Black Friday air fryer deals are dropping early thanks to recent sales launched by US retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, and Amazon. We’ve created this guide to bring you all the best early Black Friday air fryer deals, plus everything else you need to know about the upcoming November sale.
We’ve seen Black Friday air fryer deals become increasingly popular over recent years as more are intrigued by the kitchen appliance. Last year saw record low prices on older models and discounts on a number of new release models. Plus, with big-name brands like Ninja, Cosori, and Instant Pot getting involved, things bode well for the Black Friday 2021 sale.
So what do we expect at this year’s Black Friday air fryer sale? Brands such as Bella and Aria will be good if you’re after a lower-budget option. Meanwhile, Vortex will bridge the gap between those more affordable options and the high-end machines from Ninja and Instant Pot. We were seeing Instant Pot devices sitting under $50/£50 for the first time last year, though, so those more premium appliances could drop even further.
We’ll be rounding up all the best early Black Friday air fryer deals below, plus we’re covering everything else you need to know, such as when official sales start, where to book for bargains, and the best air fryer discounts we can expect through Cyber Monday and beyond.
Early Black Friday air fryer deals
You can shop early Black Friday air fryer deals right now, thanks to early sales in the US from retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, and Amazon. While we can’t guarantee you won’t find a better price during the official Black Friday sale, we’ve spotted record-low prices, so you’re guaranteed to score a bargain either way.
Bella Pro Series 4.2-qt. Analog Air Fryer: $59.99 $29.99 at Best Buy
Save $30 – If you’re looking for a cheap air fryer deal to pick up at this year’s Black Friday sale, Best Buy has the Bella Pro Series on sale for just $29.99. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen and an incredible deal for an eight-quart air fryer. It’s the sort of price that could easily tempt you to try out this alternative and healthier way of cooking.
Ninja Air Fryer XL: $119 $98 at Walmart
Save $20 – If you’re looking for an early Black Friday deal on an air fryer, Walmart has the Ninja XL on sale for just $98. Perfect for families, the Ninja air fryer features a 5.5-quart basket that allows you to cook up to three pounds of your favorite fried foods. This is the lowest price we’ve seen and $40 less than Amazon’s current deal.
Ninja Foodi 10-in-1 Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer: $199.99 $118.99 at Amazon
Save $81 – Today only, you can grab the top-rated Ninja Foodi pressure cooker and air fryer on sale for just $119.99 at Amazon’s early Black Friday deals event. That’s a massive $81 discount and the lowest price we’ve ever seen for the 10-in-1 pressure cooker-air fryer combo.
Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker: $199.99 $169.95 at Amazon
Save $30 – Instant Pot Black Friday deals are always a popular sale category and we’ve just spotted the Instant Pot Duo Crips on sale for $169.95. The popular pressure cooker combines 11 kitchen appliances in one and includes an air fryer lid so you can make all your favorite fried foods with 95% less oil. While today’s discount isn’t the lowest price we’ve seen, it’s the best deal you can find right now and $40 more than the record-low price.
Black Friday air fryer deals: FAQ
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When will the best Black Friday air fryer deals start in 2021?
While we’ve seen air fryer deals typically kick off around the week of Black Friday itself, last year there were savings as early as October. Considering the success of the previous holiday period, we are expecting to see a similar timeline in 2021. However, the best deals will likely still appear on the official Black Friday date of November 26.
Those shopping in the budget category may not need to wait so long. We saw far more discounts hitting affordable brands like Bella, Aria and Vortex in the weeks leading up to Black Friday last year compared to more premium models. If you’re only looking to spend $20 – $50 you may be able to escape some of the intense competition when the official Black Friday air fryer deals do land.
If you are waiting for the main event, it’s worth noting that last year Adobe reports that retailers started dropping their prices from the beginning of Thanksgiving week, with average discounts dropping to just under 30% from the 15% average of previous weeks. While that data does apply to all products and not just air fryers, it’s a good indication that the juiciest Black Friday air fryer deals may be worth waiting for.
