Philips Dual Basket 3000 Series Airfryer : The Ideal Solution for Perfectly Synchronized Meals

The Philips Dual Basket 3000 Series Airfryer, model NA352/00, is a true revolution in kitchen appliances. With its dual cooking drawers, this innovative product allows you to prepare healthy and delicious meals in record time, while synchronizing the cooking of each component so they are ready at the same time. Here is an overview of our tests and experiences with this device.

Features and Benefits

The Philips Dual Basket 3000 Series Airfryer offers a host of features designed for versatile and efficient cooking. With Rapid Air Technology, it ensures even, crispy, and tender results every time. The appliance includes two drawers: a large one for main dishes and a small one for sides and snacks, allowing synchronized cooking times so all your food is ready simultaneously. Its Quick Copy Function lets you set the same cooking time and temperature for both baskets with a single touch. The HomeID App provides hundreds of tailored recipes, and the easy-to-use touchscreen features 8 presets for various foods. Health-conscious users will appreciate the ability to prepare meals with up to 90% less fat, while energy efficiency is boosted by saving up to 70% on electricity compared to standard ovens. Cleanup is a breeze with dishwasher-safe baskets, and its 9-liter capacity can accommodate up to 1.5 kg of Brussels sprouts or a 1.5 kg chicken.

Perfect Fries in Record Time

For our first test, we chose a classic: fries. Using frozen fries, we filled the large drawer and started the preset for 25 minutes at 205°C. Halfway through the cooking time, a beep reminded us to shake the fries for even cooking. The result? Golden fries, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, ready in just over ten minutes. The reheat function also proved effective, restoring the fries’ texture without drying them out.

Roasted Vegetables: A Crispy and Tender Success

To evaluate the Airfryer’s ability to roast vegetables, we filled the small drawer with peppers and onions. The 20-minute preset at 180°C produced perfectly cooked vegetables: the peppers were slightly crispy on the edges, while the onions were tender inside. An additional five minutes were enough to perfect their cooking, offering a result comparable to a traditional grill.

Frozen Foods: Perfect Synchronization with SyncFinish

We then tested the SyncFinish function with fish sticks in one drawer and fries in the other. By programming each drawer individually, the Airfryer synchronized the cooking times so everything was ready at the same time. In just seventeen minutes, the fish sticks were hot with a crispy breadcrumb coating, and the fries were perfectly golden. This feature is a real time-saver for preparing complete meals.

Easy Cleaning and Maintenance

Cleaning the Airfryer is a breeze thanks to its dishwasher-safe baskets. The touch control panel, while sensitive to fingerprints, is easy to clean with a microfiber cloth. The device’s large size requires dedicated countertop space, but its performance more than justifies this investment in space.

Who Is It For?

The Philips Dual Basket 3000 Series is ideal for large families and fans of quick, healthy cooking. Its 9.5-liter capacity allows for complete meals to be prepared in one device, and its intuitive features make it accessible even to kitchen novices. However, those with small kitchens will need to ensure they have enough space to accommodate it.

Final Verdict

In conclusion, the Philips Dual Basket 3000 Series Airfryer is a versatile, high-performing, and easy-to-use appliance. Its sleek design and advanced features make it an excellent choice for anyone looking to simplify meal preparation without sacrificing quality. Despite its tendency to overcook food sometimes, manual adjustments to the settings can yield perfect results. For a reasonable investment, this Airfryer offers a practical and economical alternative to using a traditional oven.

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