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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally a kitchen gadget that lives up to the hype

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    kaizen61
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    I've had my share of the latest and greatest kitchen gadgets that either turned out to be a fail or added so much extra work it wasn't worth it. So I resisted buying an air fryer for the longest time, as much as I wanted one. I do like the occasional fried item, but deep fryers seemed so wasteful to me and dirty as well. For a single guy, it just didn't seem to make sense. And I just didn't believe that air fryers worked that well and even if they did, what's the use of buying a gadget for just fries? When the opportunity presented itself to check out the Ninja Air Fryer, I was skeptical but having a pleasant history with some other Shark/Ninja branded products in my house, I figured it was worth a shot. I never expected to love it this much though! So easy to use that once I did my first item in it, I haven't looked at the manual since. You pick it up pretty quick - preheat, put the food in, set the timer and then give it a little shake/toss a couple of times during the cook time. Seriously, that's all there is to it; every other recipe is some remix of those steps. Fries come out golden brown and crisp outside, white and fluffy inside completely free of oil. It's definitely quicker than the oven and more efficient too, since you're not spending all that energy heating the void of air in your oven, just heating the food. And not just fries, but all kinds of fried delights. I've used it to warm up take out egg rolls and they come out like fresh ones. I've cooked sausages and hot dogs in mine and they taste like they came off a grill! Hamburgers too! In fact, I keep finding new uses for it the more I think of it. You can even use it as a food dehydrator! This came in super handy when a good harvest of Summer veggies and herbs left me with more than I knew what to do with. The timing couldn't have been better. It's very versatile as a cooking method and very precise. (And because it's so easy to clean, I'm more willing to experiment with putting new stuff into it!) Best of all, it's super clean to use; it doesn't fill the house with a fried food smell and the lining of the basket is one of the best non stick surfaces I've ever used - everything just wipes off of it. If they ever put that coating on a set of pans, I'm buying it for sure. Cleaning is so easy that you find yourself using it a lot more often. I've been using mine at least once a week since I got it. No more lining the stove with aluminum foil and airing out the kitchen. As I said, many of my previous purchases have ended up either in the back of a closet somewhere or donated to charity. Not this one though. It's out on my counter and in use regularly. I'm finding new recipes for it on Google and I'd definitely buy another one once this one wears out - which should be quite a while based on how solid it's made. If it's anything like my Shark vacuum cleaner I'll be using it for years. Trust me, this is one kitchen gadget that not only lives up to the hype but actually surpasses it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wife’s verdict? “Wow . . ."

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    TECHBEENGOOD
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    Ninja Air Fryer (AF101). Wife’s verdict? “Wow . . . I’ve been trying to get my French fries close to restaurant quality, forever. The Ninja got it right on the first try.“ I need to be charitable here as I describe our previous (unsuccessful) efforts at cooking fries. Soft and soggy, or dry and cracker-like, or just burnt. We adjusted our expectations and rarely bothered to invest the effort to add fries (or similar sides) to a lunch or dinner. We’re now experimenting with other foods. The Ninja Air fryer is able to turn those “I wonder if it’s worth the effort” cooking tasks into, “Ooo, I’ve got to add this to the menu.” Success is very motivating. This is a very easy-to-operate, average noise-level, efficient (1550 watts) air-fryer. The Ninja uses a ceramic coated basket that has a ceramic coated crisper plate (optional use) and stainless steel rack to add another layer of cooking. The basket pulls out easily (the handle stays comfortable), and a simple shake or stir with tongs lets you ensure even cooking or check for doneness. Little heat is lost and you can stop fretting about heating up the kitchen or lengthening cooking time. Cooking times are always shorter than you’re accustomed to, but they get easy to predict with experience. The easy-to-use interface has a temperature setting from 105 up to 400 degrees for it’s 4 functions (Dehydrate, Reheat, Roast, Air Fry). The timer varies depending on functions, but can air-fry up to an hour, roast up to 3 hours, and dehydrate for 12 hours. It has a 14”x11” footprint and is 13” high. It should cook a 2-pound bag of fries. SUMMARY: The Ninja isn’t a small appliance. But, when you consider how flexible and useful it is substituting for an oven, while using a fraction of the energy, cooking time, setup time and cleanup time, we’ve concluded it’s earned its place on the countertop. As a fryer, all the above is still true, but the significantly lower amount of oil needed (and discarded) also makes it a healthy decision. We like the Ninja, and the expanded menu options, quite a bit. Recommended highly.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    THE VERDICT

