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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 175 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy and Awesome

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    RunningMan
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    I have been in the market for a instant cooker for a good 6 months or so, which all of the positive reviews of how quick and easy an pressure cooker can deliver foods that generally take a longer time to achieve tenderness. I hadn't heard too much about Ninja's instant cooker, but based on my experience with other Ninja products, I thought it should be able to do the job. The Ninja Instant Cooker did the job and did it well. I thought give the Ninja a try with something easy, so I went with a barbecue pulled pork. The idea came from one of the recipes that came with the unit. I am however a person who likes to dabble outside recipes, so I risked it with some of my own creation, generating ideas from other instant cooker pulled pork recipes and did it ever come out perfect. The recipe and instructions that came with the Ninja was useful, from sauteing the meat to setting the time in temp. There isn't really much else to do, place your food and desired seasonings and sauces, lock on the lid, press the pressure cooking option, set to one of the 5 temperature settings and set the timer based on what you are cooking. There is a guide that comes along that gives you a good base line of timing and how to release the pressure (natural or quick). This pulled pork which generally take hours in a slow cooker, took less than an hour of cooking. The pulled pork just broke apart with ease. It did not come out dry and tasted wonderful. Also, after removing the food, there was no burnt stains on the non stick pot and clean up was a breeze. The only drawback to choosing a Ninja over any other brand is the lack of recipes. Ninja provides just a few along with a baseline guide for a few foods, but there is not much out there on the web. Most of what you see on the web is for a different brand and be cautious when referring to recipes specifically for other brands as the heat setting options are not the same. Ninja has a 5 heating options from low to high, vs other brands may have a setting for the food type. Does meat setting on one brand equate to high on the Ninja? Nothing out there that helps with that based on cook times, I don't think they equate. A recipe for pulled pork on another brand says cooking time with "meat" heat setting for 90 mins. Vs Ninja's recipe for pulled pork on high heat had a cooking time of 45 mins. That's a big variance in cooking time, so be cautious as it does seem that the Ninja brand instant cooker does cook faster. Hey, that's a good thing right? Like other brands that I have researched, the pot tends to have a slight curved bottom. There have been reviews on other branded items that when sauteing, the oil just runs to the outer sides of the pot. When pouring the oil into the Ninja, you can tell there is a slight curve to the bottom of the pot, but it didn't run all of the oil off to the side. I had no problem with the saute heating option other than not knowing how long it takes to heat up. It does take a few mins, so one could probably do it quicker on the stove. Other than that, I can't complain. This Ninja instant cooker does the job and does it well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use, versatile in kitchen

    Posted
    Aggieof83
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    I was inspired to try out the Ninja Instant Cooker because I have been cooking with a standard pressure cooker and a crock pot for many years. I give the Instant Cooker five stars, but the printed materials rate only a three! On opening the box, I was pleased to find that I had received TWO gaskets, one light and one dark, to separate sweet from savory so as not to transmit smells or tastes. Setting up the appliance took moments and I first ran it through the recommended practice run with water only. I highly recommend you do this! My caution is to make certain that when you release the pressure that it is not beneath your upper cabinets or pointed in your face. One you have release the pressure you'll see what I mean. The first thing I noticed was the quiet. Old pressure cookers have the weight on the top that 'rocks' and releases some steam. I never saw any steam come out of the Instant Pot until I manually released the pressure. First food I cooked was sweet potatoes. The Pot came up to high pressure in less than five minutes. I forgot to slice the sweet potatoes or skin them, but it turned out fine as the skins slipped right off. Next, I made hard boiled eggs, or should I say pressured eggs? These are so marvelous from a pressure cooker. The yolks tend to be more centered and the shells slip off at the first crack on the counter. This is where I started not liking the instructions! The Quick Start instructions do not have a 'recipe' for hard boiled eggs! Or yogurt! I also did not find a website listed in the instructions where I could find more ways to use the Instant Cooker. To me, this was a major lost opportunity. Yep. You can make hard boiled eggs in about 15 minutes! Put a regular steamer basket in the cooker (the ones that 'fan out', like you would steam tamales in). I used the steamer thing that came with the cooker and it did not keep the eggs from moving and cracking. Place your eggs in the steamer basket straight out of the fridge. Set the pressure on high for four minutes, then let the pressure decrease naturally for five minutes. Remove the eggs with a large spoon to an ice bath and let them sit five minutes. So marvelous! Occasionally an egg does crack but it mostly stays in the shell (I guess it cracks later on). Just use any cracked eggs first. Now, the other great features of the Instant Cooker are the three pressure levels, five slow cooker temps, and large digital display. When you pressure cook, when it reaches the preset time of pressure, it turns off and starts the clock counting up so you know how much 'natural' pressure release time has passed. Having used stove top cookers, I can tell you that this is an unbelievable thing! So accurate! There is also a sear function which I am looking forward to when making chili. Currently, I sear my course grind meat in a stove top pan, then saute the onions and peppers on the stovetop, putting it all in a slow cooker. Now, I will be able to just use one pot! When you are done with the Cooker, be sure to use hot pads to remove the insert if it is still hot. The ceramic insert was very easy to clean. I recommend removing the gasket, washing and drying thoroughly, before storing it. Now, back to the printed materials. I feel that I am a pretty accomplished cook, having learned watching Julia Child in the 1960s and doing things the traditional way. Therefore, I already had a grasp of how pressure cookers work and how heat and pressure combine and impact not only the cooking time, but also the intensity of the flavors. A person who had not grown up cooking traditionally would likely benefit from a little science lesson in the book, as well as some recipes beyond pulled pork and such. Eggs! Such a marvel and no mention of hard boiled eggs!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Useful and makes cooking faster

