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    New (to me) Gadget

    Bonnie G #2
    Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:57 am
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    Woo Hoo; just saw a new gadget by Ninja that looks interesting - it's a deep fryer and it says it uses less oil - has anyone seen it or tried it?? Just wondering if it's worth the price icon_cool.gif
    katie in the UP
    Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:29 pm
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    I THINK I just saw one at Kohl's.....maybe...I thought it did ....deep fry...slow cook....and roast??? Is that the one?

    Maybe not, I'm not sure if this frys too icon_question.gif
    **Tinkerbell**
    Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:58 am
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    Katie, I think that's the crock pot I was just suggesting in your other thread. lol

    The Ninja does have its own deep fryer.
    I can't post photos here anymore, for some reason. icon_mad.gif
    Best I can do is link to this YouTube demo with it. Although, I wouldn't base my purchase on this one mini-demo with no actual review on the product. Especially since she says she's used it 3 times and this was the only time it turned out. lol
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abn8uOsgHrI
    Bonnie G #2
    Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:34 am
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    Yes Tink, that's the one - I like almost everything I get from Ninja and that's why it grabbed my eye - but this video makes me 2nd guess that. Sure wish I could find more reviews on the thing icon_rolleyes.gif

    ETA: Oh, icon_redface.gif it's the "video" she had trouble making!! Makes sense
    **Tinkerbell**
    Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:23 pm
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    Bonnie G #2 wrote:
    Yes Tink, that's the one - I like almost everything I get from Ninja and that's why it grabbed my eye - but this video makes me 2nd guess that. Sure wish I could find more reviews on the thing icon_rolleyes.gif

    ETA: Oh, icon_redface.gif it's the "video" she had trouble making!! Makes sense


    Oh.... I thought she said she'd used the fryer 3 times, but the video posted is the only recipe that turned out. Maybe she did mean videos weren't coming out right. Lord knows I've recorded and recorded myself a bazillion times and still not been happy. icon_lol.gif
    Jacqueline in KY
    Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:15 pm
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    I understood her to say this was the first time using the fryer. I think it may have been a QVC today's special value earlier in the week so reviews should start showing up there soon, Bonnie.
    Bonnie G #2
    Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:24 am
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    Good I'll be eager to see more reviews. I'm thinking it's a good idea but just not sure how I'll convince DH that I really need another deep fryer as the one I have now (a cheapie I should have avoided) just isn't the right machine for me icon_rolleyes.gif
    luap
    Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:36 pm
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    I have it. Don't love it but I would probably buy one again.
    It claims to cook food 40% faster and with 30% less oil absorption than other fryers. Have never done a side-by-side comparison but I would say it cooks fairly quickly. Can't say I would notice any difference from other fryers as far as oil absorption. It does have a more powerful heating element (1800 watts) than any other fryer I could find (most were 1500 or 1600) so it does heat up fairly fast and definitely recovers heat faster once you put the food in. Maybe that's the reason for the faster and less oil claim. Anyway, don't count on it being any healthier icon_smile.gif
    Pros:
    - better heat recovery than any other fryer I've used
    - removable oil reservoir - way easier to empty & clean
    - oil reservoir, basket & lid are all dishwasher safe
    - decent capacity. I don't find too many electric fryers big enough for a family but this is bigger than some. I can only do 2 pieces of battered fish at a time but can do a batch of fried potatoes that would feed my family of 5 (although smaller sized servings than might be the norm).

    Cons:
    - lid is not hinged and drips condensation and oil like crazy so I basically have to have a tray beside the fryer to set the lid on once I take it off.
    - cord is ridiculously short. Fine for sitting on the counter in front of an outlet but I prefer to fry outside to reduce the smell & mess indoors and our electrical outlets are low to the ground so I have to set in on the deck to cook.

    This link gives some reviews - all poor.

    http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/8/KitchenBath/2/Appliances/DeepFryers/PRD~0430693P/Ninja+Deep+Fryer%2C+3+L.jsp?locale=en[/url]

    I would disagree with review #1 regarding the indicator light and basket handle - there is a ready indicator on the display just not a light so it's less visible and there is a trick to putting the handle on the basket that took me a bit to figure out.
    Review 2 obviously got a faulty machine and crappy service.
    Review 3 complains about it shutting off. You do have to set a timer on it and it will shut off without telling you once it has reached its time limit but I haven't had any problems otherwise. Max time limit is 30 minutes but that's plenty.
    Bonnie G #2
    Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:11 am
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    Thanks so much for that great review, it looks like it's got a lot of positive but not enough to ditch my current fryer and spend the money on the new one. I do like the Ninja products I've bought already and was hoping this one was a steller buy too. Think I'll hold off for awhile now as it's not special enough to start the song and dance with DH about why it's a must have icon_wink.gif
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