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Whether your kitchen is big or small, nobody likes giving up precious counter space, especially if you don’t have to. Luckily, you have a great option with the Ninja SP101 Foodi counter-top convection oven.
It has multiple cooking functions and plenty of power. Plus, it features a flip-up storage position that saves a HUGE amount of space.
Here are all of the reasons why it’s perfect for your space-saving needs:
Ninja SP101 Foodi: Specs
- Watts: 1,800 Watts
- Temp Range: 105° – 450° F
- Capacity: 4 lb. Chicken (13″ W x 13″ D x 3″ H)
- Exterior Dim: 19.7″ W x 15″ D x 7.6″ H
- Racks: Single (2 slots)
- Pieces Of Toast: 9 per rack
- Max Pizza Size: 13″
- Rotisserie: No
- Air Fry: Yes
- Thermometer: No
- Powerful and efficient 1,800 Watts
- Cooks up to 60% faster than conventional ovens
- Preheats in 60 seconds
- Air fry, air roast, air broil, dehydrate, toast, bake, and keep warm
- 9-Slice or 13″ pizza rack size
- Up to 450° F temperature range
- Cooking area is a spacious 13″L x 13″W
- 2-Level dehydrating and toasting (2nd rack not included)
- Flip-up storage takes up to 50% less counter space than traditional toaster ovens
- Flip-open bottom door for easy cleaning access
- Very short cooking area (3″ High)
- The minimum temperature in Dehydrate Mode is only 105° F (85° F is optimal)
- No rotisserie cooking function
- No integrated thermometer
- No interior oven light
More Power, Half The Size
With 1,800 Watts of cooking power, the Ninja SP101 has more power than a lot of toaster ovens twice the size. So even though you’re giving up some headroom, the 507 square inches of cooking capacity is still plenty of room to work with.
Flip It And Forget It
The reason for the short and wide stature of the Ninja SP101, is its compact storage position. Using the pivoting base bracket, the Ninja SP101 easily flips up, reducing its footprint by over 60%.
On top of the extreme space-saving, it also makes cleaning easier than any other toaster oven we’ve tested. On the bottom side, the whole panel is removable for quick and easy clean-up.
8 Cooking Functions
Even though the Ninja SP101 doesn’t have as many cooking functions as their larger models, it still has the essentials:
- Air Fry
- Air Roast
- Air Broil
- Keep Warm
It’s versatile enough to replace an oven for 1-2 people in most situations. It’s also the perfect supplement for higher volume situations, like holidays and parties.
Ninja makes cooking easy with the intuitive control panel and menu setup. After selecting what you’re cooking and how you want it cooked, just hit start.
The Ninja SP101 Foodi will take it from there. Plus, it automatically shuts off or goes into Keep Warm mode when your meal is ready.
The Air Fry cooking function is easily one of the best out of the eight modes. Cook up a crispy tray of wings or fries with no oil and at a fraction of the time.
Not only is it healthier than traditional frying, but it’s also A LOT less clean-up. No cooking oil splattered on the stove and backsplash. Plus, you won’t have a pot of oil to dispose of after you’re done.
One of my favorite things to cook in this oven is pizzas. For take-and-bake and frozen pizzas, the 60-second preheat feature is a nice luxury.
For all pizzas, including your homemade creations, the airflow is optimized to cook thoroughly and evenly. So whether you like thick or thin, you’ll get perfectly cooked crust every time. Plus, the Keep Warm feature keeps it fresh till the last piece.
Cook For Now AND Later
The Ninja SP101 is also versatile enough to make beef jerky and dehydrate fruits and veggies. It’s a great way to save excess produce before it goes bad.
Plus, you can take advantage of deals by buying in bulk and saving the extra to use as dried ingredients in future recipes. Things like tomatoes, peppers, and lemons are great candidates.
Just consider that its minimum temperature only gets down to 105° F, so make your slices/cuts a little extra thick. You can even purchase a second rack to double your dehydrating (or toasting) output.
Cooking can be complicated and intimidating, especially if you’re not comfortable in the kitchen. The Ninja SP101 makes cooking at home easier than hitting your local drive-thru. Not to mention healthier and cheaper.
In the end, you should choose the Ninja SP101 if saving counter space is your priority. You get all the power and most of the versatility while taking up half the space in storage mode.