    Posted
    computerboy
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    This is a new way to cook. I have heard all the hype about instant cookers, and I am very curious to see how well it works. The Ninja Instant Cooker PC 100 came in the big box – well packed. The owner's guide has three pages of "important safeguards" that you must read. (There are 54 items on those pages.) Since this is a pressure cooker, it is essential for someone who is not familiar with such an item to read all the warnings in the manual. Thankfully it is well-designed, and the lid cannot be opened under pressure. The old style pressure cooker is known to have exploded when the user tries to open it under pressure. This particular model comes with a stainless steel steam rack and an extra silicone ring and the manual suggests that if you make dessert, this can be used because specific food will leave a smell and most likely will change the taste of your food (for example you don't want your cake to smell like meat.) As with most countertop appliances, it is not half a very long power cord. It is designed that way for recent, so it cannot get in the way or can be tipped over accidentally. This is not something that a child should be playing with without supervision. There are a lot of recipes on the Internet that can be easily found. The main reason many people by instant cooker such as this is because it saves them time. Pressure cooker – especially for meat, shortened the cooking time to more than half and it seals in the flavor. The machine makes it easy because it is programmable and it's designed so it can be used safely – as long as you follow the guidelines and the instructions. One many new users will notice is that the pressure valve is loose. It is designed that way, and it is not broken. (This is why you must read the manual thoroughly.) I cannot stress enough that if you are one of those who do not read the manual, they are just too many things that this machine can do, and you will be frustrated. One particular warning is that when the pressure is released manually (and a lot of recipes call for that), the steam will actually hit you in the face if you are too close to it. This is not a nice cooling steam – it is boiling hot steam coming out from the top of that valve release. I actually used a spatula to open the valve but using a finger to flick that open will work as well (counterclockwise.) I do all the cooking at home for myself and my brother. (Disclosure: I am Thai.) So in general, I would make Thai food – my family owned three Thai restaurants, and I learned how to cook by watching them in the kitchen. I don't make anything that takes too long – mostly stir-fried, and once in a while curry dish, and soup/noodle dishes. I am not sure if instant cooker such as this would be suitable for a quick stirfry dish. So I give it a try – I cooked the meat first – using the sear function. It heats up quite quickly, and basically, I moved the meat around in some olive oil until it was fully cooked. (I used chicken.) Then I added chopped cabbage and turned it to pressure function for two minutes. (In the manual, it is recommended that cabbage is cooked with steam function – but I wanted to try with the pressure to cut the cooking time down. It came out fine – fully cooked of course. The pressure was released manually at the end of the cooking cycle. (If the pressure is released by the machine, it takes about 20 minutes or so to vent until the lid can be opened. The food will continue to cook and what this case, it will have been overcooked.) The machine beeps to let you know at the end of the circle, and I can split the valve to release the steam. Next, I tried to do it traditional American food, and I looked up the recipe on the allrecipes.com. It was the instant pot Salisbury Steak with onion and mushroom gravy. I followed the recipe to the letter, and it came out great. The actual pressure cooking was 15 minutes for the meat. It also works as a slow cooker. But I believe most people would buy this machine to save time. By the way, since the plot is made with aluminum and nonstick coating, the wooden silicone tipped or nonmetal tipped utensils are recommended otherwise you will scratch it. I can see how this saves time for a busy person. I also think it will work well for a single person who lives in a small apartment. You literally do not have to use the stove to do your cooking and with this machine, just about anything can be done. I still prefer to cook my rice with a traditional rice cooker though. The machine is easy to clean. The lid can be washed, and the nonstick pot inside, too. The device itself cannot be submerged in any water, and there are warnings on the machine and in the manual.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Useful and simple to use

