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This Do-It-All Cuisinart Oven Is the Cheapest We’ve Ever Seen

Illustration: Pedro Nekoi

It’ll still be some time before most of us start eating out with the same regularity as before the pandemic, so for many people, that means a bit more time in the kitchen. But, according to Strategist writer Lauren Ro, there’s one surefire way to cut down on cooking time, without compromising the integrity of your food: the currently-on sale Cuisinart AirFryer Toaster Oven. As Ro writes:

I didn’t think [an air fryer] was worth the clutter of installing yet another appliance. But this do-it-ourselves moment called for a sous-chef that more or less does it all at the press of a button, which is exactly the Cuisinart’s appeal: It can bake, broil, toast, fry, and even convection cook at basically the turn of a dial. And it’s fast. Unlike my actual oven, which needs some time to preheat before I even begin cooking, the Cuisinart oven gets right to work. If I feel like having whole roasted sweet potatoes for lunch, I simply pop them in, set it to bake, turn the dial up to 350 degrees, and set the timer for about 25 minutes. By the time I finish feeding Augie his yogurt, I have perfectly cooked potatoes (or perfectly roasted broccolini, or perfectly toasted open-faced ham-and-cheese sandwiches).

Ro has even started using it as an alternative to the microwave, since it can reheat food like fried chicken without rendering it soggy. At $200, the device is usually a lot more expensive than your average toaster, though Ro thinks it’s more than worth it. But thanks to Prime Day, it’s currently selling for the lowest price we’ve ever seen, over 35 percent off. At this price, it’s a no-brainer that anyone who has a kitchen — and uses it — should consider.

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This Do-It-All Oven Is the Cheapest We’ve Ever Seen