"As with all Philips air fryers, the overall design of the Turbostar is cool and trendy."
The Turbostar Air fryer from Philips is one of the most efficient, easy-to-use and reliable air fryers on the market right now. Philips is a renowned brand in the world of kitchen appliances, so it’s no surprise that the Turbostar is jam-packed with impressive features that have been designed to make food prep so much easier. With a price tag of between $250 and $300, it’s not the cheapest air fryer available to buy, but the price reflects the quality of the overall design and functionality of this top-quality air fryer. The Turbostar technology has been created by Philips to cook food that is crispy on the outside and delicious on the inside. The Turbostar is an excellent air fryer if you’re looking for an appliance that doesn’t just fry food, but can be used to grill, roast and even bake all your favorite recipes too!
As with all Philips air fryers, the overall design of the Turbostar airfryer is cool and trendy. The black finish shows off its contemporary side, and the high-quality plastic material is hard-wearing and has been made to last. The dimensions of this high-quality air fryer are 14.4 x 10.5 x 11.3 inches, and it weighs around 15 pounds. So, it’s average sized as far as air fryers go and can sit perfectly on your countertop without taking up too much space. The Philips Turbostar also comes with non-slip feet which is a simple but effective bonus to buying this air fryer as it means it will stay put when you’re busy lifting food to and from it and won’t slide off the edge of the counter! The LCD screen is neatly located at the front of the air fryer, as is the easy-grip handle, so everything you need to operate this appliance is located within easy reach and is clearly visible.
Ease of Use
Philips has manufactured the Turbostar air fryer with usability in mind. On this model of air fryer, the brand has worked hard to make sure it’s easy to use and comes with an array of features to add to this. For example, the overall footprint of this air fryer is 20% smaller than its predecessor, while still maintaining the same capacity of up to 1.8 pounds of food and providing users of up to 4 servings at a time. This is great as it means customers who have smaller kitchens and minimal countertop space can still benefit from the larger capacity of this air fryer, without having it take up more room.
There is no preheating necessary with the Turbostar air fryer, as soon as it's turned on it’s reading to be used immediately. This is an ideal feature if you’re busy and need to make the food quickly, as you don’t have to wait around for the air fryer to heat up. Also, the Turbostar comes with a free Airfryer app that gives you access to over 200 recipes you could create in your new air fryer appliance. Cooking times of a range of foods are also listed in the instruction manual, giving you lots of options and advice on all sorts of different food cooking times and new recipe ideas to try. This shows off the versatility of this air fryer model, as it can help you cook all sorts of new and tasty creations. You can also grill, roast and bake your favorite foods with this air fryer which not all air fryers can do. This makes it much more adaptable appliance to own, and you can also use it instead of your conventional oven, saving energy and money in the long run.
This top-quality air fryer comes with an ‘EasyClick’ handle, meaning that Philips has purposefully designed the handle to be easily removable, so you can quickly attach it to other accessories, and it makes the air fryer much easier to store away and clean. Speaking of cleaning, this is one of the easiest air fryers to clean, boasting a 90 second cleaning time for the basket, thanks to its non-stick coating and wipe-clean surface. Most of the parts in this air fryer are dishwasher safe, including the basket and food drawer, so cleaning time is minimized, and so is the effort. The Turbostar air fryer also comes with auto shutoff which many other models do not, so you can rest assured that the air fryer is not at risk of overheating as it turns off automatically, and it comes with a cool wall exterior, so you won’t burn your hands on the outside of it when it’s in use.
The abundance of features on this fantastic air fryer really do make it worth the cost. The Turbostar technology this air fryer uses means that the food is continuously exposed to circulating heat, so the result is evenly cooked food, with no need to stir or turn halfway through. It also comes with a ‘QuickControl’ dial to make controlling the functions much easier; all you have to do is turn the dial to your chosen temperature and then click it in place. If you turn the dial again, it sets the time, and then click it to confirm the start of cooking.
There are four pre-set cooking options on this air fryer, including frozen French fries, chicken drumsticks, fish and chop/cutlet. This is an ideal function you don’t see on all air fryer models, so it’s great to see you get these functions included on the Turbostar model. This makes cooking a lot easier as these are common foods that you don’t have to think about, you just put the food into the air fryer, select the function and it will cook it perfectly for you. Another fantastic feature of this high-quality air fryer by Philips, is the keep warm function which allows the food to be kept at the perfect eating temperature for up to 30 minutes. This is great to use if some of your family or guests are running late!
Overall, the Philips Turbostar Air Fryer is a superb example of high-quality design, functionality, and usability all rolled into one ideal appliance. It comes with a 1-year warranty which is standard for air fryers but also has a 2-year worldwide guarantee. There are a variety of features on this air fryer that make it worth the money, such as cool wall exterior, auto shut off and keep warm function. This is an excellent buy if you’re looking for an air fryer that’s quick, easy to use and can act like a regular oven without using as much energy.