Ah, air frying—the cooking method that deploys ultra-hot air to prepare meals with way less oil, in turn reducing the fat content of your favorite dishes. Still über popular amongst busy home cooks, it’s one appliance that should be on your to-buy list—and today’s your lucky day. One of the most renowned air fryers, the Cuisinart air fryer toaster oven, is on sale for 35 percent off at Target for Black Friday 2022.
This baby boasts 1,800 watts of power and seven functions, including air frying, toasting, baking, convection baking, broiling, convection broiling and warming. Thanks to a high blower velocity and four other heating elements, you can use little to no oil to cook foods like chicken fingers, roasted vegetables and French fries, resulting in an extra crispy final product that tastes fried, but contains a fraction of the fat.
Its large capacity (it can hold six slices of bread, a 12-inch pizza or a 4-pound whole chicken at one time) means you can use it to cook dinner for the entire family without facing a spitting pot of hot oil. But don’t let its size fool you: The fryer doesn’t take up too much counter space—in fact, its gleaming, stainless-steel front will make your kitchen look even sleeker.
One reviewer writes that the air fryer is “outstandingly quiet,” saying they “usually can't hear a noise at all, unlike other air fryers we have had.” Another writes, “This would be the third air fryer we’ve purchased, and the second toaster oven-style one. The previous brands all had their pluses and minuses. This one functions well, is incredibly fast and easy to use.”
The kicker? Thanks to Target’s Black Friday 2022 sale, the Cuisinart air fryer toaster oven is marked way down from $230 to $150. Supplies are limited, so we'd add it to your cart ASAP—especially if you have an air fryer in mind for the holidays.
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Taryn Pire is PureWow’s associate food editor. A former bartender and barista, she’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.