    Posted
    emiliosic
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    Like similar pots, the Ninja Instant Cooker covers multiple functions: Sear/Sautee, Pressure, Slow Cook and Steam. The main uses are steam and slow coo. Sear/Sautee can be used on the same dish after pressure cook to complete a dish, without using a different pan, and steam for side of vegetables. While comparing different models, the main distinguishing points, for me are: - The controls are very simple to use: The first row is the time, the second, either pressure or temperature depending on the mode. Then there is a simple mode selector, and at the bottom the power, start and keep warm. All is logically designed. The timer numbers are a nice light blue color, simple to read. There is no dizzying array of pre-set options like in other brands. - The pot is ceramic coated so it's easy to clean. - The cover is well designed. There are no latches to mess with. It will lock automatically when under pressure, and stays locked. Opens with one hand, without any force once it's done. - Pressure cookers use a silicone ring to seal the cover. Because the silicone absorbs the flavors, it comes with an extra ring, of a different color, to separate between savory and sweet dishes. What to keep in mind: - This model does not make yoghurt. - While the controls are refreshingly simple, there is no delay start function. - While removing the silicone ring is simple, it takes a minimal effort to put it back. It seems the process could've been simpler. - The pot, steam rack and silicone ring are dishwasher safe, but the lid is not. The first dish we cooked with this was a beef roast for four. It took 90 minutes in pressure cooking. When it was done, it kept the pot warm until ready to serve, and the meat was cooked through and tender. The cooker comes with an extensive cooking chart, which came in very handy, and 10 sample recipes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Should have got one sooner!

    Posted
    Kris
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    Have heard a lot about instant cookers but didn’t really know what they were until we (my wife) decided we needed one. It’s bigger than I thought it would be. About the size of a regular crock pot standing on end. My wife expressed concern that they had a tendency to “blow up” but Ninja must know this is a common concern because there are very simple instructions attached to a tag on the handle for testing the pressure build up and release. We did the water test and all went well. I jumped a bit when I first turned the “vent” knob on the top of the unit. The steam comes out very forcefully but not in an unsafe manner. There is a LOT of steam so I placed the cooker under our range hood while it depressurized. There was a recipe for risotto carbonara in the instructions so we tried it. Cooked the bacon and onion in the pot on sear for a few minutes, added risotto and chicken stock, closed the lid set it to “pressure” and 10 minutes later it was done. After a 10 minute cooling off period we added the rest of the ingredients and it was amazing. 25 minutes total prep and cook time. After cooking, the pot automatically switched to “keep warm” and there was plenty for 3 adults and 6 children. The nonstick pot liner cleaned effortlessly. It sears, steams, pressure cooks, slow cooks and I’m sure I’m missing something else. I think that it will be some time before we use our crock pot again as the Ninja does it all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Goodbye crock pot!

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    ferrari
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    We've had an assortment of crock pots over the years, and love the hearty stews & slow cooked ribs, especially on a cold winter night. What we didn't like was leaving a 1000 watt heating device plugged in all day & having to think about it when running out to the store, etc. The Ninja solved this problem beautifully. After a quick review of the directions, we first gave it a test of the pressure function. Added 3 cups water, secured the lid, hit the pressure button, set a 2 minute timer, and let it go. While in heating mode, the display shows a circling pattern, when it hits steam, the countdown function starts. Worked nicely, and shut down on target. We were at first leery about the pressure release on the lid, the way it loosely lays might give an impression that it's broken, but it performed as it should. If I had a suggestion, I would say to redesign it so it gives a positive click. First meal we tried was a beef stew with potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, in a tomato sauce base. Put a little oil in the pot and proceeded to sear the meat along with the onions. The Ninja heated up quickly and seared nicely. Added the rest of the ingredients and closed it up to begin pressure cooking. We went with the recommended 45 minute pressure time. I wasn't clocking it, but I estimate took about 10 minutes to come up to pressure. The result - a wonderfully savory stew in less than an hour. We had used baby Yukon Gold potatoes, and they were fork tender, as were the carrots. While I'm not going to say the old crock pot wouldn't have produced the same result, the Ninja put it out in 1/10 the time. The only thing missing was the anticipation from aromas wafting around the house all day, but I'll take the instant gratification instead! Great product, can't wait to try it for a variety of items.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Very Good Instant Cooker!