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    TheVerdict
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    Been having this fryer for 2 weeks now and it has NOT rested yet. I LOVE IT & wonder how I've gone this long w/out one. Before I start bragging on this thing, I am by no way endorsed by Ninja or getting paid by them. I've owned a few Ninja products blenders and still have one that's over 10 years old. They make quality machines. This fryer is a life & time saver...especially if you're a lazy cook. I have been researching air fryers for the past few months and nothing comes close to the Ninja. The basket size isn't the large 5+ quart capacity like the bigger fryers, (Ninja is only 4qt), but this thing cooks so fast you won't miss the extra 1 qt. It comes w/ a crisper that works perfectly, a recipe book and a multi-layer rack. The first night I had it I made wings and I tell you that I will NEVER buy fried chicken again!!! Yes, they were that crispy and tasted much better. I bought the Louisiana fried chicken flour from Walmart, battered the wings, spritzed w/ a little olive oil and had fried chicken in 10 minutes. No greasy mess, no 3rd degree burns from hot oil, and your house doesn't smell like a chicken joint for 4 days afterward. Because the Ninja uses a ceramic coating on their fryers the clean up is very easy. Next, I made sweet potato fries! Had a bag of frozen ones in the freezer and popped those babies in for 10 min. They were crispier than McDonald's. I tried homemade fries but the procedure takes too long. You have to peel, slice, soak potatoes, dry them...I'm just ready to pop them in the fryer and eat! It has been nonstop air fryer cooking in this house! I hit youtube to get a few recipes and it's been on ever since. What I like best about this fryer is it has a dehydrator feature and how fast it cooks. Frozen chicken wings? No problem! Throw them in the fryer for 10 minutes and they're defrosted. I've cooked pizza, fries, wings, reheated food, fried zucchini, and tonight I baked a chocolate cake. Everything came out perfect! Next up is donuts! The only thing I don't like about this fryer is 30 seconds after it finishes cooking it shuts off. I know this is a safety feature but I always have more items to cook. In 2 weeks, I have used my microwave twice, and that was to reheat coffee. Before I forget, I did cinnamon rolls too! I used the canned Pillsbury ones and it normally takes 20 min in the oven. In the Ninja? 8 minutes and that's if you like them brown. I actually could have stopped it at 5 min and they would be perfect. My house smelled like a Cinnabon factory! I have used every feature on this fryer except the dehydrator but I'll be making beef jerky soon. Overall, I am VERY pleased! The best selling feature was the price & the size. The Ninja is much slimmer than some of the bulkier fryers and fits under my cabinet nicely. I'm also happy it only used 1500W unlike some of the larger fryers that burn 1800 which could kill your light bill. The outside of the fryer doesn't get hot so you won't have to worry about getting burned but do take caution when taking your food out. Is it loud? My exhaust fan on my stove is louder than the Ninja. The extension cord on it is long so you don't have to worry about being limited on where you can place it. I think I've covered everything? This thing is THE BOMB! If you're wondering what cookware you can use, just about anything you place in a microwave you can put in the Ninja. I went to the Dollar Tree and bought a few 7" foil pans I use to reheat food & bake in. Also, grab you some silicone tongs while you're there so you don't scratch the surface of your fryer. This thing has been almost as good as a kid getting a new bike for Christmas. You will NOT be disappointed w/ this purchase. Happy & healthy cooking!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great option for healthier cooking

