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Current Price $56.69 May 15, 2024
Highest Price $56.69 January 24, 2024
Lowest Price $56.69 January 24, 2024
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Ninja OL601 Foodi XL 8 Qt. Fryer Description

Faster Pressure Cooking Just Got Easier

This Ninja OL601 Foodi XL 8 Qt. Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer with SmartLid is perfect for anyone looking to prepare meals quickly and conveniently. You’ll cut cooking time by up to 70% compared to other methods, without sacrificing flavor or nutrition. The 8 qt. size holds ingredients for meals that can feed the whole family, giving you time to enjoy larger meals without the hassle of long hours in the kitchen. And with the included SmartLid, you can control your cooking with just one touch.

Feed Your Family Easily

The Ninja OL601 Foodi XL 8 Qt. Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer makes preparing large meals easier than ever. With its 1-touch SmartLid, you can quickly adjust pressure and heat settings for the perfect slow-cooked meal, without having to watch or stir. And thanks to its generous 8 qt. size, you can fit ingredients to feed the entire family in one pot. Plus, there’s no need to worry about sacrificing flavor or nutrition with this pressure cooker; meals are cooked quickly and evenly, preserving essential nutrients.

Maximized Cooking Flexibility

In addition to being suitable for slow-cooked meals, the Ninja OL601 Foodi XL 8 Qt. Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer gives you the ability to roast, bake, steam, air fry, and much more. You’ll be able to easily prepare your favorite meals, all without having to use multiple appliances. Plus, the included crisping lid allows you to quickly transition from pressure-cooking to air frying, creating delicious meals that are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Safety and Ease of Use

You can rest assured knowing that the Ninja OL601 Foodi XL 8 Qt. Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer includes a variety of built-in safety features. Its intuitive SmartLid automatically detects pressure levels, giving you peace of mind knowing that each meal is cooked properly. And the integrated handle on the lid allows for secure and easy handling of the pressure cooker.

• 8 qt. size, enough to feed the whole family
• SmartLid for easy pressure control
• Cook up to 70% faster than other methods
• Includes a variety of functions—pressure cook, slow cook, steam, air fry, bake, and more
• Crisping lid for tender inside and crisp outside
• Built-in safety features
• Intuitive handle for secure handling

Ninja OL601 Foodi XL 8 Qt. Fryer Specification

Special Feature


Product Dimensions

14.21"D x 15.39"W x 14.25"H




8 Quarts


Stainless Steel

Output Wattage

1500 Watts

Item Weight

25.1 Pounds




1760 watts



Control Method


Model Name

Ninja OL601

Has Nonstick Coating


Is Dishwasher Safe


Max Temperature Setting

400 Degrees Fahrenheit



Item model number


Date First Available

September 7, 2021

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Ninja OL601 Foodi XL 8 Qt. Fryer Reviews (9)

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  1. Wifey

    Very easy to use and easy to clean.

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  2. Judy L.

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     I have both the OL601 and the OL701 models of the pressure cooker. In this review, I will compare the two models and explain the differences to help you decide whether paying the extra cost for the OL 701 is worth it for you.

    First of all, the OL701 has the same design, accessories, and all of the functions of the OL601, so you don’t lose any functionality if you decide on the OL701 vs. the OL601. Both models have the problem of water dripping from the lid to the counter when using any mode that uses water, which is most of them.

    The major differences between the two models are:

