Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System


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#2

Very good reviews (4.8 out of 5.0) over at The O


#3

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#4

Since I know nothing about cooking… Can anyone recommend any great recipes that might convince me I should buy this thing? Thanks!


#5

They have a number of them on their website:

http://www.ninjakitchen.com/ninja-cooking-system/healthy-living/

Results may vary.


#6

I have one of these, and it has come in handy. The fact it can act like a crock pot, a stove top, or an oven is very nice.


#7

Brand new at Walmart for $99

[MOD: Does not included muffin pan]


#8

What kind of things do you like to eat? Chinese food? Curries? Steaks? Pizza only?

Learning to cook from scratch will improve your health and save you a LOT of money.

But, as usual,“get the right tool for the job.” If you like stir-fry (for example) this may not be the best item. A Wok may be better.

Pressure cookers are great for stews and pot-roasts…fast too!

But for things that don’t need a lot of stirring, it may be just the right thing.


#9

undave is right: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ninja-3-in-1-Cooking-System/21092317

Says out of stock online but 2 of my local Wal Marts had 'em. $10 more for new is the way I am going.

(but thanks for the ad woot :P)

[MOD: Does not include muffin pan]


#10

I think these are a bit cheaper (new) at Bed Bath Beyond with an easily available 20% off coupon. There are a couple of very good Facebook groups with tons of recipes in the files. Just do a FB a search for Ninja cooking system. I’ve had mine for over a year and like it quite well. The nonstick liner scratches easily though, so it needs to be treated extra gentle.


#11

Oh, yeah. The ever present BB&B 20% coupon. Thanks for the reminder. There are several places to find this unit new for the same price as refurbished here. I’m finding Woot failing to come through more often lately.


#12

The Walmart one is the mc700 model, woot is selling the mc702 model. I can’t find anything official on what the model differences is, but I believe the mc700 walmart sells is just the main unit, no accessories. At least they don’t list any accessories with it at the walmart site. So at least no muffin pan, and not sure what other things it is missing vs. the woot specs.


#13

Correct. The Walmart one does not include the muffin pan. We are looking to see if we can find out what other differences there might be.


#14

I don’t use this appliance- just a regular crock pot, but I love making things in it. Most often I just add some rough chopped onions and peppers, throw in some chicken thighs, and cover with a can of enchilada sauce and some water. Set it on low, go to work, and 8-10 hours later just separate the meat from the rest.
Amazing shredded chicken for tacos, enchiladas, etc.
And if you feel like going a little further, you can take the veggies, add some of the cooking liquid, and blend to smooth, then add a little more enchilada sauce for a really good sauce.


#15

Oh do you know the muffin pan, the muffin pan, the muffin pan? Oh yes I know the muffin pan that lives here but maybe not in Walmart.


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Slow cooker meatballs:
package of Tempo Italian Meatball mix
1 lb chop meat of choice
1 egg
1/2 cup warm water
I toss in some extra bread crumbs and spices
Plenty of your favorite sauce (I use 2 or 3 jars of Francesco Rinaldi Original Traditional - I  use extra sauce, that'll get frozen afterwards; the meat makes it taste incredible).

Mix

Add a layer of your favorite sauce to the crockpot.
Start rolling small meatballs and put them in the crockpot.  No need to brown. When you have a full layer, cover with sauce, mix more meatballs, layer and repeat when necessary.
Cover completely with sauce.  Top off with some Italian spices and dried sliced garlic.
Cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 8-10 hours.  Stir every once in a while.  Skim off any fat.

Can also add sausage, which need to be browned first.  The meatballs do not.

Pick up a low end roast(chuck/rump; but never use eye round or good hunk of meat in a crock pot—gets tough) and add a bottle or two of your favorite BBQ sauce.

There are plenty of recipes available online, in magazines, in books.  Enjoy.

#17

I use one of these two or three times a week. In fact, I’ve just bought a second as I find there are times I need two operating at once. My wife (who’s NOT the cook in the family) won’t make scrambled eggs in anything else. I’ve used this as a slow-cooker, a wok, and to bake. I think the gumbo or the lobster bisque were my favorite concoctions. Haven’t had a single problem with it in over a year of regular use.


#18

I have several Ninja products. Here’s a link to some recipes.

http://www.ninjakitchen.com/recipes/

The banana lime coconut bread was fantastic.


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now, your link works like a link should! :wink:

http://www.ninjakitchen.com/recipes/search/21/ninja-cooking-system/

is another link that comes from inside schro5150’s link


#20

Many thanks, Bob.