Philips adds a new air cooker to the catalog. Not to be confused with the Airfryer, the name used for its oil-free (or air) fryers, it also includes a heater with a fan to diffuse hot air. However, the Air Cooker often dreamed of lower temperatures while adding steam.
This technology combined with hot air – more, then – and steam was named NutriFlavor. Through it, the Air Cooker has to offer tasty dishes that combine taste and texture, but also healthy: Philips, which has analyzed several foods after consumption, indicates that it has recovered up to 90% of the vitamin C contained in broccoli and others. peppers and even up to 93% of the Omega 3 contained in salmon. These results were obtained with the Air Steam mode mixing hot and steam air, but seven others are proposed, in addition to a hot-hold mode: steam, oven, roasting, reheating, thawing and even simmering and vacuum.
To further assist the user, Philips offers predefined ingredient settings, as well as its NutriU app to find recipes; former Top Chef candidates have been approached to work on six, including Mallory Gabsi, who is expected to nominate three. Wi-Fi is provided for remote control and tracking of alert help checklists, which should also allow you to receive stakes on the day with turnkey new ingredients and settings to be found directly on it. device.
The most easy users in the kitchen are sure to be a manual mode. This allows you to select a temperature between 60 and 160 ° C and whether or not to add steam with, if necessary, two humidity levels to choose from.
A rather well-designed device, but with a limited capacity
Over time, the Air Cooker is a sort of four vapors a little more limited, with a temperature range at the beginning, but also the sound format. It is placed on the work surface and arranged more like a bread machine with its dimensions of 44 x 35 x 23 cm and are open at the top. A glass allows you to control cooking without having to open it, and a small screen associated with a selection button allows you to navigate between different modes and settings; however, you have to go through the Philips app to find recipes.
On the back, a water tank is provided for steam and the Air Cooker is accompanied by a slide tray in the bottom of the cavity. This tray is handled using retractable handles, which fit into the lid and unfold when opened for easy removal. In addition to this tray, Philips provides a basket; a second tray to be placed on top of the latter can be purchased as an extra to cook on two levels. A small vat is also available for baking pies, bread and even risotto, but you will never have to invite too many people to dinner.
If the Air Cooker allows Philips to cook for four people, it’s better to have small eaters. After use, the accessories can be left lying mainly in the dishwasher and all can be incorporated into the device. Rinsing, descaling and cleaning modes are also available to facilitate the maintenance of the appliance itself.
L’Air Cooker is available at a public advisory price of € 579.99 and a launch offer allows you to get the second set or vats for € 1 extra, for € 34.99 for promotions. It’s all the same good plus for a classic multicooker, such as Cookoul by Moulinex, or SmartLid by Ninja which offers a Combi-Vapeur mode, such as OL750EU. L’américain seems, however, to be much less focused on the nutritional interest of the non-Philips steam cooker.