    1) On the OL601, the pressure release is the same as previous models. You can slow release or quick release by moving the valve. On the OL701, you can digitally choose the release you want. The cooker defaults to Natural Release, but you can also choose Quick Release or Delayed Release and it will be done automatically. Personally, this isn’t a big deal for me as I don’t mind moving the valve for a quick release of pressure or letting the cooker natural release for 10 minutes or so and then moving the valve to release any remaining pressure.
    2) The OL701 includes a probe that connects to the underside of the lid and the OL601 does not include a probe. For me, this is the biggest selling point for the OL701. The OL701 has what they call “Smart Cooking”. The probe is stored in a holder on the side of the pressure cooker. Using the probe, you can choose the meat, poultry, or fish you are cooking and choose a preset done temperature or set it manually. For me this is the best benefit of the OL701.
    a) Generally, when pressure cooking, it’s a best guess as to when the meat is cooked to the desired temperature and doneness. With the probe, you can pressure cook roasts, chicken, etc. to your preferred internal temperature. In the pressure cooking mode, for presets, you can choose beef, pork, or chicken, and can choose between well and shred. If you choose manual, you can set the internal temperature the meat should be cooked to. The manual suggests temperatures for different doneness and allows for carryover cooking.
    b) In the steam and crisp mode, you can choose presets for beef, chicken, pork, and fish, and choose your preferred doneness (rare, med. rare, medium, medium well, and well). You can also use a manual setting to set the done temperature you prefer. The probe does not work for the steam and bake mode.
    c) In the third position of the slider, the probe works only for air fry, bake/roast, and sear/sauté functions. For these function, you can also choose a preset for beef, chicken, pork, and fish and choose your preferred doneness, or choose manual to set the internal temperature for the meat or fish you are cooking.

    Other than these two major differences of a pressure release choice and the Smart Cooking settings, the OL601 and OL701 are basically the same. I should also mention that some functions of these cookers can be mimicked on previous models. For example, the steam and crisp could be mimicked by using the steaming or pressure cooking functions and then using the air fry lid to crisp. As compared to the older models, it’s nice to not have the extra lid to store. On the downside, the lids on older models are a bit easier to clean since they are not attached to the machine, but the grill cover on the crisping lid of older models does make cleaning them more difficult. With each of the models there are trade-offs.

    I have had all of the previous models, and this one is my favorite. It’s true the lid doesn’t come off, but you don’t have to find a place to store an extra lid. Since there isn’t a screen cover over the heating element, you don’t have that to clean. So far, I haven’t had to clean the lid. I think the fan keeps most foods away from it. If the lid does get dirty, you can easily clean it by putting water in the pot and steaming it clean.

    My favorite and most used functions are:
    1) Steaming. I grow a lot of veggies in my basement, and steam them before packaging them for freezing. Blanching veggies with steam retains more of the vitamins than blanching them in water since some of the vitamins and minerals are lost in the water.
    2) Pressure cooking. Although this unit pressure cooks like any other pressure cooker, the difference is the convenience of the probe that you can set a done temperature. Although you can find guidelines for pressure cooking roasts and other meats, the time to be used is often differentiated by small, medium, or large. So, you have to guess as to how these sizes relate to the food you are pressure cooking. The probe takes the guesswork out of pressure cooking. If you like sweet potatoes, you have to try pressure cooked sweet potatoes. Add a little butter and brown sugar and they are to die for.
    3) Steam and crisp. Previous to this cooker, I had been making baked potatoes in the microwave. This was OK, but the texture of the potato wasn’t always the best and the skin was soft. Now I use Steam and Crisp to make baked potatoes – the inside of the potatoes is fluffy, and the skin is crispy. Perfect!! On thing I should mention here is the cookbook suggests only 1 cup of water for most foods using the Steam and Crisp method. This means the water will totally steam out of the pot for the crisping to happen leaving some burned on residue from water and juices. Fortunately, with the non-stick surface of the pot, this easily rinses out with water.
    4) Another favorite is to pressure cook a roast with aromatics, such as onions and garlic, tomatoes, and herbs in the water, and then use the sauté function to make the gravy. I take the roast out of the pot and cover it with aluminum foil to rest and keep it warm. Then I pour everything left in the pot into a gravy separator with a strainer to remove the fats. Once the fats raise to the top and are poured off, the broth and everything caught by the strainer goes back into the pot. I heat everything in the pot using the sauté mode and add a tablespoon or so mixed with water to the broth. Use an immersion blender to blend everything together and cook to the gravy consistency you like. This makes a super flavorful gravy. I often save leftover gravy to be used later instead of the jarred stuff.

    I hope this review was helpful for you.

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  3. Judy L.

