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Ninja Foodi FD401 vs OP401

Food is one of human’s basic needs. Since long time ago, people have been created thousands of food recipes and the cooking method. Actually, there have been a lot of improvement of cookware, from wood chops, bamboo tube, copper materials, until now, the age of stainless steel.

As the people changed, they need to prepare their food in shorter time, using the effiecient and effective cookware appliances. Thanks to the advancements of technology and the creative minds, now we can find various cookware to choose according to our needs.

Air fryer, or also known as pressure cooker, is one of the cookware needed at home. This appliances help you to steam and slow cook some food. Ninja, one of the company manufactured cookware,  makes some of the best electric pressure and multi-cookers out there in the market.

Ninja offers a wide variety of different cookers which might make you confuse to choose the right one that fits your needs. Among the variety of Ninja’s product, lets have a closer look to two of them, Ninja Foodi FD401 and Ninja Foodi OP401. This article will provide you the similarities, the differences of these two pressure-cooker.

Quick Overview

The Ninja Foodi FD401 claimed as the new version from its predecessor, The Ninja Foodi OP401. The Foodi FD401 has stainless steel body with black and silver color. The company claimed The FD401 is lighter than OP401, which weighs 33.4 pounds. The Ninja FD401 has 16.1 x 14.57 x 14.2 inches body dimensions, which is bigger than the OP401 with 14.3 x 16.8 x 13.1 inches body dimensions. 

The other difference of these two products are the power consumption, which only needs 1460 watts for the Foodi FD401. While the OP401 takes 1700 watts, making this appliances heat up faster. Read also: Cosori vs Ninja.

In terms of price, The Ninja Foodi FD401 comes in 4 variations of capacity as well as accessories with various prices: the cheapest one is 5-Quart in Black color, priced $129.00 including basic accessories, the middle range with more capacity is 6.5-Quart and 6.5-Quart with Dehydrator, priced at $199.99.

 Ninja Foodi FD401Ninja Foodi OP401
Product Dimensions16.1 x 14.57 x 14.2 inches
16.1 x 14.57 x 14.2 inches
Shipping Weight26 pounds
26 pounds
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Next is the 8-Quart Stainless Steel, priced at $269.99 and 289.94 with skewer stand and the most expensive one is the 8-quart with Dehydrator priced at $408.99. How about the Ninja Foodi OP401? This airfryer priced at $219 with only one variation in the market.

Features and Function

The Ninja Foodi OP401 can hold up to a 7-lb chicken, enough to cook for big feast. Besides, it has a reversible rack for frying during using the air fryer. Moreover, the Ninja Foodi OP401 is equipped with dehydration function which will remove moisture from your preference of fruits, vegetables and meats to create delicious dish. This appliance even has addition of a recipe book with a lot of recipes to try on your cooker!

On the other side, Ninja Foodi FD401 as the successor makes it easy to cook delicious meals and roasts for large events and guests using an 8-qt cooking pot and a 5-qt ‘Cook and Crisp’ basket. The Foodi FD401 has rack which can be used during dehydration process.

The steamer pan which you can use to cook buns, just simply add a bit of water in the bottom of the pan, and then put the steamer pan and it will steam your bun thoroughly. The Ninja Foodi FD401 has the complete package, it sears, it steams, it slow cooks.

Another amazing feature of this is that it’s equipped with automatic stay warm technology up to 12 hours so no need to worry if your food is getting cold, because it will stay warm and ready to eat anytime you want.

Cleaning the cooker is really easy as many of the parts are dishwasher safe. If the food leaves smell on the cooker, you only need to add a little soaking in soap and water, the smell is gone and your cooker is squeaky clean, ready to use again anytime.

Both Ninja Foodi FD401 and The Ninja Foodi OP401 have Tender Crisp technology, which allow you to create crispy golden finish as the result. However, the main difference between the Ninja Foodi OP401 and the FD401 is that the OP401 doesn’t have yoghurt function as the FD401 has. 

Ninja Foodi FD401 vs OP401

- Deluxe cooking capacity - XL 8-qt. pot, XL 5-qt. Cook & Crisp Basket and Deluxe Reversible Rack let you cook for a small group.
- TenderCrisp Technology lets you quickly pressure cook ingredients to lock in juices, then give them a crispy, golden air-fryer finish.
- Deluxe Reversible Rack lets you steam and broil, as well as TenderCrisp up to 8 chicken breasts at once or add servings to layered 360 meals.
- XL 8-qt. ceramic-coated pot: Nonstick, PTFE/PFOA free, and easy to hand-wash.
- Deluxe cooking capacity - XL 8-qt. pot, XL 5-qt. Cook & Crisp Basket and Deluxe Reversible Rack let you cook for a small group.
- TenderCrisp Technology lets you quickly pressure cook ingredients to lock in juices, then give them a crispy, golden air-fryer finish.
- Deluxe Reversible Rack lets you steam and broil, as well as TenderCrisp up to 8 chicken breasts at once or add servings to layered 360 meals.
- XL 8-qt. ceramic-coated pot: Nonstick, PTFE/PFOA free, and easy to hand-wash.

Conclusion

After comparing the two products, both Ninja Foodi FD401 and OP401 are very similar to each other. The only function that’s different is the yoghurt mode in FD401. Besides, the FD401 is smaller and lighter in terms of weight, make it pretty easy to store while the OP401 is a lot heavier and wider, it doesn’t suit small kitchen. 

The price for the FD401 is $129 for the basic without additional accessorie, which is a lot cheaper than the OP401 which is priced at $219 with less function. The power for FD401 is even less than OP401, more convenient and sustainable. So, we can say that the Ninja Foodi FD401 is the winner since it has various function for cooking savory to sweet dish, practical and cover all daily need quickly and effectively. Now, you know which air fryer to choose, aren’t you?

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