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    Indiaj0nes
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    What's in the box ----------------- 10-Recipe book with cooking charts 6-Quart ceramic-coated nonstick pot Extra silicone ring Ninja 6-Quart Instant Cooker Stainless-steel steam rack Pros ---- 1. Almost identical to the 6qt instant pot which means its a sturdy one. 2. Extra Silicone ring is provided free of cost 3. Simple Operation unlike the instant pot 4. Non-stick pot instead of stainless steel one. Cons ---- 1. No Yogurt function Detailed Review --------------- I like the really simple interface of Saute, Pressure, Slow cook and Steam. We cook a lot of Indian food and hence we have the instant pot and this one. Personally i like the Ninja, because it is simple. If you like to cook Mexican or Indian food this is the one for you. You can cook Beans, Indian Dal etc in a Jiffy. I used to be using a traditional cooker and now i only use either the instant pot or the Ninja. I only use 3 modes out of the 4, i use Saute, Pressure and Steam. First step is to saute the veggies and then pressure cook either with beans or pulses depending on what you are making. I have not tried cooking chicken but i would think that it will work the same way. The Non-stick pot instead of the stainless steel makes sure that the food does not stick on to the bottom. Also it is important to note that this is ceramic coated and not regular Teflon/non-stick. So it is safer than the regular non-stick cookware. Overall i like this product! Go get it!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use, versatile, makes great-tasting meals

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    Dan292
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    This device is basically a pressure cooker on steroids. Pressure cookers have been around forever. They are useful for anyone, and they are particularly needed by anyone living at high elevations. What the Ninja Instant Cooker adds is an all-in-one flavor to the pressure cooker idea. In addition to pressure cooking, it can be used as a slow cooker to make stews and so forth, a steamer for cooking vegetables and anything else that can be cooked by steaming, and a simple cook pot for making sauces or anything else you might make in a Dutch oven. I have used it three times since acquiring it about a week ago, twice following recipes that were in the booklet that came with it and once to just steam some vegetables. The cooker is very easy to use, has plenty of control options, and cooks food quickly, which is one of the points of pressure cooking, and VERY well in terms of final appearance and taste. I made the white bean turkey chili and the risotto carbonara from the recipe book. Both turned out very well and give our family new options for regular meals. There is a tasty-sounding recipe for minestrone soup that we plan to try next, and we plan to make regular use of the cooker for routine preparation of vegetables, soups, meats, and sauces. Steaming broccoli worked very well and took only one minute plus heat-up time, which made it about six minutes total. Food cooks quickly and evenly throughout. Many different types of foods can be cooked this way. The controls offer a wide variety of cooking options. Overall, I would recommend this for anyone who wants to experience the world of pressure cooking or anyone who wants the ability to cook meals a bit faster than they usually do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Instant Cooker from Ninja!

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    Selva
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    Ninja 6-Quart Instant cooker to be a very worthwhile purchase. I am very impressed with the stainless steel and cooking insert. It is easy to clean and heavy duty as well. My wife cooking everything on the cooker including rice. Everything came out cooked and tasted really good. The included recipe book is really good to try out new recipes. The Digital control panel is easy to use and offers convenient control for five built-in cooking functions: Pressure cook, Slow cook, Steam, Sear/Sauté as well as dual pressure levels (high and low), and keep warm settings. Five sear/saute settings allowing you control from Low to High from sauteing to searing. 1000W of power enabled fast and efficient cooking. It is Dishwasher-safe design with a nonstick interior allows easy cleaning. In addition, there is the ability to steam and the Slow Cook function offers the flexibility of multiple cook times and 3 temperature settings that yield tender, flavorful results. Whether you prefer to be more hands-on while you cook or you want to set it and leave it, the Ninja Instant Cooker will help you to make meals in a flash in one ceramic-coated nonstick pot. I highly recommend Ninja 6 Quart Instant cooker to everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Takes Time To Preheat & NO DELAY Start

