So many of you have asked us to recommend a smaller and more economical air fryer. We had the opportunity to try the Ninja Foodi Digital Air Fryer Toaster Oven with Flip Away Storage. It has 8 functions, air fry, air roast, air broil, bake, bagel, toast, dehydrate and keep warm. It takes up 50% less space when you flip it up against the back splash when it’s not in use. We also made a video showing you the features and how to use the control panel.
It will accommodate a 13 inch pizza pan or toast up to 9 slices of bread at the same time, all without heating up your kitchen the way a full size oven does. I love that! It also heats up in about a minute – that is super fast.
It includes a wire rack, a dishwasher safe air fryer basket, a removeable crumb tray, and a nonstick 13 x 13 dishwasher safe sheet pan.
Dimensions; 19.7″ W x 7.5″H x 15.1″D.
When flipped up: 19.7″ W x 15.1″H x 7.5″D. It takes up to 50% less counter space when you flip it up and away to store against your backsplash. A removeable back panel allows you to easily access the interior for easy cleaning which is pretty neat.
I prepared a meal for two in the Ninja Foodi Model SP101. Air fried Yukon Gold Potatoes, corn on the cob, frozen homemade veggie burgers and asparagus.
The food turned out great – just as good as the Breville Smart Oven Air. The potatoes were nice and crispy, the corn was hot, the asparagus and the veggie burger were perfect.
I also tested it’s baking capabilities with a batch of my favorite Chocolate Cherry Brownies. They came out delicious. The baking pan is closer to the heating element then my Breville Smart Oven Air. Because of that, I felt like the chocolate chips became a little hard after baking. So next time I would add the chips on top, towards the end of the baking cycle or add them after taking the pan out of the oven. There is not an option to lower the baking rack – it has only one position. I do wish the Ninja was just a little bit taller so everything wasn’t so close to the heating elements.
When the unit has cooled down enough to be placed in the stow away position the screen displays “FLIP” and at this point you can flip the unit up closer to your back splash. It is quite the space saver. This feature is awesome for people with small kitchens or crowded counter tops.
It has a smaller foot print than many other air fryer toaster ovens.
It is less expensive than other air fryer toaster ovens.
It flips up when not in use and takes up 50% less space in that position.
It heats up fast – 60 seconds and it’s ready to cook.
It has a removeable crumb tray.
It has an accessible back panel for ease of cleaning inside.
It has 8 functions including, air fry, air roast, air broil, bake, toast, bagel, dehydrate and keep warm.
It has a Stainless Steel exterior.
There is not much clearance between the air fryer rack and the top of the unit. My corn on the cob just barely fit. If you are only air frying smaller more flat foods not a problem.
The rack positions are not adjustable – they are fixed. The air fryer basket only slides in at the top position. If there was a little more clearance that would be nice.
It does not accommodate a 9 x 13 baking pan or a regular size 12 cup muffin pan. You have to purchase their muffin pan from their website or use a 6 cup muffin pan and bake muffins in 2 batches. This may not be a draw back depending on your intended use.
Overall we are impressed with the Ninja Foodi Digital Air Fryer. The bake and air fry functions have been awesome. We thought we would give the unit to a family member after doing our review but we have actually enjoyed having two toaster oven – air fryers in the kitchen. We are often cooking for our extended family and it has come in so handy! Some nights we have both air fryers going at the same time and it sure saves time. Since it has the stow away feature it doesn’t take up a big foot print on our counter when it’s not in use.
We will be posting a video comparing the Ninja Foodi Digital Air Fry Toaster Oven and our Breville Smart Oven Air. We will also check out the Ninja toaster function for toasting bread and see how it does making Tom’s oil free corn tortilla chips.
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