Table of Contents
- 0.1 Ninja Foodi Multi-Cooker Review
- 0.2 My Kitchen Essentials
- 1 6 Great Pressure Cookers
Ninja Foodi Multi-Cooker Review
If you are reading this Ninja Foodi multi-cooker review then the chances are that you are on the look-out for a new pressure cooker or multi cooker. While carrying out your research you have more than likely seen 2 brands mentioned a number of times, the Instant Pot and Ninja. Both are incredible appliances and the hype behind them is gathering pace.
In this Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 multi-cooker review we take a closer look at what this appliance has to offer, whether it is worth the money and how it performs when put to the test.
If you’re in the market for a hybrid, multi-functional kitchen appliance that makes cooking easy and fun, the Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 is what you’re looking for. With over 9 functions in this one appliance, the Ninja Foodie will be your go-to, one-stop cooking appliance.
SPOILER ALERT: WE LOVE THE NINJA FOODI 9-IN-1.
Functions & Features
So, you’ve heard about the Ninja Foodi multi-cooker but what exactly is it and is it something you should consider buying?
The Ninja 9-in-1 multi-cooker does exactly what its name would suggest. It is 1 appliance with the ability to take the place of 9. The Ninja Foodie comes equipped with nine different functions, which include: Pressure Cook, Air Fry/Air Crisp, Steam, Slow Cook, Yogurt, Sear/Sauté, Bake/Roast, Broil, Dehydrate
It also features TenderCrisp technology, which is a combination of pressure cooking and air frying that allows you to cook ingredients faster and in a more controlled manner, without compromising on the quality and finish of your dish.
This appliance covers all the bases. Want to cook a nice, big roast chicken for your entire family? Want to broil, steam or air fry veggies? Want to slow cook some beef? The Ninja Foodie does it all for you. Slow-cooked, braised and low-simmer recipes are particularly compatible with this appliance.
You may think, “this is probably a gimmick, how can 1 appliance do all of those things well?”. We thought the same but we found that no corners had been cut and the Ninja 9-in-1 worked extremely well no matter what function we used.
We were expecting at least one of the functions to be unsatisfactory but we were pleasantly surprised that all 9 were excellent. In fact, we would go as far as saying that it performed much better than some stand-alone single function appliances we have tested in the past.
Ninja 9-in-1 At A Glance
- Features 9 in 1 functions
- Stainless-steel finish
- Appliance is dishwasher safe
- 8 Quart capacity pot
- 5 Quart cook and crisp basket and deluxe reversible rack
- Ceramic coated PTFE/PFOA-free nonstick basket
- Wattage: 1760 Watts
Material: plastic, with stainless finish
Weight: 26 pounds
Product Dimensions : 16.1 inches(L) 14.57 inches (W) x 14.29 inches (H).
Available Colors: black and silver
What's In The Box?
- The Ninja Foodi 8-Quart 9-in-1 Deluxe XL Pressure Cooker
- Instruction manual, with step by step setup guide and subsequent user manual
- 1 x cookbook with 45 inspiration recipes
- 2 x kitchen mitts, silicone-based
- 1 x deluxe reversible rack that can be used to cook two different foods at the same time
- 1 x cook and crisp basket
- 1 x pressure cooker lid
- 1 x air crisping lid
Ninja Foodi Overview
Capacity & Size
It is fair to say that the Ninja Foodie is on the larger side of kitchen appliances, with its 8-quart cooking capacity. That is essentially 2 gallons worth, 16 pints or 32 cups. Having said that, as it acts as 9 appliances in 1 it takes up a lot less room than 9 individual appliances would!
Additionally, the makers of the Ninja claim you can cook up to 70% faster using the Ninja Foodie, then you can when using the traditional methods. We can vouch that it certainly is quick.
Dual Reversable Rack
The Ninja Foodie’s dual reversible rack is no ordinary roasting rack. It is a deluxe version, a two-tier, reversible system that allows you to make the most use of all the space the appliance offers. The reversible rack can be used when you are steaming or boiling your food.
If you are in the mood to try something else, just flip it over and you can broil up to four strip steaks. The dual reversible rack technology is a great way to not just make maximum use of all that space, but also when you want to cook layered meals.
The Ninja Foodie is all about making sure your cooking experience is hassle-free, fun, easy and most important of all, safe. It has incorporated fourteen safety features and technology to ensure that you remain safe while using the appliance.
The appliance even comes with two silicone-based kitchen mitts that you can use when you handle the pressure release valve. This will protect you when you are venting the steam from inside the appliance.
Cleaning & Maintenance
The Ninja Foodie is dishwasher friendly, which means that all you need to do after you finish cooking your meal, is to pop the inner pot into the dishwasher and you are done with clean up. Not only does it make cleaning up after you cook easy and hassle-free, but the Ninja Foodie also controls splatter and grease stains. The stainless-steel finish, as well as the ceramic-coated pots are easy to clean and maintain.
As you probably expected, the Ninja Foodi is not a cheap appliance, it retails for approx. $249.99 (check the latest Amazon price here). However, the main question should be, is it worth the price? We would say a big yes. It is a marvellous multi-cooker and you will not be disappointed with the results. It is really well made and has so many cooking functions that you might find yourself using it every day. It beats having multiple appliances in the kitchen if you can have one great one that does so much more.
We would say it is definitely worth the money.
Pros & Cons
If you hadn’t guessed already, we absolutely love the Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 multi-cooker. If you are looking for an appliance that has the ability to perform several functions then this is the multi-cooker you are looking for. It is extremely simple to use and intuitive, there is very little learning in order for you to be able to work it.
If you are tight for countertop space then work out before purchasing if you will have enough room to accommodate the Ninja Foodi in your kitchen as it isn’t small. Having said that, if you are buying it to replace some other appliances you have then it is obviously going to take up less room than a combination of those. Just be sure to look into this properly before purchasing.
We liked the fact that it is very easy to clean and that everything apart from the actual cooker can be put in the dishwasher.
It terms of cooking, the Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 was excellent. No matter what function you use to cook with whether it be the pressure cooker, air fry, yogurt maker or slow cooker you be more than delighted with the results. We have tested many kitchen appliances and this is clearly at the top of the list of appliances we would recommend.
We hope you found this Ninja Foodi Multi-Cooker review useful.
My Kitchen Essentials
I get a lot of messages asking what kitchen utensils I use so here is a list and link to some of the things I have in my kitchen.