Even though the pressure cooker has already been around for several years, it’s still getting huge traction among cooking enthusiasts these days. And now that we’re in the modern age, these cooking devices come with innovative features and great displays.
If you’ve seen those traditional pressure cookers, then you have probably noticed that they come with an analog gauge right above, which displays the device’s pressure level. But this is no longer the case in today’s pressure cookers, which is why they are back in popularity. The pressure cookers of today are equipped with modern and innovative features.
For instance, the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker is very efficient at what it does. Of all the modern pressure cookers I’ve come across, this is the only model that has certainly raised the bar for pressure cookers.
What is Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker?
The Ninja Foodi is perhaps the most popular of all models of modern pressure cookers these days. It comes with great features, such as the multi-pressure levels, digital displays, keep-warm feature, timer, and more.
What makes this device stands out from the rest is that it also functions as an air fryer. Therefore, it will not only pressure cook your food in a very fast and efficient way, but it will also give it a crispy texture, which is what we all love, right?
Compared to other pressure cookers, the Ninja Foodi is larger. That’s because it can do a lot more tasks. It is for this reason why it’s the most popular pressure cooker in the market now.
In front of the cooker, there’s an excellent display that’s easy for anyone to understand. Featuring a touch panel, this display allows you to set the cooker at a certain time. This is also where you will adjust the pressure from low to high. The display will also let you choose the cooking that you want, whether it’s pressure cooking, slow cooking, steaming, using the air crisp, broiling, searing or sautéing, dehydrating, etc.
At the back of the Ninja Foodi, you’ll find several vents and drip cups. What’s great about the drip cup is that you can easily pull it out for cleaning.
Another thing that makes the Ninja Food different from the other pressure cookers is its 2-lid system. The lid that’s attached to the cooking device is actually the lid for air fryer or air crisper. This lid is equipped with a built-in fan that circulates the air fast in order to cook crisp food without the need to deep-fry it.
When buying the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker, you’ll also get an air crisper basket made of metal, which is very useful for when you need to cook French fries or similar things. There are slots at the bottom of the basket that circulate the air and allow the oil to drip right through the main cooking pot that’s underneath it.
If you want to use it as a pressure cooker, you must use a pressure lid and leave the air crisp lid in an open position. For those who are already knowledgeable with using the pressure cooker, then you should be familiar with the vent valve that’s right above the cooker. There’s also a large handle that makes it easy to remove or secure the lid.
Advantages of Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker
So, let’s understand how the Ninja Foodi Pressure works when cooking a 6-pound chicken. I can say that I’m truly impressed with the way this cooking device works. In only about 30 minutes, I already have a perfectly cooked chicken. This works really fast compared to other cookers that cook 20-lb meat for 20 minutes.
I also find it very easy to use. I simply poured 1-cup of water into the pot and then placed the chicken. After that, I added some spices like thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper. I then covered it with the pressured lid and turned the device on. As for the time, I set it to 30 minutes and then pressed start.
The pressure cooker’s display is showing a cursor that animatedly rotates around the display until the pressure reaches a certain level. Then the timer starts counting downwards until it’s over.
I left the device to release naturally for about a few minutes and turned the valve into a vent position until its pressure pin dropped. This means that it’s already okay to take the lid off. Upon opening the cooker, I was presented with a perfectly cooked chicken that tasted absolutely amazing. What’s more, the bottom of the pot has several cups of chicken broth, which I can later on use to cook the leftover meat.
I also tried using the air crisp lid for cooking some leftover fish and fries. Usually, when you heat leftover fried foods, you’ll end up with a soggy or rubbery result, which is truly a mess. But the Ninja Food Pressure Cooker had surprisingly revived the fried foods into something that’s exactly the same as when they were first cooked. What’s more, doing it is pretty easy. I simply arranged them in the air fryer and placed them into the main cooking pot. Then I set the device to cook for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
Another thing that I find impressive in the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker is that it can be cleaned quickly and easily. I love cooking, but I absolutely hate the cleaning up afterward, which is why I am so pleased with how easy it is to clean the Ninja Foodi.
You simply have to place the inner cooking pot into the dishwasher. The lid must be hand-washed, which I don’t mind since it rarely gets dirty. That’s because the pressure prevents the food from getting splattered to the lid.
Pro & Cons
- A versatile cooker that can be used as a pressure cooker, air fryer, etc.
- Easy to use
- It makes fast cooking easy.
- The air pressure lid could take up space during storage
I have long been using pressure cookers for prepping up meals, but of all the pressure cookers I’ve used, I find the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker to be really impressive. It saved me a lot of time since it cooks faster than the other pressure cookers. Plus, the food turned out really tasty, and the cooker did a great job at infusing flavor into the food.