Some folks say we’re living in the digital age or the Smart age, but here at ES Best, we’d argue that within this era is another notable slice to time, defined by the air fryer.
The convenient kitchen gadget have been enjoying a moment for the last few years, but demand has really ramped up against the cost of living crisis.
No wonder; these machines are cheaper to run than a conventional oven and cook food in less time, making it an economical choice if you’re looking for ways to bring down your household bills or if you live in a small household.
In fact, according to moneysavingexpert.com, air fryers can cost only 34p per hour to run against an average of 68p for a conventional oven, with one forum user claiming to “have cut my electric use by a third since getting my Ninja Multi Cooker”, well regarded as one of the best on the market.
Throughout 2022, big brands have launched new models while canny shoppers waited patiently for sales to pounce on their air fryer of choice. With the mother of all sales taking place at the end of the month, Black Friday offers the best time to make your move.
What is Black Friday?
An American-born event, it started the day after Thanksgiving as families took advantage of seasonal sales. Knowing a good thing when it saw it, retailers extended the sales bonanza across the Atlantic and it’s now a fixture for many bargain-hunting Brits on a mission to make their budget go further.
While it may have started off as a one-day affair, it’s not unusual to see offers flooding in from the start of the month, ramping up on Black Friday and finishing on Cyber Monday.
When is Black Friday? When is Cyber Monday?
The date moves every year so the simplest way to remember is that Black Friday happens on the fourth Friday of November. This year that’s November 25, with Cyber Monday taking place after a weekend of markdowns on November 28.
What were the best deals from Black Friday weekend last year?
Kitchen appliances as a whole did really well as shoppers took advantage of lower prices on what are traditionally rather expensive items. Currys knocked down the RRP on everything from fridge freezers and microwaves to coffee pod machines, while Amazon, Argos and John Lewis were also excellent destinations to scoop sales bargains on all things kitchen.
What kinds of deals can we expect this year?
As we mentioned, demand for air fryers and multi cookers (machines with additional functions as well as air frying) has rocketed so we anticipate heavy discounts from all the big players: Ninja, Tefal and Philips to name just a few.
How to keep up to date with the best Black Friday deals
If you’ve been waiting for Black Friday weekend to bag everything on your mental shopping list, well done. You’ve strategised well and your patience is about to pay off, because 2022 is set to see the UK’s biggest Black Friday sales yet - and there’s no better place than ES Best to hear about the hottest deals. We will be running a Live Blog as soon as the starting gun fires, so bookmark this page and check back when the time comes.
There are great deals to bag on air fryer deals right now; we’ve put together a list of the best offers below.
See our favourites below
Silvercrest Air Fryer 2.2L
There's been a lot of noise around air fryers lately, and rightly so. The machines are more cost-effective to run than a conventional oven, and food is healthier too as it's made with a fraction of the oil.
Lidl is restocking stores with its bestselling Silvercrest Air Fryer 2.2L on Sunday, November 13 for the bargain price of £49.99.
The deal will run until supplies sell out, which at this price, won't be very long.
Buy now £49.99, Lidl
Ninja Foodi MAX 9-in-1 Multi-Cooker 7.5L OP500UK
Buy now £199.99, Ninja
Tefal Actifry Genius XL 2in1 YV970840 Air Fryer - Black
Buy now £264.00, AO
Tefal Actifry Genius AH960040 Air Fryer - White
Buy now £163.00, AO
Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer 11-in-1 Electric Multi-Cooker
Buy now £185.00, Amazon
TEFAL EasyFry 2-in-1 Precision EY505827 Air Fryer - Black
Buy now £114.00, Currys
TEFAL Easy Fry Compact EY101827 Air Fryer
Buy now £59.99, Currys
Tefal ActiFry FZ729840 Air Fryer - Black
Buy now £169.00, AO
MasterChef Energy Efficient 4.5L Digital Air Fryer
Buy now £109.97, Appliances Direct
Professional AeroGrill Pro, 16 in 1 Tabletop Multicooker & Health Grill, 1700W
Deal live from November 25.
Buy now £119.99, Salter