It’s not often this Ninja appliance goes under $200 but here we are.
Mariah was right. The holidays really have come early, at least for people who have been eyeing the Ninja FG551 Foodi Smart XL 6-in-1 Indoor Grill.
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The incredibly popular grill that people can’t stop talking about (unless they’re biting into a cooked-to-perfection steak or sweet potato fry) is currently at an obscenely low price, relatively speaking. The Ninja FG551 Foodi Smart XL 6-in-1 Indoor Grill is typically $299.99, but it’s now marked down 33% (or $100) to $199.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond. To put that in perspective, it’s rare to see this grill marked down, let alone under $200 — happy holidays to your wallet and tastebuds.
If Amazon is your preferred retail site, you'll find the Foodi for $199 there as well, but we've been seeing it sell out at this price over the past few days.
It’s the grill other foodies and home chefs have been raving about lately, calling it game-changing and transformative. In fact, it recently sold out on Amazon at the same price. That heaping helping of praise may seem a little extra for a grill, but this is a Ninja. And, true to the brand, five-star reviewer after five-star reviewer swears it lives up to the hype and then some.
What do you get? Six — count ‘em six — cooking functions headline the Ninja grill’s features:
A smart cook system thermometer that allows you to achieve your version of “done” is another popular feature.
Between Amazon and Bed, Bath & Beyond, 13K reviewers have given the Ninja FG551 Foodie Smart XL 6-in-1 Indoor Grill rave reviews. On Amazon, it boasts a a whopping 4.7 stars out of 5. The grill scored perfect 5-score ratings for accuracy and ease of reading. Users gave it 4.7 stars for flavor and ease of use. Bed, Bath & Beyond users gave it 4.4 out of 5 stars, with one person calling it a perfect gift for a chef with critical tastebuds.
“This was bought as a gift for someone who is a good chef. Because of his new job, he had very limited time to cook. He has had nothing but positive things to say about it, and he has used it in different ways. Based on his recommendation I would certainly recommend it to anyone. He can be a touch critical,” the person raved.
If you’ve been hearing about this top-rated Ninja indoor grill but are afraid to take the plunge, you’re not alone — at least, you weren’t.
“I can't BELIEVE I waited this long to try out something besides a microwave or toaster. Everyone talks about them. I thought it was a gimmick. This thing is fantastic. [It] makes everything taste and feel better,” wrote one converted fan who gave the Ninja grill five stars.
“This indoor grill was worth every penny...This will transform the quality of the meat you make at home,” raved another who reported using the grill daily.
“This amazing product has changed the way I cook,” concurred a fan.
Of course, even delicious dinners can leave something of a mess. No need to skip dessert in favor of cleaning — users rated it 4.6 stars out of 5 for “easy to clean,” though one person from Canada probably gave it higher.
“I had originally planned to buy a convection oven, but all the reviews said they were hard to clean, so I bought this instead and haven't regretted it for a moment. It is super easy to clean,” the person said.
But, perhaps most importantly, the grill’s efficiency keeps hanger pains off the table.
“We cook almost everything we eat in here now. It gives it a better texture and flavor. It is also much faster...[it] makes dinner easy.”
The TL;DR takeaway is that it’s the indoor grill that has everything. And it’s the perfect grill for the foodie who has everything (except this Ninja indoor grill) — even if that foodie is you. Remember, it already sold out on Amazon — Bed Bath & Beyond is likely next. Ninja FG551 Foodi Smart XL 6-in-1 Indoor Grill, $199 at Bed Bath & Beyond