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Ninja Foodi vs Instant Pot

Compare what it is good for? Ninja Foodi vs Instant Pot

Ninja Foodi
Presented as the pressure cooker that crisps™, Ninja Foodi, according to its creators, gives unparalleled pressure cooking and air frying in one pot with its TenderCrisp™ Technology. This appliance is ideal for the health-conscious who wish to relish delicious recipes cooked with minimal oil as it processes food as an air fryer. Ninja Foodi is also for busy individuals who are hard-pressed for time as it cooks 70% faster than traditional methods.
Ninja Foodi is a specialist at serving deliciously crispy foods with golden finish, apart from saving time like other appliances do.

Ninja Foodie




 

Instant Pot is projected as a thoughtfully crafted machine with simplify a wide range of functions. It rolls as many as seven kitchen appliances in one such as pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer and warmer. In addition, it comes with 14 Smart Programs which broaden the functions it can carry out. Since it cooks 70% faster than traditional methods can and that too simply by pressing a button, it saves time while yielding great results. Latest third generation technology, microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, and facility to adjust heating intensity and time are also a part of its state-of-the-art functions.

Instant Pot

 

Compare Cooking Method: Ninja Foodi vs Instant Pot

Ninja Foodi
Known as the pressure cooker that crisps, the Ninja Foodi employs its exclusive TenderCrisp Technology which constitutes first pressure cooking foods to lock in extracts and juices and then using its crisping lid for crisping it. It also pressure cooks frozen meats and defrosts them quickly and cooks them simultaneously. Its crisping lid then imparts a crispy finish to food, which is ready to relish.





Instant Pot
The cooking method that the Instant Pot employs is driven by microprocessor technology, which provides even heat distribution and facilitates retaining the taste, aroma and nutrients in food by locking them in. Another aspect of the cooking method of Instant Pot is that it is a programmable pressure cooker which simplifies cooking to a great extent. It operates with 14 Smart Programs, viz. Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Sauté/Simmer, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, Slow Cook, Keep Warm, Yogurt, Manual, and Pressure Cook. The one-touch controls feature of the appliance get it to work with a touch of a button.

 

Compare Lid:Ninja Foodi vs Instant Pot

Ninja Foodi
It has a pressure lid and another, known as crisping lid, which is used for air frying, baking, roasting and broiling.

Instant Pot
Its lid is made from stainless steel (18/8) and is dishwasher safe.

 

Compare Cooking Capacity

Ninja Foodi
6.5 quart

Instant Pot
6 quart

 




Compare Material: Ninja Foodi vs Instant Pot

Ninja Foodi
The unit is basically made from stainless steel while its 6.5-quart pot and 4-quart cook-and-crisp basket are ceramic coated.

Instant Pot
It is made from safe food grade brushed stainless steel.

 

Compare Wattage

Ninja Foodi
1,400 Watts

Instant Pot
1,000 Watts

 

Compare Controls

Ninja Foodi
Simplified control panel without presets for customizable results

Instant Pot
The appliance features one-touch controls.

 

Compare Safety Features: Ninja Foodi vs Instant Pot

Ninja Foodi
It has been constructed with UL-Certified safety mechanisms and offers 14 levels of safety having cleared rigorous testing criteria.

Instant Pot
It features UL and UL certifications having passed UL lab testing. It is resistant to common user errors and safety hazards of traditional stove-top pressure cookers on account of 10 proven safety mechanisms and patented technologies.

 





Compare Preset Programs

Ninja Foodi
It has no preset programs.

Instant Pot
It features preset programs

 

Compare Temperature Range

Ninja Foodi
Not mentioned

Instant Pot
It features Less, Normal and More- three temperatures in ‘Saute’ for searing, simmering or thickening and three temperatures in ‘Slow Cook’.

 

Does it have Canning Option?

Ninja Foodi
No, it doesn’t.

Instant Pot
Yes, it does.

 

Does it have Slow Cooking Option?

Ninja Foodi
Yes, it does.

Instant Pot
Yes.

 





Compare Price

Ninja Foodi
$199.80

Instant Pot
$139.95

 

Compare Warranty

Ninja Foodi
12 month warranty

Instant Pot
One year limited warranty

 

Compare Pros and Cons: Ninja Foodi vs Instant Pot

Ninja Foodi Pros

Known as the pressure cooker that crisps the Ninja Foodi pressure cooks to save time and simultaneously lock in juices and then adds commendable crispiness to foods without making it unhealthy. It is a multi-functional appliance that sears, steams, slow cooks, crisps, tenderizes and does a lot more smoothly. One can even look to go beyond these functions and air fry, bake, roast, and broil ingredients, thanks to its exclusive Crisping Lid. It can turn frozen food into crispy meals really fast, which saves up a lot of cooking time. Its controls are also easy to operate, which makes cooking a variety of recipes much easier. It is also easy to clean it, which can be done within minutes.

 





Ninja Foodi Cons

One of the drawbacks of the Ninja Foodi is that it is a bit too large and occupies too much counter space. Also, it has separate lids for cooking, one for air frying and the other for crisping, and managing both for different functions can be a task. Using the lids of the appliance also poses occasional problems. So do parts like silicon sealing ring, which need to be addressed. Its air fry lid isn’t removable due to which it flips up when not being used. It makes the machine heavier on one side and pose problem while cleaning it. Also, the price of Ninja Foodi is higher than it should be.

 

Instant Pot Pros

Being a programmable pressure cooker, Instant Pot is a dependable and convenient appliance which is also at its job. It is also seen as a durable pressure cooker that can be used to steam vegetables and make a variety of recipes like sausages, risotto, butter chicken and more besides carrying out a slew of cooking functions. It locks the flavor, aroma and nutrients while cooking which make food delicious and healthy. Further, it features 14 Smart Programs and other built-in hi-tech functions like one-touch controls, ability to adjust heating intensity and time, etc. Further, the appliance does save time tremendously as it cooks fast and doesn’t require you to monitor it constantly. It is also safe to use, non-toxic and easy to clean.

 





Instant Pot Cons

Instant Pot may be an advanced appliance, but it isn’t exceptional in terms of what it can do; it is basically a pressure cooker, and works like one. Some users have complained how their Instant pot stopped working within a few months, if not as less as six weeks of use. As for the time-saving feature, one realizes while cooking that a little extra time has to be set aside for completion of the cooking process. The cooking time mentioned for some recipes is not all that accurate. The customer service of this appliance is also not up to the mark. Also, the Instant Pot could have been priced lesser than it is now.

1 Comment on "Ninja Foodi vs Instant Pot"

  1. Dorothyann Reilly | 1st February 2019 at 3:04 am | Reply

    I was given an Instant Pot as a Christmas gift. I have used it at least 2-3 times per WEEK since I received it–mostly in the pressure cooker mode. I have been delighted with results with every recipe I tried–soups, beef stew, chicken parts with veggies, lo mein and spaghetti and meatballs. I was particularly surprised at how well the latter turned out. I used my homemade frozen meatballs, layered the spaghetti (broken in half) on top, drizzled olive oil on it, added homemade sauce plus water and that was it. It cooked perfectly. The low mein was done in a similar manner and after it was cooked I added diced leftover chicken one time and steamed shrimp the second time. I am 88 years old and the simplicity of the Instant Pot is unbelievable compared to the pressure cooker I used in the 50s and 60s.

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