The Ninja Foodi 2-basket air fryer (DZ201) is one POPULAR air fryer and makes our top 20 air fryers so many reasons. It is made to feed a busy family, one of the first air fryer on the market with 2 different baskets, in order to cook 2 foods at once, and both foods finishing at the same time! It is a little pricey, but it comes from a great and reliable brand. Ninja is reliable and makes high quality kitchen products including coffee makers, blenders, pressure cookers and air fryers.
The Ninja Foodi DZ201 has the technology to deliver the same crispiness and tenderness of traditional deep-frying, but it has all the health benefits of an air fryer. The Ninja Foodi DZ201 has 2 independent baskets so it eliminates back-to-back cooking. The attractive gray and black matte exterior finish is easy to clean and looks very good in most kitchens. The independent baskets let you cook 2 different foods, 2 different ways, and finish at the same time. It has versatility as it can air fry, air broil, roast, bake, reheat, and dehydrate. You can easily sync settings across both zones with the touch of a button to cook more of your favorites at once. Both baskets are rectangular in the Ninja Foodi DZ201 which creates more cooking space than its round competitors.
The 8 quart Ninja Foodi 2-Basket air fryer is listed currently at $159.99 on Amazon. There is also a Ninja Foodi 2-basket with a 10 quart capacity for $199.
The Ninja Foodi DZ201 has 2 rectangular baskets, each with a capacity of 4 quarts with separate heating zones so you can cook in one or both baskets at a time. There is another Ninja Foodi DZ401 with a 10 quart capacity.
- The Ninja Foodi DZ201 air fryer has 6-in-1 functionality including air fry, air broil, roast, bake, reheat, and dehydrate.
- Wide temperature range, from 105 to 450 degrees.
- It needs 15 minutes to preheat both baskets.
- Includes nonstick crisper plates
- Separate cyclonic fans and rapid heaters let you control the settings for each of the 2 zones independently.
- Dualzone technology to easily copy settings across the 2 zones
- Smart Finish technology so it intelligently syncs cook times in each zone. 2 different foods can cook 2 different ways, and can still finish at the same time.
- The air fryer has 2 nonstick crisper plates allowing hot air to get under the food for all-around crisping.
- The nonstick plates are dishwasher safe.
- BPA free.
- The air fryer is sized at approximately 16″ x 14″ x 12″
- Each baskets measures 8.5″L x 6″W x5″H
- PTFE (nonstick) coating.
- Attractive gray and black matte finish.
- 1 year limited warranty.
Ease of Use
Simple to use digital control panel with a wide temperature range from 105 degrees to 450 degrees.
Ease of Cleanup
The baskets in the Ninja Foodi are dishwasher safe or can be washed by hand. It is recommended by the manufacturer to wash the baskets by hand and towel dry after washing. The nonstick crisper plates are dishwasher safe making cleanup very easy.
The wattage on the 8 quart version of the Ninja Foodi DZ201 is 1690W.
Ninja Foodi 2-Basket =Air Fryer Reviews
88% of the reviews on Target are 4 or 5 stars. There are over 11,000 reviews on Amazon with 96% of reviews coming in above 4-star.
- High quality
- Great, reliable brand
- It’s like having 2 air fryers in one
- Can cook 2 different foods at once in 2 different baskets
- Technology to sync cook times, so 2 foods finish at the same time
- 6-in-1 functionality, including air fry, air broil, roast, bake, reheat, and dehydrate
- Wide temperature range
- Easy cleaning
- Easy to use
- Attractive gray and black matte exterior
- Heavy, almost 18 pounds
- A small number of reviews report it emits a chemical or plastic smell when they first used it