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If your feed has been flooded with friends and food bloggers recreating their favorite deep-fried dishes with healthier, air-fried alternatives, you're not alone. Air fryers have gone from a quirky cooking gadget to a kitchen essential for enjoying favorites like fried chicken and French fries without the extra grease or guilt. Admit it; your curiosity's been stoked.
Air fryers work by rapidly circulating hot air around food. The result? Perfectly cooked, delectably crisp dishes made with 75 percent less oil and fat than traditional frying methods. It's a healthier way to enjoy fried foods with less mess, time and cleanup. Here's the rub: Historically, air fryers have been a bit (sometimes more than a bit) on the pricey side. Well, have we got a treat for you.
The Insignia Digital Air Fryer (five-quart) normally goes for $120, but it's on sale for just $50 at Best Buy, today only. This multitalented powerhouse has a 4.7-star rating and over 2,500 five-star reviewers have raved about how easy it is to use and how tasty its creations are. Now's the time to find out what all the fuss is about. And we do mean now — this is a Best Buy 'Deal of the Day,' and that day is today.
An all-in-one appliance, the Insignia Air Fryer lets you fry, roast or bake your favorite foods at temperatures ranging from 180 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Air fry anything from chicken to tater tots to veggies! But that's just the beginning: We've seen air fryer recipes for everything, from Buffalo cauliflower nuggets to apple pie.
The large five-quart basket can hold three to five servings of food, so it's perfect for families or for entertaining friends. An automatic shut-off timer means you never have to stress about burning your grub or remembering to power it down. It has a sleek stainless steel finish with an easy-to-navigate digital display, and the basket and pan are dishwasher-safe, so fewer dirty dishes to worry about. If you've ever deep-fried something in oil you know how messy your counter and walls can get.
One five-star reviewer was taken aback by its ease of use: "I absolutely love this item. In the beginning I thought it would be difficult to use and that it would dry my food out. Surprisingly, it's really easy to operate and it keeps the food flavored after its complete. I have several other recipes I want to try with my air fryer. I can't wait!"
Another satisfied Best Buy shopper added that it's an safe and fun way to teach your kids some cooking skills: "Really easy to use and food tastes way better than the conventional oven. My kids have become expert air-fry chefs!"
Just like a fresh plate of fries, this deal won't last long! Add this Insignia Digital Air Fryer (five-quart) to your cart for $50 at Best Buy before it's gone!
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