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Black Friday 2021 is around the corner and it's the best time of the year to find crazy discounts on kitchen appliances. While you're shopping all the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and deals this November, one must-have you'll likely want to add to your wishlist is a top-tested air fryer — we've seen air fryers become increasingly popular in recent years, as more people catch on to the benefits of this magical kitchen tool. According to our experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchen Appliances Lab, this handy appliance makes weeknight dinners a snap, cooking perfectly crisp and tender food in mere minutes. Air fryers are also easy to clean and require little to no oil for cooking, meaning you can make your favorite dishes with a fraction of the calories and fat of traditional cooking methods.
What is an air fryer, and what is the best type to buy?
In short, an air fryer is a small oven with a highly concentrated heat source and powerful fan that moves the hot air around to crisp up wings, fries, veggies and more air-fried recipes. That said, there are a lot of options to choose from these days, including traditional basket-style air fryers, air fryer ovens and air fryer-toaster oven hybrids, as well as microwaves and pressure cookers with built-in air frying capabilities. To find the best air fryer for your needs, we recommend reading our comprehensive guide to air fryers and our breakdown of the difference between air fryers and convection ovens, so you know exactly what kind of air fryer you'll be shopping for on Black Friday.
What stores will have the best air fryer deals for Black Friday in 2021?
This year's Black Friday air fryer deals are still top secret, since retailers haven't released what juicy sales are to come. But what we do know is that last year, we saw air fryer deals on old and new models from Ninja, Instant Pot, Cosori, Chefman and more starting as early as October. In 2020, our sales and deals team saw record-low discounts on some of our top-rated and tested fryers (think 60% off or more!) at retailers including Walmart, Kohl's, Amazon, Best Buy and Wayfair.
This year, as the holiday season is quickly approaching, we're already seeing discounts up to 51% off our favorite air fryers, and if these trends continue you can expect to see even more excellent air fryer bargains this November with the best sales peaking during the weekend of Black Friday, starting November 26. So while there are good indications that waiting until the main event might be your best bet, these are some of the best deals you can find on top-rated air fryers right now:
The Best Pre-Black Friday 2021 Air Fryer Deals
Save 17% on the Ninja Air Fryer.
But if you're planning to wait until November, bookmark this page and check back closer to Black Friday 2021 for a full list of refreshed deals.
More Pre-Black Friday Savings
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