Ninja Speedi Rapid Cooker & Air Fryer: The Ultimate Kitchen Companion for Quick and Healthy Meals

Ninja Speedi Rapid Cooker & Air Fryer: The Ultimate Kitchen Companion for Quick and Healthy Meals
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The Ninja Speedi Rapid Cooker and Air Fryer is a new addition to the family of Ninja cooking appliances that is revolutionizing the way people cook.

We love our Ninja Foodi but Ninja Speedi takes home cooking to a totally new level.

This multifunctional appliance takes the guesswork out of cooking by combining multiple devices into one, allowing you to cook a wide variety of dishes quickly and easily.

Whether you’re an experienced chef or a beginner home cook, the Ninja Speedi Rapid Cooker and Air Fryer can help you create delicious, healthy meals with minimal effort.

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What Is Ninja Speedi?

Ninja Speedi Rapid Cooker and Airfryer is a powerful kitchen appliance that can help you cook a complete, multi-textured meal in as little as 15 minutes, all in one pot.

With 12-in-1 functionality and Ninja's Rapid Cooking System, this multifunctional appliance helps you create an entire meal in as little as 15 to 30 minutes.

It has a 6-quart (5.7 liters) capacity, which is perfect for families and comes with a non-stick cooking pot and a multi-functional crisper tray.

Whether you're looking to air fry chicken, steam broccoli, or cook rice, the Ninja Speedi Rapid Cooker & Air Fryer can help you do it quickly and easily.

And the best part? It does it all at the same time.

It's a great investment for anyone who wants to eat healthier, save time in the kitchen, and enjoy delicious meals without the hassle.

What size is Ninja Speedi sf301? How much space do I need in my kitchen for it?

Ninja Speedi comes in a sleek sea salt gray color that will fit seamlessly into any kitchen.

The appliance has a square shape and measures approximately 14 inches (36 cm) in width, 14 inches (36 cm) in length, and 12 inches (31 cm) in height. It weighs around 16 pounds (7 kg) and has a 6-quart (5.7 liters) capacity.

Overall, Ninja Speedi is quite large and heavy and it may not be easy to move or store in a cabinet or on a shelf.

As for the space needed in the kitchen for the Ninja Speedi, it is recommended to have enough clearance above the unit for the lid to open fully, which is approximately 12 inches (31 cm). It is also recommended to have enough counter space for the unit to sit securely and not interfere with any other appliances or items.

The unit fits below a cabinet when it's closed, but not with the lid raised.

Cooking Functions

The Ninja Speedi Rapid Cooker & Air Fryer boasts an impressive 12-in-1 functionality, allowing you to cook a complete meal in a record-short time.

With Ninja's Rapid Cooking System, you can steam and air fry at the same time, creating restaurant-quality meals from the comfort of your own home.

It is worth noting that there are a couple of versions of Ninja Speedi available that can have 10, 12, or 14 functions. While all the main functions are the same there are a couple of differences. In the UK, for example, you can only get the 10 in 1 version which doesn't have the Proof and Sous Vide function.

Ninja Speedi has two cooking modes: Rapid Cooker and Air Fryer/Hob mode.

You can easily switch between the two modes using the smart switch. Flip it up for the Rapid Cooker mode and flip it down for Air Fry / Hob mode.

Use the Rapid Cooker mode to get restaurant-worthy quick one-pot meals in as little as 15-30 minutes.

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Rapid Cooker mode includes the following functions:

Speedi Meals

The Speedi Meal function allows you to cook meals quickly and easily.

This function is designed to help you prepare meals in 30 minutes or less, making it a great option for busy weeknights or when you need to cook a meal quickly.

In this setting, you can cook a wide variety of one-pot meals where you can steam and air fry different ingredients simultaneously.

For example, add your grains and vegetables with some water or stock to the bottom of the pot and add your protein (chicken, fish, falafel, or any other protein) to the crisper tray placed at the top.

Ninja will use steam to cook the bottom ingredients while caramelizing and crisping the top ingredients with the help of the air fryer.

Steam Crisp

The Steam and Crisp function on the Ninja Speedi Multi-Cooker is a unique feature that allows you to cook food with both steam and crisp settings. This function is designed to help you achieve crispy and golden results on the outside while keeping the food moist and tender on the inside.

The steam function uses steam to cook food quickly and evenly, while the crisp function uses hot air to create a crispy texture on the outside of the food.

The combination of these two functions makes it possible to cook a wide range of dishes, from vegetables and seafood to meat and poultry, with delicious results.

Steam Bake

The Steam and Bake function can be used to bake anything from cakes to pies to muffins or even bread. It delivers excellent results keeping your food moist inside and crispy on the outside.


