Ninja AF101 Air Fryer Reviews 2021 – Should You Buy?

Ninja is one of the best kitchen appliances manufacture. Their many types of appliances provide and have a great review on the market. Their air fryer also provides better service long time. Today we are going to review the Ninja Af101 Air Fryer reviews. Let’s find out Af101 good and bad sides.

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Are you looking for high quality, budget-friendly, and easy-to-use air fryer? Ninja af101 may be the best option for you. This air fryer passes all the quality of a product. Large capacity, user-friendly, and premium design.

Ninja air fryer af100 review one of the best-selling air fryers in the market. The manufacture makes the Ninja kitchen air fryer cover for the whole family. They use the best material and ceramic coated inside and premium finish outlook make the best choice for the consumer. In this review, we evaluate the air fryer includes capacity, versatility, cooking quality, cleaning, performance, and use.

Ninja AF101 Air Fryer 4qt

Model Name: AF101
Brand: Ninja
Capacity: 4 Quarts
Color: Black/Gray
Item Weight: 4.9 Pounds
  • Easy to use and user friendly
  • Ceramic coating for better air circulation
  • Build-in 4 cooking presets
  • Accessories are dishwasher safe
  • Can’t preheat meals more than five meals
  • Body made of plastic
  • No auto-pause button when removing basket

What is in the Box?

ninja af101 within the box

The air fryer is packaged in the box very well and comes with a secure Styrofoam base that holds the machine safely. Inside the box, you will get a Ninja AF100 air fryer machine, a wire rack, a crisper plate, a quick beginner guideline, and an owner’s manual. A quick start guide includes cooking charts and 20 cooking recipes for daily cooking.

How Does It Look?

Ninja AF101 Air Fryer Reviews look

The air fryer is very sleek looking and dose fit for your kitchen design. The air fryer has a color with gray and black and a glossy finish it premium looking. The device made of well construction and very sturdy. The base of the machine has a small rubber not allow to move any place when it using. It is not so heavy and easy to mover for its lightweight.

How Does It Easy to Use?

Ninja af101 air fryer user interface

After unbox the machine you won’t need to assembly the air fryer. You only set up it on your kitchen counter. Just remove the plastic wrapping and packaging materials, plug it and ready to use. If you have any problem to using it, owner’s manual and the quick guide may help you much.

This air fryer totally out-performance itself than other one. Ninja really did grate job not only the quality of the machine but also work performance. It’s easy to see LED display and control panel help you much. The touch screen easy to set or control the air fryer cooking setting as your recipe need. Timer and temperature easy to set and other button build-in functions helpful for beginner. One turn on and off button and start and pause.

How Does It Cooking Performance?

Cooking Fries

When we comes to fries food, cooking French fries are always favorite to us. French fries are a common food in an air fryer cooking recipe. So, if the air fryer doesn’t cook French fried, then it won’t be the best choice.

French fries cooking

There is a slot allotted to frozen fries in the cooking chart, there also a recipe provide on the recipe book. Looking side by side they are not same, a little bit difference with it. The recipe start by preheating the Ninja AF101 air fryer with the crisper plate in the basket for 3 minutes.

It did reach the exact temperature on time. Then it said to add the fries to the air fryer basket. It took 23 minutes for the French fries cooking. It also says to remove the basket after 10 minutes and shake the fries. After 10 minutes up, remove the basket and find out the French were completely done and crisp.

Cooking Chicken Wings

When you comes to frying chicken wings, it can perfect frying within 26 to 30 minutes. No additional chicken wings recipe provide but there was a cooking chart. 1lb chicken wings was able to fried your chicken set at 360 degree for total time around 26 minutes.

Chicken Wings cooking in air fryer

I cook the chicken and check it every 5 minutes to sure they were cooking evenly and not overcooking. After the next 5 minutes it looks like cooked and all was fine. I flip the chicken wings in the air fryer basket so they could get an even cook every side.

After 15 minutes it was completely cooked and the chicken had crisped and perfect color. After 15 minutes, again cooking the chicken and close eye on the chicken wings. Again the Ninja Air Fryer AF101 proved that it is much powerful than user suggested.

Cooking Vegetables (Roasting)

When we comes to cooking roasting vegetables, we go with Brussel sprouts roasting. Brussel sprouts are very hearty, dense and stringy. But the Ninja air fryer af101 roasted the Brussel very well. First cut the vegetables and toss theme in little oil with bit of salt and spread out the pan. I bake at 400 degree for 20 to 25 minutes until they are soft, tender and golden texture.

air fryer cooking  roasting vegetables

The quick start guide air fryer cooking said to cut in half, tossed with 1 table oil and place in the air fryer at 390 degree for 15 to 20 minutes. I also check same way that it how much it cooked? After 30 minutes it was fully cooked and  have a grate result.

Ninja Dehydrate Function

ninja air fryer dehydration function

This is a new technology which generally include big size air fryer. Ninja air fryer af101 comes with a dehydrating function. So, you can make dried fruits, jerky and dried veggies. This is a grate invention for air fryer user. In middle size air fryer, Ninja really provide a grate feature. However, when you dehydrate food, make sure you have enough time for cooking. Because the process take quite a long time. The time depend on your food.

Ninja Wire Rack

Ninja air fryer Wire Rack

Ninja air fryer af101 comes with a “multi-layer wire rack” which can used as a second layer within the basket for more food can be placed. As the dehydration function need more time than other food cooking, so it allow you to cooking more food. After set the wire rack in the basket, there only ½ inch gap around the rack. It is enough for dehydrating food.

How Much Time Need to Preheat Air Fryer?

There is no function that allow you to warm up or preheat the Ninja Af101 air fryer, you will need to do it manually. In quick start booklet. It provide you headful tips to Ninja af101 air fryer operate. They say that Ninja af101 air fryer only three minutes to preheat to the temperature.

How Easy to Clean Air Fryer?

Cleaning Cosori Air Fryer

Ninja air fryer af101 is very easy to clean and user friendly. The inner basket wall has a non-sticky coating on it which help you easily release of the food and easy to clean it. Ninja air fryer af101 claim to clean the accessories are dishwasher safe and easy to clean. Yes, the basket, crisper plate and wire rack all can be placed in the dishwasher. It may fit all of the modern dishwashers.

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Rosa Coriell

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I am Rosa Coriell. Writer of your kitchenist blog website. I am a professional chef of a restaurant. I like to share kitchen tips, kitchen tools reviews, food and more.

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