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My husband is a chef and, bizarrely, his long work hours mean that most meals are cooked by me, a non-chef. We have three young kids and I work full-time, so it’s pretty tough to crank out quality, home-cooked meals on a daily basis. That’s why I’m so obsessed with kitchen gadgets like the gear made by Ninja—which are a jaw-dropping 52 percent off at Amazon, just for Black Friday.
These products do everything for you, short of the actual meal prep. You just toss your ingredients inside, push a button and take care of everything else that needs doing while your food cooks. It’s kinda like having someone else do dinner for you, making this the perfect holiday gift for you and food-lovers on your list. Check these time-savers out.
This pressure cooker also doubles as an air fryer and tender crisper, allowing you to whip up yummy, crunchy meals in a jiffy. Ninja’s tender crisp technology allows you to quickly cook ingredients, then the crisping lid gives your meals a golden finish. The pressure cook mode works up to 70 percent faster versus traditional cooking methods, an you can air fry with up to 75 percent less fat than traditional frying methods. Versus slow-cooked, braised, or low-simmer recipes; Tested against hand-cut, deep-fried french fries. And, at 6.5 quarts, this is big enough to cook a roast (or whatever else you can dream of) for your entire family.
“This really does do everything,” one five star reviewer wrote. “I pressure cooked some pork loins in it, drained them after cooking, added some sauce and used the air fryer top. Oh, it put a perfect sticky sweet sauce on those loins. The whole thing cleaned up in less than three minutes too when it was time to wash up.”
Tired of watching your old blender struggle to crank out your smoothies? It’s time for an upgrade. This Ninja blender crushes, food processes, makes smoothie bowls and even makes dough. It features smartTORQUE to help power through heavy loads without stalling or you needing to stir or shake it. You can also adjust the speed while you blend, staring slow and ramping up for a more fine chop or mix. Choose between six preset Auto-iQ programs for one-touch smoothies, frozen drinks, smoothie bowls, spreads, chopping and dough.
If you feel like the Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 just doesn’t have enough features for you, there’s the 10-in-1. This gadget lets you pressure cook, slow cook, steam, make yogurt, sear/sauté, air fry crisp, bake/roast, broil, dehydrate and keep foods warm inside the pot. TenderCrisp technology lets you quickly pressure cook to create juicy meat. Then quickly swap lids to give your dish an air fry finish. This machine has some serious capacity: You can cook up to a five-pound chicken, six-pound roast or three pounds of fries. Who’s hungry?
“Our InstatPot was the closest thing to the Foodi. We loved it. And still do but... it doesn't do all that the Foodi will do,” one five-star reviewer wrote. Another self-described “amateur” cook also raved about the 10-in-1: “The more I use this thing, the more I like it. From simple things like French fries, onion rings, crispy bacon, etc, to more involved meals like soups, stews and full blown 3 course meals, everything just comes out perfect.”
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