If you ever went in the market for buying kitchen appliances, you probably familiar with the Ninja brand. They manufacture a wide variety of kitchen appliances such as – oven, cooker, air fryer, blender, juicer, coffee maker, etc.
Ninja comes at top of the list when it comes to choosing the best air fryers on the market. The AF101 model is one of the most popular and most selling air fryers from this brand. In this Ninja AF101 review we will try to explore everything about this air fryer. We will investigate the feature, benefits, and problems of this machine.
Ninja AF101 Review
Before moving to the review section, let us explain a bit more about the air fryer. For those who don’t have a good understanding of this cooking appliance, air fryers are a modern stylish cooking appliance that uses hot air instead of oil for frying and frying foods. Usually, these machines use little to no oil for cooking, meaning that you always get healthy food.
So, that’s the basics about air fryer. Let’s get into the Ninja air fryer AF101 review:
|Dimensions (inch)||13.6 L x 11 W x 13.3 H|
|Capacity||2 lbs / 4 Quarts|
|Temperature Range||105°F to 400°F|
|Fat Reduction||Up to 75%|
Design & Construction
First, this is a medium-sized air fryer. So, if you are looking into a large air fryer for cooking a large amount of food, this might not be a good option for you. This 4-quart air fryer has the capacity to cook food for around 5-6 persons at a time.
We liked the modern sleek design which enhances the appearance of this machine. It will perfectly fit any kitchen decor. There is a digital screen and several buttons on the top for controlling the temperature and timer setting.
The machine comes with the following accessories:
- 1550-watt unit
- 4-quart basket
- Crisper plate
- Multi-layer rack
- 20-recipe guide
Both the frying basket and crisper plate are non-stick and ceramic coated.
Features & Benefits
The Ninja Air Fryer AF101 is one of the most selling products on Ninja’s store. It has a lot of features to offer. Let’s take a look at some of the features and benefits of this machine:
Oil-less Healthy Cooking
You probably know that traditional fried foods are mostly cooked using oil. Thus, these are unhealthy and can cause various diseases. Air fryers are designed to prepare food by using little to no oil. The Ninja AF101 air fryer uses up to 75% less oil than deep-fried food. So, you will get healthy food every time.
The dehydration function is a very unique feature of this air fryer. When the machine moves the air gently, and the temperature is set to 105°F, you can make very delicious fruit slices without cooking your fruit. You can also make jerky without adding salt and sugar. The dehydrator setting increases the size that most other air fryer does not have.
User-friendly Control Panel
Another important thing about this air fryer is its user-friendly control panel. You can set the temperature and cooking time through a simple on/off button. It has a digital display which is very easy to see and helps to monitor and control the temperature.
Compact and Lightweight
This is a very compact and lightweight air fryer. It weighs around 4.9 pounds and the dimensions are 13.6 L x 11 W x 13.3 H. So, it will not take much space in your kitchen and since it is very lightweight, you can easily move it anywhere you want.
4 Cooking Presets
Cooking presets are a very common feature among air fryers. However, the Ninja AF101 comes with 4 different cooking presets – dehydration, roasting, reheating, and air frying. These preset allow you to customize the cooking mode according to your requirement.
Wide Temperature Range
The Ninja Air Fryer has a wide temperature range from 105 degrees to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This wide temperature range allows you to cook a wide variety of foods. The low temperature is great for dehydrating fruits and vegetables, while the higher temperature is suitable for frying high-density foods. The Ninja AF101 air fryer combined with a 1500 watt powerful electric motor to meet the needs of every home cook.
The crisper plate comes with a ceramic coating which ensures that the food is evenly cooked from all angles. On the other hand, the non-stick ceramic-coated basket ensures that it never release any harmful chemicals.
Cleaning the parts and accessories of an air fryer after cooking is a must. Luckily, all the parts and accessories of this Ninja AF101 are dishwasher-safe. So, you can easily clean them by using your dishwasher.
Please note that you can only put the parts and accessories in the dishwasher. Don’t try to put the whole air fryer in the dishwasher.
1 Year Warranty
Luckily this air fryer comes with a 1-year limited warranty. In addition, you will get a 60-days money-back guarantee which is another great thing about this machine.
The price of this air fryer is very affordable. You can get it below $130. However, the price doesn’t include any shipping fees. The overall quality, performance, and features make it worth the money.
So, that’s all about the Ninja air fryer AF101 review. To sum up, this is a fantastic kitchen appliance for any small or medium family. It is stylish, compact, easy-to-clean, and cooks delicious food by using up to 75% less oil. The best thing is – it is versatile and can replace several kitchen appliances. You’ll never go wrong with this air fryer.