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The best Black Friday air fryer deals for 2023

These air fryers we tested and reviewed are up to 47 percent off for Black Friday.

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One of the big selling points for air fryers is they can do far more than just make french fries crispy. Heating up leftovers is one big plus; the fact that they don’t overheat your entire kitchen is another. They’ve surged in popularity over the past few years, but if you or someone on your gift list somehow doesn’t have one yet, Black Friday is a great time to snag a deal on an air fryer — and three of our top picks are currently on sale. These are the best Black Friday deals on air fryers we've tested and recommend.

Quick Overview
  • Instant Vortex Plus 6-Quart Air Fryer

    $80$120
    Save $40
  • Ninja DZ550 Foodi 10-Quart DualZone Air Fryer

    $160$250
    Save $90
  • Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro, Brushed Stainless Steel, BOV900BSS

    $400

Instand Vortex Plus Air Fryer

The Instant Vortex Plus is the sibling of one of Engadget's favorite air fryers and for Black Friday, Amazon and Walmart are selling it for just $80 instead of the $120 MSRP. That matches its lowest price ever. It makes a good pick even for air frying newbies as the controls are intuitive and the basket is easy to clean. This model has a Clear Cook window to keep an eye on what’s cooking though the difference between this one and our top pick is the lack of Odor Ease technology, which did a decent job of reducing some of the smokey smells but didn't eliminate them completely — but at just $80, it's hard to miss that feature too much. 

$80 at Amazon

Ninja Foodi Dual Zone air fryer

A slightly more featured model of our favorite air fryer with two separate cooking drawers is the Ninja Foodi DZ550 and for Black Friday, it’s down to $130, at Amazon, Best Buy and direct from Ninja. That's $120 off the $250 list price and matches the all-time low from last Black Friday. If you’ve got a bigger family or want to cook two different foods at once, a dual-zone fryer is likely what you want. We like the two separate compartments, which you can use to make two different foods at the same time or automatically use the same settings in each chamber with the Match Cook feature. The model we recommend isn't on sale and typically goes for $230. It doesn't have the built-in Foodi Smart Thermometer, which lets you see just how hot it's getting in the chambers. So this is a great deal on an even more feature-rich model.  

$160 at Amazon

Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro

The Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro is beastly enough to replace your oven, and might even be overkill for some. It’s our favorite multi-purpose air fryer because it can bake, dehydrate, slow cook and convect in addition to making french fries and leftovers crispy with its air frying capabilities. Right now Amazon, Best Buy and Breville’s storefront are selling the unit for $320, and though that’s not an all-time low, it’s still about $80 less than it typically sells for and $130 off the list price.

$400 at Amazon

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