    I bought a Ninja Foodi about 4 years ago when I found it in Sam’s Club, this was before the whole air fryer craze blew up. The features I like was it could pressure cook, then air fry. (I think it advertised Foodi as a 14 in 1 unit, but I only used 2.) While doing some cleaning and organizing, I lost the pressure cap for the vent, and then eventually lost the lid. That was one of the things I HATED about the Foodi, I had to keep track of all these various parts. So for Black Friday I shopped around.

    The requirements I was looking for, the unit had to have pressure and air fry, be large enough so when I cook I have enough for dinner + meal prep for the week and preferred to have a lid that I did not have to switch all the time. Luckily the new Foodi fit all those requirements.

    The air fry basket this time is a little deeper, so it holds a little more food. I have not tried to make any stews yet for my meal prep but I feel the pressure cook pot is a tad larger, I put in 4# of pork ribs the other day and they all fit. I really like that the lid is attached to the Foodi, no more losing it! It’s also easy to switch between different lids, just move a switch and it goes from air fryer, steam fry and then pressure.I mainly use the pressure and air fry options, I tried steam fry once but didn’t care for it. It’s just steam function.

    Other thoughts on this, there’s a designated handle to use when opening/closing the lid. It says to not touch the sides because it’s hot. I find the designated handle weird because it’s positioned in the front and not the side. (Maybe it’s because I’m used to the old style, but I always open from the side and I hardly use the designated handle.) The old design automatically set the airfry at 350 or 400, this upgraded unit starts at 400 and gives 15 degree increments to change. (I stick to 400.) There’s a knob used to change functions, the unit automatically detects which lid is currently in use and then gives you options, I like the knob rather than pressing up and down buttons to select. It is a little louder and heavier than the old unit, but for all the conveniences that is included, I’m ok with that.

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  4. Sebas

    Great, does what it promises

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  5. Doctor Why

    Got this as a replacement/consolidation for our air fryer, electric pressure cooker, slow cooker and rice cooker. While we haven’t tested out all the features as yet, for what we have tried my husband and I love it. The steam and crisp function is great and it especially nice for the one pot meals! The air fryer does a good job. Only drawbacks are cleaning the gasket is not the easiest (difficult to remove), and it is noisy.

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  6. Anna A.

    Easy to operate and works perfectly, my wife loves it

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  7. E. Azubike

    Cet appareil remplace en mieux l’ensemble de tout les autres ayant une seule fonction.
    Un atout dans une cuisine fonctionnelle!

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  8. Tiffany

    This has been the easiest to clean pot i’ve ever had, the rack system is great and super versatile, it heats up faster than all the instant pots i’ve owned (several) and can cook at 450 on broil.
    the lid seems to get less messy than the instant pot lids as well, which is nice since it isn’t removable, when cooking wet foods it DOES drain more water into the reservoir, so you must be sure to regularly empty it, but you can hear it drain into it so even if its out of sight its not quite out of mind.
    recipe support for ninja foodi honestly looks better than instant pot, and they got a good guideline for making your own 3 layer meals, I can throw some frozen veg in the middle, meat on the top layer and a pasta or rice dish on the bottom and cook them all at once, 15 minutes later im eating a well balanced meal and it took like 2-3 minutes of my time to setup. Really easy to keep your kitchen clean when the cooking portion becomes so hands off.

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  9. Ryan

    I’ve had a basic pressure cooker from another brand for a couple of years, which worked well. I had not planned to replace it, but my husband wanted to get an air fryer and I wanted something that could steam food. So rather than add multiple small appliances to our already cramped kitchen, I thought this appliance would be just the ticket. We have been so impressed with everything that we’ve made in the Ninja Foodi so far! In fact, the air fryer (which is good) has been the least impressive mode of this device. I’ve made a decadent, moist chocolate cake in the Steam & Bake function and a surprisingly good pasta dinner with the Steam & Crisp function. I only wish there were more recipes readily available for the unique functions of this device. Definitely no regrets in upgrading to the Ninja Foodi!

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