Ninja Foodi VS Instant Pot

I am thinking to buy a multi cooker but I am confused between Nina Foodie & Instant Pot. What do you think which one is worth buying?

Ninja Foodi?


There are so many models of these things I think it is really important to define what you want from them… pressure cooker, air fryer, etc.

What do you plan/desire to do with it?

I want to cook rice, lamb, chicken, soup etc in it.

I find rice to be a no-brainer on the stovetop, so I just don’t get a separate device to do this. Lamb and beef is certainly a consideration as you can get it tender in way less time (if it is a pressure unit, not all are)… chicken not so much.

Of course you can do soup in it, but again, you can do soup in anything.

If your not looking for an air fryer, or a pressure cooker, I don’t see the appeal of these devices.

This is a pretty good side to side comparison:


Each brand has several models. I have an instant pot, 6 qt. Purchased to cook ribeye roasts at the cabin.

I have no experience with any Nina or Ninja.

I purchased the instant pot to cook prime rib, based on a friend’s recommendation. We used it 2 times before COVID. Worked as advertised. My cooker is probably 4-5 years old and may not be currently commercially available.

Do you cook for many people. Which models are you reviewing?

If you have the space and money, and are interested why not try one.

CI and CR often perform side by side comparisons.

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For a moment, I thought you are Nina and you nickname yourself as Nina Foodie, and you want to versus Instant Pot. Alas…

A friend has had the Ninja Foodie for the last 2 or 3 years and loves it. He uses it for all his meals cooking/baking/grilling and rarely uses the stove or oven anymore. He spent a little extra money and bought the different pans and accessories at the same time. Being used 3 or 4 times a day, it is still going strong. It does take up a fair amount of counter space, though. I believe his is the 4 quart size.