The best Black Friday air fryer deals for 2022

Black Friday 2022 deals are already showing up on many retailers’ websites, even though the shopping event isn’t officially until November 25. The Best Buy Black Friday sale has started now with a budget-loving selection of air fryers from manufacturers such as Bella, Ninja, and Insignia. Air fryers are versatile cookers for healthy snacks and full meals, so take advantage of these early Black Friday deals.

Best Black Friday air fryer deals under $100

Bella Pro Series 2-quart Analog Air Fryer — $20, was $45

Bella Pro Series 2-quart Analog Air Fryer with sample dishes and appetizers.

If you’re still tentative about air fryers, it’s hard to go wrong buying the Bella Pro Series 2-quart Analog Air Fryer. This simple-to-use air fryer doesn’t boast a stainless steel case or perform multiple functions, but it does the main job creating crispy, healthy, good-tasting snacks and appetizers. No preheating time means you’re ready to cook faster than a conventional oven, and dishwasher-safe components makes cleanup quick and easy. The small Bella Pro Series air fryer is one of the best air fryer deals, priced to attract new cooks to the category.

Insignia 5-quart Analog Air Fryer — $40, was $100

Insignia 5-Quart Analog Air Fryer against a white background.

Step up to Insignia’s 5-quart Analog Air Fryer to cook family-size meals or a party’s worth of snacks. The Insignia’s basket can cook three to five servings of food and this air fryer’s easy-to-use analog controls are all you need to roast, bake, or fry. All you need to do is set the temperature and cooking time and let the Insignia do the rest. The self-timer turns off the power when your food is cooked, and you won’t have to scrub the dishwasher-safe pan and cooking basket.

Bella Pro Series 8-quart Digital Air Fryer with Divided Basket — $50, was $110

Bella Pro Series 8-quart Digital Air Fryer with Divided Basket with different snacks cooking in each basket layer.

Do you cook for a crowd? The Bella Pro Series 8-quart Digital Air Fryer with a divided basket can cook food for up to eight people using both sides of the basket or cook two different food in each side. Because the controls are digital, it’s easy to set cooking time and temperature for different foods. You can also select from eight functions: air fry, roast, broil, bake, reheat, and keep warm, plus special settings for cooking pizza and dehydrating. As usual the removable parts including the basket divider, cooking pan, and crisping tray are dishwasher safe.

Bella Pro Series 12.6-quart Digital Air Fryer Oven — $80, was $170

Bella Pro Series 12.6-quart Digital Air Fryer Oven cooking a pizza.

Talk about large capacity! The Bella Pro Series 12.6-quart Digital Air Fryer Oven can be your go-to cooking appliance for everything from making pizza, cooking 2.2 pounds of fries, or roasting a 4-pound chicken. In addition to its menu presets and timed auto-shutoff, with this Bella Pro model you can air fry, dehydrate, rotisserie cook, grill, roast, bake, broil, and reheat. Worried about sticky pan cleanup? That’s not a problem when the pizza pan, air fry racks, drip pan, rotisserie, and the rotisserie pan are all dishwasher safe.

Ninja Air Fryer — $100, was $120

Ninja Air Fryer with a plate of fries sittin on a gray countertop.

The Ninja Air Fryer is a modern classic, ready to help you prepare crunchy dehydrated snacks or yummy air-cooked dishes without much if any oil. You can use the Ninja’s digital control panel to set the basket to gradually dehydrate fruit, vegetables, or meat snacks with an auto-shutoff so you won’t leave the house and come back to a hot countertop appliance.  The Ninja Air Fryer’s 4-quart basket cooks up to 2 pounds of food at one time, making it a good choice for a couple or a small family. If you’re wondering which Ninja Foodi you should buy, this is a good model to start with.

Best Black Friday air fryer deals above $100

Bella Pro Series 9-quart Digital Air Fryer with Dual Flex Basket — $130, was $180

Bella Pro Series 9-quart Digital Air Fryer with Dual Flex Basket with a variety of cooked foods.

Size, split baskets, and smart cooking controls add up to one of the most versatile premium air fryers you can buy. With the Bella Pro Series 9-quart Digital Air Fryer with Dual Flex Basket, you can prepare one dish for a big crowd using both 4.5-quart baskets or cook two different dishes at the same time in the separate baskets. You can even configure the baskets to finish cooking at the same time. A large touchscreen with separate digital buttons make it easy to select the cooking function you desire, choosing from air fry, broil, roast, bake, reheat, and dehydrate. Both cooking baskets have independent heaters and fans yet they can synch up the end time so you won’t have to keep one dish warming while you wait for the second dish.

Ninja Foodi 6-in-1 10-quart XL 2-Basket Air Fryer — $130, was $250

Ninja Foodi 6-in-1 10-quart XL 2-Basket Air Fryer on a white kitchen counter with a variety of air-fried foods.

Two cooking baskets add to an air fryer’s versatility and the Ninja Foodi XL 2-Basket Air Fryer has versatility in spades. This Ninja has matched 5-quart baskets and six cooking functions. You can air fry, air broil, roast, bake, reheat, and dehydrate. Both baskets can use the same cooking function or they can cook using two different functions simultaneously. And get this, whether the baskets perform the same function or different functions, you can set them to finish cooking at the same time. Take advantage of the Ninja’s Foodi Smart Thermometer to be sure your food is cooked the way you like it. Just for a sense of scale, you could have 6 pounds of fries and 8 pounds of wings, both ready to eat with no waiting with the Foodi XL 2-Basket Air Fryer.

Ninja Air Fryer Max XL — $150, was $170

Ninja Air Fryer Max XL on a kitchen table with wings and fries.

The Ninja Air Fryer Max XL is conventional single-basket air fryer with a digital control panel and seven cooking functions. You can set the Max XL to Air Fry, Max Crisp, Air Roast, Air Broil, bake, reheat, or dehydrate. The ceramic-coated 5.5-quart basket can cook 3 pounds of chicken or fries. An included crisper plate finishes off the surface of air-fried foods for the taste and feel many people crave and expect with fried food. The cooking basket is non-stick so you can clean it in the dishwasher. The Ninja Air Fryer Max XL cooker also has a larger than average 1,750 wattage rating so it heats up faster and can cook at higher temperatures — 450 degrees — than many other air fryers.

Ninja Foodi 8-in-1 Digital Air Fry Oven — $180, was $240

Ninja Foodi 8-in-1 Digital Air Fry Oven on a kitchen counter with pizza and wings.

If kitchen counter space is an issue, you might consider the Ninja Foodi 8-in-1 Digital Air Fry Oven. Digital Trends’ Ninja Foodi Digital Air Fry Oven review praised this model for its great value, multiple functions, even cooking, and compact storage. It might seem counterintuitive to buy one of Ninja’s largest cookers to save space, but it makes sense when you consider that this single appliance does duty as an air fryer, a convection oven, and a toaster. Also, when its not in use, you can flip up this Ninja close to your backsplash or counter wall to save even more space. With its powerful 1,800-watt cooker, the Digital Air Fry Oven can air fry, air roast, air broil, bake, dehydrate, keep warm, and toast bread or bagels. To help understand the sheer capacity of this air fryer, consider that it can cook or warm up a 13-inch pizza, nine slices of toast, or six 6-8-ounce chicken breasts. The Ninja Foodi 8-in-1 Digital Air Fry Oven comes with a wire rack, a 13-by-13-inch sheet pan, an air fry basket, and a removable crumb tray for cleaning ease.

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