Our Favorite Air Fryer Is On Sale for Black Friday (Early!)

It was the best of our test — and 65% off right now.

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November 21, 2018
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Have you checked out our guide to the best air fryers? We put a bunch of these popular appliances through their paces (french-frying, chicken-baking and cake-making) to suss out the best of the bunch. We found that there's a great air fryer out there for everyone (this colorful guy is perfect for apartment dwellers), but one model in particular stood out as the overall "best in show."

It's the 2.6-Qt Crux Touchscreen Air Fryer — and lucky for you, it's on sale for $39.99 — more than 65% off (!) — at Macy's this (early!) Black Friday. We loved this fryer because it's the "Goldilock's choice." It's not too big or too small (air fryers often take a lot of heat for their hulking appearance on countertops). It doesn't have too many confusing buttons or settings. And it excels at even cooking.

And we might also point out its bigger brother, the 5.3-qt version, is also on super-sale for $71.99. This guy has double the capacity of most air fryers, so if you're fryin' for a crowd, check it out.

If you're skeptical about the air-fryer trend, picture it in a different light: The thing is really just a mini convection oven that can whip up a solo meal, help you meal-prep veggies and protein, or cook a family-dinner side with ease — and all without turning on your oven. And, sure, we love it for french fries and breaded chicken, but the air fryer is most useful when you get creative. Make teriyaki salmon, fried rice (think of those crispy bits!) or even BANANA BREAD! Really. You can even hard-boil eggs in it. Imagine that — prepping breakfast-to-go for the week without even filling a pot with water.

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