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The Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Oven or the Ninja DT201 10-in-1 Air Fryer Oven is part of the brand’s Foodi collection. If you find this product confusing, it’s simply a countertop convection oven with multiple functions.
It has a setting for whole roasting, air frying, air roasting, baking, broiling, toast settings for bread and bagels, dehydrating, reheating, and making your favorite pizza. We’ll discuss all those excellent capabilities in a bit.
In the meantime, let’s go over its ultimate selling points.
What I like about the Ninja DT201 is its generous capacity. It can roast a whole chicken, a 12-lbs turkey, or a large portion of beef. In terms of performance, it can go head to head with a full-sized electric oven with much lesser electricity consumption.
Another thing to love about the Ninja Xl Pro Air Oven is how fast it preheats. You can start loading your recipe in just 90 seconds. That’s significantly quicker than a traditional convection oven.
To top if all off, you also need to get familiar with its “true surround convection” feature. It eliminates the need for swapping or rotating your pan.
Here are a few more things that you need to know about the Ninja Foodi DT201.
- Sleek design
- Easy on the budget
- 90-second preheat, quicker than full-sized ovens
- True surround convection for optimum heat distribution
- 30% faster cooking time than traditional ovens
- 12 lbs capacity, can roast a whole chicken
- 10-in-1 functions: air fry, whole roast, air roast, bake, dehydrate, pizza, broil, toast, bagel, reheat
- 1-year warranty
- Bulky, requires a decent counter space
- No smart thermometer included
- Removable parts are not dishwasher safe
What can you cook with the Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Oven?
The Ninja Foodi DT201 is a multifunctional convection oven. It won’t be a 10-in-1 product if the brand can’t deliver its promise. These functions take away most of the guesswork. At a press of a button, you can make restaurant-quality homecooked meals.
Here are all the awesome functions of the Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Oven.
Unlike the Ninja SP101, you can fit a whole chicken or a 12-lb turkey in this air fryer oven. It has a generous 12 lbs capacity for a big family dinner. If you like, you can make it a full meal complementing veggies with your protein.
Air roast works similarly to the whole roast function except for the slower fan speed. It’s designed for roasting small portions of meat or veggies.
Your Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Oven can crisp up your chicken wings, french fries, chicken nuggets with just a little amount of oil. That’s definitely healthier than deep-frying, but to be honest, you really can’t take oil out of the picture. That’s what makes the dish crispy.
Pro Tip: Don’t use low smoke point oils like butter, olive oil, coconut oil, etc. when air frying.
With the bake function, you can make up to two trays of bacon, cookies, or muffin in one go. However, you might need to purchase an additional wire rack to do this.
Yes, you can dehydrate your favorite fruits, veggies and make tasty jerkies with this versatile kitchen appliance. It will take about a couple of hours, but the result will be all worth the wait.
If you want to make your meal like a pro chef, this broil function will do the job. It will perfectly brown the top of your dish for a more exciting and tastier finish.
You’re not just replacing your dehydrator with this machine, you can also get rid of your toaster with a more generous alternative, the Ninja Foodi 10-in-1 oven. It can toast up to 9 slices of bread in one go.
The Bagel function works similarly with the Toast function. You just have to place the bagel cut-side up to achieve a perfect toast.
Whether it’s a homemade pizza or a store-bought frozen pizza, this convection oven got you covered. The heat distribution is far superior to a traditional oven, which will give you an evenly baked result.
Just a little while, I thought that the Ninja Foodi DT201 would be a great alternative to microwave ovens for reheating leftover food. Your pizza, fries or chicken will remain crunch with an air fry oven.
For a small oven, those are a ton of features. I must say that it’s way better than our big oven at home.
See the Ninja Foodi DT201 in Action
A video speaks a million words, so here’s a quick demonstration of the Ninja Foodi 10-in-1 Oven.
The Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Oven is a fantastic 10-in-1 countertop convection oven. It has a maximum 12-lbs capacity for roasting chickens, turkey, and a generous portion of pork or beef. Apart from that feature, it’s also a dependable air fryer, toaster, and dehydrator. The best part about the Ninja Foodi XL Pro is the 90-second quick preheat.
Is it easy to use?
If you watched the video above, you’d see how easy it is to use. The control panel design is very straightforward. It comes with ten walk-away cooking functions that will get you started in no time, literally.
It will preheat in just 90 seconds. That’s a far cry from our old oven at home, which takes almost 15 minutes to preheat.
After you’ve turned it on, you’ll have to select a function by pressing the first plus and minus buttons. Unfortunately, the Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Oven doesn’t have a touch interface. But it’s all good as there are just a few buttons to fiddle with.
I just have to mention that things will get tricky once you start cooking with multiple racks. There’s a specific rack placement for optimum heat transfer. If ever you get confused, it’s all in the quick start guide.
How to clean the Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Oven?
The million-dollar question—is it easy to clean?
Sadly all the detachable parts of this fantastic convection oven are not dishwasher friendly. You’ll have to wash it manually and carefully with your sponge or abrasive brush.
I once placed a black sheet pan inside the dishwasher. And guess what? It turned into a matte finish. Don’t make the same mistake. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on cleaning the trays.
To prevent grease from solidifying, place parchment paper or aluminium foil on your sheet pan or roast tray. If you can’t avoid it, soak the tray overnight to soften the food particle buildup.
Here’s a quick video on how to clean your XL Pro Air Oven. It goes the same way for the Smart XL model.
Ninja Foodi DT201 Accessories
When you purchase the Ninja Foodi XL Air Fryer Oven, you’ll get an air fryer basket, a pair of wire racks, a roast tray, and a couple of sheet pans. You’re oven also has a crumb tray already installed inside the unit.
Those accessories are good enough for the ten functions it’s capable of. Just in case, the brand also sells more accessories at their website like a muffin pan, 2-inch casserole tray, or perhaps a dehydrating kit for processing large amounts of fruits and beef jerky.
*Product Images and Video Courtesy of Shark Ninja
|Type||Convection Oven, Air Fryer|
|Model #||DT200, DT201, DT201C|
|Rating||4.4 out of 5|
|Functions||Air Fry, Air Roast, Bake, Whole Roast, Broil, Toast, Bagel, Dehydrate, Reheat, & Pizza|
|Capacity||13″ pizza, 9 slices of toast or 4-lbs in air fry basket, whole chicken, 12-lbs turkey|
|Dimensions||17.09 x 20.22 x 13.34 inches (43.4 x 51.35 x 33.88 cm)|
|Cord Length||3 ft. (914 cm)|
Is the Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Fry Oven worth it?
The Ninja Foodi 10-in-1 XL Pro Air Oven is definitely a buy for me. It could replace multiple small kitchen appliances like your toaster, dehydrator, or even your microwave oven for reheating leftover food.
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