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Insignia™ - 3.2L Digital Air Fryer - Black

Model: NS-AF32DBK9SKU: 6254638

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 771 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bigger is better!

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    cinnamonroll72
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    Air fryers are great when you can get them for a decent price. It's also important to know what air fryers are great for and stick to that stuff only. Those who "get it" get it. This Insignia air fryer cooks everything well and evenly with or without shaking the items midway through (once again, those who "get it" get it). I returned my first digital air fryer of a different brand when this larger Insignia digital air fryer went on sale for around the same sale price that I had paid for the smaller one of a different brand. Honestly, all the different brands and models of digital air fryers are pretty much the same technology in regards to how they run (i.e. the temperature and time functions/buttons) and how they actually cook the food. Most of the digital air fryers have one of two screen sizes, and this Insignia model has the noticeably smaller of the two screen sizes. It was nice to have the larger screen on my previous model, but the Insignia's smaller screen is fine and by no means a deal-breaker. The benefits of getting the Insignia brand is that Best Buy honors the 1-year manufacturer's warranty in-store since Insignia is Best Buy's brand. That's a huge bonus to me. One of the other nice things about this Insignia air fryer is that it's the type that has a removable inner basket that can be disconnected from the outer casing of the air fryer. Both parts can also be washed/submerged, and this makes cleaning way easier compared to other types that either have a one-piece container/cooking basket and/or can only be washed by cleaning the inside/outside without submerging it. This might not seem like a big deal, but I think it's a huge plus to be able to clean it more thoroughly. Hope this helps. Thanks. Matthew 7:12

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big Bang For Your Buck

    Posted
    Jeff
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    This air fryer would be a good purchase at the regular price, but a real best buy at the sale price of $39.99. Like others, I was very skeptical of air frying. I thought French fries would come out limp and bland. I thought it could never compete with a good deep fat fryer for tastier food. I was wrong. This air fryer holds a permanent place on the counter top and we use it daily. Fries and onion rings come out crispy and tasty. People cannot believe they were not cooked in oil. Air fryers have come a long way since they were introduced years ago and I would advise anyone to try this fat free way to cook. Meats come out juicy and tender, bacon is crisp without frying in a pan and drowned in it's own grease. I've served others and they all say that they cannot tell the difference between air fried and deep fried. Cleanup is easy; a quick wipe out with a moist dish cloth or you can hand wash the basket in the sink. No more buying oil by the gallon and only using it a few times before it gets dark and rancid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must buy

    Posted
    XanTroc
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    The price seemed great(on sale $39.99), but I was a little skeptical in buying the product. Read the reviews and bit the bullet and bought it anyways since I could return if I had any issues. Very happy I made the purchase! Perfect size for a small of 5! Not small and not too big where it over powers your counter space. I’ve had it two weeks and used it every single day, food comes out excellent! Chicken breast comes out nice and moist! Cooked chicken, waffles, sweet potatoes and more! All great. Easy to clean as well. Does leave a food smell in your kitchen. Don’t over pay on other brands this one is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Air Fryer Comes In Clutch

    Posted
    Nikki
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    I love to cook! However, between working two jobs and going to school full-time there isn’t enough hours in the day to get it in when foods are not already thawed out when I get home. Eating out is not very economical nor good for my waistline. With the air fryer, I can put a couple frozen cuts of salmon or chicken wings in and take a shower or start my homework without those worries as they’re cooked to perfection within 30 minutes! The only downside is I think I picked out one that was a little too small (3.2L) for my needs and will be swapping it out for the 4L one. Otherwise, this product was a great buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great and affordable air fryer

    Posted
    Marla
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    After buying another brand for my sister as a gift, and her feedback as to how amazing it was. I saw this one on sale and went for it. Pick up the unit, however it was defective so I was a bit bummed. Went to Best Buy the following day and exchange it, the replacement unit has worked flawlessly. The things that have turned out wonderful thus far are: bacon, tater tots, fries, hash browns and chicken fingers. The digital modes have some recommended times and temperatures for various things however I had tweak them a bit, the suggested set up have been a bit of for me. However it works great and serves its purpose so I am happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Unit keeps switching off during operation

    Posted
    Vishnu
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    I bought this today and tried french fries. the unit keeps shutting down after 30 seconds, it doesn't go for 16 min ( required for fries). The display goes off and on - changing the program is difficult. Called insignia support, the support connected almost immediately on phone. After knowing about the issue, the support agent who has a Chinese accent asked me to return the unit as it is faulty. Please note that this device has a feature which shuts it off if the tray is not inserted completely, I think it may be faulty - which is causing the issue. Good idea is to purchase an extended warranty for this unit if you have decided on buying it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Insignia air fryer

    Posted
    Hannah
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    This is my first air fryer, and I am sure it's pretty good as far as air fryers go. It's a questionable size for 3 people, would probably work better for 1 or 2. Works best when the basket is only about half full, and I still toss things like frozen French fries in a tablespoon of oil before I put them it. I think it's worth having for quick frozen foods instead of preheating the oven and cooking for 20-25 minutes. I tried making cornmeal fish and french fries all together and neither cooked properly but probably would have had I cooked less and separately. Haven't tried baked goods yet but plan on it. I do like that the clean it up super easy, extremely non-stick.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    User Friendly and Easy to Clean

    Posted
    Redd
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    I love this kitchen gadget. I was afraid it would be another one of those thing you buy and use once or twice and then gets stored in the the basement but not this one. I have had this for about a month or so and we use it almost every day to reheat food, heat up snacks and make meals. The basket size is perfect for our family of three. the food is tasty and if you reheat for example fried chicken from a restaurant all the grease drips to the bottom underneath the basket. So far I have no negative things to say about this product. I like it so much I am planning on getting a few of these as gifts for family members.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Kitchen Addition

