Aren’t you tired of this internal monologue? You know the one: Why is everyone talking about deep fryers? Why is it that everywhere I go I see ads and hear testimonials trumpeting the awesomeness of air fryers? Am I less because I don’t have an air fryer? The answers to these questions are: “Because they’re awesome,” “Because they’re awesome,” and “Well, no, not yet, but you’re pushing your luck.” Luckily, retailers from Amazon to Target have surprised us by throwing a series of early Black Friday sales on air fryers just in time to prepare for Thanksgiving. We even found ones big enough to hold a whole turkey. Beat the Black Friday rush and take advantage of these amazing deals while you can.
Pop a bird in just 8 to 10 minutes per pound with this cooker. It comes with a cooking basket with a lift, a meat thermometer, a lid and a quick-start cooking guide so you can get down to business right away. A removable draining tray catches all the flavorful juices so you can add them to your homemade sauce. “It was fantastic! I used a 12 to 14 pound turkey,” enthused one shopper. “Yummy! Tasty, juicy and fast! We will use it a lot!”
Ninja Air Fryer
This is Amazon’s best-selling air fryer for a reason. Along with a temperature range of 105 to 400 degrees F, the device allows you to cook four quarts of food at a time in a dishwasher-safe nonstick basket for easy cleanup.
$90 on Amazon
West Bend Air Fryer Oven
Who doesn’t love a multi-tasking kitchen gadget? This popular appliance has six cooking options. Works as an air fryer, toaster, oven, grill, dehumidifier and heater. In addition, it is extremely easy to use, thanks to its 10 preset functions.
$90 on Amazon
Chefman 6.3-Qt 4-in-1 Digital Air Fryer
Over 33,000 Amazon shoppers love this air fryer that doubles as a grill, dehydrator, and convection oven. They like the easy-to-read control panel and easy-to-clean accessories. They also like its two shelves that allow you to cook more food at once.
$104 on Amazon
Instant Vortex Air Fryer 10QT
The Instant Vortex Air Fryer doubles as a rotisserie, so you can cook up to four pounds of chicken in an instant. There are six customizable programs for quick one-touch meals and it comes with a non-stick pan, two perforated cooking trays, a cooking rack, a stainless steel roasting basket, a roasting spit and forks and a lifting tool. Phew!
$98 at Walmart
Air Fryer Oven
Want to cook a little bird in that oven for Thanksgiving? Check out this 20L 5-in-1 Air Fryer. “Lightweight and big enough to cook a whole chicken. Best value for the price and the stainless steel finish looks great in my kitchen,” enthused one five-star buyer.
$89 at Walmart
Cuisinart AirFryer toaster
This air fryer/oven combo from Cuisinart features an easy-to-clean non-stick interior and an adjustable thermostat. It’s big enough to air fry food up to 3 pounds, toast six slices of bread, and grill a 4-pound bird or a 12-inch pizza. Plus, it features a 60-minute auto-off feature for added safety.
$150 at Target
Kalorik 26 Quart Stainless Steel Digital Air Fryer
For an oversized air fryer that can hold a 14-pound turkey, 12-inch pizza, or up to nine slices of toast, invest in this Kalorik 26-quart model. “Love the look of this French door toaster oven that’s also an air fryer and convection oven and has a rotisserie for chickens and small turkeys,” wrote one buyer. “Everything you could possibly need, all in one oven!”
$159 at Wayfair
The reviews listed above reflect the latest versions at the time of publication.