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Ikeasucks · 09/07/2022 11:17

Aibu to buy another kitchen gadget they might sit unused? Why should i buy one and which one?


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laloue · 12/07/2022 22:31

Ninja foodi, ( bought on offer) had it a few months and I’m still slightly scared of it as well as in awe of it. It’s been a really useful timesaver (and therefore energy)in so many ways. Not saying I’m a total convert yet , but it’s ticking a lot of boxes every time I try something else.


Mamadothehump · 14/07/2022 06:32

ShirleyPhallus · 12/07/2022 11:32

When everyone is talking about the ninja foodi dual is this the one you all have?

That's the one I have but the max (bigger) version.


Mangledrake · 14/07/2022 06:38

Tinned potatoes, no oil, less than 10 minutes in my air fryer - makes a perfect basic for a cheap and easy dinner


ODFOx · 14/07/2022 07:16

We are coping without an oven or job at the moment and after a month of microwaved food, wraps and toasties I buy the bullet and bought a basic 4.3l air fryer at the end of last week.
I wish I'd bought one years ago. It's just a mini fan oven: really quick to heat up and easy to clean. I did frozen wedges first. Since then I've made roast potatoes from actual potatoes, a frittata/crustless quiche, a baked Camembert, chicken drumsticks, and DC have done nuggets and part baked rolls. It's been used at least once a day since it arrived on Thursday.
I thoroughly recommend them. I bought it as a stopgap but am now reorganising my kitchen plan to find an accessible cupboard to keep it in.


Iwonder08 · 14/07/2022 07:41

If everything cooks at lower temperature than usual and quicker, how in earth do you know how long to cook it for?


Aprilx · 14/07/2022 07:48

I got one last week, a brand I have never heard of called Bear, I got it because it is navy and copper colour and matches my kitchen. 😊 It was also a cheap one and we thought we would give it a go and if we like and feel the need upgrade next year or so.

So far I have used it for salmon, sausages, chicken, sweet potato fries and mini roast potatoes. All turned out perfectly first time, especially pleased with the sweet potato fries as I have only managed soggy ones in the oven before.


FrenchBoule · 14/07/2022 08:19

Just about to join Ninja cult as DH bought Foodie.
Heck knows where I’m going to place this monster when it comes.
Will see what I could do with it.


DoNotGetADog · 14/07/2022 09:01

I’ve got the Ninja dual 9.5litre. When I was thinking about getting one, I read a thread on here similar to yours and the most common thing regret people had was getting one too small. So I got a big double one.

I do not regret it. I’ve only had it a few weeks, but it is really good. As well as being quick and energy efficient I would say it’s also just less bother. If I pan fry sausages I have to keep turning them and get splattered with oil etc. Cooking sausages in there is so easy - just throw them in - they’re really nice and brown in about 12 minutes, and you just pull the drawer out and give it a shake halfway through.

I cooked really nice Cumberland sausage in there in 20 minutes and that would usually take an hour in the normal oven.

Cleaning it is easy (although I am really lazy still!).

It’s good for roast veg. If doing a big roast dinner it’s useful as extra cooking space as well.

You can set it up so the good in both drawers is automatically ready at the same time even if they’re completely different cooking programs.

I think the main thing is that it’s so easy to cook small things with no fuss, eg one child wants a sausage sandwich- just throw in 3 sausages and it’ll be done in not much over 10 minutes with no effort from me!

I hadn’t thought of doing a jacket potato in it, but I’ll give it a go!


NeverDropYourMooncup · 14/07/2022 18:27

FrenchBoule · 14/07/2022 08:19

Just about to join Ninja cult as DH bought Foodie.
Heck knows where I’m going to place this monster when it comes.
Will see what I could do with it.

They're not that big, really - the footprint is probably a bit smaller than a standard teatray. I expected it to be huge, but it's the perfect size for a normal depth countertop with tons of space left for pulling the drawers out.

My friend says her round one takes up more room because she has to leave space for the lid to open and to be able to lift things out.

Used it for the first time last night - 25 minutes, chicken and chips done to absolute perfection with DP just putting them in the drawers, pushing a couple of buttons, walking away and coming back when it made beeping noises. Perfect.


TheFutureIs · 14/07/2022 18:44

Just got one yesterday. So far I've dehydrated some apple and peach slices (5 year old
Was mega impressed!) and now have some chicken thighs just done and waiting on sweet potato fries (thighs in the warming drawer of the oven). I'm a convert already!

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