If you’re on the hunt for an air fryer, we can offer some advice.
Whenever you’re looking, you’ll be able to find a great deal. Still, there are obviously key times of the year to buy, such as in November during the run-up to Black Friday, on Black Friday itself and through into Cyber Monday, and during the Christmas and January sales.
There are also more specific sales for this type of product. Typically, there are great small appliances deals to be had around Easter.
In between these times, retailers will discount older models or have their own clearance sales. If you’re looking to buy, visit some of the retailers listed below, search for air fryers and see what’s available.
Which air fryer should you buy?
But when you’re ready to buy, don’t go for the first thing you spot. Start by making a list of your needs. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- How much space can you spare? You’ll need a dedicated spot on your counter to get the most from your air fryer.
- How many are you cooking for? Air fryers come in a variety of sizes. In some ways, it makes sense to get the largest one you have space for, although there’s one caveat. One of the key reasons to use an air fryer over an oven is to save on electricity. Larger air fryers tend to be more power-hungry, which will erase some of your savings.
- Would a multifunctional appliance be a better buy? Some air fryers also steam, grill, slow- or pressure-cooker, or function as a rice cooker. You could save space in your kitchen by buying an appliance that performs different types of cooking.
When you’re weighing up options, give weight to trusted brands such as Ninja and Instant. It may be worth paying a little more for an appliance from one of those names than an unknown brand.
To find out more about what to look for, have a look at our explainer on whether to buy an air fryer.
Where can you buy an air fryer?
Air fryers are now available from many online retailers. Most prices cluster at around $150/£100, although you can buy them much more cheaply. At the budget end of the range, you’ll get a basic air fryer with a smaller internal capacity. At the top end of the range, you’ll get more internal space, digital controls, preset cooking programmes, plus other cooking options, such as grilling and baking.
Here are some retailers to try.
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Best Buy
- Crate and Barrel
- Home Depot
To get some recommendations and find out which are the best air fryers we’ve tested, have a look at our round-up of the best air fryers we’ve reviewed.