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Ninja Foodi Neverstick Cookware is the new cookware brand on the block. Before, the brand created things like pressure cooker, air fryer and even coffee bar. Those products have since gotten rave reviews. But is this nonstick cookware any good? They touted their new neverstick technology with a lifetime performance. However, is it any good? This Ninja Foodi Neverstick Cookware Review will take a closer look at the design and feature of the Ninja Foodi Cookware.
Is Ninja Nonstick Pan Safe?
Yes, there is no information on the type of nonstick coating it uses. But from what I can see, it looks like Ceramic. Ceramic based nonstick do not release fumes like teflon do. Even if its Teflon, the coating is only dangerous when you heat it up above 500 degree Fahrenheit. Its rare for it to release that temperature so long as you have food in the pan. And even then, its only dangerous to small birds. Humans mostly exhibits flu like symptoms.
Ninja Foodi Neverstick Cookware Design
This section discuss the design and features of Ninja Foodi Neverstick Cookware. We will go over things like handle, shape and overall construction.
The handle is comfortable and metal for a higher oven safe temperature. It uses rivets to affix the handle to the pot. This means that it should stay secure and affixed to the pot throughout its life. Welded handle are generally weaker and can become loose overtime.
The rounded shape makes the handle comfortable and ergonomic to touch. However, that round design is what makes it bad. If your hand is slightly greasy, it can easily rotate and become unwieldy. This is particularly true if you turn the pan to pour liquid. It would benefit with a slightly texture design.
One thing to note, in the oven the metal handle will get hot. Be sure to use a glove.
Their pot uses an aluminum construction for their cookware. Aluminum is a excellent conductor of heat and its light. Generally the thicker it is, the better. Their ads state that the base is at 4.5mm thickness. This lets the pot hold more heat without dropping too far in temperature. Usually with lighter pan, it gets too cold during the initial sear causing food to steam.
However, it would still benefit from a fully cladded design. This ensures that the thickness is the same from the base to the rim. Only the base is rated at 4.5mm, not the wall. Having uniform thickness will reduce heat spots and give uniform cooking.
One thing to note is that Aluminum has a weak magnetic pull. It wont work on induction cook top. To get around this, a steel base is used to make it compatible.
Shape is good for both the pan and sauce pan. The pan has a low sloping side for easy turning and stirring. This promotes evaporation and accelerate searing. Pans with taller sidewal can condense steam and cause liquid to pool.
The pots is not too tall or narrow. Having one that is too tall makes it difficult to sear food. Pots that are too wide will take too long to boil liquid.
The biggest issue with these pots is the lack of pouring lip. While you might get away with the frying pan, but the sauce pot definitely should have a pouring lip. When you go and turn the pot, its going to drip down the side. You need to do it quickly to prevent that.
Ninja Foodi Neverstick Cookwar Nonstick Coating
Information about the neverstick coating is vague at best. I cant find information about whether its ceramic or teflon. However, based on how it was built, it sounds like its ceramic. Interesting enough, their ads did not say it was PTFE free which is teflon. So it might include it in some sort.
“30,000°F, plasma ceramic particles” This was something that was said on the advert. Its most likely ceramic.
With that information, ceramic are generally not very durable. They are not as flexible as teflon and can develop micro crack. This causes the nonstick to deteriorate within half a year to a year. But according to them, it should a “lifetime”, base on a 5 year lifespan…
Is the Ninja Foodi Neverstick Cookware Any Good?
Its ok, the pan works and its relatively affordable. They tout their nonstick as a new technology without disclosing too much information on what it is. However, based on their description, it sounds a lot like Ceramic.
The handles while comfortable has issues with slippage. If your hand is greasy, it can rotate when you go and turn it. The lack of pouring lips is also a bit of an issue. But if you like the brand and just want a cohesive kitchen, you can buy it. I personally would go for cheaper alternative like T-Fal.
Like Ninja product? Check out our Ninja Air Fryer Review.