Friday Favorites – Ninja Cooker Review

As I switch out my summer clothes for Fall sweaters and skirts with tights, turn off the A/C and flip on the heat and transition from jogging on the lakefront to busting out the Dance Central for the Connect, I also start to think of hearty stew and other crock-pot worthy, easy to make dishes.  Lucky for me, I was invited to a blogger event hosted by the Ninja Cooker.

What is the Ninja Cooker you ask? 

It’s a 3 in 1 cooking system that looks like your typical slow cooker, but in addition to slow cooking, it can also be used for roasting and baking.  The price point is reasonable at under $200.

I must admit.  I don’t have much to compare the Ninja against.  I’ve never owned any type of slow cooker before, let a alone one that bakes and roasts as well!  I was pretty impressed with the dish we made during the interactive part of the event





— Salmon with veggie couscous!



We grilled the onion, then added the couscous, tomatoes and greens. There was arugla involved, so I was very happy. The salmon cooked on a rack just above where the couscous was cooking below.

Since the event I’ve used the cooker to make stew (yummy!) and a breakfast frittata (also yummy) Both recipes were from a recipe book included with the system.

Here’s what I see as the + /- of the system


  • Low price point
  • Reduced amount of oil needed for cooking
  • Ability to cook an entire meal in one easy to clean dish
  • Recipe book – there are some really great, healthy recipes in the book that comes with the system
  • One more thing to have out on the counter or find space for (I actually ditched my Turbo Cooker to find cabint space for the Ninja.  I like to have clean counters since my cat likes to play “everything on the counter is a toy” on a regular basis
  • The cord is REALLY short.  it makes it hard to find a place to plug in
Overall I like the Ninja and would recommend it to anyone looking for a slow cooker because it’s that and so much more.
Please note:   I attended the Ninja Cooking System event as a guest of Ninja and received a Ninja Cooking System to try out and keep.  I was not paid for this post and all opinions are my own.


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