Top 10 Ninja Slow Cookers
for December 2022

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Our slow cooker experts have evaluated dozens of slow cookers through their years of testing and research. Our improved, updated slow cooker buying guide with the latest models features our top picks. We researched and tested 25 slow cooker models, analyzing the important specs and features of each to help us recommend what we believe are the very best slow cookers. Our buying guide includes:

1. The Top 5 Slow Cookers of 2021 (with full reviews)
2. The Top 5 Slow Cookers of 2021 (with quick summaries)
3. Our buying guide to picking a slow cooker
4. Comparison table of different slow cooker modes and functions
5. An understanding of the different features that will help you choose which slow cooker is right for you

These five slow cookers are the best rated options for 2021, and are the result of our team's months of testing.

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Ninja OP302 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure, Broil, Dehydrate, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer, and More, with 6.5 Quart Capacity and 45 Recipe Book, and a High Gloss Finish

Ninja OP302 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure

by Ninja

4 quart cook & crisp basket: Large capacity, ceramic coated, PTFE/PFOA free basket holds upto a 5 pounds chicken or 3 pounds; Of french fries to feed your whole family; Nonstick for easy cleanup; Never clean the cooker base in the dishwasher; Always use a non abrasive sponge or cleaning tool when washing your unit

The Ninja Foodi is one of our favorite countertop kitchen appliances. It's easy to use, easy to clean, and, as you'll see in our video, it performs very well. That said, we found that some functions were better than others. For example, air frying was okay (although not as good as other air fryers we've tested), but slow-cooking and pressure cooking were fantastic. The Ninja Foodi also scored well in our hands-on testing, and it's clearly easy to operate. But we found its 6.5-quart capacity to be a little too small for some of our larger family meals. We also wish that Ninja included a spatula with the unit, as we found that we had to sharpen the blade of the included spatula to use it. And, although Ninja includes a recipe book with 45 recipes, we wish that it had a few more recipes, especially ones for slow-cooking and pressure cooking.

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Ninja FD401 Foodi 12-in-1 Deluxe XL 8 qt. Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer that Steams, Slow Cooks, Sears, Sautés, Dehydrates & More, with 5 qt. Crisper Basket, Deluxe Reversible Rack & Recipe Book, Silver

Ninja FD401 Foodi 12-in-1 Deluxe XL 8 Pressure qt. Cooker & Air Fryer that Steams

by SharkNinja

14 SAFETY FEATURES: Rigorous safety testing to give you peace of mind while you cook.

The Ninja Foodi is a 12-in-1 pressure cooker, air fryer, slow cooker, and yogurt maker. It replaces your entire kitchen arsenal, and it's easy to use; it's as easy as pressing a button. The foodi is programmable too, so you can set the time and the cooking function, and it will automatically switch to the right setting. The cooker comes with a 5-quart crisper basket, a 8-quart ceramic-coated pot (that can cook up to 8 chicken breasts at once), and a stainless steel deluxe reversible rack, which includes a steaming rack and a broiling rack. It also includes a 45 recipe cookbook. The foodi is simple to use, easy to clean, and it's everything you could want in a pressure cooker, plus more. The 8-quart capacity is plenty big enough for most meals, and it can easily fit a 7-lb. chicken. The 5-quart crisper basket is ideal for air frying or air-crisping items like potatoes, chicken, or fish. The crisper basket is nonstick, PTFE PFOA-free, and dishwasher safe. The 45 recipe cookbook includes recipes for pressure cooker basics, as well as chicken, beef, seafood, pasta, rice, and potatoes. The 12 cooking functions include Pressure Cook, Air Fry/Air Crisp, Steam, Slow Cook, Yogurt, Sear/Saut, Bake, Roast, Broil, Dehydrate, Sous Vide & Keep Warm. The foodi has a 3-year warranty.

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NINJA OP301 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer and More, with 6.5 Quart Capacity and a High Gloss Finish (Renewed)

NINJA OP301 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure

by Ninja

Includes: 1400-watt unit, crisping lid, pressure lid, 6.5-quart ceramic-coated pot, 4-quart ceramic-coated Cook & Crisp Basket, stainless steel reversible rack.

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Ninja FD302 Foodi 11-in-1 Pro 6.5 qt. Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer that Steams, Slow Cooks, Sears, Sautés, Dehydrates & More, with 4.6 qt. Crisper Plate, Nesting Broil Rack & Recipe Book, Silver/Black

Ninja FD302 Foodi 11-in-1 Pro 6.5 qt. Cooker Pressure & Air Fryer that Steams

by Ninja

NESTING BROIL RACK: The stainless-steel nesting broil rack provides the ability to steam, broil, add an additional layer of capacity to your cooking, and stores easily inside the pot.

