🛍️ Product on sale: Ninja Foodi MAX 9-in-1 Multi-Cooker
💰 Best deal we've found: Down from £249.99 to £199.99
⭐ Average star rating: 4.7 out of five
🛒 Reasons to buy: Cost-effective, serves up to six people, good for families, nine cooking functions
With freezing temperatures well on their way, savvy shoppers are currently looking for ways to help save on their energy bills this winter.
Practically a second pair of hands in the kitchen and great at reducing energy usage, a multi-cooker is a one-stop-pot for all your cooking needs.
And one of the most popular models — Ninja's Foodi MAX 9-in-1 Multi-Cooker — is on offer right now. Flying off the shelves, it's been discounted from £249.99 to £199.99 as part of the brand's early Black Friday sale, which is now live and includes up to 25% off Ninja's most popular kitchen appliances.
Here's why it's worth the investment this winter, and why it may even persuade you to retire your oven altogether...
Why we rate it
For starters, having a single gadget that can cook a variety of meals in so many ways is a money-saving win – no need to buy loads of different bits of 'equipment'.
As for the size, it has a 7.5L capacity with a 4.7L cook and crisp basket. So you can feed the family, cook for a dinner party or make food in batches to freeze.
Frankly, it has most people's cooking needs covered. With nine cooking functions, it can pressure cook, air fry, slow cook, steam, bake/roast, sear/sauté, grill and dehydrate. You can even make yoghurt.
Plus, it has Ninja's exclusive TenderCrisp technology which promises to give your food that tasty, golden finish.
The two-tier reversible rack cooks mains and sides at the same time so it's convenient and time-saving. You can also cook food from frozen which is perfect if you're in a rush.
Easy to clean, it features ceramic-coated, non-stick parts that are dishwasher-safe and removable.
In terms of energy, the multi-cooker's efficient cooking methods claim to save up to 40% on energy bills.
All in all, it's a serious piece of kit, and at such a reduced price right now, we can't think of a better time to make a purchase.
What the reviews say
With 1,000 reviews (85% of which are five star) shoppers can't believe how easy the Ninja Foodi Multi-Cooker is to use, and how much time and money it saves them.
One shopper even described it as "the best cooking pot" they've ever had.
"I love love looove this machine!...I was worried that maybe an all-in-one machine wouldn’t be as good as a dedicated air fryer, but it my opinion it is excellent! Plus I never heard of a pressure cooker before but it is seriously amazing! The cooker is so user-friendly and just nice to use (everything clicks when it should, it doesn’t have a silly touch screen etc.). Highly recommend!"
"The best cooking pot I ever had, I stopped using my regular cookware."
"Cooks food so quickly, no loss of taste [and] saves on time. Roast dinner in 30 minutes. Potatoes come out nice and fluffy. Slow cook option is brilliant just leave food in to cook and keeps it warm once finished cooking."
"The perfect choice for busy people. Easy to use. Fast and perfect cooking and baking. Well spent money."
"Very versatile. I manage to cook for 4 using it. Highly recommended as it uses very little electricity too."
"I bought this product almost a year ago and i cannot be more happy about my decision. The cooker is amazing. It cooks really healthy, faster than anything and on the top of that delicious. If you are looking for a cooker I would recommend 100% Ninja multi cookers."