At over $50 off today, you’ll be mad if you don’t purchase this large air fryer – CNET


I’ve gotten very cozy with my air fryer lately. I use it several times a week to make quick, frozen snacks or to reheat leftover pizza as well as incredibly easy from-scratch dinners like crispy chicken thighs alongside even crispier potatoes. The best part? When I’m through, a simple rinse of the nonstick cooking basket is about all the cleanup there is. 

If you’ve got game day cooking ahead of you, you might consider bagging this 5-quart Insignia air fryer while it’s marked down to $50 at Best Buy (normally $100). If you’ve had your eye on one of these trendy ovens, this is about as inexpensive as you’ll find an air fryer this size. This deal expires tonight at 12:59 AM EST, so be sure to get your order in before then.

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If you’re not familiar with them, air fryers use “super convection cooking” — really hot, fast-moving air — to mimic the results of regular frying but without all the oil. For certain foods like wings and steak fries, you might want a light coating of vegetable or canola oil, but we’re still talking far fewer calories than traditionally fried foods. And a fraction of the mess you’ll get with deep-frying or even pan-frying. 

I tested a slew of air fryers earlier this year and while I haven’t gotten my hands on this one yet, it get very high marks in nearly 2,000 purchase reviews. Insignia is a budget brand but I’ve found most appliances to be serviceable or better. If you’re looking for a more premium model, check out CNET’s list of the best air fryers for 2022. Or go bigger and peruse our list of the best countertop convection ovens with an air fry function.

This Insignia oven ships free or you can choose free in-store pickup and grab it later today, pending inventory at your local Best Buy. 

First published last year. Updated with the latest deal.

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