In the meantime, you can browse through all the best air fryer deals available today should you want something more immediately.
Where to find the best Black Friday air fryer deals
We’ll be rounding up all the best Black Friday air fryer deals right here as soon as they land. However, if you’re deal-hunting yourself there are some retailers who perform better than others here. Last year, Black Friday air fryer deals were dominated by Home Depot, Best Buy and Walmart so it’s worth keeping a close eye on these retailers in particular in the lead up to the event itself. However, there are plenty more retailers who could take us by surprise this year as well. You’ll find all the stores worth browsing throughout the event just below.
Amazon: regularly price matches cheaper stores with free shipping
Best Buy: wide range of budget brands like Bella and Aria
Home Depot: often the best value for money come November
Lowes: best for high capacity air fryers from premium brands
Target: low prices and same day pick up sometimes available
Walmart: mid-range models with great prices
Black Friday air fryer deals: predictions
What Black Friday air fryer deals can we expect in 2021?
Last year we saw some record low prices cropping up in Black Friday air fryer deals, most notably on Instant Pot and Ninja devices. However, in the lower end of the price range, Best Buy was offering some excellent discounts on its exclusive Bella line and Aria and GoWise were also dropping into this budget category as well.
We can expect to see a similar trend heading into this year’s offers, with smaller, cheaper machines (3-4Qt) available for under $40 and more premium models dropping by between 30-40%. Last year’s best deals saw average discounts of 39%, and if trends continue, these savings may increase slightly in 2021.
Many of the big name brands will likely be participating in this year’s Black Friday air fryer deals, with Ninja leading the way for more high budget items. We’ve seen Cosori, Safe, Tower Vortex, Philips, and Instant Pot getting in to the action in recent years, though the best discounts tend to sit on mid-range models that have spent some time on the shelves.
That means those who are willing to sacrifice picking up the newest release stand to save the most cash this year, by foregoing some of the fancier features 2021 might have in store.
What to look for in the Black Friday air fryer deals
Finding the best Black Friday air fryer deal for your budget requires a little research, as the best discounts are the ones on models with the features you know you need. There’s no point paying for a premium device if you won’t use it, so make sure you know what you’ll be cooking with to find the best prices for your wallet. That means checking out the different types of air fryers and what each one can offer before finding the products that best suit your needs.
There are two types of air fryer on the market right now; basket and oven. The former is a smaller, cheaper device that will only serve air frying needs, however the latter packs in far more cooking options for a larger price tag. Choosing between the two will depend on how much food you will need to prepare each day, whether you need additional functions like roasting, grilling or baking, and how much counter space you have to play with.
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Basket air fryer
The basket air fryer is a more cylindrical shape and offers up both drawers and removable baskets in a variety of sizes. Like an air fryer oven, a basket air fryer is essentially a convection heater – working by heating the air at the top of the device and then circulating that air around your food.
Typically, however, basket air fryers only do the one job, whereas oven air fryers can pack more roasting or baking features into the same device. However, you’ll be saving counter space here and saving a little heat up time as well.
If you’re just after an air fryer without all the bells and whistles, basket models do come in significantly cheaper. However, if you need an all-in-one machine we’d recommend checking out the oven variety instead.
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Oven air fryer
An oven air fryer does everything a basket design can do and more, though can take a little longer to heat up and generally takes up more room on your countertop. These machines regularly offer additional cooking functions like grilling and roasting and can accommodate more than one tray within the oven space itself.
That means you’ll be able to cook multiple components of a meal at the same time, while also keeping watch through the door of the machine. You do pay for those extra features, though, with oven air fryers costing a little more than their basket counterparts.
If you’re looking to experiment with your air fryer, or you’ve been shopping for multiple kitchen accessories that are all featured in one model, the oven air fryer is likely the best design for you. While you’re paying more for this version, the versatility and larger sizes make this better for larger meals and more complex air fryer recipes.
