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Black Friday air fryer deals will be among the most sought-after product categories in 2021. Air fryers are popular Black Friday deals because the versatile countertop appliances simplify healthy cooking. Crispy fried food cooked in almost no oil are too difficult to turn down. Air fryer Black Friday deals also appeal to shoppers seeking a convenient way to prepare tempting hot snacks.  During the past three years the best air fryer deals attracted millions of shoppers and Black Friday air fryer deals are a guaranteed top-selling product category.

Best Black Friday air fryer deals we saw last year

Many of the best Black Friday air fryer deals last year were from leading brand names. For example, the Ninja AF101 4-quart Air Fryer, which listed for $120 but was often on sale for $100, dropped to $80 during Black Friday 2020, the lowest price we saw all year.

Cosori’s 5.8-quart Air Fryer Max XL Digital Hot Oven Cooker sold for $120 during most of 2020, but it was just $84 on Amazon during Black Friday, like the Ninja AF101, the Cosori Air Fryer Max XL’s lowest price of the year.

Another example of an annual low price during Black Friday 2020 was the GoWise 5.8-quart 8-in-1 Digital Air Fryer. For most of 2020 the GoWise sold at
or close to $80, with a few price breaks to $70. During Black Friday, however, the GoWise Air Fryer was on sale for just $50.

Cuisinart Air Fryer, Convection Toaster Oven, which lists for $199, dropped to $160 several times during 2020 but for Black Friday, you guessed it, the Cuisinart model hit its lowest price of the year, just $135, during Black Friday.

And one final example in 2020, the premium Breville BOV860BSS Smart Oven Air Fryer Countertop Convection Oven soft for $350 for most of 2020 but the price was just $280 during Black Friday. That same model listed as high a $879 in early 2021 when inventories were hard to keep in stock.

So we absolutely saw many impressively low Black Friday air fryer deals in 2020. The supply chain and shipping issues that began in 2020 are still facto in many industries, especially in home appliances, which leads us to a certainty that this year’s air fryer Black Friday deals will hit new low prices for 2021, although a return to 2020 lows may not be in store.

What Black Friday air fryer deals we expect to see this year

We have an early look at some of this year’s Black Friday air fryer deals thanks to Amazon’s early October launch of its so-called Black Friday-Worthy Epic Deals. Amazon promised to roll out new Epic Daily Deals every day during October and November, right up to and through Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We are not assuming, nor did Amazon promise, that the Epic Daily Deals prices will be the lowest of all during Amazon’s Black Friday lead up and the actual sale. The price cuts should be good enough, however, that if you have use for the product sooner, you can buy now and starting enjoying it immediately. By buying early you may avoid product shortages and potential delayed delivery dates.

So, one of the early Amazon early Epic Daily Deals is the Cosori Air Fryer XL. As we mentioned in the previous section the Cosori’s list price is $120. For the Amazon Epic Daily Deal sale, Amazon took 10% off with a sales price of $108. That’s a savings but we’re going to shout it out since it dropped as low as $84 during Black Friday 2020. Maybe prices will stick to higher levels this year because of the supply chain issues, but we still wouldn’t jump for a minimal 10% discount.

Three GoWise USA Air Fryers are in Amazon’s Epic Daily Deals at slightly better prices. The GoWise USA 5.8-quart 8-in-1 Digital Air Fryer is on sale now for $66, a 27% discount from the $90 list price. Pretty good, but it sold for $50 on Black Friday 2020, so again we’d hold off. Stepping up to the GoWise USA 7-quart Air Fryer & Dehydrator, which lists for $120, the Epic Daily Deal price is $100, a 17% price break. Nope. We might jump for the last GoWise air fryer Epic Deal. Listing at $300, the 25-quart GoWise USA Air Fryer Oven & Professional Dehydrator is cut 15% in Amazon’s Epic Daily Deals to $255. We won’t scoff at that deal because this unit is not likely manufactured in great quantities. If you need an air fryer that large and you’re really into dehydrating with everything from dried fruit snacks to homemade jerky, you might want to snag one of these puppies early.

Looking beyond the Epic Daily Deals, we see more of the same air fryers that were included in last year’s Black Friday sales on sale now, usually not at their lowest prices from last year but their mid-level sales. For example, the Ninja AF101 4-quart Air Fryer is on sale for $100. We expect that price to drop to $80 on Black Friday.

Cuisinart’s Airfryer Convection Toaster Oven has had a price increase to $230 but it’s on sale right now for $199 with a coupon for another $9 off. We’ve seen other price increases this year and they’re not typos or selling tricks. Demand is still high for many products but manufacturing costs and shipping have risen. Some manufacturers have needed to raise prices to make any money at all.

Overall we expect this year’s air fryer Black Friday deals will be nearly identical to last year, though as stated above, supply chain problems and shipping delays will likely mean thinner inventories for sale. You also probably noticed that we mentioned many of the same models for both years — that’s due to the fact that manufacturers had to focus on manufacturing their existing model lines to meet worldwide demand. There was no need to develop new technologies or roll out new models with incremental improvements when manufacturers couldn’t keep up with the buying demands for their current products.