    Posted
    Chipandale
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    I'm pleasantly surprised with this air fryer which I originally was not going to purchase, but when it was on sale I couldn't resist the price and heard such great things about it, I purchased it. It is simple to operate, cooks food items well and clean up is a breeze. There's no lingering smell when cooking, even fish, and meats are moist and flavorful and all unwanted fat drains away. Vegetables are crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. I'm very happy with it, received promptly and use it regularly. It's a good size for one, possibly two people, but a bit small for a larger family. Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    ECONOMICAL OPTION

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    ck44
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    When I saw this go on sale, I said "what have I got to lose?" All my friends had similar more expensive ones and loved the benefits of air frying. Since I am trying to save calories, I went the "air-fryer way". Glad I did. This Insignia air-fryer has met all my expectations. It makes the best hamburgers (the fat drips below the grid); roasted vegetables and fish are wonderful! Does not come with a cookbook but apps are available to download. Would give it a five except the ON button is a little tricky for me. (Doesn't stay lit long enough). Otherwise, great for 2 people.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does adequate job with fried food

    Posted
    BlurayFan
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    This and all similar products are convection ovens. The open circulation of the heated are does result in a crisper result than a conventional oven. It still takes almost as long as to cook as a conventional oven with no preheat time. Using a deep frier is still much faster. How close to a fried result depends on how much oil remains from the original preparation. I find that often enough it helps to spray a bit of oil on the food before cooking in this device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great fryer!

    Posted
    Drummer83
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    I had hesitated buying an air fryer, but was tempted when this one went on sale. I am so happy I finally took the plunge. This is a great size for the two of us. Easy to use, easy to clean. I'm still experimenting, but am pleased with the results so far. I have used it for chicken, fish, and vegetables and the food has turned out great. I use an olive oil sprayer for the food and have cooked with just that and some seasoning, and have also tried coating food with breadcrumbs. The food is not deep fried, but still comes out crispy, but moist. I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I really love it

    Posted
    pappydee
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    I was shocked at the performance of this air fryer, it is simple to use and easy to clean. I picked it up at Best Buy for only $29.99 and set it up as soon as I got home. The first time I cooked chicken drumsticks from frozen in 24 minutes. They were so delicious and the skin was crispy, and I didn't use any breading or oil. Since then I've cooked Panko crusted chicken tenders, frozen chicken breasts. Frozen wild caught Alaskan salmon, steak,taquitos, and French fries. Everything I've tried came out the most delicious and pleasing texture.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everyone needs an air fryer!

    Posted
    Imjustrhino
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    I wasn’t really aware of what an air fryer was, until a buddy at work told me about it and talked me into buying one. He was gifted the insignia brand and said it was worth every penny. So, I ordered one while at work for pick up, drove over when I got off, took it home and made a steak...and let me tell you, it was freaking awesome! I barely even use my stove top or oven now. It’s so convenient. And everything has a little crisp to it, depending on how timely you are with your cooking. So glad I bought one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Blind Friendly!!

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    BlindBoy1
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    This Rocks! I wasn’t certain if I could use out of box. I’m blind, and this unit has a touchpad. I might place tactile dots, but setup and cooked a meal without assistance. First meal was a couple hot dogs cooked for 5 min, placed in buns and cooked another minute. A good test and tasted good. Bun had a nice toast. Seems well built. Unit isn’t as loud as some I’ve heard. A steal at $45.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    Posted
    Bigruckus
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    Really like this...I have used it a lot in the last 3 - 4 weeks. Only issue was ...that had an odor during g the first 3 to 4 times I used it...not sure if it was the coating inside of the fryer...anyways it is gone now. Works great on fries, pizza, chicken and many other items. Easy to clean and takes up little space... I bought this for a great price..very happy with it..I decided to buy another one for my daughter. Less grease and fast cooking..what more could you ask for!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Well, Louder than I Expected

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    TechBear
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    I like the air frying method of cooking. Most of the food I've made in this has turned out very well. I'm surprised how loud this is when it is running. It is much louder than I expected. It also takes up quite a bit of space on the counter, but it does fit under the cabinet (barely). The electronic controls are easy to learn and simple to use. The basket release latch in the handle is not an intuitive design, and it does not work very smoothly. This is pretty good overall for an inexpensive air fryer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent air fryer for the money, if on sale!

    Posted
    Tarzan
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    We always wanted to try an air fryer but they cost a lot. We bought this on sale for $30+. I see the regular price is $99. This thing is awesome. We've cooked so many things without oil so foods are healthier. Also some people said 3.2L was too small. Let me tell you, this thing is huge and is the perfect size for 2-4 people. You won't regret this purchase! For $30+ completely worth it. But for $99.00. I'd wait. Get it on sale if you can.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just okay for me

    Posted
    caitlinhailey
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    Seems okay. Mine did not come with a manual. Had to go online. Would buy a larger basket model next time. Takes a long time to cook. Used a couple of times now sits on counter. Not sure if this particular item is for me. Need to try different foods. Also don't like the way the basket does not click into the until as it just pushes together like a drawer. Would prefer to have a click when inserted fully. Also does have a chemical burn off smell with first uses. Not a fan of that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New alternative to oven and fry pan!

    Posted
    Computerchallenged
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    Purchased this as gift for daughter in Phoenix for health benefits of fried food taste without calories but quickly found that it had many other qualities! After hearing from her about how great it was, I went out and bought one for myself. Don’t bother heating up the oven, I made 2 frozen apple turnovers in 10 minutes. It has cut down on baking/frying time by 1/2 to 1/3. Clean up is much easier. Can’t wait to experiment more!

    I would recommend this to a friend