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    mkcar1
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    This is a nice unit, well thought out and intuitive. It can roast, dehydrate, reheat and of course fry. It has a somewhat small 4 qt. capacity but is sufficient for cooking for 2 people. I have tested several Ninja products and have always found them to be well built and intuitive. Hardware; Base of unit is sturdy and has easy to use touch controls to select – cooking type, temperature and times. It is pretty lightweight so is easy to move around. Comes with; Removable stainless-steel multi-layer rack Removable ceramic non-stick crisper plate Removable ceramic coated 4 qt. basket A nice starter guide with a host of recipes. Actual use; I have only used it for frying so far and all have gone well. Just preheat as booklet suggests. I used the air crisper for the frozen french fries. I just stuck them in set temp to 360, timer to 10 minutes – gave them a shake – put them on for another 10 minutes and fries came out crispy and fluffy – no oil or mess. You can easily check on them by opening the crisper lid, as it automatically pauses the cooking or to give them a quick toss. It barely made any mess in the pots and I basically let it cool and wiped areas out with a paper towel. Roasted thawed chicken legs. I did spray with a little olive oil and salt and peppered them. Then set crisper function, with temp of 390 and time of 20 minutes. I checked at 5 minute intervals. At end of around 20 minutes we had delicious, juicy, crisp chicken legs. Fried frozen corn dogs. Just stuck them in with no oil at 375 for 15 minutes and they came out crispy on the outside and the hot dog was hat and juicy on the inside. No oil and virtually no clean-up. Also used air crisper to roast cut up onions, carrots and red pepper. Just gave them a spritz of olive oil and 12 minutes later they were soft but still crispy with that slight char around the edges that you get from grilling out on a kabob – excellent! Reheated cold pizza and that was really nice as crust came out crispy. Clean up was a pretty easy but I hand washed the plate and crisper basket. Have not roasted or dehydrated anything yet but do plan to. Saves heating up the oil fryer and its associated mess as well as using heating oven if roasting. No real downsides other than; I pulled the basket out to check the food and the crisper did not turn off or pause. I tried it several times pulling it all the way out and it didn’t stop any of the times. I find this concerning especially if you have impatient children around. Maybe its operator error but wanted to mention it, but I did take off a star due to this. Good unit providing quick healthier frying and roasting options. Looking forward to healthier eating with much less overall mess. Would recommend.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I don't know how I lived without it!

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    Kotor
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    I am new to the world of air fryers, but I wish that I had gotten one sooner. I have had to give up fried foods for health reasons but thanks to getting this air fryer, I am now able to enjoy some of my favorite fried foods again! DESIGN AND CONTROLS: This is my second Ninja kitchen appliance. The first was a Ninja Blender that I absolutely loved so I had high expectations, and I am happy to relate that my expectations were not only met but exceeded. This air fryer couldn’t be easier to use. All it takes is loading the basket and pushing a few buttons. The 4 cooking modes (Air Fry, Roast, Dehydrate, Reheat), all work well but the one I used the most is the Air Fry mode. This mode is what will allow you to simulate fried food and get that crispy result that tastes delicious. The four quart basket is large, and it will hold enough food for most situations. I was very impressed with how hot this fryer can get. High power is critically important because high heat is a necessity to cook some foods properly and get them nice and crispy. The amount of oil needed to cook with is minimal. This is very important to me because not only am I concerned about eating healthy, but because fried foods give me heartburn. Being able to cook with a minimal amount of oil has made a world of difference in my life. The non-stick components easily and cleanly release food after cooking. I really appreciate this because it is frustrating to have to pick stuck food out of a surface. This also makes clean up very easy. I found that wiping down the surface was sufficient to remove most of the residue without needing to wash it. APPEARANCE: This air fryer has a high end elegant appearance and will look great in any style kitchen. VERDICT: The Ninja Air Fryer is now my go to device for cooking. Up until recently, I never even knew air fryers existed. But now I don’t know how I lived without it! It truly is a must have item for the kitchen. USEFUL TIPS: I recommend looking through the included cook book. It will give you a lot of useful recipe idea for your new air fryer.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No Mess and 100% healthy Cooker Air Fryer

