|Brand||BLACK & DECKER|
|Capacity Volume||2.1 quarts|
|Dimensions (inches)||11.5 x 11.5 x 13|
Where to Buy
|Retailers||Buy on Amazon|
Black+Decker has ventured into the air frying world, and with the B+D name behind it, these air fryers are drawing attention. Available in black or white, these manual machines pack a surprising amount of punch.
- Reasonable price
- Excellent warranty
- Color selection
- No additional accessories included
The famous Black + Decker name is a household word that implies quality, excellent design, and superior engineering. Their air fryer line is fairly new and has generated plenty of excitement in the world of air frying.
What Comes in the Box
The air fryer and a brief recipe book, which includes a timing chart, is included.
Size and Appearance
The Black+Decker Purifry is white. It’s 12 pounds, 11.5×11.5×13 inches, and has a capacity of 2 liters or 8 cups. The interior capacity, which will fit a 4 or 5-inch pan, is smaller than that of most air fryers.
The basket is stainless steel with a non stick coating and ‘cool-touch’ handle. Its capacity is about 8 cups, which is sufficient for cooking two meals at once.
Build Quality & Cooking
While the benefits of manual controls can be debated, they allow more finesse on the part of the user. The majority of complaints about air fryers from experienced air fryer owners are about software malfunctions.
The B+D is strongly built, and the manual controls generate far fewer customer complaints than digital controls generally do.
Manual controls allow greater control over the cooking process. This model has been on the market since September 19th, 2014 with almost no complaints about durability.
Here is a YouTube video of a neutral comparison of performance between the Purifry and a comparable Philips model: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b43ihHPeQSc).
The controls consist of a timer, which automatically shuts the machine down when the time is finished, and the temperature control.
The ‘cool-touch’ handle is a feature unique to this air fryer, as is the basket’s divider.
It is difficult to write a review about the Purifry that comes across as neutral. These are very solid little machines with few flaws. Most of the reported problems with this air fryer are issues that pertain to air frying food in general and could be solved by a little online research about how to air fry food.
The PuriFry is said to have a strong odor when first used. Owners of this machine recommend running the air fryer for 30 to 40 minutes, empty, to burn off the smell.
The manual controls may be difficult to read for people with poor eyesight and the capacity is not large for an air fryer, although the small size may be ideal for 1-2 people.
There have been isolated reports of the screws on the basket coming loose after several months of use.
HF100WD vs HF110sBD
Making its debut on March 27, 2016, the HF100WD model is slightly heavier, at 12.5 pounds, and smaller (11.1×9.8×11.5) than its ancestor. It retains the same cooking capacity of 2 quarts, or about 8 cups, and the same features, accessories, and appearance. The newer model is equally popular.
No accessories come with the Purifry. A small cooking manual with a timing chart is included.
Air fryer accessories from other brands may not fit the Purifry because of its small interior capacity. Black+Decker does not offer a line of air fryer accessories.
Black + Decker offers a 2 year limited warranty. A PDF of the warranty can be found here: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71LX21O03rS.pdf
This warranty is superior to the industry standards for air fryers, which typically cover only 90 days to one year.
The PuriFry is durable, with virtually no reports of malfunction in the three and a half years it has been on the market. It has a solid warranty and is sold at a very reasonable price when compared to other name brand models.
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