Delicious fried food is finally guilt-free. The BLACK+DECKER PURIFRY Air Fryer cuts out the oil to give you crispy food without the added fat. A pair of powerful convection fans surrounds food with heated air to cook all of your favorite fried delights quickly and evenly.
Dual Convection Fans - The exclusive cooking element combines heat with a powerful dual fan convection system to circulate hot air around food for fast, crispy results
2L Capacity - The 2-liter (about 8-cup) air-frying basket fits 2-4 servings of your favorite snacks and main dishes
Qucik and easy cleanup - The nonstick cooking surfaces release food without the need of cooking spray; plus, the air fryer basket and basket separator are dishwasher-safe
Variable Temperature Control and Indicator Lights - The temperature control ranges from 175-400°F; one indicator light shows when the unit is powered on, and the other turns off when the preheat temperature is reached
Guilt-Free Results - Circulating hot air adds a crispy touch to your favorite fried foods without drenching them in oil and the instruction manual includes tips on cooking times, temperatures, and quantities
I ordered this Black and Decker and the Philips 9220 and compared them for 3 weeks cooking various foods. In general, this was our first time using air friers are we are SOLD. I've had the best chicken, fish, vegetables, and more in these cookers all with very little-to-no oil.
Overall it was a very close competition. In the end, the Philips won for best taste due to the fact that the Black & Decker never lost it's slight plastic/chemical smell in the 3 weeks that we used it, which tinted all the food with a similar taste.
Here were our criteria ranked from most important to least:
Easy to Clean
Speed of cooking
Taste & Clean: The top two categories were the main contenders. As I mentioned above, the Philips won out for best taste. It cooked food evenly and to perfection without any hint of chemical taste from the get-go, while the B&D (while still cooking nice and evenly) didn't lose it's chemical taste.
That being said, the B&D was FAR easier to clean in the sink. Both bowl and basket units were entirely non-stick and the bowl unit was completely smooth at the bottom. The Philips was more of pain to clean than I hoped. Food sticks to the basket mesh pretty readily and it requires a bristle brush to clean (pad sponges leave bits stuck in the mesh). The raised contours of the bowl also make cleaning a bit of a chore. Both units do very well in the dishwasher, but take up a lot of room.
Price was the 3rd factor. The B&D is about half the price of the Phillips 9220, making it a pretty decent value. Unfortunately because TASTE was the ultimate deciding factor, it did not win out.
Capacity was about the same for both units. I found the Philips to be slightly more efficient simply because of the more square shape. That being said, the B&D includes a divider that allows you to pack in more food. The Philips unit has a double-decker accessory you can buy that works better that the divider IMO,
Speed of cooking went to the Philips, but only by a slight margin. For instance, chicken thighs would take about 17-20 minutes in the B&D, while they would take 15-17 minutes in the Philips. The B&D also has a slightly higher temperature range (400) vs. the Philips 390.
The Philips comes with a wide range of accessories available for purchase (I have not tried most of them), while the B&D does not.
Design: We bought the white versions of both units, which I am a big fan of. They look much cleaner than the glossy black which shows oil and fingerprints. They are very similar in shape, footprint, and functionality. I have an ever-so-slight preference for the Philips due to the slightly less egg-like shape and pretty metallic handle. The temperature dial knob is a bit finicky, certainly not a deal-breaker.
In summary, I really wanted the B&D to win due to the price and ease of cleaning, but ultimately it did not excel at it's primary job which is cooking delicious food.