Ninja Af101 vs Af161 – Which Is best for you? – YourKitchenist

Ninja one of the best kitchen manufacture company. They have a grate consumer review.  Ninja offer few air fryer model in the market. Their Ninja Af101 and Ninja Af161 both models are good features offer at different point of view. In this comparison article we find out Ninja Af101 vs Af161 points. Both are best for you or which is best for your family or meet your requirement? Let’s find this answer.

Comparison between Ninja Af101 vs Af161

Air FryerWhich one is best
Ninja Af101
Ninja Af161
ninja af101
ninja af161
Meet the Ninja Air Fryer, a fast and easy way to cook your favorite foods.
Meet the Ninja Air Fryer Max XL, a fast and easy way to cook your favorite foods
MaxCrisp Technology
Cooking functions
Yes. 4 Build-in functions
Yes. 7 Build-in functions
Nonstick ceramic coating
4 qt
5.5 qt
1550 watts
1750 watts

Differences on the Different Point of View


air fryer basket capacity

Ninja AF101 has a small capacity than Af161. The Af101 has a 4 qt. size basket, on the other hand AF161 has a 5.5 qt. capacity size basket. So, it is clear that AF161 best for larger family. You can cooking up to 6 to 8 members. But AF101 4 qt. size can cooking for 4 to 6 members.

If you looking an air fryer for a large size family or 6 member’s family, the AF161 will best good choice for you. If you choose AF101 for large family, then need cook in multiple batches. Are you cooking for large family or a party, the Ninja AF161 will be best for you.

Cooking Functions

ninja air fryer Cooking Functions

Ninja AF101 has 4 build-functions. Like: Air fryer, Roast, Reheat and Dehydrate options. On the other hand Ninja AF161 has 7 build-in functions. Like: Dehydrate, Reheat, Bake, Air Broil, Air Roast, Air Fryer and Max Crisp. If, you like a wide range build-in cooking functions, then Ninja AF161 will be best for you.

Heating Element

ninja air fryer heating element

Ninja AF161 has a powerful heating element than Ninja AF101. Af161 has a power 1750W heating element and provide a good hot air flow. And AF101 has a less powerful 1500W heating element. So, for a deep frying, you should choose Af161 air fryer.

Color, Size and Weight

ninja air fryer color, weight and size

For higher capacity Ninja AF161 model proportionately heavier and little big than AF101. Both model shape are almost same and glossy finish and premium look. Ninja AF101 has two color (Black and Grey) but Ninja AF161 has only Grey color.

Ceramic Coated

Ninja both models have a special feature is coated with ceramic finish. It makes the air fryer nonstick protect from rusting or damage. Another feature of both air fryer is dehydration function.

ninja air fryer Ceramic Coated

Temperature Range Both air fryer has a lower temperature of 105° F and both of them dehydration food. The maximum temperature in Ninja AF101 is 400° F but Ninja AF161 is 450° F. Their earlier model has additional function like max crisp function.

Ninja 4qt Air Fryer AF101

Model Name: AF101
Brand: Ninja
Capacity: 4 Quarts
Color: Black/Gray
Item Weight: 4.9 Pounds

Ninja AF101 air fryer about 75% less oil use and healthy food cooking. Tested against deep fried and French fries. So, you can restaurant food at home with healthy. Wide temperature range from 104F to 400 F allow you to quickly cook and crisp with conversion heat.

Large basket 4qt up to 6 members. You can cook for small family at a time. Coated with ceramic nonstick protect from any damage or rusting. It will need preheat before coming up temperature. The company recommended 3 minutes before cooking for best result.

Perfect LED display with cool touch option. 4 build-in programmable function for Fry, Roast, Reheat and Dehydration. All removable parts are dishwasher safe, so it easy to cleanup. It light weight and compact size, fit in your kitchen.

  • Lightweight and compact design
  • Quickly cooking feature
  • Dehydration feature
  • 4 build-in functions
  • Safety feature
  • Wide temperature range
  • Don’t provide additional accessories
  • Need preheat
  • Only 12 recipes provide

Ninja Air Fryer AF161 Max

Model Name: AF161 Air Fryer Max XL
Brand: Ninja
Capacity: 5.5 Quarts
Color: Gray
Item Weight: 11 Pounds

Ninja AF161 also less oil consume air fryer and cooking healthy food. Max crisp technology provide up to 450 degree hot air flow around the food. 30% faster than any traditional cooker. 5.5qt. large ceramic coated nonstick basket can cook up to 7 to 8 members.

Build-in feature like: max crisp, air fryer, roast, broil, reheat, bake and dehydration. Large LED display with build-in functions. If you like a ninja air fryer with large capacity, then it may be best for you. Cool looking and compact size fit any place. All removable parts are dishwasher safe.

  • Easy to use, clean and maintain
  • Large cooking capacity with a broil rack
  • 30% faster for superheated air up to 450F
  • 30% faster for superheated air up to 450F
  • Auto shut off
  • Bad small for first use
  • Notification beeps bit loud
  • Quite heavy

Which One Air Fryer Is the Winner?

From our comparison, it is clear that Ninja AF161 model is the winner. But there is not so difference between them. If you consider value for money Af101 is not so bad under $100. Therefore, it’s totally depend on your purpose. Ninja AF101 also a good choice. On the other hand AF161 price bit high in consider, but give you more value for money for its extra features.

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Rosa Coriell

Rosa Coriell

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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