Up your cooking game with an air fryer (this one's on sale!)

ICYMI, an air fryer is your secret to guilt-free, crispy cuisine.

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Want to upgrade your kitchen? Pick up an air fryer. In a world full of fancy pressure cookers and stand mixers, an air fryer might not be the first cooking gadget you'll think to invest in. However, if you want to indulge in delicious fried food without the guilt afterward, it can truly be the gift that keeps on giving.

Instead of using tons of oil, which has been linked to an elevated blood pressure and high cholesterol, and air fryer uses warm air to deliver the same crispy results. (In fact, research suggests an air fryer uses 85 percent less oil than traditional deep-fried food.) As most nutritionists say, moderation is key. However, if you love fried food, an air fryer offers a healthier alternative to satisfy your craving.

As if you needed any more convincing that an air fryer is a worthwhile addition to your kitchen cabinets, Amazon is shaving $20 off Cosori's Air Fryer Max XL. With over 19,000 rave reviews on Amazon, a 4.6/5 rating on the site, and an esteemed "Amazon's Choice" badge, this option is a clear favorite. Cosori's air fryer is currently on sale for just under $100, so it's bound to pay for itself in no time. 

Affordable, healthy, and designed to yield delicious results? This deal sounds like a no-brainer.

COSORI Air Fryer Max XL| Was $119.99, now $99.98

COSORI Air Fryer Max XL|Was $119.99, now $99.98

So, what's so great about Cosori's air fryer? We're glad you asked. Decked out with a spacious, 5.8-quart nonstick basket, this air fryer  can literally fit a six-pound whole chicken. With 11 presets to choose from, you can easily fry veggies, seafood, poultry, desserts, frozen food, and more. (It also comes with 100 original recipes if you're in need of some extra inspiration.) Oh, and did we mention it looks good, too? The LED touch screen gives this fryer a futuristic feel, while the fingerprint-resistant will keep it looking fresh during a messy meal prep. 

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Kelsey Mulvey is a freelance journalist in San Francisco, who covers all-things design and lifestyle. Her work has been featured in publications Architectural Digest, ELLE Decor, and Apartment Therapy, among others.