The Ninja Indoor Grill That Doubles as an Air Fryer Is at Its Lowest Price Ever

It’s one of Amazon’s most wished-for kitchen appliances. 
By Nina Huang
November 10, 2020
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Summer might have come and gone, but we still love tools to help us grill year-round. From steak and salmon to corn on the cob and grilled romaine (you heard me), the warmer months’ smoky flavors can all be achieved with an indoor grill when the temperatures drop. This seems to be very much on the minds of Amazon shoppers, and one indoor grill that many have their eyes on is Ninja’s newest appliance: The Foodi Smart XL 6-in-1 Indoor Grill.

While the smart appliance can take on burgers, shrimp, and more grill-perfect foods, it’s more than just a grill: It also works as an air fryer, a broiler, a dehydrator, and a roaster. With so many features rolled into one device, it’s no wonder the Foodi Smart XL grill has jumped up Amazon’s Most Wished-For list in the kitchen category, despite it launching just two months ago. 

The smart grill has already sold out on Amazon overnight, but right now shoppers can still score the indoor grill hybrid on sale at Macy's. This is its biggest price markdown yet, according to price-tracking site CamelCamelCamel.

Credit: Courtesy of Amazon

To buy: $240 (Originally $349); macys.com

Like most great indoor grills, Ninja's option is smokeless and won’t set off your alarm. It uses cyclonic air technology that circulates hot air within the grill like an air fryer, ensuring the Foodi XL evenly cooks your food—so much so that you don’t even have to flip your meat. It comes with a grill grate, a 4-quart air crisper basket (perfect for fried chicken), and a cooking pot in which to roast ham and potatoes and even bake desserts like brownies. With a grill surface that’s more than 16 inches wide and nearly as long, it can fit up to six steaks at once, but it’s still compact enough to fit on your kitchen countertop. 

As its name suggests, the Foodi Smart XL Indoor Grill uses smart technology to determine just how long it’ll take to expertly sear, grill, bake, or air fry your food. You can choose between pre-programmed settings for beef/lamb, pork, fish, and chicken/turkey, and set doneness to your liking. It even comes with a smart thermometer that’ll automatically stop the grill once your meat reaches its ideal internal temperature

Shoppers have given the Ninja appliance a near-perfect 4.8-star rating. “I have to say this machine is absolutely amazing,” wrote a reviewer on Amazon. “It exceeded my expectations by far. I have cooked ribeye, shrimp, pork loin, whole chicken and fried chicken in the past week. I can’t believe how well it cooks and you don’t have to deal with grease splatter.” 

Another shopper raved about the versatility of the grill, saying the “air crisp function allows you to emulate deep frying without the large amount of oil. The grill function by type of meat is awesome especially with the thermometer. It allows you to select how cooked you want your meat, and I’m a well-done type of person yet I like the meat to be juicy. You can have both with this product. On top of that I have no smoke and it’s easy to clean.” 

Since the Foodi Smart XL indoor grill is at its lowest price ever, it’s the perfect time to grab this multitasking wonder. Shop it at Macy's now.