In this setting, you can gently steam vegetables, seafood, or anything else that can be steamed


If you bake bread, you will love this Ninja Speedi setting as it allows you to proof your bread in half the time and when it is done you can bake the bread on the Steam & Bake setting which delivers great results.

In Air Fryer/Hob mode, Ninja Speedi can be used as an air fryer, oven, grill, and stovetop.

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This mode includes the following functions:

Air Fry

The Air Fry function on the Ninja Speedi is a feature that allows you to cook food using hot air instead of oil. This function is designed to help you achieve crispy and golden results on the outside of your food while keeping the inside moist and tender.

You can air fry healthy meals using less fat (or even no fat at all) than traditional deep frying while still getting delicious results.

The Air Fry function is versatile and can be used to cook a wide range of dishes, including chicken wings, french fries, and even desserts like donuts and churros.

Bake Roast

The Bake Roast function is used just like an oven to roast meat, poultry, vegetables, and more.


The broil function caramelizes the top of your food quickly and to perfection while keeping preventing the inside from overdrying. Great for steaks, chicken breasts, aubergines, and more.


Dehydrate meats, fruits, and vegetables to make delicious homemade snacks.

Sear Sautee

Use Sear Sautee like you would use your hob. You can brown and sear meat, poultry, and vegetables, thicken sauces, make soups, and more.

Slow Cook

Use just as you would use a slow cooker - cook chilies, stews, casseroles, curries, pulled pork, and other

Sous Vide

The Sous Vide function cooks food in a vacuum-sealed bag in a water bath at a precise temperature for a long time for super tender results. You can sous vide beef, pork, lamb, eggs, or even vegetables like carrots.

Ninja Test Kitchen and Speedi Meal Builder

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Ninja Speedi Meal Builder

What if you are not sure what to cook?

Head over to  Ninja Test Kitchen to find lots of ideas and recipes for different types of meals, including mains, sides, appetizers, and desserts.

One of the most helpful features is probably the Speedi Meal Builder - a 60-second recipe builder for the Ninja Speedi.

It allows you to pick your own ingredients, customize flavors, and create your own recipe (or a hundred) in just 5 simple steps.

First, choose your base (rice, pasta, lentils, etc), then pick your fresh or frozen protein, choose up to two seasonings, then pick your vegetables and toppings. The Speedi Meal builder will generate a recipe for you complete with timing, portion size, and seasoning advice.

This way you can create a meal with what you already have in the fridge or pantry and have it ready in record time with the one touch of a button.

Do I Need to Pre-Heat My Ninja Speedi?

While it's not absolutely necessary, we found that it is helpful to pre-heat Ninja Speedi for 5-10 minutes before adding your ingredients. Particularly the Speedi Meals setting will benefit from pre-heating otherwise it will add a pre-heating time automatically to your cooking time.

Also, the Air Fryer, Steam Bake, Steam Crisp, and Broil settings will all benefit from pre-heating.


When you purchase your Ninja Speedi Rapid Cooker & Air Fryer, it comes with the following accessories:

  • 6-qt (5.7 liters) non-stick cooking pot
  • Multi-functional crisper tray
  • Recipe book with 20 delicious recipes

The 6-quart non-stick cooking pot is perfect for making large meals for a family of up to 4. It is easy to clean and dishwasher safe, making it convenient for busy households.

The multi-functional crisper tray allows you to air fry, bake, and roast your favorite foods to perfection. It is also dishwasher-safe and easy to clean.

The recipe book that comes with the product includes 20 delicious recipes and easy-to-follow recipes to get you started.

Tips for Cooking with the Ninja Speedi Rapid Cooker and Airfryer

Here are some tips to help you get started with your Ninja Speedi:

  • Preheat the cooker before adding food for better results
  • Do not overcrowd the cooking basket as this can affect the cooking time and result in unevenly cooked food.
  • Use the appropriate cooking mode and temperature for the type of food you are cooking.
  • Check the food periodically during cooking to ensure that it is cooking evenly and not burning.
  • Use the included recipe book for inspiration and to get ideas for new meals to try.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Proper cleaning and maintenance of the Ninja Speedi Rapid Cooker and Airfryer will ensure that it continues to work efficiently and effectively.

  • Allow the cooker to cool down before cleaning.
  • Remove the cooking basket and wash it in warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
  • You can also wash the cooking basket and crisper tray in the dishwasher as they are dishwasher safe.
  • Wipe down the exterior of the cooker with a damp cloth. Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads.
  • Check the air intake vents and remove any debris or buildup with a soft brush or cloth.
  • Store the cooker in a dry, cool place when not in use.

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