Disclosure: I was provided with a Ninja Multi Cooker with AutoIQ to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
In all the times I have worked with Shark Ninja over the past few years, there have always been a few items that caught my attention. One of them was the Coffee Bar that I reviewed at Christmas and the other was their Multi Cooker.
I have always been familiar with Slow cookers. I grew up with my mother using a pressure cooker. These are essentially the precursor to all of the slow cookers and multi cookers out there today. A few years ago we bought a slow cooker and I found it did a great job on our meals.
One of the Best Multi Cookers I have used.
It has always been my belief when it comes to food preparation that it is good to use the best equipment available. One of the very best multi cookers on the market today is Ninja Kitchen’s Multi Cooker.
With our previous slow cooker, we would put in our chicken or ham and let it sit. Occasionally with some meats, we might need to draw off some of the excess fat. On some foods we even occasionally we had to make sure things did not burn. The clean up could be quite intense as well, however, we dealt with it because the food was good.
The Multi Cooker helps make food healthier
We cooked a ham in the ninja multi cooker the other night. The cooker extracted so much of the fat from the meat that we had to empty out a significant amount of liquid. This left us with a meal that was significantly leaner and healthier than in our previous cooker. When I removed it to cut it up, the meat nearly fell off the bone. While there was a little bit of fat left to remove, the vast majority of it had become liquid for easy disposal.
I love this cooker, the only thing I would really be tempted to change is to have it slightly larger. At 6 Qts this cooker is large enough for the vast majority of families. However, because I enjoy cooking our Ham roasts and Turkey’s in the cooker, I find I have to cut larger meats up because they do not fit inside the bowl.
There are a number of other options available on the cooker as well. For example, the wire screen insert allows you to steam, and even deep fry with ease. There are temperature functions that allow you to cook desserts and a whole range of other options. The handy instruction manual will give you a load of information on various settings and the recipe book gives you loads of ideas.