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Black Friday kitchen appliances deals: Instant Pot, Keurig, Ninja, and more

We've sifted through the kitchen aisles to find the best Black Friday appliance deals available now, from air fryers to blenders.
Written by Kerry Wan, Senior Reviews Editor

Update: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021 are done and dusted, so the deals below are no longer valid. Check out our ZDNet Recommends hub for a better look at the latest deals available or ZDNet's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide hub for recommendations on gifts for all. 

The holiday season is upon us which means two things: family gatherings and Black Friday shopping. Retailers nationwide have begun to push out deals on all things kitchen and household so you can cook the best meals for all to enjoy.

Below you'll find the best offerings on Instant Pots, air fryers, blenders, and more. And like previous years, we expect these deals to come and go, so make sure to check back daily as availability and new promotions hit the shelves.

Best Instant Pot deals

The Instant Pot Duo Plus is currently available on Best Buy for $59.99 ($60 off). For the money, you get the iconic Instant Pot goodies including one-touch cooking capabilities for stews, soups, roasts, and more. The 9-in-1 appliance is designed with safety in mind and has a venting system that makes pressure or slow cooking a breeze.

For something a little more capable, the Instant Pot Duo Crisp brings the best of the traditional pressure cooker with air frying capabilities. Thanks to EvenCrisp Technology, the Duo Crisp allows you to air fry food with the crunch and tenderness of a deep fryer. The 2-in-1 cooker is now on sale for $129.99 ($20 off) on Amazon.

Bringing the versatility of 14 appliances in one, the Ninja Foodi is a great alternative to the Instant Pot and is currently on sale for $229.99 ($100 off). With it, you can slow cook, pressure cook, sauté, steam, or even bake a cake. The pot has a 8-quart capacity which is enough to deliver a filling meal for up to eight people.

Best air fryer deals

I'm starting the air fryer section with the Bella Pro Series 6-qt air fryer. It's not the largest size offering from the brand, but it currently holds the largest discount out of all models at Best Buy. For less than $45, you get a proven air fryer that can cook up delicious recipes in minutes, all with little to no oil needed.

If you prefer a larger capacity than the listing above, Best Buy also has the Bella Pro Series 8-QT air fryer for $49.99 ($80 off). At the price, you get an ample amount of cooking space, a durable stainless steel design, and a built-in touchscreen menu for fast and intuitive commands. The removable non-stick basket is also dishwasher safe.

The Ninja DZ201 Foodi is one of the more premium and durably-built offerings during the Black Friday sales event. Amazon currently has it marked down to $129.99 ($50 off), making the 8-quart offering much more affordable than previous times. For the price, the DZ201 Foodi is the perfect kitchenware for oil-less frying, roasting, and more.

Best blender and mixer deals

Ever make shakes and smoothies just to hear other family members and friends ask for a cup? Then the Ninja Mega Kitchen blender is the way to go, now for just $99.99 ($100 off). The blender comes with 1,500 watts of pulverizing power, capable of mixing, blending, juicing, and processing all kinds of foods. It also comes with an array of blades, single-serve cups, and to-go lids for added convenience.

Ninja has become a household name when it comes to blenders and juicers and the ratings prove it. With an average of 4.5/5 stars among 32,000 ratings, the BL610 blender is currently discounted to $69.99 ($30 off). Though not the biggest discount, this is one to keep an eye for if you're searching for an ice-crushing blender.

Have a fitness pal who's into blending juices and smoothies? The Sencor Smoothie Blender makes for a fantastic gift, especially with Best Buy's discounting listing of $27.99 ($22 off). It won't break the bank but will surely break any fruit, juice, and ice combination that you throw at it.

Best coffee maker deals

When it comes to coffee makers, you can't go wrong with the old reliable. An easy-to-use and consistent machine will make anyone's morning. That's what the Mr.Coffee 5-Cup Coffee Maker achieves, now for only $18.99 (24% off).

This limited edition coffee maker brings Keurig's signature K-Cup formula with a touch of Jonathan Adler's ceramics expertise. Discounted to $49.99 ($50 off) at Best Buy, the coffee maker has an elegant design that will surely bring great style and taste to any kitchen.

Ninja has expanded from its blender lineup with the latest Hot & Cold Brew Coffee Maker. The machine is one of the most versatile on the market, with the ability to brew coffee hot or cold. The system includes a built-in frother and an independent hot water dispenser for oatmeal, hot cocoa, and tea. Best Buy currently has the machine selling for only $179.99 ($20 off).

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