I am a huge fan of the new Ninja Foodi Indoor Grill. It is absolutely amazing! I really can't say enough positive. I a not new to Ninja products. I currently use a few of them in my home. I had high expectations for this one, and they were met with flying colors. When my product arrived, I sent my husband a text and told him to come with plantains, bacon, and beef, lol. Boy did he. We spent the weekend making plantains on three consecutive nights. We adjusted the air fry time with practice. The first time I use no oil, just added salt to them, and they came out perfect. The other two time we rubbed coconut oil on them, and they came out perfect as well. I love how, with this product, you can just lift the lid to check what's inside. It pauses whatever function you have going, and it restarts when you close the top. Perfect! Our cabinets are at a regular height, and the top was made to clear the upper cabinets when lifted, even completely lifted. We were happy to see that. This unit gives off very limited smoke, which is great. About the same, and even less than cooking stove top, depending on what you are cooking. They recommend Canola oil, and highly suggest you don't use olive oil. We chose to use our organic coconut oil and that worked great for us.
This unit is so easy to operate, for all functions. They spelled everything out for you. You press the function, for example grill. You choose high, medium, or low, and your time, and then press start. It pre heats, and when it beeps, it actually says on the screen, Add Food. That is easy. We did three Denver steaks in 10 minutes. That includes flipping them half way through. We rubbed each side with coconut oil, tenderized it a bit, and added our seasoning. The steaks came out absolutely perfect. They wer so juicy and tender. I cannot express enough how yummy they were!!!! I had to try cooking bacon in the machine. The only thing you have to do, is cut it in half, so the strips aren't so long. We tried the bacon on Air Fry one time, and Grill, for the second batch. The bacon came out very crispy on both settings. We are very picky bacon eaters in our household, and this machine past the test with flying colors. For our last test over the weejend, we did a couple New York Strip Steaks. My husband wrapped his with bacon. Note, toothpick your bacon on, lol. It slid off while cooking. We prepared the steaks the same way as the Denver Steaks. They were literally just as juicy and tender as the Denver Steaks. I was expecting this cut to be a littler tougher, but nope! The New York Strip Steaks were unbelievably tender and juicy.
The Ninja Food Indoor Grill comes with very easy to read and follow instructions. It even comes with a recipe book. The unit is fairly quiet while in use. We had it going in the kitchen while on a video call in the same room, and the grill did not interrupt our call at all. We then teased our caller with our steaks when they finished, lol. Overall, this unit is well made, functions amazingly, and lives up the Ninja reputation. We are fully addicted to this machine, and will be using it to cook many of our meals in it form now on. I cannot express enough how thankful we are that we received this to test. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]