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    gonzaloejimenez
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    I have seen for a long time this kind of air fryer cookers in the market, but I was skeptical about the taste of the food being cooking on this Air Fryers. Obviously the fatty fried food has been always a concern, but the taste of the food is important as well. As Always, I strongly recommend to read the instructions, there are some important tips that will help you to get the best of this unit and the cooking. So, first I tried french fries, following the instructions that came in the little booklet and for my surprise, these tasted really good, crunchy outside and soft inside. And with this ninja unit, one of the major advantage is that doesn’t smell the house and it is not noisy. Most of the food cooks in about 20min. The chicken, meat, pork, even fish, were cooked and the texture was not dry but juicy and tender, which surprised me a lot. Another great pro is that the Ninja Air Fryer is coated with ceramic and you will not see issues with anything sticking. It is very easy to clean. This Ninja model has four functions: Air Fry, Roast, Reheat and Dehydrate. The basket and the crisper plate is made of aluminum and covered with a ceramic non stick coating. The instructions manual is easy to understand and the display very easy to read on how to air fry, roast, reheat and dehydrate. Close to de display and the controls there is a sticker with basic but really usefull instructions on how to cook different types of food and the cook time. It comes with a quick start guide booklet with tips, and recipes. It has a chart on cook times for meat, vegetables, fruits etc. Because is a 4qt capacity, the basket is designed for cooking meals up to 2 people. It is recommended to preheat 3 min before you start to cook anything. It has a digital screen with automatic setups, where you can control temperature and cook time. Another great pro is the seize, and the great look, matching perfectly in my kitchen. Now if you want to have a perfect cooking, the manual recommends to flip the food to be sure it cooks even, the food needs to be checked every few minutes to shake or stir the food, also if you are cooking big pieces try not to overlap them. The Ninja model AF101 feels robust, durable, quality, perfect seize to keep on counter top or look for a small storage. The instructions allows to add a little bit of oil to certain foods by tossing or coating with the oil. Without doing that yet, the food taste good. Beside all the advantage that this unit offers as I mentioned before, the fact that I don’t feel guilty with fried food is a great plus. I highly recommend the Ninja AF101, it is a great choice if you are looking for an Air Fryer Cooker.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not just for French fries

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    NBCTeach05
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    The Ninja 1500-watt air fryer is a wonderful addition to your kitchen. It circulates super-hot air around your food while browning/crisping it. You can use it for air frying, roasting, re-heating, and dehydrating. You can use it for anything you would typically cook in the oven. It has a 4-quart basket capacity so you don’t have to cook in batches. There is also a multi-layer rack to increase capacity when dehydrating foods. The quick start guide includes 20 recipes and handy cooking charts for different meats, fruits, vegetables, and frozen foods. The bonus is that the basket and food crisper are easy to clean. Just be sure to let them cool down before cleaning so you don’t burn yourself. So far, I used the air fryer to cook Brussels sprouts, French fries, and to reheat baked stuffed potatoes. While it doesn’t promise to cook food in a fraction of the time, it does crisp food that is fresh or frozen. Tips for best results: 1. Always preheat for 3 min before cooking foods. 2. Use the crisper plate when you want foods to come out crispy. If using a baking dish, you won’t need the crisper plate. 3. Shake or toss your food several times during the cooking process. 4. Check your food frequently so it doesn’t overcook. 5. Secure lightweight food so it doesn’t blow around (toothpicks, etc). 6. To convert recipes you would cook in a conventional oven, reduce the temp of the air fryer by 25 degrees. If you are looking to purchase an air fryer, compare basket capacity, cooking programs, and power (watts) so you know you have equivalent products. I only have a single door oven, so the air fryer is useful as it gives me extra oven space for when I am cooking multiple dishes simultaneously at different temperatures. While I really like this product and would highly recommend it, I find that all these individual, handy-dandy, kitchen appliances start taking up all the room on my kitchen countertop. I would encourage you to look into purchasing a combo appliance, such as the Ninja Foodi, that is a pressure cooker, steamer, slow cooker, air crisper all-in-one.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Who knew I needed an Air Fryer?

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    Josh76
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    I had heard of air fryers but never thought I needed one until I used it the first time. The Ninja came packaged nicely and does not require assembly. Remove the tape and you're ready to go. This comes with an easy to follow manual, great food guides as well as some recipes. I wanted to try this for two things that I never made right at home...French fries and buffalo wings. I tried baking them. frying them in a pan, and broiling them and could never get them right...until now. I tried French fries first. I sprayed the inside with a bit of non stick spray and layered some fries on the bottom of the pot. I cooked them for about 15 minutes and was really pleasantly surprised by how well they were cooked. The fries were crispy. crunchy, perfect on the inside and absolutely delicious without being greasy. I can't wait to try other veggies now. Next test would be buffalo wings. I marinated wings over night and put them in the Ninja about 30 minutes before Thursday Night Football started. I cooked them for a bit at 350 degrees and then raised the temp to 390 as the guide recommended. Upon checking them midway when I gave the bin a shake, I noticed that they were already nearly done and looked pretty darn crispy. I love crispy wings and hate them when they're soggy. I let them go a few more minutes while I heated up my wing sauce and then tossed them right in the Ninja bin. The wings were amazing! Crispy, hot, moist, and delicious. Total game changer and I will be making this a football tradition, no more delivery. Cleanup of the unit could not be easier, even after tossing the wing in hot sauce. I ran it under hot water and rinsed it a few times and then soaked it in dish soap for an hour or so. Another rinse and the bin was perfectly clean. A wet towel inside the unit and voila, clean Air Fryer. I remember having a roommate who bought a mini fryer and the thing was a disgusting mess. The Ninja was clean in minutes and didn't leave a mess all over the kitchen counter. I can't wait to experiment with some recipes and cook food healthier. The Ninja Air Fryer is amazing!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Air friers are the new thing

