If you’re thinking about joining Team Air Fryer, now is the time to make your move—the Prime Day air fryer deals have already started, but they are only likely to last through the end of the day Wednesday, when Amazon’s sales event closes for the year. Before and during the Amazon Prime Day event, you’ll find steep discounts on some of the best air fryers on money can buy, including the ones many BA editors use at home and in the test kitchen. Whether you’re interested in a big toaster oven-style air fryer you can use to roast a whole bird or bake a sheet cake, or you want a smaller basket-style air fryer for making a single batch of super crispy potatoes, we know there’s a great option for you below. And remember, these are likely the lowest prices you’ll see until Black Friday, so do yourself a solid: move quickly.
Skip the fuss and go straight to the best Prime Day air fryer deals:
Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro
Cosori Pro II Air Fryer Oven Combo Max XL
Ninja Max XL Air Fryer
Philips Premium Airfryer XXL
Ninja Air Fryer, 4 Quart
Instant Pot Vortex Pro Air Fryer
The simpler version of this Breville model, the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer, is the very toaster oven that turned BA contributor Alex Beggs into an “air fryer person.” It’s a large capacity, air fryer–toaster oven combo that can essentially do everything your full-size oven can do, plus more. It has 11 cooking functions (including toast, broil, bake, roast, reheat, slow cook, and air fry) and uses smart technology to control things like temperature, convection, and cooking times, so your food comes out perfect every time. This baby can fit six slices of toast and a whole chicken. While that model isn’t on sale (we’ll be checking back and are hopeful it might go on sale later, so don’t worry), the big, souped-up version is currently discounted on Amazon.
Say hello to the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro, a real multi-cooker that can fit an entire 14-pound turkey, 5-quart Dutch oven, or a 9×13-inch pan. It also comes with additional presets, like proof and dehydrate. At $100 off, this is truly one of the best air fryer deals we’ve seen so far.
If that all sounds great, but you want something a little more compact, go for the Breville Compact Smart Toaster Oven—basically a smaller version of the convection oven above. It can fit four slices of toast, has eight cooking functions, and it’s also on sale for Prime Day.
If you’re in the market for something more petite and affordable, consider the Cosori Pro II. It’s a basket-style air fryer, and our best budget pick. It has a digital touch screen and a 5.8-quart capacity, making it one of the bigger basket air fryers on the market. (Bigger is better for air fryers, since you want plenty of room for air circulation; this allows your food to get crispy). Associate food editor Rachel Gurjar used her Cosori air fryer to test these sesame-coconut chicken tenders and, I mean, just look at them.
The Ninja Max XL is another fave among BA staffers, who find it to be easier to clean than the comparably-sized Cosori. They say the greatest thing about this air fryer is its “Max Crisp” function, a sort of air frying Turbo Mode that makes things like chicken wings and vegetables wildly crispy—and very quickly. With a 5.5-quart capacity and a round basket, it isn’t very XL, but it still holds up to three pounds of french fries and it’s perfect for cooking a weeknight dinner for two people.
Deputy food editor Hana Asbrink uses her Philips Premium Airfryer XXL to help frozen foods like french fries and egg rolls achieve maximum crispy status, but she’ll also bust it out for proteins like fish, pork belly, and even a whole chicken (when we say XXL, we mean XXL). “The clear win for me is the lack of preheat time,” says Asbrink, which makes it more efficient both from an energy and time perspective. With a 7-quart capacity, the Philips is not tiny; its footprint is 15.5″ x 15.5″. But it’s an excellent choice if you have the counter or cabinet space, and at over 30% off, this Amazon Prime Day air fryer deal is one of the best.
This Ninja model is as easy to clean as the Max XL, but it’s much better suited to small kitchens at just 8.5″ x 12.1″ wide and 11″ tall. Still, even at that fairly compact size, the Ninja holds 2 pounds of french fries. While air fryers’ crisping capabilities get all the credit, it’s the dehydrate setting that BA contributor Lauren Joseph loves most on this machine. The Ninja can heat to just 105 degrees Fahrenheit (for reference, your oven likely starts at 170) which makes for ideal fruit and vegetable chips, granola, or crackers. Snag this one, and you won’t be disappointed.
It doesn’t get more 2023 than roasting a chicken in your countertop air fryer. The Instant Pot Vortex Pro has a 5.7-quart capacity and a built-in rotisserie spike, which produces a crisp, juicy, evenly-cooked bird. In true Instant Pot fashion, the Vortex Pro also guides you through a slew of other functions for hands-off cooking: The presets will give you ideal timing and temperature settings for wings, potato wedges, and even cinnamon rolls. Plus, the drawer and tray slide out easily and can be popped in the dishwasher, which is more than we can say for the bottoms of our ovens.