Can I air fry fresh battered ingredients?
Yes, but use the proper breading technique. It is important to coat foods first with flour, then with egg, and then with bread crumbs. Be sure to press the bread crumbs onto the food so they stick in place. Loose coating may be blown off by the unit’s powerful fan.
Will the outside of the unit get hot?
Although the outside of the unit will heat up during cooking, the control panel and lid handle will remain cool to touch.
What is the exterior of the unit made of?
The base of the unit is made of a stainless steel metal wrap and the lid is made of a high-temperature-resistant plastic.
What is the temperature range for each function?
The temperature range varies depending on the function:
• Air Fry: 150°C–230°C
• Roast: 120°C–260°C
• Dehydrate: 40°C–90°C
• Bake: 120°C–200°C
• Grill: 200°C–265°C
What is the capacity of the cooking pot?
The cooking pot can hold up to 5.7L.
What is the capacity of the fryer basket?
The crisper basket can hold up to 3.8L.
Can I use parchment paper in the Ninja Grill?
No, we do not recommend using parchment paper in the Grill.
What do the different cooking functions do and what is included on each model?
Grill: Grill your foods to create even cooking, grill marks and juicy flavour.
Air Fry: Give your food crunch with little to no oil.
Roast: Use the unit to prepare tender meats, roasted vegetables and more in the cooking pot. Bake: Use the unit to create cakes, baked treats and more.
Dehydrate: Dehydrate meats, fruits and vegetables for healthy snacks.
How do I know what accessories are safe to use in my Foodi?
Accessories designed especially for use in the Foodi are available for purchase at Here. Any accessory that you currently use in your oven is also safe to use in your Foodi.
What is Keep Warm mode?
After pressure cooking, steaming, or slow cooking, the unit will automatically switch to Keep Warm mode and start counting up. Keep Warm will stay on for 12 hours, or you may press KEEP WARM to turn it off. Keep Warm mode is not intended to warm food from a cold state but to keep it warm at a food‐safe temperature after cooking is complete.
How many watts is the unit?
Will the outside of the unit get hot?
The outside of the unit and stainless steel surface on the pressure lid will get hot during cooking, but the control panel, exterior handles, and handles on the pressure and crisping lids will remain safe to touch at any time during cooking.
How do I clean the unit?
Follow these steps to clean the unit thoroughly after every use:
- Unplug the unit from the wall socket before cleaning.
- To clean the cooker base and control panel, wipe them carefully with a damp cloth. NEVER put the cooker base in the dishwasher or immerse it in water or any other liquid.
- The pressure lid and all its components, cooking pot, silicone ring, Deluxe Reversible Rack, Cook & Crisp™ Basket, and detachable diffuser can be washed in the dishwasher. DO NOT take apart the pressure release valve or float valve assembly.
- To clean the crisping lid, wipe it down with a wet cloth or paper towel after the heat shield cools.
- If food residue is stuck on the cooking pot, reversible rack, or Cook & Crisp Basket, fill the sink with warm, soapy water and allow to soak before cleaning. DO NOT use scouring pads. If scrubbing is necessary, use a non‐abrasive cleanser or liquid dish soap with a nylon pad or brush.
- Thoroughly air‐dry all parts after washing.
What do the different cooking functions do?
Pressure: Cook food quickly while maintaining tenderness.
Steam: Gently cook delicate foods at a high temperature.
Slow Cook: Cook food at a lower temperature for a longer period of time.
Yogurt: Produce creamy homemade yogurt.
Sear/Sauté: Use the unit as a stovetop for browning meats, sautéing veggies, simmering sauces, and more.
Air Crisp: Give foods crispiness and crunch with little to no oil.
Bake/Roast: Use the unit like an oven for tender meats, baked treats and more.
Grill: Caramelise and brown your food.
Dehydrate: Dehydrate meats, fruits, and vegetables for healthy snacks.
Is the cooking pot nonstick?
The cooking pot is made of aluminium with a nonstick ceramic coating that is food safe. This coating is also PTFE free.
Can I open the pressure lid at any time during cooking?
No, as the unit builds pressure, the float valve will rise, and the lid will lock as a safety measure. It will not unlock until pressure is released and the float valve drops down, signalling it is safe to open the lid.
What are the different cooking lids used for?
The two lids allow you to seamlessly transition between all your favourite cooking methods. Use the pressure lid to tenderise, then use the crisping lid to add a crispy finish.
When the pressure lid is installed, you can use any of the following functions:
• Slow Cook/Yogurt
When the hinged crisping lid is closed, you can use any of the following functions:
• Air Crisp
Does the crisping lid detach from the unit?
No, the crisping lid does not detach from the unit.
What pressure or temperature (at sea level) does the OP500 reach?
The pressure for all OP's is 40 kPa. We don't measure temperature in pressure cooking, we only measure pressure. The temp range of the OP500 programs are: Dehydrate – 40°C to 90°C Bake/Roast – 120°C to 210°C Grill – 240°C Air Crisp – 150°C to 210°C Pressure - LO, HI Steam – N/A Slow Cook – LO, HI Sear/Sauté – LO/LO:MD/MD/MD:HI/HI – 65.5°C to 205°C.
Is the OP500 safe for pressure canning?
The OP's are not certified for canning.