Ninja FD401 Foodi 8-qt. 9-in-1 Deluxe XL Cooker & Air Review

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A lot of us lead busy lives, and can spare very little to make good food. So, one of the best kitchen appliances you can invest in is a pressure cooker. But which one? It should be one that’s versatile, not just a slow cooker. It needs to prepare food quickly and be easy to use. Why, that sounds like the Ninja FD401 Foodi 8-qt. 9-in-1 Deluxe XL Cooker & Air Fryer.

Why We Like It – Ninja FD401 Foodi 8-qt. 9-in-1 Deluxe XL Cooker & Air Review

Top-notch performance that doesn’t falter when versatility is introduced. It can cook, air fry, steam, bake, broil, sauté, roast, and dehydrate—all within a short window of time.

Pros
  • Can cook, air fry, steam, roast, dehydrate, and slow cook
  • Great performance for price
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Needs plenty of real estate to operate
  • Air escapes out the back when air frying

Performance

Cooking with the Ninja Foodi Deluxe XL Pressure Cooker Air Fryer was an absolute blast! One reason was, of course, how quick it is at making food. Delicious meals in under 20 minutes? That’s what 1760 watts of power can get you. What impressed us the most, however, was its versatility. The Ninja Foodi Deluxe XL isn’t content with pressure cooking your food—it can air crisp, sear, sauté, bake, broil, steam, dehydrate, and even make yogurt. Toss a few ingredients together, press a button or two and it’s ready to go.

Design

The Ninja FD401 Foodi 8-qt. 9-in-1 Deluxe XL Cooker & Air Fryer really compliments your kitchen with its stainless steel finish. On the inside is a non-stick ceramic coating, which holds 8 quarts, 2 more than the Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1. More importantly, making use of all its features is done easily from the front, with clear instructions. One design choice that is intentional is air escape out the back when air frying. No, this isn’t a mistake. To prevent your walls and windows from collecting moisture, be sure to place the pressure cooker somewhere safer.

Value

You’re getting so much value from the Ninja FD401 Foodi 8-qt. 9-in-1 Deluxe XL Cooker & Air Fryer as opposed to the Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker or Dash DEC005BK. This is because it isn’t in the business of preparing one kind of food, but many. In fact, the Ninja Foodi Deluxe XL wants to get you cooking immediately by including a cookbook, filled with common, easy-to-make foods. And since it’s so powerful and designed well, the Ninja FD401 Foodi 8-qt. 9-in-1 Deluxe XL Cooker & Air Fryer gets our seal of excellent value.

Ninja FD401 Foodi 8-qt. 9-in-1 Deluxe XL Cooker & Air Review Wrap Up

What cemented the Ninja FD401 Foodi 8-qt. 9-in-1 Deluxe XL Cooker & Air Fryer as our number one was its performance and versatility. It can cook (and slow cook), air fry, steam, roast, and dehydrate. Want to make yogurt? You can do that too, and it’s all so easy. When you do use it, just understand it needs plenty of space or else you’ll find moisture on your walls.

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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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