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Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer Review

Why the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer is our favorite new kitchen appliance! If you love pressure cooking and air frying this is a game changer! 

Air Fryer Pressure Cooker

Have you seen the new Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer? It. Is. Amazing. It’s literally changed how and what we eat for dinner. Let me show you how it works, and then you can cook all the Ninja Foodi recipes we have! (originally published 3/19, affiliate links present)

Ninja Cooker

I’ll explain this new machine with you in case you’re looking for a Ninja Foodi review before you purchase it. Let’s start off by saying that it has become my new go to small kitchen appliance because this multi cooker does it all. You can replace your air fryer, pressure cooker, skillets and rice cooker.

Let’s start with where you can find the new Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer

I will start from the beginning so you understand how knowledgeable I am about small kitchen appliances, and pressure cookers in general.

Pressure Cooker Air Fryer Combo

I bought the Instant Pot months after it came on the market, when there were NO recipes out there. People were still afraid to use it. SO, I started figuring it out and used it every day for months. Now I have 101+ Instant Pot recipes to show for it.

  • Even though it says Instant Pot you can use all of these in the Ninja Foodi using the pressure cooker function.
  • AND you can use all of our easy air fryer recipes for it as well, that means two for the price of one.
ninja foodi accessories

Ninja Foodi Review

Now of course I have started a list of easy Ninja Foodi recipes since it is an air fryer too.

Since I’ve been creating pressure cooker recipes for quite some time now I was more interested in the air fryer function. This is a game changer for us!!

Ninja Air Fryer

What are the pros and cons of the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer!

  1. It is a multi functional kitchen appliance.
    1. It has way more than 2 functions though. Yes you can make rice in it but also; make slow cooked food, pressure cook, air fry and cook in crisp basket, and much more.
  2. Food comes out crispy in no time with NO oil required.
    1. This is how to preheat air fryer using the air crisp button.
  3. The Ninja Foodi pressure cooker pot has a non stick coating.
  4. Using a few of my favorite Ninja Foodi accessories you can make everything from breakfast to dessert in it!
    1. It comes with a 2nd lid not seen here, as well as a trivet and air fryer basket. Yes, there are 2 different lids so it can do it all.

It comes with a 1-year limited warranty which is great, though I’ve never had an issue whatsoever.

ninja air fryer

The only real negatives would be it’s size (the newer models are a bit smaller though) and the air fry basket isn’t very big compared to the Cosori.

Let’s talk about the Ninja Foodi air fryer function.

This is the lid you use to crisp your food in no time. It is attached to the machine itself and can be lifted up easily to check on your food. Cooking pauses once the lid is lifted.

Air Fryer Pressure Cooker

  • I love being able to check on my food when I’m figuring out how long something takes to crisp.
  • You can print this air fryer cook times sheet to help you create new recipes too.
  • Here’s how to clean the Ninja Foodi with the metal prongs on the lid.

We have made a variety of air fryer recipes so far. We will continue to add them weekly so bookmark it, here are a few faves!

ninja foodi recipes

Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer

This dual pot cooks meals so fast. If you’re still trying to decide and want an Instant Pot vs Ninja Foodi comparison we have done that too.

The things I like about using this one is that:

  • The pot is wider and a bit shallower.
    • This seems to cook food a bit faster than it’s competitor. I feel it also helps avoid the dreaded burn notice others have experienced with the IP.
  • Ninja Foodi pot has a non stick coating.
    • Helps A LOT in the cleaning process. I also feel this helps avoid the burn notice with an added barrier between the food and heating element.
ninja multi cooker

The biggest selling point of the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer in my opinion.

Making Ninja Foodi pressure cooker recipes then air frying the top to get crispy is the bomb. This is most useful when cooking a whole chicken in the Ninja Foodi.

  • There’s NO need to remove your bird and put it under the broiler in the oven to crisp the skin.
  • You can even bake in it! Check out our Ninja Foodi cake.
  • I hope this helps you in your decision as to whether or not to buy the Ninja Cooking system.
  • It is my favorite new kitchen appliance!
ninja foodi whole chicken

It’s not just for air frying though, pressure cooking is the wave of the future and this is the way to go! In order to let’s say make tender chicken wings, but then have crispy skin as well this is the best way. Yes you can have 2 machines side by side and take the food from one to the other one but seriously, that’s insane.

  • Who has time for that??!!

Recipes I love making using the pressure cooker and air fryer functions together are:

air fryer chicken wings

It has been a GAME CHANGER in our house! Okay, I was a bit upset when my husband brought this home and I thought “I already have an Instant Pot, I don’t need another kitchen appliance”. I thought my prior purchases covered all my bases.

I was SO wrong. It has made dinnertime easier and the ability for us to eat together more often too. That is a huge motherhood win for sure.

  • If you’re on the fence as to whether you or your loved one needs a Ninja Foodi pressure cooker and air fryer, they do!
  • It is the perfect Christmas gift for those who enjoy cooking. Heck, it’s great for everyone who thinks they can’t cook, that they actually can.
  • For other great multi cookers, check out this Multo pot too.

Some additional information regarding purchasing and orders to be shipped:

  • Some online resources will not ship to Hawaii or Alaska
    • Hawaii Alaska or other territories may require an additional fee
  • Contiguous 48 states in United States or an International address is required many times, vs. entering a P.O. Box for delivery.

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Shelia Roach

Wednesday 28th of December 2022

My grandson got this for me last year for Christmas. My daughter has used it but I have not. I usually love a challenge but I’m afraid I won’t do it right. Specifically if I cook meat

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 28th of December 2022

Start with something with the air fry function, that is less scary. Something like my chicken legs recipe. Then move on to pressure cooker, something like my Ninja Foodi spaghetti. Those would be the most simple

Linda Morrell

Thursday 11th of August 2022

My Ninja air fryer gets lots of use. Now it won't work. It says ERR8. What does this mean? I really want to use it today.

The Typical Mom

Thursday 11th of August 2022

I looked online and it says that means to call customer service

Nancy K Diss

Monday 20th of June 2022

I love my Ninja Foodie Are use it several times a week especially since I live alone I can make a small amount of rice and spaghetti and it turns out good


Monday 10th of January 2022

You are helping me decide on a replacement for my old, broken, power pressure cooker xl. Thank you for being so thorough.


Thursday 16th of September 2021

Everything about the ribs is here except the recipe.

The Typical Mom

Thursday 16th of September 2021

Scroll to the bottom, it is there

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