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The Ninja SP301 Foodi Dual Heat Air Fry Oven has upgrades in all the right places. See how you can free up time AND space with this multi-functioned kitchen master:
Ninja SP301 Foodi: Specs
- Watts: 1,800 Watts
- Temp Range: 85° – 500° F
- Capacity: 4 lb. Chicken (aprox. 13″ W x 13″ D x 3.5″ H)
- Exterior Dim: 20.1″ W x 15.33″ D x 8.15″ H
- Racks: Single (3 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, sear crisp, fresh pizza, frozen pizza, griddle, broil, dehydrate, toast, bagel, bake, rapid bake, and reheat
- 9-Slice or 13″ pizza rack size
- Impressive 85° – 500° 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
- Convenient interior oven light
- Very short cooking area
- No rotisserie cooking function
- No integrated thermometer
- No split-cook or stage cooking function
A Little Goes A Long Way
Besides the beautiful new control panel, the Ninja SP301 has a few little tweaks that make a huge difference in performance compared to the previous model (SP101). Plus, the addition of Ninja’s new SearPlate takes it from an 8-in-1 oven to a 13-in-1 compact-cooking-beast.
Results You Can "Sear"
The SearPlate is a 13″ x 13″ premium non-stick cooking pan that adds unique functionality for a countertop convection oven. Unlike most cooking pans, the SearPlate sits directly on the bottom heating elements.
Directly heated, it adds unique cooking functions like Sear Crisp, Griddle, and Rapid Bake. Plus, the dual heating style gives you a lot more control over cooking pizza. Whether it’s frozen, take-n-bake, or your homemade creation, your pizzas turn out even better than the first model.
13 Cooking Programs
Here’s a complete list of cooking programs available on the Ninja SP301:
- Air fry
- Air Roast
- Sear Crisp
- Fresh Pizza
- Frozen Pizza
- Rapid Bake
Flip It And Forget It
The Ninja SP301 is a great space-saving countertop oven. It features a flip-up design that reduces the footprint by over 50%. Plus, all of the accessories can be conveniently stored inside.
The flip-up feature also comes in handy because it puts it in the perfect position to clean. The whole bottom of the Ninja SP301 is a flip-open door that gives you access to clean the interior easily.
Dual Heat Technology
The Ninja SP301 allow you to do things that you never thought you could with a countertop oven. The SeaPlate and convection fan team up to create the unique Dual Heat technology.
Giving you the ability to sear tuna to perfection or make loaded grilled cheese sandwiches, the Ninja SP301 can replace more than your microwave and toaster.
Even reheating pizza on the SearPlate gives the crust a fresh crispiness that’s hard to achieve in ANY oven. My favorite thing to make with the Dual Heat mode is grilled open-faced roast beef and provolone sandwiches.
Notable Inclusions And Exclusions
One notable feature that they didn’t include is some sort of split-cook or stage cooking function. Even the ability to automatically switch to keep-warm mode for when your pizza is done would be a nice addition.
On the other hand, Ninja came through with a few subtle but handy improvements.
First, extending the minimum temperature range from 105° F (Ninja SP101) down to 85° F is nice, especially if you plan on doing some dehydrating.
Second, the cooking area is short and deep, so the addition of the interior oven light is essential.
The Ninja SP301 Dual Heat Countertop Oven is the best mix of size and functionality. The flip-up storage and cleaning position is perfect for anybody who values their time AND counterspace. Plus, at the very least, it can replace your toaster and microwave for even more space-saving.
With 13 total cooking programs and a premium non-stick SearPlate, it’s versatile enough to be your main oven. If you can do without rotisserie and stage cooking functions, there’s no better value.
On top of all that, Ninja has some awesome optional accessories that will expand its functionality even more. Either way, the SP301 is simple and powerful enough for anybody to run their kitchen like a pro.