get the food the way you like it. I will be providing blogs with some of the secrets to making your food crispier and taste better.

      If you have any questions, please reply below.



  3. Is the wattage on the Philips Air Fryer sufficient to cook larger items like a whole chicken leg (thigh and drumstick)? I have a NuWave 3 Qt air fryer which has 1800 wattage. I also have a $70 Sunpentown oven (air fryer) that has a max temperature of 480 degrees. It also has a pyrex glass bowl. So the food is visible while cooking. I love how it crisps the chicken skin. I am curious as to whether the Philips unit can get hot enough to crisp the skin as well. 

    • Glenn, 

      Yes, it has enough wattage to cook a whole chicken. What I like to do is to cook the chicken at a lower temperature of 325°F for an hour then up the temperature to 400°F for 10 minutes. This will provide the crispy skin that you desire. 



  4. This is an appliance I would  consider purchasing.  I would have liked to see some additional data, though.  Something like cooking times in this versus traditional frying.  This would certainly help me decide if this is worth buying.  Also perhaps a rundown of nutritional differences between this and traditional frying.  I can assume there are big differences, but I don’t know for sure.   Do you happen to have this data to share?

    • Thank you for your comment. We are working on blog posts that will answer your questions in the near future. But in general cooking times are longer with the air fryer then with the deep fryer. But the preheat time for an air fryer is next in no time at all, whereas it will take up to 10 minutes to heat the oil up in a deep fryer. So for the first batch the air fryer when the overall battle, but if you need to do multiple batches the deep fryer will take over and cook things quicker. This is why it is important to make sure you size your air fryer correctly.

      As far as nutrition, the reduction in fat is at the 70 to 80% range. Not only do you use less oil or fat to cook the food, the fat  from the food drains away from the food into the bottom of the unit. This is why the units have been so popular.

      Your comments are greatly appreciated and if you have any other questions, please reply to this comment.



  5. I’ve never had air fryer before but I’ve seen the advertisements and wondered about getting one as a healthier way of enjoying fried dishes.  

    I’ve been thinking it might be preferable to the microwave which does not quite turn out the food the way our traditional stoves and ovens do.

    Is this unit easy to clean?  Can I dismantle it and put all of its parts into the dishwasher?

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Hello Cath Anon,

      thank you for your comments. It’s great to hear from fans or people considering purchasing one of these units. As far as cleaning you can read take the removable basket, basket holder and accessories like rack or skewers in the dishwasher. I have read that you need to use the old type dishwasher granule soap instead of the new pods. The new pods seem to damage the nonstick coating of any air fryer. I have made my mind up long ago to hand wash my items that have a nonstick service on. I get a longer life when I do this. As far as cleaning the inside you need to do the following:
               Let unit cool down.
               Unplug the unit.
               Hand wash the sides top and bottom of unit.
               Use a plastic scrub brush to clean the heating coil.
               Use paper towels to hand dry the unit.
      One of the items I dislike about this unit is that the heating coil cannot be removed. It makes cleaning behind it difficult.

      If you have any other questions, please reply to this comment.



  6. Good afternoon David,

    What a great machine this Philips Air Fryer. As I never fry anything I had no idea something like this excisted. I think for my family of 2 it would be an ideal extra in the kitchen to have. I looked at the video and must say it looks very easy and also healthy. The only change I would make is to not use extra virgin olive oil as one should have that exclusively for cold dishes. I would use virgin olive oil. I will put this on my Christmas wishlist. Thank you for the information.

    Regards, Taetske

    • Hello Taetske

      thank you for your comments. It’s always good to hear what other people think about these units. I have found that using a spray bottle and placing your oil in it is much better than using the aerosol cans. It seems to disperse the oil closer to the food. If you have any other questions, please comment below.



  7. I personally do not have an air fryer but I have been looking at them for a gift. Your detailed description has been very helpful.  I have a question about the hard to find on/off switch. Is it in a difficult place to reach? I will look at the Phillips and your site when the time comes. Thank you for the good information.

    • Hello Carolyn,

      thanks for your comments we greatly appreciate them. The on/off button is located on the front digital face on the right hand side. If you have any other questions, please comment below.



  8. Hey there David,

    thanks for such an informative and detailed review, I found it to be very helpful and enjoyable! As far as Philips HD9641 goes, I have to say- I am very impressed by it. Firs of all, the design of it is just on point! It looks very sleek & modern with futuristic accent to it, very interesting looking device! Second of all, it sports a high quality build with great level of durability which for me, are crucial aspects & things I take in consideration when it comes to buying electronics which You hope will serve You quite some time. I was also pleasantly surprised by the amount of features presented here by HD9641, it comes with a lot of useful features and it delivers impressive multi-tasking performance, great stuff! 

    Keep up the great work 😉 

    • Hello Evald,

      Thank you for your comments is greatly appreciated. I find this to be a sturdy unit also. It would make a great addition to a small families arsenal for cooking quick meals in the evening. If you have any questions, please make further comments below.



  9. Hi! Thank you very much for this review! This is exactly what I have been looking for. We’re constantly on the run and having the benefits of this Air Fryer at home can really make a difference on our daily life.

    I love the fact that it’s practical to move around due to its size.

    I have heard of this TurboStar technology patented by Philips. Do you know how long it would take to cook frys if we fill the 2.75qt basket?

    • Hello Henry,

      Thank you for your comments. A full basket of frozen French fries takes approximately 20 minutes to cook. They recommend shaking after half the cooking time but I prefer to use tongs and rotate them. If you have any other questions please feel free to comment here.




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