The Ninja Foodi 11-in-1 Pro Pressure Cooker/Air Fryer is versatile, easy-to-use, and does a great job of performing a variety of tasks. The Cook & Crisp plate is large and nonstick, so you can make large batches of fries or chicken breasts and swap lids to make crispy fried or air-fried foods. Pressure cooking destroys most of the nutrients in food, so we used the slow cooking function to tenderize our meat and to seal in flavor. The slow cook function also did a great job of tenderizing our vegetables. The Air Fry/Air Crisp function was a bit inconsistent, though. We found that it works best with things like tortillas and fries, which spiral up when air frying. For air frying steaks, the breading doesn't crisp up evenly, and the meat tends to come out a bit dry. The slow cook function did a much better job of retaining moisture in meat, and the crisper plate took my favorite method of cooking chicken - pan roasting - to the next level. The cooking pot is roomy enough for large roasts, and the slow cook function works well for even cooking. The included recipes are a good starting point, but we'd also recommend finding some of your own. The cookbook contains some good recipes, but it's limited in the number of gluten-free and vegan ones.

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Ninja Foodi 7-in-1 Pressure, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer and More, with 5-Quart Capacity and 15 Recipe Book Inspiration Guide, and a High Gloss Finish

Ninja Foodi 7-in-1 Pressure

by SharkNinja

14 safety features: Passed rigorous testing for safety certification, giving you peace of mind

The Ninja Foodi 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer, and More is an all-in-one cooker that is ideal for both families and busy professionals. And it's easy to use: Just load it with your ingredients, set the timer, and press start. The Foodi is versatile, too: In addition to pressure cooking, you can air fry, slow cook, steam, roast, and yogurt, and it also has a sear/sauté function. The air fryer function, in particular, is very versatile, and lets you cook everything from chicken to veggies to desserts. The Foodi comes with a 3-quart cooking basket and a 5-quart cooking pot, both of which have ceramic coatings that are PTFE/PFOA free and dishwasher safe. The 5-quart pot is big enough to cook for 6 people, and it's an ideal size when you come home from a weekend hike or camping trip and need to prepare a large meal for your family and friends. And with a 15 recipe book included, the Foodi is also great for first-time pressure cooker users, who can find a wide variety of recipes that they can cook in the Foodi, from soup to stew to chili to sushi. The Foodi has a 15-minute timer, which is ideal for preparing quick meals, and the high pressure steam function also lets you create delicious, juicy, tender meat. The Foodi is an affordable, all-in-one cooker that is extremely easy to use, and provides everything you need to easily create delicious meals.

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Ninja Foodi 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Fryer, Slow Multi Cooker with TenderCrisp Technology, 5 Pot, 3-qt. Air Fry Basket (OP101), 5-Quart, Black/Gray (Renewed)

Ninja Foodi 7-in-1 Pressure Programmable Fryer

by Ninja

14 safety features: passed rigorous testing for safety certification, giving you peace of mind

The Ninja Foodi 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Multi Cooker with TenderCrisp Technology, 5 Pot, 3-qt. Air Fry Basket (OP101), 5-Quart, Black/Gray (Renewed) is as fast as you can say "pressure cooker." Its preset programs include pressure cook, air fry/air crisp, steam, bake/roast, slow cook, yogurt, and sear/saute, with settings for one, two, or three cups of rice, quinoa, or beans. The Gourmet Button lets you choose from 15 preset recipes, which automatically adjust cooking times and temperatures, and the Delay Cook function lets you set a timer for up to 24 hours. You can steam, bake, or slow cook in a variety of settings, including rice, quinoa, beans, poultry, pork, fish, and shrimp. The unit is energy-efficient, with an auto-off feature and an automatic keep warm function. The 3-qt cook & crisp basket is ceramic-coated, nonstick, and dishwasher safe, and It holds up to 4 lbs. Of chicken. The 5-qt Ceramic-Coated pot is nonstick, PTFE/PFOA free, and dishwasher-safe. The compact pressure cooker that crisps.