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    nhtechie
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    “Air fryers are the new thing.” I asked my wife & that was her response. Enter the Ninja 4-Qt Air Fryer. “You need to add spray (Pam) before you turn use it.” Another one-liner, but after reading the instructions, I decided NOT add any Pam. Good, because I didn’t need to. First thing cooked: Trader Joe's Hash browns. Drop the suggested oven temperature by 25 degrees and instead of 20-25 minutes, it was done in 6 and there wasn’t a soggy potato to deal with after - it was insanely crispy. Then, some cinnamon rolls - about 4 minutes / flip / 4 minutes to get a good cook-through. Nachos? Yes please! About 3 minutes for melted cheese and hot crispy chips. Bacon. It tends to blow the pieces around a bit, causing some clumpage (is that a word?). Good old bacon will make a bit of smoke, but not enough to set off my smoke detector, which is quite sensitive. But all said & done, you can have it crispy or chewy … both of which came out perfectly. One thing that just isn’t right, is the ‘preheat’ part. You’re supposed to preheat before you start cooking (makes sense), but the preheat part is 3 minutes at the heat you want, then it shuts off … doesn’t maintain temp like an oven would. It’s a pretty sizable appliance (?) so you’re going to want to be sure there’s a place, or at least somewhere you can hide it, should counter space be a concern. Overall, if a family member wanted one for Christmas or the like, I’d gladly get one for them.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not just full of hot air

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    PeboQuattro
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    The Ninja Air Fryer makes a great compliment to your kitchen arsenal, assuming you have the space for it! At 13.5” high and 10” wide the Ninja Air Fryer is too large to fit inside my tiny cabinets, meaning I have to leave it out on the counter which is a major drawback for me. Fortunately it manages to pack in features beyond air frying to make this slightly multipurpose. At it’s core, the device is essentially a small convection oven with different temperature and fan settings to allow it to “air fry”, reheat, roast, and even dehydrate! I have not had a chance to dehydrate anything but I have found it to do a decent job cooking food on the air fry and reheat settings. One thing I have learned is it takes a more watchful eye than anticipated. Food can be over cooked or not cooked evenly if you don’t periodically rotate it, especially when cooking larger quantities (<4qt). The basket measures 8” in diameter and is 4.5” deep without the crisper, which is roughly 1” high. I expected a larger basket relative to the size of the unit, but it can hold an entire bag of frozen fries without issue. The unit is also fairly noisy, slightly louder than a typical microwave. Despite it’s drawbacks it does a good job of cooking once you get the hang of it, capable of anything from sweet potato fries and wings to even salmon. If you are looking for a healthier way to “fry” foods, the Ninja Air Fryer is a nice addition to your kitchen.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works, but small portion sizes

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    MnstrMike
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    First Impressions: easy to use, looks cool, yields small batches of food compared to size of device, straightforward instructions, easy clean-up. The 4qt size is a bit misleading as yes you can use the full 4qt size depending on the type of food, however, even using the full 4qts requires moving the food around to make sure it gets "fried". Foods like meats cannot be layered. So overall the design greatly limits the amount of prepared food cooked at a time, so the recommendation is it is great for a family unit of 2, but larger than that you are looking at multiple batches, with two batches of any one type of food taking 45min to an hour to cook. The cooking times stated in the instructions seem to be spot on, so that assessment of multiple batches should hold true too; not adding time for cooling of the device "pot" to be to handle and load another batch, so adding about 10 minutes to get a real world start to finish time. I don't know if it can be called an "Air Fryer" though, as the food looks like it has been roasted, so no different than using an oven, putting oil on something, and tossing it in. Since the food is not being deep fried it doesn't have that fried look, nor does it taste fried...it tastes roasted. Not that it is a bad thing, but the applications my family had in mind, it definitely will not work for as it will need to be tried and true deep fried. I would recommend this, but seriously think through the intended applications and quantities desired. For potatoes/french fries, and the like its an easy win as the mess of a true fryer is gone; again just limited by yields.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ninja does it again.