Last year’s best Black Friday air fryer deals
Aria 3-Qt Teal Ceramic Air Fryer: $69.99 $35.99 at Home Depot
Save $34 – This stylish 3-quart teal ceramic air fryer from Aria is perfect for making small batches of French fries or fried chicken tenders while not taking up much space on the counter-top. Able to reach 400°F in seconds, this little air fryer makes healthier eating a breeze.
Bella Pro Series 4.2-qt. Analog Air Fryer: $59.99 $29.99 at Best Save $30 – You could pick up plenty of cheap air fryer deals in last year’s Best Buy Black Friday sale. The Bella 4.2-qt air fryer allows you to air-fry, broil, bake, roast, and reheat with little to no oil, so you can enjoy your favorite fried foods with less guilt.
Aria 10 Qt. Air Fryer: $149.99 $96.99 at Home Depot
Save $53 – This 10 Qt. air fryer from Aria was available over at Home Depot for just $99 last year, a 33% saving. The fryer also comes with a recipe book to help you plan healthier meals.
PowerXL Vortex Air Fryer Pro Plus: $129.00 $99.00 at Walmart
Save $30 – The PowerXL Vortex Air Fryer Pro Plus 10 Quart packs in 1,500 Watts of air frying power with 10 pre-programmed settings, heating up to 400°F, and dishwasher-safe parts to ensure hassle-free cleanup – all for $30 off over at Walmart last year.
Farberware 3.2-quart Oil-less Multi-Functional Fryer: $99 $49.88 at Walmart
Save $49 – You could get the best-selling Farberware Fryer on sale at Walmart for $49.88. That’s half-price for this versatile 3.2-quart fryer, which allows you to cook your favorite fried foods with less oil.
Ninja DT201 Foodi 10-in-1 XL Pro Air Fry Oven: $279.99 $239.99 at Target
Save $40 – There are your standard air fryers with pull out baskets and low quart capacities, then there’s this Ninja DT201 Foodi 10-in-1 XL Pro Air Fry Oven. With 10 function settings including air fry, bake, roast, toast, and more, this 1,800W counter-top air fry oven has enough space to cook a 12 pound turkey – and it was available for $40 off over at Target for Black Friday.
Instant Pot 6QT Vortex Air Fryer: $99.99 $59.99 at Target
Save $40 – Instant Pot is is one of the better known names in small kitchen appliances, so you can look forward to quality air frying with this Instant Pot 6QT Vortex Air Fryer on sale for 40% off over at Target last year.
GoWise 12.7 Quart Air Fryer Oven: $149.99 $89.99 at Amazon
Save $60 – The GoWise 12.7-quart air fryer oven features a built in rotisserie, three rack levels, and 15 pre-set cooking functions to make cooking healthy food for the whole family much simpler while not taking up a whole lot of counter space. You could find it for 40% off over at Amazon.
Aria 30 Qt Air Fryer Toaster Oven: $199 $129 at Home Depot
Save $70 – There are toaster ovens, and then there’s this 30-qt Aria Air Fryer Toaster Oven. Capable of baking, frying, roasting, dehydrating, toasting, and grilling everything from 13-inch pizzas to whole chickens, you could replace several small kitchen appliances in one go with one of the more trusted brands in small kitchen appliances for 35% off the list price.
Cuisinart AFR-25: $185.00 $79.99 at Amazon
Save $106 – Capable of air frying up to 2.5 pounds of food while being small enough to fit on your kitchen counter, the Cuisinart AFR-25 can heat up to 450°F with automatic timer from zero to 60 minutes, making healthy cooking a snap.
Galanz 1,800W Air Fry Toaster Oven: $129.99 $77.99 at Home Depot
Save $52 – A versatile kitchen appliance capable of air frying, toasting, baking and more, this Galanz 1,800W air fry toaster oven comes with eight pre-set cooking functions and adjustable heat up to 450°F – all for 35% off over at Home Depot last year.
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