Kitchen Collaborator

The Swiss Army Knife for home chefs, the Ninja Foodi, lets even the most basic home chef roast, bake, air-fry, grill and dehydrate all in one convenient cooker with ease.
Words by Sandy Lindsey | February 28, 2020 | Lifestyle

Sometimes you crave a juicy pot roast, sometimes crispy Southern Fried chicken catches your appetite. The Ninja Foodi is ready to handle all that and more. From the people who revolutionized juicing with the Ninja Bullet, comes a multi-cooker that can steam, slow cook, sear, sauté, dehydrate, bake, roast, broil, air-fry and pressure cook. Yes, the unit looks like Star Wars’ R2-D2’s squatter cousin, weighs over 20 pounds and takes up a bit of countertop space, but you’ll no longer need to flip food because it cooks all at once via rapid cyclonic air movement and can even defrost your meal and cook it to char-grilled perfection in just 25 minutes. Plus the Foodi pretty much eliminates cooking smoke via a temperature controlled-grate, splatter shield and cool-air zone. Moms will love its ability to dehydrate fruit to make healthy kids snacks. Speaking of the little ones, it makes French fries with up to 75% less fat compared to traditional frying;