You need an air fryer, and Best Buy's top-rated Insignia model is 50 percent off — today only

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Strike while the (air) fryer is hot: Insignia's top-rated countertop oven is just $60 right now. (Photo: Best Buy)
Strike while the (air) fryer is hot: Insignia's top-rated countertop oven is just $60 right now. (Photo: Best Buy)

If you own a kitchen and a mouth, the question is no longer, "Do I need an air fryer?" The question is, "Which air fryer should I get?"

Answer: You should get this Insignia model, which is 50% off at Best Buy — but only for today.

$60 $120 at Best Buy

It's amazing how quickly the air fryer went from kitchen novelty to kitchen essential. I'm not exaggerating when I say we use ours almost daily; it's been a game-changer.

Why? For starters, speed: It heats up in under a minute. And because it's basically a countertop convection oven (meaning it circulates hot air), it cooks faster than a conventional oven. 

We use ours primarily for veggies: potatoes, onions, peppers and the like get tossed in a bit of oil with salt and pepper, then "air fried" until they're perfectly roasted. But an air fryer is also great for things like bacon, chicken breasts, bananas (they caramelize beautifully), chickpeas (which turn into a wonderful crunchy snack) and frozen chicken nuggets.

I especially love it for reheating pizza, which comes out crisp and toasty, not all soggy like in a microwave.

Related reading: How to Use an Air Fryer for Deliciously Crispy (And Healthier!) Fried Foods

Anyway, this model has a 5-quart basket (even if you're frying for one, a bigger basket is always better), a digital display, various one-touch presets and a recipe book. It earned an impressive 4.7-star average rating from over 3,700 Best Buy customers.

If you happen to miss this deal, don't fret: It'll be back. In fact, as the holidays get closer, I'm sure there will be lots more opportunities to score discounted air fryers.

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