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If you combined the function of every cooking appliance in your kitchen and created one machine, the result would be a Ninja Foodi. If you are wondering whether you should buy one or have already decided and considering which model to buy, you are probably want to know how big the Ninja Foodi is. We’ve done the research to tell you everything you need to know about the Ninja Foodi’s size.
Cooking capacity is one of the most discussed measurements to differentiate the sizes of the Ninja Foodi models. Each model has its own cooking capacity, as listed here:
- 14-in-1 Smart XL Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer: 8 quarts
- 14-in-1 XL Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer: 8 quarts
- 11-in-1 Pro Pressure Cooker + Air Fryer: 6.5 quarts
- 7-in-1 Compact Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer: 5 quarts
- 12-in-1 Deluxe XL Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer: 8 quarts
While cooking capacity is important to choose the correct model for your family’s needs, you will also want to consider how much space each model will take up, and how portable each machine is. Keep reading for a guide on each of these models.
What is the Difference Between Ninja Foodi Models?
Each product model has its own cooking capacity, dimensions, and weight. This information will help you determine which model you should get based on the size of your family and the space you have in your kitchen for a new appliance.
Smart XL Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer
This model comes with an 8-quart cooking pot and a 5-quart cook and crisp basket. It has enough space to make meals for large families or small families who like to create make-ahead meals.
The Smart XL Foodi weighs a little over 25 pounds. Its dimensions are 15.39″L x 14.21″W x 14.25″H. While the dimensions might make this appliance a bit too bulky to move regularly, its many functions will make it a product you will want to keep out on your counter and use frequently.
XL Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer
This 14-in-1 model is similar to the smart version in its cooking capacity. Like the smart version, this model includes the 8-quart cooking pot and 5-quart cook and crisp basket.
This model is just a hair lighter than the smart model at 25.1 pounds instead of 25.5 pounds. However, the dimensions are the same, making it a great appliance for leaving out on the kitchen counter for frequent use.
Pro Pressure Cooker + Air Fryer
The Pro model has a cooking pot with a 6.5-quart capacity and a cook and crisp plate with a 4.5-quart capacity. This model is able to cook slightly less food than the XL models, but it is still big enough for large families or entertaining.
The Pro model weighs a little less than the XL models at 22 pounds, and the dimensions are 16.18″L x 13.98″W x 13.23″H. Again, you probably won’t want to transport this cooker to events or other homes, but you will be able to save time with its cooking capacity.
Compact Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer
Smaller in capacity than the other models, this Foodi has a 5-quart cooking pot and an air fry capacity of 3.5-quarts. Still, this is large enough to feed a family of two to three people.
What Size Is The Ninja Foodi Compact?
The product dimensions are 15.94″L x 13.9″W x 11.69″H. It weighs about 18 pounds. If you are looking for a machine that you can take outside the home, the compact would be the best fit. It weighs a bit less than the other models and has slightly smaller dimensions.
The greatest benefit of this model is that its compact size allows you to have all the functions of the other Ninja Foodi models in a smaller, lower-capacity unit.
Deluxe XL Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer
The Deluxe Foodi returns to an 8-quart cooking capacity with a 5-quart crisp pan, making it a good model for large families and entertaining.
The heaviest of all the Foodi models, the Deluxe weighs in at 26 pounds, and its dimensions are 16.1″L x 14.57″W x 14.29″H. Again, you’ll want to give this model the prime real estate on your kitchen counter. While it is heavy and a bit bulky, it can easily replace many of the appliances you are currently using regularly.
Is The Ninja Foodi Deluxe Worth It?
The short answer is it depends. The Ninja Foodi Deluxe is about $70 more than the original Ninja Foodie, so to determine if it is worth the extra money, you’ll need to look at the features that separate the two and see if they are worth the price difference.
Both the deluxe model and the basic model have the same 11 functions: pressure cook, steam, slow cook, sear/saute, air fry, bake/roast, broil, sous vide, yogurt, dehydrate, and keep warm. The deluxe model adds the extra feature of reheating.
The original Ninja Foodi has a 6.5-quart cooking pot and a 4.5-quart cook and crisp plate. The deluxe model offers a larger cooking capacity at 8 quarts for the cooking pot and 5 quarts for the cook and crisp plate. If you feel that you need a slightly larger cooking capacity, the deluxe model may be worth the bigger price tag.
The original model includes a broiling rack that allows you to space out the food you are cooking. For example, you can easily cook chicken breasts in your machine and cook baked potatoes at the same time by separating the two foods with the rack.
The deluxe model also includes an upgraded version of this accessory. The deluxe model’s rack is double layered and reversible, offering even more space and versatility.
The deluxe model’s extra features do not come without a price. This model weighs four pounds more than the original model, and it is slightly wider and taller. Where the deluxe model offers a bit more capacity for cooking, the original model is slightly more portable.
If you are looking for the ability to cook for a few more people, or you enjoy the extra convenience of being able to reheat food in the machine, go ahead and splurge for the deluxe model. If you rarely cook for others outside of your family and do not want the added function of reheating, the original model will be just fine for you.
For a more in-depth review of the Ninja Foodi Deluxe check out the article, “Ninja Foodi Deluxe Product Review.”
Which Ninja Foodi Is Best For 2 People?
6.5-Quart Ninja Foodi
If you want the ability to cook for occasional guests or make larger amounts of food ahead of time, the 6.5-quart Ninja Foodi would be best for a family of two. At this size, it is not taking up unnecessary space, and it still offers the flexibility of doing extra cooking.
Ninja Foodi Compact
If entertaining or cooking large meals is never on your agenda, the 5-quart compact Foodi would be perfect for you. This Foodi model has the ability to cook food for up to three people but is small enough to cook individual portions of food as well.
There is some variation between the different Foodi models and their sizes. No matter which model you consider, however, the Foodi will not be the kind of appliance that you can put away in a cabinet and pull out when you want to use it. Weighing the same as a small toddler and having a variety of components, you are likely to find that it is easier to provide space for the Foodi to be left out all the time.
Never fear, though! The Foodi’s sheer versatility will have you replacing your other appliances little by little. Because most cooking functions can be achieved with the Foodi, you will not need to clutter your counter space with multiple appliances. Because of this, the size of the Foodi is worth it.
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