DZ401 Ninja Foodi 10 Quart 6 in 1 Air Fryer

The DZ401 Ninja Foodi 10 quart air fryer is a 6 in 1 must have kitchen appliance. It has 2 independent baskets of 5 quarts each to cook 2 meals in different ways and at the same time. You can air fry, roast, broil, bake, reheat and dehydrate with it. It is big enough to cook 8 pounds of chicken wings with ease and with up to 75% less oils.

It also features a wide temperature range of 105 – 450 ℉ and comes with non-stick crisper plates for easy cooking and easy cleaning as well. These plates are dishwasher safe.

Technical Specifications

Capacity10 Qt (2 frying baskets of 5 Qt each)
FunctionsAir fry, broil, roast, dehydrate, bake, and reheat
BrandNinja Foodi
MaterialPlastic/Metal
ControlTouch
Size17.1 x 13.9 x 12.8 inches
Item Weight19.8 pounds
BasketRectangle and easy to clean
ColorBlack/Stainless Steel
Ninja DZ401 Foodi 10 Quart 6-in-1 DualZone XL 2-Basket Air Fryer with 2 Independent Frying Baskets,...
  • 2 INDEPENDENT BASKETS: The XL version of the original Air Fryer with 2 independent baskets, the XL air fryer lets you cook 2 foods, 2 ways, at the same time, eliminating back-to-back cooking like a traditional single-basket air fryer. Now in larger 5-quart baskets.
  • SMART FINISH & MATCH COOK: DualZone Technology allows you to choose between the Smart Finish feature, which unlocks cooking 2 foods 2 ways that finish at the same time, and the Match Cook feature, which easily copies settings across zones for full 10-qt. capacity meals.
  • IQ BOOST: optimally distributes power across each basket to cook a 6-lb. whole chicken and side as quickly as possible when Match Cook or Smart Finish is not selected.

You get 2 Independent Baskets

This is the number one reason why people love this air fryer and why it is top selling item on Amazon. The 2 independent air frying baskets allow you to cook 2 foods in 2 different ways at the same time. This saves time in the kitchen and is efficient cooking as well.

Nonstick and easy to clean frying baskets and crisper plates
Nonstick and easy to clean frying baskets and crisper plates.

Each basket is 5 quarts in capacity and rectangular shape. Place the main food in one basket and the side on the other, have them cooked at the same time but in different ways depending on what you need.

The Ninja DualZone Technology and Smart Finish & Match Cook modes

This is something that is possible thanks to the DualZone Technology from Ninja Foodi appliances. In fact, the model number of this air fryer starts with DZ, which means DualZone.

The Ninja DualZone Technology
The Ninja DualZone Technology.

The Smart Finish feature is what allows you to cook 2 different meals in 2 different ways and ensure they finish cooking at the same time. This is the secret behind the efficient cooking of the Ninja DZ401 that everybody loves.

The Match Cook feature allows you to use your DZ401 air fryer to its 10 Qt capacity and use the same settings across both frying zones to have large meals done in very little time.

Ninja IQ Boost

Another useful feature of this air fryer is the IQ boost. Which allows the air fryer to distribute its power across the two baskets in the most optimal way. This happens even if you don’t select the Smart Finish or Match Cook modes.

This as well helps this air fryer to be very efficient when cooking a 6 pound whole chicken on one side a some veggies on the other.

The air fryer will put the power where is needed to ensure you have tasty and healthy food when cooking.

Cook healthy meals with up to 75% less fat

Air fryers are known for needing little added oils or fat, and in this case, this foodi Ninja air fryer can cook delicious and tasty food which is also healthy because it will have up to 75% less added fat or oils.

Cooke everything you enjoy the most with little to no added oil
Cooke everything you enjoy the most with little to no added oil.

This is all thanks to the way air fryers work, which consists in circulating hot air through the air fryer baskets, which cooks the inside of the food and gives to the outside that brown/golden color and crispy texture.

The hot air does the same thing than the hot oil, yet the air does not have any fat at all.

The DN401 has a 10 Quart Capacity

The 10 quart capacity is huge if you think about it. We are talking about 2.5 gallons of food you could cook at once.

Two 5-qt capacity baskets for a total of 10-qt capacity
Two 5-qt capacity baskets for a total of 10-qt capacity.

While not all foods can be cooked like this, 10 quart is enough capacity to hold 8 pounds of chicken wings or lots of french fries.