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    studio421
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    You will not find many companies that produce a product that does what it says it will, and do it every time perfectly. That being said, you might find a cheaper one of these, but not one that works this well. I got this and the first night I was frying up a storm with all kinds of goodies. True, traditional deep fryer takes less time. But you need to factor in the preheat oil, defrosting time, etc for that and you will seem the air fryer takes less time from start to finish. the 4 quart size is good for 2 peoples worth of stuff and makes the chicken, steak, hamburgers and such so juicy I think I over ate the first night. using little to no oil is a blessing and clean up is so quick .I reheated my chicken wings and they tasted better than when I got them fresh from the restaurant. So to sum it all up: small area needed for fryer little to no oil needed easy to clean and store better than a toaster over as it seals in the juices you can hear the fan running, but it is about the same as a desk fan noise. does not heat up the whole house/kitchen making it better for small areas so they don't get unbearable. hundreds, if not thousands of recipes online/video to get you going and eating healthier. Makes left overs come back to life and sometimes makes them taste better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awsome Air Fryer

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    Princessjimenez
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    This is the best gadget I bought for my kitchen. I never expected to love it this much though! It is so easy to use it and is my first time using an Air Fryer. My husband use to do the fries and they come out golden brown and crisp outside, white and fluffy inside completely free of oil. He was surprise how perfectly was the fries. It's definitely quicker than the oven and more efficient too. And this is not just for fries, but all kinds of fried delights. I've used it to fry mozzarella sticks and they came perfectly rigth, melt and hot cheese inside and crispy outside in just minutes without any oil... I've cooked hot dogs, pork chops, chicken, ribs and everything came so good with no oil ... and the best part isthat there wasn't a mess in my kitchen!!!... I'm looking for new uses for it and recepies in You Tube. I know you can even use it as a food dehydrator but I haven't done it yet ! It's very versatile as a cooking method and very precise. Best of all, it's super easyto use and clean that I use it for almost everything... I can said that this is one kitchen gadget that not only lives up to the hype but actually surpasses it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Why Would I Need This? Because It's Awesome!!!

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    HiFiBlaster
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    I was a little bit concerned about all of the recent hype when it came to air fryers. I assumed this would be another gimmick purchase that after all the newness wore off would just be another failed appliance collecting dust in the back of the pantry. I was wrong. The only negative to this thing is the counter space it now takes up because we use it nearly every day. To be quite honest we have not used every feature on it (it has warmer and dehydrating features on it as well),but the standard air frying feature has been used constantly since day one. The simplistic design from use to cleanup makes it and easy every day appliance. Just set the time and temp. Let it preheat for three minutes and you’re ready to go. Clean up is a breeze with its non-stick surface. We’ve cooked chicken nuggets, tater tots, fish sticks, and pizza bites just to name a few. Every one has come out better and quicker than cooking in a standard oven. Another positive is that unlike a standard oven the air fryer does not heat up the entire house. I have always been impressed by Ninja products and this item was not an exception. It did not disappoint!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More than expected

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    LSNerd
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    At least for me, the holy grail of cooking is to have fried food that isn't boiled in grease and oil. Enter the air fryer! Amazingly, the air fryer easily competes with traditional fry cooking. Case in point, I started with a batch of french fries. These were the frozen pre-seasoned curly ones. Following the instructions I ended up with fries that were very crispy on the outside and hot on the inside. They reminded me of a couple fast food restaurants fries. Win! Second I tried chicken wings. I used my favorite seasoning (Cajun) which I added and put into the air fryer. Again, I followed the suggested cooking times flipping them half way through adding an extra minute because I wanted them to be crispy. When they were done they were probably the best wings I had ever made! Seasoning was great! Outsides were crispy and the insides were perfect! I have also done vegetables, pork chops and steaks and all have been amazing. Clean up is easy just be careful to let it cool a bit before you grab the inside basket. I did add a light coat of butter to the vegetables for flavor and they were amazing. Not only am I not eating out as much I'm eating healthier!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ninja Digital Air Fryer (4-Quart)

