Our favorite Ninja air fryer is $50 off for Black Friday – here's why we love it

The Ninja Foodi Dual Zone air fryer is now $50 off in this Black Friday Ninja deal, and it's the perfect air fryer for families

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Ninja air fryer Black Friday deals are always popular, but we're particularly impressed by this $50 discount on our favorite DualZone cooker. 

Designed for busy families who want to cook two elements of a meal at once, the Ninja DZ201 Foodi 8 Quart 6-in-1 DualZone is a sleek and easy-to-use air fryer that's perfect for those who want to upgrade their kitchen this Black Friday.

Usually priced at $179.99, the Ninja Foodi 8 Quart 6-in-1 DualZone is now $129.99 at Amazon as the result of a $50 discount for Black Friday. Thanks to removable air fryer inserts, the Ninja DualZone air fryer can be used for much more than air frying. It's got six cooking modes in total: air broil, air fry, roast, reheat, dehydrate, and bake.

Ninja DZ201 Foodi 8 Quart 6-in-1 DualZone: was $179.99, now $129.99 at Amazon (save $50)

Ninja DZ201 Foodi 8 Quart 6-in-1 DualZone: was $179.99, now $129.99 at Amazon (save $50)
The best things come in pairs, and the Ninja DZ201 Foodi 8 Quart 6-in-1 DualZone is our top pick for an air fryer if you want something suitable for the whole family. With two drawers, it's got twice the power of a regular air fryer.

Ninja DZ201 Foodi 8 Quart 6-in-1 DualZone: was $179.99, now $129.99 at Best Buy (save $50)

Ninja DZ201 Foodi 8 Quart 6-in-1 DualZone: was $179.99, now $129.99 at Best Buy (save $50)
Best Buy has matched Amazon's great saving, with a $50 discount on the DualZone fryer that can air broil, air fry, and roast. 

That makes it one of the best Black Friday home deals we've seen so far, and it's Homes & Gardens approved. When we reviewed it as part of our testing for the best air fryers, we used each and every mode to make sure it delivered on those multi-functional promises.

Ninja air fryer Black Friday deal: why we love it 


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Although it's larger than most air fryers, we love the Foodi 8 Quart 6-in-1 DualZone because it can cook every element of a meal at once. While many of the best air fryers are perfect for cooking either the main or side for your meal, it's rare to find one that can do it all. 

Using Smart Finish, you can pair your independent Ninja air fryer drawers to cook in different modes and with different timings, but finish at exactly the same time. That comes in handy when cooking veggies and fish, or fries and chicken, which typically need different cooking modes and timings. 

The Match Cook mode effectively doubles your cooking space, which is great for when you want to batch cook a large serving of fries or vegetables, or cook one side for vegetarians and another for meat-eaters. Your settings for the first drawer will duplicate for the second, meaning you won't have to bother setting two different timers to cook the same ingredients. 

One of our favorite features is the ease of cleaning with the Ninja DZ201 Foodi 8 Quart 6-in-1 DualZone. Because the removable inserts and the drawers can both go in the dishwasher, it's simply a case of giving them a wash between uses. You can even use one of the drawers while the other is washing, which is great for frequent air fryer users. 

More Ninja air fryer deals

Ninja Air Fryer: was $119.99, now $99.99 at Best Buy (save $20)

Ninja Air Fryer: was $119.99, now $99.99 at Best Buy (save $20)
Ninja's original air fryer is now $20 off for Black Friday. It can cook up to 2 pounds of food at any one time, and has a maximum heat of 400 degrees.

We've never tried a Ninja air fryer we didn't love. Essentially acting as a mini convection oven, an air fryer uses a basket to circulate hot air around your food as it cooks. This effectively mimics the process of deep frying, in which you'd submerge your fries or chicken in hot fat for even, speedy cooking. Air fryers are a lot more convenient though, and they also cut back on the amount of fat you need to make crispy treats at home. 

Millie Fender
Head of Reviews

Millie Fender is Head of Reviews on the Homes and Gardens Ecommerce team. She specializes in cooking appliances, such as the best kettles, and also reviews outdoor grills and pizza ovens. Millie loves to bake, so she will take any excuse to review stand mixers and other baking essentials. When she's not putting products through their paces in our dedicated testing kitchen, Millie's reviews are conducted at home, meaning she uses these products in her own day-to-day life.