I recently attended the unveiling of Ninja Speedi in the brand’s (very cool) new office in London. It is due to launch in the UK later this week, but is now available for purchase for our readers in the US.
I am writing all this for you to read because it is a revolutionary household appliance. One that will cook you a meal in 15 minutes. You can use different ingredients; from meats and cheeses to vegetables and rice, and put them all in the same pot.
This is the first small device launched after the success of some of the best air fryers I have ever seen. Ninja Speedi is sure to disrupt our countertop and the way we eat dinner. But what is he really capable of?
When I saw Ninja Speedi in action, pasta, broccoli and crème fraiche were added to the pot. Water was then added. At this point, I didn’t know what to expect. The Cook & Crisp tray was then added and four breaded chicken breasts were placed on top. The lid was put back, a few buttons were pressed and the timer started to count down from 15 minutes.
My time watching this particular demo was over and we had to switch to another demo within minutes. However, from an earlier demonstration, I layered some halloumi and veggie skewers with coconut rice and, oh boy, was it delicious.
The Ninja Speedi has a total of 10 cooking functions, with a SmartSwitch that can be used to switch between Quick Cook and Air Fry/Hobby mode. Yes – Air frying is one of the cooking functions, in addition to Speedi meals, Steaming, Steaming, Steaming, Grilling, Air Frying, Roasting/Baking, Drying, Searing/Frying and Slow Cooking.
You can cook three parts of a main meal to your specifications and even bake 1.6 kg of chicken. I was impressed to see that the 5.7L cooking pot (and Cook & Crisp tray) is non-stick and all parts are dishwasher safe.
This is certainly an example of SharkNinja innovation at its best and I look forward to reviewing it. If you can’t wait to read my review on it and just know you want to buy it, our US readers can get it from Ninja Site for $199.99 (opens in a new tab) whereas our UK readers may be notified (opens in a new tab) when in stock (priced at £249.99).