Should you buy an air fryer on Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

Black Friday air fryer deals prices likely won’t change from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. The discounts are usually the same, but stock doesn’t last with popular products so your best chance of getting the best price for almost anything this year is to shop with a list on Black Friday and when you see one of listed items, buy it immediately.

This isn’t to say that Cyber Monday deals will include only less popular models, but its clear from previous years’ Black Friday activities and this year’s inventory pressures that selections will be more limited the longer you wait. Popular product categories such as air fryer Black Friday deals could be the first to feel the crunch of shrinking inventories, so you’re doubly encouraged to act promptly on the best Black Friday air fryer deals.

Black Friday air fryer deals FAQ

Each year air fryer Black Friday deals attract more buyers, many of whom know little about an air fryer’s purpose, features, or pricing. We’ve included this Black Friday Air Fryer Deals FAQ to answer some of the most common questions for shoppers searching for Black Friday air fryer deals — even if they’re not exactly sure why.

How much are air fryers on Black Friday?

Regular prices of air fryers range from $50 to $500. Typical sales discounts generally start at 10% and go as high as 25%. Black Friday is different, however, with the lowest possible prices due to competition between brands and merchants. You will rarely see prices drop below 30% to 40% on current models.

Many retailers also use Black Friday air fryer deals to sell older models or slower selling air fryers that may have been sitting in inventory longer than planned. Those deals can more than 40% to 60% off the original list prices. You may also see air fryer Black Friday deals for renewed or refurbished items. Check the seller’s policies and guarantees regarding refurbished sales, but you can often score fabulous bargains on a product that was opened but never actually used. Most reputable sellers will guarantee full original operations and function on renewed products although there may be minor surface blemishes and they may not come in original packaging.

Do air fryers go on sale on Black Friday?

Like most small kitchen appliances, air fryers are on sale more often than not. When a seller includes air fryers in a sale, there’s usually a modest price cut, often from 10% or 15% to a maximum of around 25%. Black Friday air fryer deals however, are the best sales of the year for the handy healthy frying machines.

So, yes, air fryers are on sale during Black Friday. Because the air fryer product category is exceedingly popular, air fryers are often featured in early Black Friday sales and promotions that are geared to building excitement for Black Friday with deal teasers. You can often also score excellent air fryer Black Friday deals during the early sales.

As we mentioned above, inventory supplies of popular product are always an issue during Black Friday sales. This year the problems are exacerbated by continued supply chain issues and shipping delays related to the COVIC-19 pandemic. For that reason you may be best served by buying one of the better early Black Friday air fryer deals when by waiting till Black Friday on November 26, you may find the item you really want has sold out or is only available with much-delayed delivery.

Should you wait until Black Friday to buy an air fryer?

If you want to add an air fryer to your kitchen arsenal for the football season, if you entertain frequently, if you want to start the holiday season ready to get the most from an air fryer, you migh tnot want to wait until Black Friday to buy an air fryer. Maybe you’ll pay $20 to $30 more than you might pay with a Black Friday air fryer deal, but one or two months worth of air frying experience could be totally worth it.

If you’re considering buying one of the most popular air fryer models from a best–known brand, we recommend that you buy the first time you see that air fryer at a good discount. If you wait you could lose out.

On the other hand, if you want to wait for air fryer Black Friday deals and you’re not too picky about which exact model you want, you’re in a wonderful position. It’s not like only two or  three companies sell air fryers. The selection of brands, models, sizes, and even colors is so deep that if you’re open to shop for functions, size, and features rather than model and brand names, you could be the biggest winner of all in the search for the best Black Friday air fryer deals.

Who has the best Black Friday air fryer deals?

Because air fryers are still hot-selling kitchen countertop appliances, you will find Black Friday air fryer deals at any merchant who sells home goods including small appliances. For the greatest selection of and lowest prices on air fryer Black Friday deals, we suggest you start at Amazon. Hands down Amazon will have a deeper list of air fryer brands, models, and sizes. If you have researched air fryers and know the features and functions and perhaps even the specific models you want to check, start with Amazon. But, unless you’re in a super hurry and totally happy with a price you find on Amazon, we also suggest you price shop.

Other merchants to check for the best Black Friday air fryer deals after you’ve scanned Amazon’s offers are Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. Best Buy will have a strong selection and in some cases you may find better air fryer Black Friday prices at Best Buy than anywhere else.

Walmart and Target won’t have loads and loads of choices, but you may find the lowest prices for Black Friday air fryer deals at either site, especially if you watch for special sales within sales. It’s not unheard of for a retailer such as Walmart or Target to sell a popular product for less than cost because of the promotional pull that can get customers in their stores or on their websites. Once a shopper begins looking on one site and finds a fantastic deal they often prefer to continue shopping the same site in hopes of scoring more winners.

Another site you want to check for the best Black Friday air fryer deals is Wayfair. I just searched on “air fryer” on the Wayfair website and the site showed 1,400 results. Wayfair is getting increasingly competitive in selection with all things for the home including large and small appliances. Wayfair’s prices aren’t always the best, but their selection is usually unmatched in any category they sell.

We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality products and services, and we choose what we cover carefully and independently. The prices, details, and availability of the products and deals in this post may be subject to change at anytime. Be sure to check that they are still in effect before making a purchase.
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