Ninja Air Fryer review

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The Ninja Air Fryer looks like it could be a key rival to popular Tefal and Philips models. It comes with four different cooking programs: air fry, roast, reheat and dehydrate, and can make up six portions of chips at a time. Air fryers might have become a popular kitchen gadget thanks to their ability to make low-fat chips, but Ninja’s Air Fryer AF100UK proves that they can do so much more. Because unless you’re eating fries on a regular basis, an air fryer can start to feel like it takes up a lot of space for one type of food. Here is more detail in the Ninja Air Fryer review for you to have more sight with this device.

Ninja Air Fryer review


Ninja Air Fryer review

Much like its baby brother, the AF101, this air fryer is stylish and contemporary in appearance, which wouldn’t look out of place in any modern kitchen. The gloss grey finish is offset by the chrome top and handle, to give the AF161 a look worthy of the price tag.

Unlike the AF101, this device has had much more thought put into the design of the control panel; it appears much more suited to the overall style while the button layout is more intuitive.

Price and competition

Ninja Air Fryer review

The price tag puts the Ninja Air Fryer in the mid-range of the market, and, considering it’s just over £100, you get plenty for your money. It’s at least £20 less than the cheapest Philips Airfryer, which has only 800g capacity. There are more affordable models with a similar capacity, costing from £50, such as Tower’s T17021, however, this has a mechanical timer rather than a digital one, is a single function, plus only the basket, not the drawer, is dishwasher-safe.
For those wanting to spend a bit more on an air fryer to max out capacity, there’s the Philips Airfryer XXL between £250-£300 and Sage’s the Smart Oven Air Fryer, which is more of a convection oven and costs £329.95. However, for most households, the Ninja’s pan should be able to fulfill regular frying needs.

Cleaning and maintenance

The Air Fryer needs cleaning after every use but given that the pan and crisper plate are both dishwasher-safe, this can take seconds. Even hand-washing is relatively effortless – the removable parts are ceramic-coated, so food just slides off. Over time, you’ll probably need to wipe away any debris from the vents (the intake on the top can be a magnet for dust) and clean off the residue from the heating element (as the fan can blow lightweight food and crumbs around).

Ninja Air Fryer review


Air Fry: The standard ‘air fry’ setting cooks food quickly and healthily. When using this preset feature, consumers can enjoy delicious home-cooked meals without worrying about calorie intake.

Air Broil: Use the high heat with the ‘air broil’ function to cook extra crispy, caramelized meats or fish without needing to fire up the grill or barbeque.

Air Roast: Enjoy the taste of roasted foods that would traditionally be made in an oven. Roast products for up to three hours using this setting, and use the ‘crisp-plate’ give your meals a crisp and crunchy texture.

Bake: This air fryer can do more than just fry. The ‘bake’ function makes it possible to bake bread, cake and treats for the whole family as if it were made in an oven.

Reheat: Reheat any leftovers or takeaway using this function. The even temperature distribution created by the appliance’s fan ensures foods retain their original taste and texture.

Max Crisp: This Ninja appliance has the ‘Max Crisp’ function to get your fries, meats, and potatoes extra crispy by cooking them quickly using exceedingly high temperatures and rapid fan speeds.

Dehydrate: Slowly create dehydrated snacks and treats with this temperature/time setting. The fan in this setting is very quiet and has the ability to dehydrate fruit, vegetables, and meat overnight without waking your family.

This air fryer is easy to clean, reliable, and won’t break the bank. It’s not difficult to see why this product is rated so highly in the cooking community. We have also included it to our best air fryers list as one of the best value options. If the cooking capacity meets your family’s needs, and the price tag is within your budget, this kitchen appliance is worth your consideration. 

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