We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission.
In the height of summer, the last thing you want to do is heat up your kitchen with a 400-degree oven! And that’s just one of the many reasons the Kitchn team loves air fryers (maybe you’ve noticed… ). They let you cook up piping hot meals without turning your space into a sauna — or using tons of oil. If you still haven’t gotten on board the air fryer craze, one of their favorite brands just launched an exciting new product to add to your list of options.
Meet the Magic Bullet Air Fryer, the latest addition to Nutribullet’s stellar lineup of small appliances. Judging by its innovative features, we think it will be an indispensable tool in any kitchen. Plus, at less than $60, it’s a serious steal!
The multifunction fryer comes loaded with six different cooking functions as well as manual time and temperature controls, so you can be hands-on or let the machine do the work for you. With a heat range of 180°F to 400°F, it handles recipes that cook gently and slowly, or bring on the heat to add flavor and char. The fryer’s 2.5-quart basket gives the body of the machine a compact footprint that home cooks with limited space will appreciate, but it’s roomy enough for an entire head of cauliflower, a pound of frozen French fries, or several servings of protein.
Since this air fryer uses convection heat, food cooks faster than it would in a conventional oven, and you get crispy, crunchy results from relatively little cooking oil. The fryer’s nonstick, perforated basket is dishwasher safe, and it slides out easily if you’re the sort of person who likes to check on your food while it cooks; its small size means that it will come back to temperature quickly.
With a minimalist, practical design, this air fryer can easily live in a pantry or cabinet, but for now, we recommend you keep it handy. With the bounty of fresh produce at local farmers’ markets these days, there’s no shortage of what the Magic Bullet Air Fryer can help you whip up. For me, that list includes crispy, spicy green beans and charred romaine. But if you need more inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. From juicy hot dogs to homemade potato chips to warm and flaky doughnuts, the possibilities of what to make in your air fryer are truly endless — and delicious
Buy: Magic Bullet Air Fryer, $59.99