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Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Multi-Cooker tried & tested review

The YourHomeStyle team put the bestselling Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Multi-Cooker to the test. Here's what we thought...

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Multi-Cooker
Pros: 9 cooking functions; Clear instruction manual; Recipe book included; Easy-to-navigate digital interface
Cons: Large and heavy; Expensive
  • Price £199.99
  • Dimensions & weight 43 x 32 x 36cm (H x W x D), 11kg
  • Capacity 6L
  • Warranty 1 year
  • Dishwasher safe? The air fry basket is yes

The Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Multi-Cooker range is one of the most popular choices for air fryers, coming in closely alongside Tower and Tefal air fryers. However this air fryer stands out from the rest thanks to the additional cooking features, such as steam, grill, pressure cook, slow cook and even dehydrate.

...this air fryer stands out from the rest thanks to the additional cooking features, such as steam, grill, pressure cook, slow cook and even dehydrate.

How energy efficient is the Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Multi-Cooker?

The YourHomeStyle team used an energy monitor plug to work out just how much this Ninja air fryer costs to run.

  • Total time to cook a Sunday roast 2 hours 25 mins, but this included defrosting the turkey
  • Energy cost 29p
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Testing the Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Multi-Cooker

To test this best-selling air fryer from Ninja, we tried cooking a Christmas dinner, but these ingredients can easily work for a Sunday roast instead. We used a 1.9kg turkey crown, chopped carrots, sprouts, roasted potatoes and Aunt Bessie’s stuffing balls.

We scored the Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 air fryer on how easy it was to use, the cooking results, its value for money and the tech specs.

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How to use the Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Multi-Cooker

The swanky Ninja 9-in-1 looked a tad intimidating at first due to its size but once we’d unboxed it and plugged it in we found its easy-to-navigate digital panel a doddle to use. We liked that the packaging was fully recyclable, with no polystyrene at all.

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We kicked off our cooking session by pre-heating the air fryer to 180 degrees for 5 minutes. Then we wrapped our frozen 1.9kg turkey crown in foil and placed it skin face down in the air fryer basket for an hour at 180 degrees on the Air Crisp function, followed by 30 minutes on the other side and another 30 minutes without foil.

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For a non-frozen turkey, you wouldn’t need foil or nearly as much time as this. We took the turkey out and kept it warm under foil while we added the potatoes, carrots, sprouts and frozen stuffing balls to the air fryer basket. These took 25 minutes in total to cook.

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Taste test

When the time was up, the turkey looked delicious: the skin was evenly browned and crispy and the meat was juicy.

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The potatoes were delish, too – crispy on the outside and fluffy inside. The carrots and sprouts were sweet with just the slightest bite to them, and the stuffing balls were perfect. The only thing we were missing was gravy!

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OUR VERDICT: Should you buy the Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Multi-Cooker?

If you want an efficient alternative to the oven that can cater to all the family, then, yes. The Ninja 9-in-1 air fryer function will reduce oven cooking time and the handy cheat sheet booklet and recipe book help to take the guesswork out of timings and temperatures.

The eight other cooking modes are a huge help too for busy households. It’s weighty and large in dimension, so it’s best bought with the intention of keeping it out on the counter.


How does the Ninja Multicooker compare to other models?

Check out our round-up of the best air fryers to buy now and our individual reviews for the Tower air fryer, Tefal air fryer, Cosori air fryer and Ninja Mini 6-in-1 air fryer too. Or if you’re inspired in the kitchen, check out our review of the best bread makers.