A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World

This Is the Last Day to Score Our Shopping Editor’s Favorite Ninja Air Fryer While It’s $50 Off

Our shopping editor's favorite Amazon Prime Early Access deal is this bestselling air fryer for $50 off.

Our editors and experts handpick every product we feature. We may earn a commission from your purchases.

If you haven’t already shopped the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale, the whopping $50 discount on the Ninja AF101 air fryer should be enough to entice you. After all, it’s my job as a Shopping Editor to find the absolute best things to buy, and this air fryer markdown is just too delicious to pass up. It even made our list of the best air fryer models, earning a coveted spot on our list as the most compact countertop option. Today, October 12, is the last day to score the deal—hurry up!

Why did we choose the Ninja AF101 Air Fryer as the best deal?

With a 4.8-star average rating, the impressive Ninja AF101 air fryer is an Amazon product with nearly perfect reviews. It boasts a compact size that doesn’t compromise air frying power, making use of every interior inch. This brilliant use of space delivers the most delicious home-cooked meals in record time. It’s also one of the best Prime Early Access offers thanks to a seldom-seen $50 discount that amounts to nearly 38% off its usual price.

It’s worth every penny at full price, but with a discount this steep, it’s just too good to not to buy one for yourself or as an extra-special Amazon Prime gift. It makes whipping up irresistible side dishes like sweet potato fries, crispy string beans and tender edamame quick and easy. Air frying also saves major money on take out dinners each week. It’s actually faster (and cheaper!) to throw meals in the Ninja than calling in an order. (We’re also super excited to see our editor tested vac-mop marked down!)

Take it from our health editor, Jill Schildhouse, who put the Ninja AF101 to the test: “I tried out a dish we air fry in the Cosori [another comparable air fryer] at least once a week because it’s so easy and tasty: salmon filets. The Ninja version came out perfectly cooked with a crisp coating on top of the spices and a moist and flakey interior. We were blown away. We’ll never cook salmon in anything but this Ninja ever again.”

What does the Ninja AF101 Air Fryer do?

More than 39,000 Amazon reviewers agree that the Ninja AF101 makes cooking easier than ever, and convection-based air frying means you can reduce added oils and fats for healthier meals. But the features are what make this air fryer one of the best small countertop appliances on the market.

Some of our favorite features include:

  • Multi-function air frying, roasting, baking, crisping and food dehydrating
  • Four-quart ceramic nonstick interior basket that can fit up to two pounds of food
  • Fast pre-heating
  • Expansive temperature range of 105 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Dishwasher-safe parts
  • A long cord that stretches nearly 2.6 feet

“This Ninja is so easy to use!” says Maggie Z, a verified Amazon purchaser and five-star reviewer. “I’ve used it almost every day since it arrived. Egg Rolls, fries, Brussels sprouts, little fingerling potatoes—all come out perfect! This is so much better than heating up the kitchen with a hot oven and so much faster.”

Where to buy our favorite Amazon Prime Early Access Deal

Ninja Silo Ecomm Via Amazon.comvia merchant

Today, October 12, is the last day to score the Ninja AF101 air fryer for $50 off, and Amazon is the only place to do it. Instead of paying $129, score it for $79. Just remember that you need to be a Prime member to take advantage of Prime Day sales. Not a member yet? Sign up for a free 30-day trial so you can start cooking hot, delicious meals in your new air fryer as soon as it’s delivered. I can hear the sizzles already!

Shop Now

Stop hunting for the best products and deals—get our expert scoop on secret sales and discounts, gift ideas for everyone, and can’t-miss products. Sign up for the Stuff We Love newsletter.

Bryce Gruber
Bryce Gruber is an expert in gift ideas, shopping, and e-commerce. You've likely seen her work across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting outlets and on TV shows. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children.