Deal alert: Walmart just marked down the rarely-on-sale Ninja Air Fryer—get it for just $99

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This kitchen appliance can air fry, roast, reheat and dehydrate! (Photo: Walmart)

Whether you’ve been trying to cut deep-fried foods from your diet or you’re just wondering why the heck people seem to be obsessed with air fryers, today is the day to indulge your curiosity. Walmart just marked down its top-rated Ninja Air Fryer to $99 (it was originally $109)—and the Ninja might secretly be the best air fryer on the market.

Unlike its buzzed-about competitors—like the popular yet pricier Cosori Air Fryer—the Ninja is so much more than just an air fryer. I mean, if this appliance just fried foods using 75 percent less oil than traditional fryers, I’d already be impressed. But the Ninja also masquerades as an energy-efficient convection oven for quick and healthy roasting and a dehydrator for homemade snack-making—plus it can low-key reheat your meals better than a microwave.

Basically, the Ninja does the work of four machines in one unassuming unit. So much to do, so little countertop space. Who has time for an appliance that doesn’t multitask?

The Ninja Air Fryer’s secret weapon is its smart processor, which circulates hot air evenly around your food to give it a crispy, golden finish—and fast. And its other ace in the hole is an internal fan that’s pretty smart itself; it adjusts its speed based on the cooking function for ultimate efficiency. You might be noticing a trend here: the Ninja Air Fryer does so much of the thinking for you that it’s hard to mess up meals even if you tried.

Ninja Air Fryer

Ninja Air Fryer. (Photo: Walmart)

The Ninja Air Fryer was practically made for anyone who likes to cook big-batch meals and save the rest for lunch and dinner the next day. After all, its 4-quart ceramic-coated basket can fit up to two pounds of fries, wings, and veggies, so you might as well take advantage. And unlike a microwave, which nukes your leftovers into a soggy, flavorless mess, an air fryer actually retains the texture of your meal the second time around.

“French fries, fried and roasted chicken...delicious and zero oil.,” a shopper raved. “My kids love the flavor and I love the fact that I don't need cooking oil and my kitchen stays clean.”

It’s true: The Ninja Air Fryer passes the cleanup test with flying colors. Since everything is done in one basket, you only have to guessed it: one basket! And that includes no hot oil splatters all over your stove, countertops and backspash, either. Could it get any easier?

Take my word for it. Trust Amazon shoppers’ testimonies. Or just ask...Ellen Degeneres? It turns out she’s the Ninja Air Fryer’s biggest fan. Not only is the unit on Ellen’s List (her curated selection of Walmart must-haves), but the host calls the Ninja a great way to stick to your New Year’s resolutions.

“Make quick, easy, guilt-free meals for your family that are delicious & healthy,” she shared. “Please just save me some fries.”

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