Save big by buying an air fryer, quite possibly the buzziest appliance of 2018, from these retailers on Black Friday.

By Karla Walsh
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Love the crunch and flavor of fried foods—but not the fat and calories that come along with them? Then the air fryer (which some have declared as "the next Instant Pot or the "greatest thing since the George Foreman Grill") might just be your supper savior. And now's the perfect time to stock up: Several retailers are slashing costs for Black Friday.

Admittedly, the moniker is a bit misleading. The tool is more akin to a countertop convection oven, circulating high heat in a small container to achieve a crunchy coating, than a fryer that utilizes bubbly oil. The results fall somewhere between oven-baking and deep-frying in terms of texture and taste, and Better Homes & Gardens® Test Kitchen staff and food editors rave about the results with just a tablespoon or less of added fat.

Keep reading to discover the four best places to buy an air fryer on Black Friday. We have an option for every price point and family size!

Black Macy's NuWave Air Fryer filled with cooked French fries
Photo courtesy of Macy's

Macy’s: NuWave Brio 6-Quart Air Fryer

$129.99 (Regularly $162.99)

If you're feeding a crowd, seek out a 6-quart model like this NuWave Brio. It can cook six to eight servings in one batch so you can cook up a platter-full of pizza bites or several Scotch eggs without taking multiple shifts. This model cooks from 100° to 400° F and includes pre-sets for fries, steaks, seafood, reheating, and more.

White Walmart Farberware Digital Oil-Less Air Fryer
Photo courtesy of Walmart

Walmart: Farberware 3.2-Quart Digital Oil-Less Fryer

$39 (Regularly $69.99)

Stick to your Black Friday budget with this air fryer that's on sale for almost half price! In addition to air frying, it promises to roast "up to 30 percent faster" than a standard oven. The 3.2-quart capacity of this air fryer can cook two pounds of food at one time.

Black Jet Power Air Fryer
Photo courtesy of Jet

Jet: Power Air Fryer XL 3.4-Quart

$79 (Regularly $89)

This 3.4-quart air fryer credits its "Rapid Air Technology" for its ability to crisp up both sweet and savory foods. With roasting, baking, steaming, grilling, and sautéing functions, too, (plus the ability to toss the accessories in the dishwasher), this appliance will be a space-saver for busy families with compact kitchens.

White Home Depot Magic Chef Convection Countertop Oven with clear cooking container with two racks
Photo courtesy of The Home Depot

The Home Depot: Magic Chef Convection Countertop Oven

$34.88 (Regularly $52.49)

With a larger temperature range than most other air fryers (250° to 500° F) and a glass bowl, this uniquely-styled and affordable model looks nice enough to leave out on the counter. An extender ring makes it possible for the 3.16-gallon bowl to expand to fit 4.5 gallons at once, making it possible to roast a whole chicken.


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