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    ThisWillHelp
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    I always liked Ninja/Shark products. They make top quality products. This instant cooker is also top quality. I was sure I will love it. But the only thing I like about this is the non-stick ceramic inner pot. There are many things I DO NOT like about this Ninja Instant Cooker. For now, I am listing a few of them: 1) The power cord comes attached to the pot. There is no hook or something to wind the cord onto. The hanging code is quite annoying when we have to move it from one place to another. 2) One thing about these multi cookers is that nobody speaks/writes about how much time they take to preheat. If you take that preheat time into account then they are actually not fast(well at least for some dishes) nor are they cutting down your cooking time. But I stilled like my Instant Pot because it comes pre-programmed for different types of cooking. I just have to select what type of cooking I need. But this Ninja Instant Cooker is very generalized you have to think about how much time, how much heat you have to set it to every time you use it. 3) After the food is cooked this automatically goes to warm setting. There is no option to choose so as to make this cooker off on its own after the cooking is done. 4) NO DELAY START too. So you have to be there in person to start the cooker and again be there in person to stop it once the cooking is done and you do not want the cooker to go into warm position.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product from Ninja

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    Honestreviewer151987
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    This is a very versatile pressure cooker. Has most of the features of the more expensive models at a much lower price. It is easy to use. It does but building up the pressure takes some time around 8 to 10 minutes (sometimes even more than that for very big quantities of food). So total time is almost same (give or take) when compared to stove top pressure cooker. For stove top pressure cooking, we need to monitor continuously for whistles, and turning off the stove - This you can avoid in Instant pot. Since it is electric pressure cooker with built in settings, it will automatically turn off the cooking for you , so you dont have to stand near by the stove all the time. Baby sitting not required. Manually you can adjust time and pressure as well. Great for people who want to experiment in their cooking to find out the fastest times for their cooking , which saves lot of time than to use preset functions. Delayed timer, which means turn on the delayed timer in the morning and by the time you come from office you have fresh piping hot homemade food ready to devour. STAINLESS STEEL inner pot - NO TOXINS, NONSTICK COATINGS, NASTY CHEMICALS etc in your food. Highly energy efficient and kitchen friendly - Less Electric bills. ONE POT COOKING ( multiple , if cooking multiple dishes by stacking) so less clean up. Overall, yet another good product from Ninja. Would recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One pot cooking

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    Lynda
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    The Ninja instant cooker is really several appliances in one BIG pot. Out of the box the It looks large and is intimidating. Fortunately, the “Start” instructions are very good. After you follow the “first time pressure cooking?” tag using the pressure function is very easy. There are two pressure settings high (meats) and low (delicate foods). The touch digital display is easy to use and the functions pads are well identified. The stove top sear/sauté functions have a temperature range from 150°F to 400°F which should cover most needs. The slow cook function should eliminate the need for a separate slow cooker Steam function is very handy and will allow for healthy cooking. It weighs nearly 12 pounds and requires a lot of storage place. But, you can eliminate the need for a separate slow cooker, steamer pot and rice cooker. The Ninja Instant cooker is really very versatile and the ceramic pot is easy to clean. The 6-quart capacity is large enough for my family needs. The hard part is learning how to adapt your recipes to take advantage of all the features. The booklet indicates there is a glass lid available for the sear/sauté function, but the web site did not show one for this model. The included recipe book is rather sparse but as more instant type cooking appliances get in use I am sure there will be a plethora of recipes to try. I am eager to try different foods with my new Ninja instant cooker. So far it is very impressive and certainly very fast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast, easy and good quality

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    Kadete
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    We have other Ninja products (blender and coffeemaker) so I know they make good quality products. This fast/slow cooker is no exception and the best cooker we have out of two other brands we have. It has a couple of features that the others don’t, such as the fast release and the display. It also has a timer and a automatic warming setting that kicks in when food’s ready. It is easy to operate and for once I can follow the instruction manual better than the other ones I have. It comes with a grill to steam vegetables but it is relatively small so we don’t really use it. It does get warm to the touch but not hot. Word of warning: the RED safety pin on the lid (see picture) gets really hot so avoid touching it, which is something I did and could not find a warning in the manual for it. It comes with a small booklet that has several quick recipes which is what we started with. It also comes with a nice First time use instructions paper which I highly recommend to follow. It’s very useful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Speed up cooking time and save energy

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    JerryZ
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    Pressure cooking speeds food prep as well as helps retain vitamins and flavor. I love using pressure cookers for quick meals, but this NINJA Instant Cooker is easier and almost fool proof. I made my first dish, brown rice by following the book. It was so simple and fast. The best part, no mess. The ceramic lined pot cleans up as well as teflon. The pot also has markings for quick measuring or when filling with stock or other ingredient. But, it does one better, it can be used like a slow cooker or steamer, AND has a smart timer and KEEP WARM function. Along those lines you can also sear meats as the heat settings go from 1 - 5. Cool feature: they supplied a separate gasket so you can use one for spicy food and the other for sweet treats without cross contaminating your flavors!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Jack of All Trades Cooker Without The Wait

