Does anyone have this? I got the Ninja Foodi 11-in-1 6.5-qt Pro Pressure Cooker + Air Fryer back in August for my niece and it’s size alone is intimidating her. I’m thinking maybe this one would be more manageable. Any thoughts?
@Lynnerizer The comparison is like a side-by-side of a Yugo versus a Volvo. Yes, this will be smaller, and they do work, but don’t expect the rotisserie to last a long time, and don’t expect it to be as easily cleaned as the Ninja. Still, for somebody who doesn’t already have an air fryer, it’s a decent place to start. Or so I’m told. I have a different model that’s remarkably similar, and it’s okay but not great. And we use it regularly.
I have this one. It is too small to fit most of my old toaster oven accessories (just a bit too narrow), but if I’m honest… that rotiserie feature is not why you would buy this unit in particular. It is a decent enough air fryer. The beeps are incredibly loud, the door does not have a catch so it will slam open if you forget to gently set it down, but the amount of accessories that it comes with is nice. I used the rotiserie basket once and found it indistinguishable from the air fryer tray. If you don’t overload the tray, the airflow is perfectly fine to not need that widget that causes extra mess. Overall, it is annoying to cycle through the loud beeps for all of the options… but everything cooks perfectly in a few minutes on fries (the first preset). I like it, but I would probably find a different one next time since I do not really care for the features that make this one unique like the rotiserie basket.
@Lynnerizer The Foodi is great. Used pretty much daily. Yes it’s large but you get the pressure cooker feature as well so you’re saving counter space by having one appliance. There are also a few dishes where I’ll pressure cook the food and then brown the top (eg cook pasta with sauce, add cheese then bake).
@ergomeh@Kyeh@Lynnerizer I was debating this for the rotisserie option (I have distant memories of rotisserie ovens, so they’re nifty AND nostalgic). So I’m glad I checked the Meh reviews.
I have the Ninja and a previously purchase Instant Pot, and the Ninja has been a counter staple hogging my minimal space, but so worth it I sometimes eyeball my oven as a means of clearing room. Don’t think I’ll be adding this.
THANK YOU ALL for your input, I really appreciate it!
When I spoke with my sister to see what she thought I was thrilled to learn that my niece and her boyfriend finally took the Ninja and are giving it a try. I’m sure they’ll love it once they try it! The BF is a firefighter and he’s the one who made the executive decision and said I’LL TAKE THAT once he finally saw it unpacked and on the counter being used! Lol THAT is exactly what my sister was hoping would happen when she decided open it up and use it to cook Sunday dinner when she knew they’d be coming! Gotta love my sneaky sister!
@dagirlgenius The interior is 10 and a half inches wide before you put the rotisserie cage in there. The rotisserie cage is going to eat about an inch and a half of that width, so the max length of the chicken is going to be a bit over 9 in, allowing for some bits to be able to extend past the outside of the cage a tiny amount. Do the math in your head, how big of a chicken does that permit? I’d say, about the size of the little bitty roasters that the typical Walmart makes available, not the big robust ones that you get at Sam’s club. And maybe not even up to the size of the Wally world ones.
Bought this model when Meh ran it ~4 months ago for $5 more than current price. We didn’t already have an air fryer. We use this one 4-5 times a week for meals or sides.
I can’t comment on features like rotisserie or skewers, I have not used them, yet. For crisping up chicken wings, French toast sticks, pizza bites, samosas, hand pies, chicken tenders, bagels, and English muffins it has done well.
The unit works well but feels a bit “last generation” in some ways. For example, the temperature is set in 10s, so you can’t set it to 325, so must do either 320 or 330.
It’s not an issue as it still cooks, but it’s weird and comes across as clunky.
Costco has a similar style air fryer by Sur la Table for $100 online with 4.4/5 stars and 1,400 reviews.