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Ninja Foodi Smart XL Pro Toaster Oven
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The Ninja DT251 Foodi Smart XL Pro is easily one of the most complete toaster ovens for your home. The 1,800 Watts provides plenty of power and efficiency. Plus, it’s stacked with smart features that make it simple to use the 10 cooking functions.

Ninja DT251 Foodi Smart XL Pro Toaster Oven
Ninja DT251 Foodi Smart XL Pro

Ninja DT251 Foodi Smart XL Pro Specs

  • Watts: 1,800 Watts
  • Temp Range: 85° – 450° F
  • Capacity: 12 lb. Turkey (14.47″ W x 12.72″ D x 11.08″ H)
  • Exterior Dim: 17.09″ W x 20.22″ D x 13.34″ H
  • Racks: Dual-rack (with 4 slots)
  • Pieces Of Toast: 8 per rack
  • Max Pizza Size: 12″
  • Rotisserie: No
  • Air Fry: Yes
  • Thermometer: Yes
Ninja DT251 Foodi Smart XL Pro - 2-Level Wings And Fries
2-Level Cooking

Pros

  • Powerful and efficient 1,800 Watts
  • Healthier Air Fry and Air Roast cooking functions
  • Around 30% faster cooking than conventional ovens
  • 15-Recipe starter guide
  • 4-Shelf dehydrating (with extra trays)
  • Smart thermometer for perfectly cooked prime rib and other roasts
  • Smart convection fan (variable speed) with excellent circulation
  • 10 Cooking functions:
    • Whole Roast
    • Air Roast
    • Air Fry
    • Bake
    • Dehydrate
    • Pizza
    • Bagel
    • Toast
    • Broil
    • Reheat

Cons

  • No rotisserie cooking function
  • Above-average footprint (17.09″ x 20.22″)
  • Maximum pizza size of 12″
Ninja DT251 Foodi Smart XL Pro Toaster Oven - Cooks Up To A 12lb Turkey
Cooks Up To A 12lb Turkey

Room To Roam

      Ninja did a great job designing the interior space and convection fan for optimum circulation, like in previous models. As a result, the heated air circulates evenly, regardless of which tray(s) you’re using.

     No need to constantly remove and rotate trays, so your overall cooking time is shortened, too. This is especially important with two or more trays, making air frying, baking, dehydrating, and toasting much more efficient overall.

Ninja DT251 - Smart Convection Fan
Smart Convection Fan

Cook Smarter, Not Harder

     Just like most Ninja kitchen appliances, the Foodi Smart XL Pro is packed with smart features that make life simple. If you can read a recipe book, then you can execute meals like a professional chef.

     The coolest smart feature is the convection fan regulator for multi-speed circulation. Of course, it’s not as sexy of a feature as the smart thermometer, digital display panel, or other bells and whistles. But, on the other hand, it’s the function that makes that biggest difference in EVERY cooking mode. 

Ninja DT251 Foodi Smart XL Pro Toaster Oven - Advanced Control Panel
Advanced Control Panel

Controlled Environment

     The control panel and digital display may look intimidating at first, but the menu setup is very intuitive. For example, after you select what you’re cooking and how you want it cooked, it even shows which rack position to use for best results.

     The thermometer is icing on the cake. Taking all of the guesswork out of roasting, it even switches to “keep warm” mode when the internal target temperature is met.

Ninja DT251 Foodi Smart XL Pro - Dehydrator Function
Dehydrator Function

Trail Mix Connoisseur

     The multiple infrared heating elements are powerful yet precise. Able to reach a minimum temperature of 85°, the Ninja DT251 allows you to dehydrate to perfection.

     Even though it only comes with one dehydrating rack, you can purchase extra. Then, using all four rack slots, you’re able to take full advantage of the XL capacity.

     Dehydrate extra seasonal fruits for later, or create your own homemade trail mixes. You can even make your own beef jerky, venison jerky, or other dried meats.

Ninja DT251 Foodi Smart XL Pro 10-In-1 Toaster Oven
Ninja DT251 Foodi Smart XL Pro

Conclusion

     With a 17.09″ x 20.22″ footprint, this is only for kitchens with extra counter space. The only other major downside is that it doesn’t have a rotisserie function, but that’s about it.

     The Ninja Foodi Smart XL Pro is perfect if you’re looking for a healthier and tastier alternative to a microwave.

     If you can survive without microwave popcorn, you won’t miss a thing. Plus, leftovers never tasted better.

     Since it cooks around 30% faster than conventional ovens, it’s also a great tool to help with large meals. No more waiting for the oven to be free to toast the bread or bake dessert. But, of course, with the smart thermometer, you’ll probably end up using the Ninja DT251 to do the main course anyway.

Ninja DT251 Foodi Smart XL Pro 10-In-1 Oven
Ninja DT251 Foodi Smart XL Pro
  • Post last modified:October 11, 2021