What is it?
Bigger isn't always better — especially when you have a small kitchen. Those gadgets start to take up lots of room verrry quickly, and before you know it, there's no space to even prep your meals. The good news is, many brands are making smaller versions of their popular appliances, such as the Ninja Mini Air Fryer. This compact 2-quart cooker is perfect for households of two, and at under a foot wide, it won't require much precious countertop real estate. Plus, it's a whopping 50% off — snag it for just $40! And be sure to check out these other Ninja blender and air fryer deals while you're at it.
Why is it a good deal?
Ninja has made a name for itself as one of the top kitchen appliance brands out there, and when we see their products on sale, we pounce. That said, not all deals are created equal — but this air fryer happens to be marked down to the lowest price we've ever seen it. Plus, once you start using it, you'll never want to preheat your full-size oven again. It'll more than pay for itself in convenience alone.
Why do I need this?
Don't be fooled by its petite stature — the Ninja Mini Air Fryer crisps up all of your favorite foods (with little to no oil) just as well as the full-size models, from fried chicken and wings to French fries and falafel. And with just one control knob, it couldn't be easier to use. Everything cooks at a set 400 degrees, all you have to do is adjust the time depending on what you're cooking. Let's face it, getting dinner on the table can be downright chaotic, so it's nice to have a machine that takes the guesswork out of at least one aspect.
While it's not designed to feed a crowd, its 2-quart capacity is a great fit for couples and parties of one who don't want a bulky behemoth hogging the counter. The nonstick cooking basket can hold a pound of fries! Speaking of the basket, it's dishwasher-friendly, though it's so easy to clean that washing by hand is almost as effortless.
At just 10.4" x 8" x 9.65", this air fryer won't require much space, whether you keep it in a cabinet, on a shelf or out on the counter. But once you realize how quickly it heats up, you'll probably want it at arm's length at all times. Thanks for your service, full-size oven — we'll see you once the holidays roll around. (Maybe.)
What reviewers say
Need more convincing that the Ninja Mini Air Fryer belongs in your kitchen? Take it from these five-star Amazon reviewers:
"Perfect size!" exclaimed a concise convert. "This air fryer is perfect for us, a family of two."
"I just used this yesterday and was pleasantly surprised [by] how easy it is," wrote another rave customer. "I cooked breaded shrimp and they were done in exactly eight minutes. I didn't have to preheat an oven, wait for it to get to the right temperature and then wait while my meal cooked."
"We have a large air fryer with all the bells and whistles, however, there are just two of us and we just downsized to a small 800-square-foot house," shared a fan. "Needless to say, storage space is minimal ... So I was looking for a smaller air fryer that I could store easily and found this little guy. It’s perfect, easy storage, air fries beautifully and is a breeze to clean. It’s not too tall to fit on a shelf ... just what we needed. We use it daily. Highly recommended."
"I [cooked] like 25 nuggets, and within 8 to 10 minutes the nuggets were cooked," said a final shopper. "The only problem is it just makes a little noise [while it] cooks; other than that, it works great ... I can’t wait to cook other things with it."
Oh, and if you want to avoid having to look up the cook time for various foods every time you use your new appliance, this handy air fryer cheat sheet booklet is the perfect accessory to add to your cart. And the No. 1 bestseller is also on sale!
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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