The Philips Viva Collection Hot Air Fryer is a pretty cool kitchen tool. Essentially, it’s a small version of super-convection oven. It “fries” foods with hot air instead of hot oil. It also has the ability to simply bake items. And it does a surprisingly good job at both tasks.
This particular unit is big enough to make food for a small family, but if you have more than a few people, you’d really be pushing it. We’ve made things like french fries and chicken nuggets at the same time in the Philips Viva, and they both came out great.
Other than the smallish size, the only other real downside is that it’s a little noisy. But it’s not really that much worse than most microwaves, for instance; so don’t let that scare you off.
It is much faster than a regular oven. Cleanup is also super simple, since pretty much every part that gets dirty is dishwasher safe and easily fits in a dishwasher.
The Philips Viva Collection Hot Air Fryer has been a terrific addition to our kitchen. My wife and I both really appreciate its versatility and ease of use. The fact it does a great job cooking different types of foods quickly is also a huge bonus. Overall, this is a winner.