Airfryer XL or XXL: which one do I need?

Updated on 29 May 2023

You are about to buy a new air fryer, but which model best suits your needs? On the internet and in shops you will come across XL, XXL and even XXXL air fryers. To make the choice easy for you, in this article we will explain the differences between an air fryer XL and XXL.

Philips is the inventor of Airfryers and is therefore also the first brand to distinguish between XL and XXL air fryers. Since then, an awful lot of brands have joined, think Princess, Tefal, Inventum and Tristar. These brands also use the terms XL, XXL and sometimes even XXXL. The meaning of XL and XXL differ from brand to brand, which is why we focus on Philips Airfryers in this article.

The size

As you could probably have guessed, XL and XXL denote the size of the air fryer. But what exactly is the difference?

XL air fryer

This has a load capacity of 1.2 kilograms, which is enough for a family of 3 to 4 people. Do note that an XL air fryer is less suitable for larger dishes such as an oven dish. Of course, the XL air fryer takes up less space.

XXL air fryer

With an XXL air fryer, you have a load capacity of 1.4 kilograms which is enough for a family of 4 – 5 people. The advantage of an XXL air fryer is that you can also use it to prepare larger dishes such as whole chicken. However, bear in mind that an XXL air fryer can take up quite a bit of space on the countertop.

XL or XXL: what can you prepare with it?

As we mentioned earlier in this article, an XXL air fryer is better suited for larger dishes. This is not only because of its larger size but also because there are more accessories available for an XXL air fryer from Philips. Thus, with a Philips XXL air fryer, you can bake a pizza, grill a whole fish and make complete meals – something that is more difficult with an Airfryer XL because there are no accessories for this. So you can actually cook anything in an XXL air fryer.

Baking results & the technology

If Coolblue is to be believed, the results of an XXL air fryer are more crispy than with an XL air fryer. Whether this is really so, we dare not say but it seems to us that size has an influence on this. However, most Philips XXL air fryers do use Twin Turbo Star technology, which drains excess fats directly – which should result in crispy results and a less greasy bite.

Rapid Air Technology or Twin Turbostar

Philips XL air fryers use the oldest technology which consists of a single fan. The air is blown into the air fryer, whereas with an XXL the air is sucked in. The advantage of the new Twin Turbostar technology (found in the XXL air fryer) is that the results are even better and the result is less greasy.

Conclusion: buying an XL or XXL air fryer?

Your choice actually depends on two questions: how much food do you want to cook at once? For a large family of more than 4 people, I recommend an XXL air fryer, but a small household will be fine with an XL air fryer. In addition, let it depend on what you want to do with the air fryer. If you only use it for chips and simple dishes, the XL air fryer is a fine choice. Do you think you will be using the air fryer a lot and do not want to be limited by the possibilities? Then choose an XXL air fryer.

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