This week's Black Friday deals are putting some serious markdowns on some of the best appliances we've tested. Now is one of the best times of the year to upgrade your kitchen—and an air fryer is one of the best investments you can make to do so. These versatile all-in-one appliances have multiple cooking functions (like bake, roast, and dehydrate) to save counter space. Plus they can crisp up leftovers like no other oven can and are a quick cleanup thanks to their basket design.
I've purchased more than a handful of air fryers as gifts and tested different models over the past five years. A good air fryer should have streamlined controls, even cook results, and easy-to-clean non-stick baskets for effortless cooking. Each air fryer below not only checks all of those boxes, but does so for less than $100 to boot.
Black Friday air fryer deals under $100
- Cosori Mini Air Fryer Oven: was $59 now $44 @ Amazon
- Jaerup Visual Air Fryer: was $129 now $54 @ Amazon
- Instant Pot Vortex Plus: was $229 now $59 @ Amazon
- Philips Air Fryer: was $239 now $79 @ Amazon
- Ninja DZ090 DualZone Air Fryer: was $229 now $99 @ Amazon
Ninja DZ090 DualZone Air Fryer: was $179 now $99 @ Amazon
You can use this Ninja air fryer's two independent 3 Quart baskets to cook different portions of a meal at different temperatures simultaneously. For example, you can cook a steak at 400 degrees in the left basket and a side in the right basket at a much lower temperature. The Match Cook feature will ensure both finish cooking at the same time so that you don't have to wait around like you do with a single-basket air fryer.
Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer: was $110 now $59 @ Amazon
This easy-to-use 4-quart air fryer basket squeezes 6-in-1 functionality into a compact, premium stainless steel design. Its capacity isn't the largest but can easily fit 2.5 pounds of chicken or a freezer bag of fries. I can vouch for the Vortex's crispness as I own an older version of this model and have used it to make some deliciously textured salmon, seared steak, and crunchy wings.
Philips 3000 Series Air Fryer: was $179 now $79 @ Amazon
With 13 cooking functions built into a single appliance, this sleek 4-quart air fryer is a great way to cut down on countertop clutter. Its digital touch screen comes loaded with 7 food-type presets which makes it easy to dial in cook time and temperatures for a thorough and crisp meal. When it's done cooking a built-in keep warm function ensures sure your food stays hot and fresh.
Jaerup Visual Air Fryer: was $129 now $50 @ Amazon
This open-concept air fryer has a clear window that allows you to see the status of your food in real-time. You can gauge the skin of your proteins or adjust cook times for wellness accordingly. Its larger 8-quart capacity can hold up to four pounds of food which can feed up to 8 people.
Cosori Mini Air Fryer Oven: was $59 now $44 @ Amazon
This 2.1-quart air fryer is ideal for single-serving items like sides, snacks, and wings. At under five pounds, it's easy to move between rooms or stow away in a cabinet when you don't need it. This is a perfect fit for a university student who wants a discrete way to heat up leftovers from the mini fridge in their dorm.
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Hunter Fenollol is a Senior Editor for Tom’s Guide. He specializes in smart home gadgets and appliances. Prior to joining the team, Hunter reviewed computers, wearables, and mixed reality gear for publications that include CNN Underscored, Popular Mechanics, and Laptop Magazine. When he’s not testing out the latest cooking gadgets, you can likely find him playing a round of golf or out with friends feeding his paycheck to a QuickHit slot machine.
Hunter started his career as an intern at Tom’s Guide back in 2019 while in college. He graduated from Long Island University Post with a degree in Communications and minor in Advertising. He has been vlogging ever since the iPhone 4 took front-facing cameras mainstream.