Now that Instant Pot has put out their own competitor to the Ninja Foodi, I thought that a comparison chart of the two was in order for those deciding which to get between the Ninja Foodi vs. Instant Pot Duo Crisp. This post will look at the three most comparable versions of the Ninja Foodi v. the Instant Pot Duo Crisp. Update: This comparison can also generally apply to the upgraded Instant Pot Pro Crisp and Air Fryer, which is a newer version of the Duo Crisp. you can view that here at Amazon: Instant Pot Pro Crisp. You can see user Pro Crisp reviews there too.
What is the Ninja Foodi? What is the Instant Pot Duo Crisp?
For those unfamiliar with the products, both are pressure cookers with air fryer functions. So, the Ninja Foodi is both a pressure cooker and and air fryer, and is the original product that offered both functions. The Instant Pot Duo Crisp is the same. It is newer, and I am surprised that it took Instant brand so long to do so since I suspect that Ninja has been a pretty big competitor for them.
To learn more about the Duo Crisp, see also my full Instant Pot Duo Crisp review. If you are looking or stand along pressure cookers or air fryers, look at my Instant Pot Comparison Chart and Instant Air Fryer Comparison Chart.
You can view the products discussed in this post here:
Instant Pot Duo Crisp Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer (Also here at Kohls’s where you can often get 20% off if you use the new customer discount)
Yes, it is spelled Ninja Foodi, not Ninja Foodie. And the Instant Pot is not Instapot or Insta Pot although you will often see it called that.
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Ninja Foodi vs. Instant Pot Duo Crisp
When deciding which model of Ninja Foodi to buy or deciding if you want the Duo Crisp instead, it might simply just come down to price since the products are all very similar.
All of the Ninja Foodie pressure cookers with TenderCrisp and the Instant Pot Duo Crisp are highly similar products. Each offers the ability to do the following:
- Pressure Cook
- Slow Cook
- Air Fry
- Keep Warm
The only real key differences between the product features are that the Instant Pot Duo Crisp adds a Sous Vide function and The Ninja Foodie Deluxe XL adds a yogurt feature. Then, the Ninja Foodie also offers and smaller 6.5 Qt. product. The others are all 8 Qt.
The 8 Qt. Ninja Foodi products are pretty comparable in price to the Instant Pot Duo Crisp , although at any given time, you might be able to find one cheaper than the other, depending on sales.
Which Ninja Foodi Should You Buy? Or Should You Get the Instant Pot Duo Crisp?
I recommend getting either one of the 8 quart Ninja Foodi products or the Instant Pot Duo Crisp. While the 6.5 quart Ninja Foodi is a more manageable size for counter space, it isn’t very big for air frying. I have found through my Instant Pot Duo Crisp that I would not want something smaller for air frying functions. You can fit a pretty big chicken in an 8 Qt!
Between the Ninja Foodi products, the 8 Qt OP401 is the best value. Then, at any given time, the Instant Pot Duo Crip might be cheaper. The products are so similar and both get good reviews, so I recommend checking the prices and getting the best bargain that you can find.
I happen to own the Duo Crisp, because I am a huge Instant Pot fan. That seems pretty obvious given the topi of this site right!?! But the Foodi is a great product too.
If you want to make yogurt without trying to figure out how to do it on a slow cook setting, then get the Ninja Foodi Deluxe XL. It is the only one that adds that as a preset. If you really want the Sous Vide function then the Instant Pot Duo Crisp is for you. In all honesty though, I recommend using a true sous vide product over doing it in the Instant Pot. Reports are that the Instant Pot does not maintain proper water temperature well for it. I still need to test that.
One final consideration is that there currently are more dedicated Ninja Foodi recipes than Instant Pot Duo Crisp recipes. But that really should be a distinction without a difference because you can make a Ninja Foodi recipe in the Duo Crisp and vice versa. So if you have a Foodi, you can still use my recipes here for it!
Ninja Foodi and Instant Pot Duo Crisp Comparison Chart
Here is a comparison chart. If you are on desktop, go here for a full screen desktop version.
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