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Black & Decker Purifry air-fries food on a budget

Black & Decker's Purifry is affordable and air-fries your food well but isn't the best choice for feeding big groups.

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Black & Decker Purifry Air Fryer

The Black & Decker Purifry is more compact than other air fryers. It also has an agreeable price ($100, which converts to about £75 or AU$125), but it fries small batches best.

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Black & Decker Purifry Air Fryer

The Purifry comes in this color scheme of black and silver shown here. You can also purchase it in white.

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Black & Decker Purifry Air Fryer

First set the fryer's heat level with the temperature dial. The printed labels on the knob are tiny and tough to read.

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Black & Decker Purifry Air Fryer

You use the timer dial to set how long the Purifry will cook. You can choose anywhere from 0 to 60 minutes.

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Black & Decker Purifry Air Fryer

A clear plastic tab serves as a cover for the food basket release button.

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Black & Decker Purifry Air Fryer

The basket and pan sit in a chamber in the bottom half of the Purifry.

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Black & Decker Purifry Air Fryer

Chicken wings cooked in the Purifry turned out especially well.

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Black & Decker Purifry Air Fryer

French fries came out well when cooked by the Purifry.

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Black and Decker Purifry Air Fryer

The Purifry air-fries burgers too. They were juicy and very flavorful.

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