If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not to go all in on Black Friday air fryer deals, I get it—it’s a cost and counter space commitment. But this appliance is a lot of fun, and I’m fully a convert; I’ve written extensively about my mania for the best air fryers and all they can do. Case in point, I made extra-crispy brussels sprouts in mine last week in 11 minutes flat. Still unsure? If you’re hesitant to pay full price on a kitchen appliance you’ve never tried before, these early Black Friday sales (see our full list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday kitchen deals) are the perfect excuse to go for it. Live a little! If you’re just cooking for one or two, I’d recommend a basket-style compact air fryer like a Cosori or 3-quart Philips because they take up less space than a toaster-oven-style fryer while still getting the job done. But if you need one that can do multiple racks of food, dehydrate apple slices, toast bread, and serve as an extra oven for holiday pie marathoning, go with the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro, which a few food stylists I know swear by as secondary ovens. That thing can do it all. Now, onto the best Black Friday air fryer deals 2022. —Alex Beggs
The Breville is our fave air fryer toaster oven model. We adore the stainless steel kitchen appliance because of its large size—it can fit a whole chicken—and wide variety of preset cooking functions. While its size and price are a commitment, you may find yourself using this countertop convection oven instead of your standard oven; it preheats quickly, uses less energy, and can do just about anything a normal oven can. Take 20% off with this early Black Friday air fryer deal.
A chicken not enough for you? Look no further than the leveled-up Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro. It’s bigger (as in “14-pound turkey” bigger), badder, and has two extra cooking features. It’s also marked down $180 on Amazon, making this one of the best Black Friday air fryer deals out there.
Moving into basket air fryers, this Ninja model has a modest four-quart capacity that fits two pounds of french fries and is relatively easy to clean. You’ll find some of the best early Black Friday deals at Amazon, where you can pick up this gadget for 23% off the normal price.
While not particularly “extra large” compared to other air fryers on this list, BA ranks this 5.5-quart Ninja air fryer as one of the best basket-style options. On top of having the standard functions like air fry, dehydrate, bake, broil, roast, and reheat, the Ninja Max also has an extra “max crisp” option to help your air fried foods reach optimal levels of crispy.
Bon Appétit deputy food editor Hana Asbrink loves her Philips Premium Air Fryer, especially during hot and sticky New York summers when she can’t be bothered to turn on the oven to make spiced potato wedges. When Philips says XXL, they mean it; this appliance has a 7-quart capacity and is big enough to fit a whole chicken.
We know Instant Pot for its electric pressure cookers, but the brand’s also made a foray into air fryers with its Instant Vortex. It has rotisserie and proofing functions and comes with a nonstick drip pan, two perforated cooking trays, and a few other dishwasher-safe accessories.
Love your air fryer so much you wish you had space for another one? Consider upgrading to the Ninja DualZone air fryer. Equipped with two independent baskets and smart technology, this fryer allows you to cook two different dishes with different temperatures and cook times simultaneously.