Deals

The best air fryer deals for February 2020

During the past decade, air fryers have blasted their way into home cooks’ consciousness. The appeal of air frying is that it’s healthier and less messy than deep frying. With air frying, you typically use only a tablespoon or two of cooking oil or a few squirts of an oil-based cooking spray. Product descriptions tout using 75% to 90% less fat, but the reduction may be even higher.

We update this post with the best air fryer deals frequently. If you’re not sure what type of air fryer to buy, we discuss the variations to help you choose further down in this post. If you’re wondering about air frying and convection cooking (they both cook with hot air), we cover that, too, below the deals. You probably clicked on this post to see the best air fryer deals, so here they are:

Today’s top deals on air fryers

  • Chefman TurboFry 3.6 Quart Air Fryer Oven — $40, $20 off
  • GoWISE USA GW22731 5.8-QT 8-in-1 Digital Air Fryer — $67, $23 off
  • Instant Vortex 4-in-1 Air Fryer — $80, $120 off
  • Dash DMAF360GBAQ02 AirCrisp Pro Electric Air Fryer + Oven Cooker — $80, $20 off
  • COSORI Air Fryer,Max XL 5.8 Quart,1700-Watt Electric Hot Air Fryers Oven & Oilless Cooker — $100, $20 off
  • Ninja Air Fryer — $120, $10 off
  • Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Air Fryer — $148, $51 off

The best air fryer deals

GoWISE USA GW22956 7-Quart Electric Air Fryer with Dehydrator

$110 $120
Expires soon
GoWise USA's 5-quart air fryer and dehydrator has three stackable racks for making your own dried fruit or veggie snacks or jerky. LED digital controls with eight presets.

Dash DMAF360GBAQ02 AirCrisp Pro Electric Air Fryer + Oven Cooker

$80 $100
Expires soon
Prepare healthy air fried food with the Dash AirCrisp Pro Electric Air Fryer and Oven. It has digital controls with eight cooking presets.

Cosori 3.7-Quart Digital Air Fryer

$80 $110
Expires soon
The Cosori 3.7-quart Digital Air Fryer has a digital control menu with an LED touchscreen to change temperature and time, and to select from 11 presets.

Ninja Air Fryer

$120 $130
Expires soon
Use the 4-quart Ninja Air Fryer with digital controls for air frying, roasting, reheating, and dehydrating food and snacks.

Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Air Fryer

$136 $200
Expires soon
Cuisinart's multifunction convection oven can air fry, toast, bake, broil, and warm food. Toast six slices of bread, air fry three pounds of wings, or bake a 12-inch pizza.

Chefman TurboFry 3.6 Quart Air Fryer Oven

$40 $60
Expires soon
Healthy cooking with manual time and temperature controls make the Chefman TurboFry easy to use. The Chefman has a 3.6-quart basket and a 60-minute timer.

GoWISE USA GW22731 1,700-Watt 5.8-QT 8-in-1 Digital Air Fryer

$70 $99
Expires soon
Digital controls enable eight cooking functions with the 5.8-quart GoWise USA air fryer. Presets for fries/chips, pork, chicken, steak, shrimp, cake, fish, and pizza.

Instant Vortex 4-in-1 Air Fryer

$80 $200
Expires soon
Instant Pot's Instant Vortex has four functions controlled by a digital LED touchscreen. You can air fry, roast, bake, and reheat.

GoWISE USA GW22958 5-Quart Air Fryer

$70 $80
Expires soon
The 5-quart GoWise USE GW22958 digital air fryer has eight cooking presets. Enjoy your favorite fried foods with no guilt.

Cosori Air Fryer, Max XL 5.8-Quart, 1700-Watt Electric Hot Air Fryer Oven

$80 $90
Expires soon
Enjoy healthy cooking with up to 85% less fat than traditional frying. The Cosori Max XL 5.8-quart manual air fryer has a temperature and time control knob.

COSORI Air Fryer,Max XL 5.8 Quart Digital

$100 $120
Expires soon
Cosori's Max XL 5.8-quart digital hot air fryer and oil-less cooker has an LED touchscreen wtih 11 presets.

Dash DFAF455GBBK01 Deluxe Electric Air Fryer + Oven Cooker

$80 $100
Expires soon
The Dash 6-quart air fryer with air-crisping feature fries food with all the flavor but with 70% to 80% less oil.

Secura Air Fryer 3.4Qt / 3.2L

$60 $99
Expires soon
The Secura air fryer with a 3.4-quart basket uses hot air to prepare healthy dishes and snacks with less grease than traditional deep frying.

How do I choose the right air fryer?

With the growth of air fryer popularity, the variety of models on the market has grown to the point that choosing the best model for your kitchen can be confusing. The primary considerations in shopping for an air fryer are capacity, controls, added air frying features, and additional cooking functions.

In general, you’ll find air fryer baskets that range from about 3 quarts to 6 quarts. For a single person or a couple or if you want to heat some wings and fries, smaller is just fine. If you’re going to be preparing dishes and full meals for a family with an air fryer, even some of the time, buy a larger model.

Air fryers with manual controls usually have two settings: Dooking temperature and cooking time.  As long as you know the desired settings, turn the dials to the proper temperature and time and let it cook. Digital air fryers are usually pretty easy to use, but they are more complicated than manual models. If the fryer you’re looking at also roasts, bakes, broils, dehydrates, and more, chances are it will have a digital control panel, often with several presets for various cooking modes or types of food.

Single-purpose air fryers do one type of cooking. If you already have a countertop full of other appliances, including toaster, convection oven, and perhaps an indoor grill, a multifunction air fryer is just duplication. If, on the other hand, counter space is at a premium in your kitchen, a multifunction model could be a good choice because one appliance can serve several purposes. One common and desirable feature for air fryers is the ability to crisp the outside of food. Typically crisping is the last step in the air frying process and may require a separate add-on component.  Because traditional deep-fried foods usually have crispy exteriors, an air fryer with a crisping function isn’t considered a multifunctional cooker. It’s just a complete air fryer.

As you saw above, you can spend from $50  to $200 or more for air fryers. Larger models with digital controls and multiple cooking functions cost more than smaller air fryers with manual controls solely for air frying time and temperature.

Is air frying the same as convection cooking?

Air fryers have become so popular in the past few years you wouldn’t be alone in thinking it’s a new cooking technology. The core technology for air frying has been used in cooking for more than 70 years. It was and still is called convection cooking. Air fryers and convection ovens both cook food by using fans to circulate hot air.

While the underlying technology is identical, the implementations differ, at least in their purest senses. A simple air fryer usually resembles a squat cylinder. Convection ovens generally have a rectangular shape with a door that opens in the front to reveal one or more removable trays. Food cooked in an air fryer is placed on a rack on the bottom of a removable basket. You put food on trays or shelves to cook in convection ovens.

Convection ovens generally have a greater capacity than air fryers so the ovens can hold more food to cook at the same time. Because air fryers don’t have to fill as much space with hot moving air, air fryers usually cook food faster than convection ovens. Often, air fryers are louder than convection ovens they use fans to circulate hot air around the cooking area.

You can find multifunction cookers that claim to be both air fryers and convection ovens. Based on the size and shape, you can tell which of the two variations on the same them the device more closely resembles. Both forms often have settings for baking, roasting, broiling, and dehydrating food, but at heart, they’re either an air fryer or a convection oven.

We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality products and services, and we choose what we cover carefully and independently. The prices, details, and availability of the products and deals in this post may be subject to change at anytime. Be sure to check that they are still in effect before making a purchase.

Digital Trends may earn commission on products purchased through our links, which supports the work we do for our readers.

Editors' Recommendations