What’s the Difference Between a Ninja Foodi and an Instant Pot?

Both of these large pots have become popular kitchen appliances. But are they the same thing? Are they interchangeable?

Both of these large pots have become popular kitchen appliances. But are they the same thing? Are they interchangeable?

The Short Answer?

While the Ninja Foodi can do everything that the Instant Pot does, the Instant Pot cannot do everything that the Ninja Foodi does.

The Long Answer

The Ninja Foodi and Instant Pot are two of the “in” appliances in today’s kitchen. Both of them serve vital functions to create meals for the whole family, but there is a key difference.

The Instant Pot is a modern pressure cooker. It also has a slow cooker function, but the less said about that the better. An instant pot is said to replace nine different kitchen appliances including a rice cooker, slow cooker, egg cooker, yogurt maker, saute, steamer, warmer, sterilizer and cake maker.

Its claim to fame is the speed in which it prepares your meals. All of these factors make it one of the most sought after appliances of the modern age.

Enter the Ninja Foodi.

This appliance can perform the key functions of several different appliances. It is a pressure cooker, dehydrator, and an air fryer all in one.

That means the Ninja Foodi can do everything that the Instant Pot can do, namely slow cook, saute, and pressure cook, while also functioning as other popular appliances. The Ninja Foodi comes with a pan, a fry basket, a wire rack, and a pressure cooker lid.

As one would expect, the Ninja Foodi is more expensive than an Instant Pot. You can get a good Instant Pot for around $90, but Ninja Foodi’s are running more in the realm of $200.

So, while all Ninja Foodi’s are Instant Pots, no Instant Pots are Ninja Foodis.

What’s the Difference Between a Ninja Foodi and an Instant Pot?
What’s the Difference Between a Ninja Foodi and an Instant Pot?

Kevin Kessler

Kevin J. Kessler is an experienced professional writer and published author living in Orlando, Florida. With a lifelong passion for food, this sandwich loving Italian boy enjoys exploring unanswered questions about the foods we all know and love so well. Kevin’s foodie lifestyle was born through his love of Walt Disney World and the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. A lover of stories, he enjoys trying new dishes from all over the world and learning everything there is to know about where food comes from, how its prepared, and what variations on it exist.