Get ready to make much healthier French fries.
In case you haven’t already heard, air fryers are the bee’s knees. They take your favorite, not-so-healthy foods—like French fries, fried chicken, and doughnuts —much better for you by cutting way down on the grease (seriously, we have air-fryer versions of all of them). The machines use, you guessed it, hot air to circulate and cook whatever you want in a fraction of the time.
The only bad part? Air fryer baskets can be really, really small. So unless you only want to cook four chicken nuggets (not ideal for a hangry family), it’s better to opt for a larger model. But bigger air fryers can cost a lot more—sometimes over $500—which is a major investment for a kitchen gadget.
Leave it to Williams-Sonoma to bless us all with the deal of the century: air fryers for under $250. As for that $500 model I was talking about earlier? It’s slashed to $379, just in case you’re interested in splurging a little.
Philips Avance XL Airfryer
This bad boy comes in black or white, and can hold up to 2 2/3 lbs of food in its basket. Bonus: It’s on deep discount from $499 to $199.
Cuisinart Toaster Oven Air Fryer
This full-size toaster oven has a built-in air-fryer, along with five other handy functions: convection bake, convection broil, bake, broil, and warm. It’s on sale from $365 to 199 right now.
Philips Viva Turbo Star Airfryer
This model has been simplified to fit smaller kitchens with a 20-percent-smaller footprint, but its basket can still hold up to 2 3/4 quarts of food. It’s currently discounted from $250 to $199.