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    Mistabritt
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    I love, love, love this air fryer. This thing is amazing. I've been wanting one for the longest and finally got my chance during Black Friday. I was at work all day and was hoping I was able to get one after the crowds. Thankfully there was 2 units left on the shelf and I quickly grabbed mine. The Ninja Air Fryer is so easy to use. The included user manual and cook guide makes cooking easy and fun. Set it the desired temp and time and walk away. So far I have cooked steaks, fries, pork tenderloin (my fave) and of course chicken. A quick 3 minute preheat, then placed your seasoned (or not) food in the basket set the temp/time and that's it. It does make a sound that lets you know it's working but that's NOT a deal-breaker, at least not for me. One thing I wish it did was auto-pause if/when you pull out the basket to check on your food. Again, that's not a deal-breaker for me. Another great tip is that it washes up very easy. The basket and the bottom plate is easy to clean. This is a must buy if you've been in the market for a new air fryer. You can't go wrong with the 4-Quart Ninja Air Fryer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ninja air fryer

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    Mg88
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    I loved my Ninja Foodi so much I had to get it a companion and purchased this one! These devices are truly amazing, you get food that taste almost exactly like when they’re fired but without the oil. I purchased this one so I can make something in my Ninja Foodi and make something (mostly fries) in this one. Some of the times ninja recommends should be taken with a grain of salt, experiment with your own times to make it right. For instance fries, Ore-ida extra crispy fast food fries took about 10 minutes @ 350/360 (plus a 3 minute pre heat) for about a quarter of the bag. This one is louder than the Foodi but not by much, also where the Foodi will stop when the lid is opened, this you have to press pause. Those little things are very small to me for an overall excellent air fryer. If you haven’t experienced air frying yet, you really need to!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

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    DigitalBrad
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    I've had my Ninja Air Fryer for a month or so and decided to write a review. I am a bachelor that doesn't like to cook or clean pans so this is just a quick review for ppl like me. I have simply fallen in love with this thing. It looks really sleek and cleanup is a breeze. It fits into a small footprint and looks high end. So far, I have found this excellent for Breaded Cod or Haddock strips, Grilled cheese sandwiches, Baked Potatoes and of course French fries. The big thing will be trial and error with times / temps. For example, I will cook 2 baked potatoes on 345º for 40 minutes, then add 10-12 minutes and some breaded frozen fish. Grilled Cheese cooked at 390º for 4 mins, turn over and cook for another 4 mins. I am going to try using a toothpick to keep the cheese and bread together for the first few mins. I haven't perfected fries yet if you can believe that. I'm using fresh potatoes and I likely need to lower temp and cooking time. Anyways, those are a few things I like to cook with this machine. I believe you'll find its well worth the money and a small appliance you'll use like a George Forman Grill.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This Fryer Wowed Me!!!

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    Aalee
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    So I researched a little bit and set mind on this air fryer because of 4.8/5 reviews. I made purchase today and in just few hours I was making my first ever dish in it. It’s very easy to work with. Instructions are crystal clear in the recipe booklet. I cooked Salmon in it and I was wowed as how crispy the skin and outside was; and inside was so soft and pink exactly as I wanted. Also the size is great, fits perfectly on the counter of my small kitchen. It’s more than enough for a single person but can accommodate a family of four. Also would like to mention that I agree with other reviewers that this doesn’t come with bunch of accessories, just a multilayer basket and a crisper; also it’s a bit noisy. But still I’m very gladly live with it as this product is awesome. Please don’t think just get it, you will be so happy and pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    First try was user error!

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    PCinDC
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    We tried some frozen curly fries. I'd heard that actual frying of frozen potatoes produces a less tasty product, so I used that approach with this product, leaving the fries out of the freezer for a while before putting them in. We followed the directions - right up until the part saying to check them after 10 minutes and shake them. By the time we took them out, after 25 minutes at 350, they were dry as a bone. Crispy was an understatement - more like dehydrated and fossilized! Ha! We'll give it another go and pay better attention next time! Definitely the best advice would be to check them midway through the process to make sure things are going the way you planned. Frankly, for me, nothing will taste quite like oil-fried foods, but sometimes it takes an acquired taste. Good product, though. I went with the Ninja brand because of their reputation with quality products. I could have bought much cheaper or much more expensive. I think this was just about right.

    I would recommend this to a friend