So, you’ve heard a bunch of hype about the Ninja Foodi in your search for an air fryer and/or pressure cooker, but now you’re wondering if it actually lives up to it. You could pore over countless reviews online, but that gets overwhelming real quick. So, we did it for you.
Here you’ll find an aggregation of Ninja Foodi reviews, letting you know the important takeaways like functionality, price, and how it compares to competitors. If you want to see why the Ninja Foodi made our list of the top air fryers (and what else made the cut), then check out our comprehensive guide to air fryers.
What is the Ninja Foodi?
You know how the Instant Pot claims to be a one-stop shop for all of your cooking appliance needs? Well, the Ninja Foodi takes that a step further by combining the power of a multi cooker with an air fryer.
The Foodi can pressure cook, slow cook, sauté, steam, and air fry. It also features TenderCrisp technology, which is a combination of pressure cooking and air frying that allows you to rapidly cook ingredients and finish off with a crispy texture. Good Housekeeping notes that this feature makes the Ninja Foodi stand out from the crowd. Though, since the Ninja Foodi hit the market, Instant Pot has created its own version: The Instant Pot Duo Crisp, which pressure cooks and air fries.
Owning a Foodi is supposed to untether you from having three separate appliances (a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, and an air fryer.) It does take up more space than any of its parts on their own, but overall, it reduces clutter.
Since the OG Ninja Foodi came out, Ninja has also released a couple models with a few tweaks like the Ninja Foodi electric countertop grill and Ninja Foodi Deluxe XL.
What makes the Ninja Foodi great
First off, the fact that it takes the place of more than one appliance is a huge plus — that’s why we loved the Instant Pot so much when it came out. And even though it does have a ton of uses, Business Insider says it doesn’t cut corners on any of them.
“The Foodi is surprisingly easy to use and doesn’t skimp on effectiveness in squeezing in its long list of functions.”
Not only does Business Insider compliment the Foodi’s functionality, it sings high praise for ease of use as well, saying, “Cooking with the Foodi is pretty much fool-proof, whether you want to make a savory pork tenderloin that falls apart with a poke of your fork, or sweet potato fries that are crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.”