Since this capacity is the combination of two 5 quart baskets each, you still can cook your wings on one side of this foodi air fryer and the french fries on the other.

This air fryer is a true time saver and efficiency booster for someone cooking for a large family or a big crowd.

The Ninja DZ401 has a 6 in 1 functionality

Air fryers these days are much more than just another appliance you’ll store in your cabinets when not in use. Given its functionality, they are versatile machines that can do much more than just air fry.

This Ninja Foodi DZ401 air fryer can also air broil, bake, roast, reheat, and dehydrate, besides the main air fryer functionality.

The Ninja DZ401 Foodi 10 Quart is a 6 in 1 cooker
The Ninja DZ401 Foodi 10 Quart is a 6 in 1 cooker.

All of these additional functions allow you to get the most out of your air fryer, and considering you are getting more than just one appliance, its price is more than justified.

The other advantage of this is the space on your countertop is just for a single appliance and not for 6.

30% Faster Cooking with this Ninja cooker

This is quite obvious since you have pretty much two 5 quart air fryers woking at once, so it is expected for this Ninja air fryer to cook about two times faster than other 5 quart air fryers out there.

30% faster cooking with your Ninja DZ401 Foodi 10 Quart air fryer
30% faster cooking with your Ninja DZ401 Foodi 10 Quart air fryer.

Yet, this is not the only reason why this DualZone Ninja Foodi XL air fryer cooks faster than other air fryers. What happens is you have a 10 quart capacity air fryer with the capacity to cook this same amount of food.

So even when you only use one side of the air fryer, the IQ Boost and the DualZone Technology from Ninja makes sure all the cooking power goes where is needed.

This is why you can expect to cook two 6-lb whole chickens 30% faster than with other air fryers in the market.

The same is true for frozen food. Just pour in your frozen french fries or chicken wings and you can have them crispy and tasty in 30 minutes, and all of this without adding a single drop of oil or fat.

The Ninja air fryer DZ401 is very easy to clean

The baskets of the Ninja DZ401 are easy to clean and you should not have any problem with this. This Ninja air fryer comes with Non-stick Teflon coated crisper plates which are dishwasher safe as well.

It is important to highlight that what you can put inside the dishwasher are the crisper plates and not the air frying baskets.

Before putting the crisper plates inside the dishwasher make sure you remove all food residues for better cleaning results.

As for the air fryer baskets, these are easy to clean by hand as well and it is also faster to clean them this way. This will also save you space inside the dishwasher as well.

DZ401 Ninja Air Fryer review and best offer

Ninja DZ401 Foodi 10 Quart 6-in-1 DualZone XL 2-Basket Air Fryer with 2 Independent Frying Baskets,...
  • 2 INDEPENDENT BASKETS: The XL version of the original Air Fryer with 2 independent baskets, the XL air fryer lets you cook 2 foods, 2 ways, at the same time, eliminating back-to-back cooking like a traditional single-basket air fryer. Now in larger 5-quart baskets.
  • SMART FINISH & MATCH COOK: DualZone Technology allows you to choose between the Smart Finish feature, which unlocks cooking 2 foods 2 ways that finish at the same time, and the Match Cook feature, which easily copies settings across zones for full 10-qt. capacity meals.
  • IQ BOOST: optimally distributes power across each basket to cook a 6-lb. whole chicken and side as quickly as possible when Match Cook or Smart Finish is not selected.

Advantages of the Foodi Ninja DZ401 versus other air fryers

Great price: Considering the 6 in 1 functionality, the DualZone Technology and the big capacity you get with this air fryer, the price you pay for it is a complete bargain.

2 Independent baskets: Unlike most air fryers, the DZ401 has two independent baskets for you to prepare lots of food in less time. Independent means that while you air fry on one side, on the other you could be reheating or dehydrating food. This is just a great time saver for everybody.

DualZone Technology: 2 independent baskets are not enough for efficiency. The technology behind this air fryer needs to use these baskets in the most efficient way. This is what the DualZone Technology from Ninja does, and it has 2 different cooking modes that make more efficient the cooking process.

Smart Finish & Match Cook: Both of these cooking modes are the result of the DualZone Technology. The Smart Finish cooking mode allows the two baskets to finish cooking at the same time, while the Match cook maximizes the capacity of your air fryer by establishing the same temperature and time settings on both sides of the air fryer.

IQ Boost: Even if you don’t select Smart Finish or Match Cook functions, the Ninja Foodi DZ401 makes sure to optimally distribute the cooking power of this air fryer across each basket to have the best possible results when preparing delicious and healthy meals.

