Ninja SP101 Foodi 8-in-1 Review (Digital Air Fryer, Convection Oven, Toaster)

Ninja SP101 Foodi is 8-in-1 1800-watt digital air fryer that can cook in temperatures up to 450°F which is more than most air fryers which usually have a temperature limit of 400°F.

Ninja SP101 Foodi is a new model with very interesting design so let’s see how well it performs!


Cooking

Ninja SP101 Foodi heats up fast and is very quiet however sometimes it doesn’t cook as evenly as other air fryers. In some cases one part of food can be overcooked whereas another part undercooked at the same time. This is not something you will notice most of the time but it can be an issue sometimes.

Another flaw is that sometimes it doesn’t make meals as crispy as you would expect or even dries insides of your food (french fries or toast for example). You can spray a little bit of oil on food before cooking to fix these issues but this is not the solution for every type of food.

To be fair most of the time Ninja SP101 does cook well and results are usually delicious however it doesn’t work great with every type of food.

Cooking chamber is a bit shallow which limits what you can cook. There’s in only about 3 inches of actual cooking height there when you are air frying. On the upside it’s wider than most air fryers which allows you to cook some other foods you wouldn’t be able fit in other models like 13-inch pizzas. The width also allows you to cook more of French Fries.

As you can see Ninja SP101 Foodi isn’t quite perfect. It works well most of the time but occasionally it does disappoint you. Perhaps we are a bit too harsh on it as most Ninja SP101 Foodi owners seem to love it and are very satisfied.


Controls

Ninja SP101 Foodi is super simple to use, controls are intuitive and well thought of. It’s equipped with LCD display that not only shows temperature and cooking time left but also features many indicator lights which can display all kinds of useful information.

For actual controls you get a multipurpose dial that also works as a button to start or pause cooking and 4 regular buttons. With the dial you select function, time and temperature. The rest of 4 buttons are:

  • “Time/Slice” button: Press to adjust cooking time. If you have selected Toast or Bagel function press this button to adjust number of slices.
  • “Temperature/Darkness” button: Press to adjust cooking temperature. If you have selected Toast or Bagel function press this button to adjust darkness level.
  • “Power” button: Press to turn air fryer on or off.
  • “Light” button: press to turn chamber light on or off which is a neat feature and allows you to watch your food being cooked.

To switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales hold “Temp/Darkness” button for 3 seconds (won’t work if air fryer is already cooking).

Ninja SP101 Foodi has 8 functions aka presets: “air fry”, “air roast”, ”air broil”, ”bake”, ”toast”, ”bagel”, ”dehydrate” and ”keep warm” (keeps you food warm for up to 2 hours).


Features

Ninja SP101 Foodi comes with crumb tray, wire rack, sheet pan and air fry basket. They are dishwasher safe. You can flip Ninja SP101 Foodi for compact storage. On the back there’s place to store cord.

Once Ninja SP101 Foodi has heated up or finished cooking it will warn you with bell sounds.


Cleaning

Ninja SP101 Foodi is quite tedious to clean, getting in certain places is difficult, but you absolutely need to clean it after each time you cook otherwise next time you cook your food will come out greasy and might be cross-contaminated flavor wise.


Aesthetics

With its sleek, modern design, beautiful controls and stainless steel housing Ninja SP101 Foodi is one of the most beautiful air fryers you can buy.


Size and weight

Ninja SP101 Foodi 8-in-1 Digital Air Fryer weighs 18.57 pounds and measures 19.7 inches wide by 7.6 inches deep by 15 inches tall.


Other

Some consumers have complained about air fry basket rusting.


Conclusions

Is Ninja SP101 Foodi the best air fryer toaster oven? In our opinion, no. It’s still a great unit most of the time but sometimes it does underperform. With that being said consumers might have different opinion. Ninja SP101 Foodi has received some of the best feedback from users and most of the consumers really like it!



Ninja SP101 Foodi 8-in-1 Digital Air Fryer, Convection Oven, Toaster Specifications:

  • Voltage: 120V, 60Hz
  • Rated power: 1800W
  • Presets: 8
  • Wire rack size (W x D): 13” x 13”
  • Air fryer dimensions (W x D x H): 19.7’’ x 7.6’’ x 15’’
  • Weight: 18.57 lb / 8.42 kg

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