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    TechGuy
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    Pros: - Well-built and sturdy - Comes with extra silicone ring so you don't contaminate different dishes - Easy to clean, dishwasher safe components (except the device and lid itself) - Versatility - you can sear/saute, slow cook, steam cook, and pressure cook (also comes with stainless steel rack for steam cooking) - Keep warm function will keep food warm for up to 12 hours (automatically turns on after pressure, steam, and slow cook functions end) - Definitely saves time versus traditional pressure cookers with similar results in food taste. Cons: - Kind of heavy - weight about 12 pounds - No yogurt function - A little bit of a learning curve - might take a few tries to get the right cooking preference down. I definitely recommend reading through the owner's manual and guides a few times before use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excelent Addition to My Kitchen

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    Birby
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    I have been looking to pick up a pressure cooker for a while now and I'm glad I did. So far I have used the pressure and saute settings. It's really nice to be able to use the unit for sauteing and then pressure cooking, while only having one pot to clean. The sauteing is even and quick and the pressure cooking makes meat tender. Be careful with vegetables as they can get soft quickly in the pressure setting. The pot is easier to clean than a crock pot. The cover can't go in the dishwasher, but cleaning the cover takes less time than multiple pots or our existing crock pot. Of the unit features, I like the count down timer for the pressure settings and then the count up for natural steam release. My one complaint is that the power cord is too short so when you release the steam it ends up going too close to the cabinets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great time saver in the kitchen

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    jaybot
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    Ive always used a slow cooker and wanted to try to speed things up a bit without ruining flavor. First off it comes with dishwasher safe 6 qt pot, steam rack, and an extra rubber ring. I really like that they included the extra rubber ring. The build seems very sturdy and well made. The recipe book it comes with includes a few different recipes with instructions which is nice add-on. The book also includes a cooking chart in the back so save that. I'll admit at first I was a little overwhelmed but after reading the manual and quick start guide I felt a lot better and was ready to start using it. Everything I've cooked thus far has come out really well. Its replaced my old slow cooker as it really is a all in one device. It steams, simmers, sears, pressurize cook, slow cook, and keep warm when done. I can now cook things so much faster that my slow cooker took hours to do before.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Pressure Cooker

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    JulieC
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    The Ninja - 6-Quart Instant Cooker is awesome! Easy to follow instructions and extremely easy clean up make this cooker a winner. I have wanted to try a pressure cooker for awhile and finally got one. The handy "getting started" card was very helpful and gave step by step instructions on how to build and release the pressure to make cooking a breeze. We tried the Minestrone Soup and pork ribs and both were easy and delicious. The cooking and prep time were quick and clean up was easy. You can use it to saute or steam and also as a pressure cooker to make soups, stews, veggies and meats. I can't wait to try more recipes. Once you get the hang of building up the pressure and then turning the valve to release the steam, cooking is easy and fool proof. I really like the way the lid stores on the top to avoid laying it down on the counter. Great design!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The AMAZING Gift

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    Kihaiti
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    We purchased this for our daughter as a present. With a husband and three kids to cook for each evening and both of them work she was looking for a way to prepare meals faster and with a lower "failure" rate (overcooking, sticking to cookware, late starts, etc.) and this product solved all of those problems. With a digital control she is able to set the cook time and temperature by substance and walk away to help with homework or other "mom duties" and dinner is always perfectly prepared. Each clean up ensures it is ready night after night and has become her 'go to' pot for dinner each evening. They are searching the web for meals to continue to expand their selections for meals and keep things 'fresh' too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pressure cooking; changes everything

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    Ebonovic
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    So the instant cooking; via the pressure model... totally opens up the way you can plan meals. Ribs... in an hour. Stews... can be a nearly last minute thought The most tender chicken you can taste... The Ninja is large, can hold enough for a family of 5 or 6. Slimmer then other popular brands, so it takes up less counter space (and you can have two of them). One downside is that the power cord is integrated, so makes it a tad inconvient when taking the pot to the table. Piece of cake to use... just set, close, lock and go. On the counter, it looks slick and sleek, so you can leave it out and it doesn't look obnoxious. Comes with a second seal so makes it great to cook different types of meals, without worry.

    I would recommend this to a friend