6 in 1 functionality: This is a versatile appliance that can do 5 other functions besides air frying yet it only uses the countertop space of one machine. Besides air frying, you can also air broil, roast, bake, reheat and dehydrate food in your Ninja Foodi 10 quart cooker.

10 Qt capacity: We are talking about 2.5 gallons capacity to cook food. This is huge if you think about it because it allows you to prepare 4 pounds of chicken wings on each basket. A 6 pounds whole chicken could fit as well on each side, and all of this is cooked to perfection in very little time.

Up to 75% less fat to cook: Given that air fryers use hot air to cook food, these can use little to no oils and fats to cook food. This is why compared to deep frying, this Ninja Foodi cooker can prepare golden and crispy french fries with up to 75% less added oil.

Faster cooking: This is a result of both having 2 independent baskets to cook food at the same time and the DualZone Technology that makes everything much more efficient. You can have frozen to crispy meals in 30 minutes, and food cooked 30% faster on average than with other air fryers.

Easy cleaning and non-stick coating: The crisper plates of this XL cooker are teflon coated, which makes them easy to clean since food will not stick to them. You can also dishwash these but it is faster to do it by hand.

Other Ninja Foodi Air Fryers

How to use your Ninja Foodi DualZone Air Fryer

How to use Smart Finish + Match Cook functions

What you need to know before buying this one

In order to make an informed purchase there is one thing you want to know about this air fryer before making the call.

The Ninja DZ401 Foodi 10 Quart cooker comes with 2 independent air frying baskets
The Ninja DZ401 Foodi 10 Quart cooker comes with 2 independent air frying baskets.

This is not exclusive of the Ninja Foodi XL 2 basket air fryer as it happens to most air fryer in every brand available.

Some users have reported a smell to burnt plastic after using their DZ401 for the first time. Like I said, this happens to most air fryers, and the general recommendation to avoid this is to clean thoroughly your air fryer before the first use.

You want to use soap and water and really make sure you clean everything pretty well.

Also, there are many videos online that help to go over this issue so be sure to check those. And most users as well report this smell goes away after a few uses, so it should not be a big deal.

FAQs about the Ninja Foodi 10 Quart air fryer

1. Does the Ninja Foodi 10 Qt 2 basket XL air fryer comes with a warranty?

Yes, it comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

2. Is the crisper plate ceramic-coated?

No. The coating of this basket is Teflon and it is PFOA free.

3. Are the baskets dishwasher safe?

Both the baskets and the crisper plates are dishwasher safe, yet most people prefer to clean these by hand because it is faster and saves space inside the dishwasher, not to mention that they will last longer.

4. Does the outside of the unit get hot when in use?

The parts where the vents are located get hot, but the rest of the air fryer gets only warm. It is important to place this air frye in a well-ventilated place.

5. What are the inside measurements of the baskets?

5.5 inches wide, 8 inches long and 5 inches deep.

Conclusion: The Ninja DZ401 is a must have

The Ninja Foodi DZ401 2 basket XL air fryer is an amazing kitchen appliance that is also a 6 in 1 machine. Its independent frying baskets allow the DualZone Technology to make delicious, tasty and healthy food in very little time.

The Smart Finish and Match Cook modes will be great allies in the kitchen and will help you to have a much more efficient cooking process.

The 10 quart capacity is perfect to prepare delicious meals for large families or crews, and remember all this food is prepared using up to 75% less added oils and fats.

This is why the DZ401 Ninja air fryer should be in your kitchen in 2022.

Ninja DZ401 Foodi 10 Quart 6-in-1 DualZone XL 2-Basket Air Fryer with 2 Independent Frying Baskets,...
  • 2 INDEPENDENT BASKETS: The XL version of the original Air Fryer with 2 independent baskets, the XL air fryer lets you cook 2 foods, 2 ways, at the same time, eliminating back-to-back cooking like a traditional single-basket air fryer. Now in larger 5-quart baskets.
  • SMART FINISH & MATCH COOK: DualZone Technology allows you to choose between the Smart Finish feature, which unlocks cooking 2 foods 2 ways that finish at the same time, and the Match Cook feature, which easily copies settings across zones for full 10-qt. capacity meals.
  • IQ BOOST: optimally distributes power across each basket to cook a 6-lb. whole chicken and side as quickly as possible when Match Cook or Smart Finish is not selected.
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