If you’ve got an air fryer itch to scratch but haven’t wanted to commit the money or counter space, a midsize air fryer on sale for less than the price of a night of takeout might be the time to pounce. Currently, this Chefman 3.6-quart analog air fryer is marked down to $30 (normally $80) at Best Buy. It’s large enough to make batches of healthy “fried” frozen snacks or crispy wings for the game, but small enough not to crowd your counter. This Chefman TurboFry also has easy analog controls and an auto shut-off function for safety. This deal expires tonight at 12:59 a.m. ET, so be sure to snag yours before then.
Air fryers use super convection (really fast, really hot air) to mimic the results of frying with little or no oil. With 1,200 watts of power, this model can reach temperatures as high as 400 degrees Fahrenheit in minutes. Some air fried foods benefit from a light coating of cooking spray, but you’ll get none of the heavy grease or excess fat and calories of oil frying. Wings, fries, chicken fingers and cheese sticks do well in an air fryer but there are also plenty of healthy options including carrot sticks, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts and seasoned shrimp.