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NINJA Foodi Cooker, Steamer & Air w/TenderCrisp Technology Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer All-in-One, 6.5 quart w/dehydrate, Black/Gray (Renewed)

NINJA Foodi Cooker

by NINJA

4-Quart cook & crisp basket: large-capacity, Ceramic-Coated, PTFE/PFOA-free basket holds up to a 5-lb chicken or 3 lbs. of French fries to feed your whole family. Nonstick for easy cleanup. Never clean the cooker base in the dishwasher

The Ninja Foodi Cooker, Steamer & Air is our top pick for anyone who wants to cook with even more speed and convenience. This is a three-for-one cooker: you can pressure cook, air fry, and steam, and it provides more cooking space and versatility than our other top picks. It's also much easier to clean and navigate than our other top picks, and it's the only cooker we tested that automatically knows when your food is ready. The included recipes are easy to follow, and the unit has built-in timers so you won't walk away and forget your meal. The 6.5-quart ceramic-coated pot is big enough to make meals for a family, and it comes with a stainless steel rack for steaming vegetables or cooking a roast. The crisping lid gives you the option to crisp your food after cooking, as well as the option to dehydrate your food, so you can make chips, jerky, or dried fruit with the unit. The multi-tiered cooking bowl makes it easy to cook multiple dishes at once, and the crisping lid has 14 levels of safety, so you can rest assured that the unit won't blow up. The 1400-watt unit produces plenty of heat, so you can cook your food quickly, and it's quieter than other cookers we tested, so you don't hear any annoying noises while you're cooking. If you're looking to cook with speed and convenience, the Ninja Foodi Cooker, Steamer & Air is the unit for you.

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Ninja OS301 Foodi 10-in-1 Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer with Nesting Broil Rack, 6.5 Quart, Stainless Steel

Ninja OS301 Foodi 10-in-1 Pressure Cooker Air and Fryer with Nesting Broil Rack

by Ninja

Stainless steel nesting broil rack lets you steam, broil, and add a layer of capacity and it easily stores inside the cooking pot

The Ninja Foodi is our new top pick for all-purpose cooking, thanks to its versatility, energy-efficient cooking methods, and stylish design. The Foodi uses less energy than a microwave, toaster oven, or conventional stovetop, and its cooking tech uses 70% less energy than conventional stovetops. The Foodi can pressure cook foods up to 7 times faster than conventional methods, and its pressure cooking technology locks in nutrients, flavors, and juices. The Foodi's 6.5-quart capacity is large enough to cook for a family, and its nonstick cooking pot and 4.6-quart Cook & Crisp plate are both Dishwasher-safe, so cleanup is easy. The Foodi's cooking capabilities also extend beyond its Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, and Air Fryer functions. The pressure cooker can cook up to 3 lbs of hand-cut French fries with up to 75% less fat than traditional frying methods, and its Slow Cooker function lets you cook for up to 8 hours or simmer for up to 8 hours. Air Fryer options include Saute, Crisp, and Slow Cook, and the unit's 3-lb capacity supports up to a 6-lb chicken or a 6-lb roast. The timer displays both hours minutes and seconds remaining, and there's a convenient delay timer that lets you delay the start up to 30 minutes. The Foodi comes with 15 chef-inspired recipes, and you can purchase additional meal-making guides and cooking charts for purchase separately. The Foodi is a stylish appliance that looks great in any kitchen. The crisping lid, stainless steel nesting broil rack, and silicone handles blend in seamlessly with any kitchen, and the falling leaf-shaped heating element adds a little style of its own. The Ninja Foodi also comes in several colors, including black, white, red, silver, and blue.

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Ninja OS101 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer with Nesting Broil Rack, 5 Quart, Stainless Steel

Ninja OS101 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker Air and Fryer with Nesting Broil Rack

by Ninja

Includes nesting broil rack to steam, broil, add a layer of capacity and easily stores inside the cooking pot.

The Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer is a formidable appliance, with powerful, precise pressure cooking, an amazing air fryer, and tons of versatility. This versatile cooker makes everything from soups to stews to quinoa to eggs, while the air fry function lets you make crispy baked fries, crustless casseroles, and even fried chicken. The air fryer is very versatile and lets you get great results with a wide range of foods. We loved how quickly the air fryer fried our fries, and we loved that it didn't leave any oil splatters to clean up. The slow cooking function is also excellent, and it's the only air fryer we tested that lets you cook foods up to 6 hours, which is longer than any other we tested. The slow cook function also lets you cook things like yogurt, which is great for yogurt bowls or overnight oats. The Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer also has hundreds of recipes right on the machine, plus a free mobile app. The presets for the air fry function are random, but we loved that you can set the temperature yourself, and the air fryer has a temperature gauge so you know when it's ready. The Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer also has a ton of safety features, including an auto shutoff after 3 hours of use. The Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer even makes the process of cleaning it much easier, since much of the pot and plate are nonstick. The Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer is big and bulky, but the large 4-qt cooking pot and 5-qt Cook & Crisp plate makes it easy to cook enough food for a crowd.

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