(This giveaway is now over, but please read below to learn more about the Ninja Cooking System because it really is pretty awesome!)
It’s a slow cooker.
It’s a skillet.
It’s an oven.
No, it’s a Ninja!
(Ugh. I’m lame.)
Okay so here’s the deal. I received a free Ninja Cooking System when I attended IFBC 2012 in Portland last August. We all did.
I anticipate that the folks at Ninja were hoping that we would all review these on our blogs. I’m pretty sure a lot of other food bloggers got around to doing a review much more quickly than I did. Whoops. I’m lousy with the timing I guess.
Well it’s better late than never.
Actually, due to the circumstances which initially prevented me from even getting around to using my Ninja – the giant kitchen overhaul – really ended up prompting me to use the Ninja. This appliance turned into quite a life saver during this entire renovation.
What’s a Ninja Cooking System?
It kind of looks like a slow cooker. It has a slow cooker function but it really does a lot more than just slow cook.
There’s a stove top function which allows it to do things like fry onions!
You can roast things on the oven function.
You can even bake things using the steam bake feature.
Going into the demo at IFBC I was really skeptical. I’ve said that before. But as the demo progressed I was kind of wowed by how this one thing could cook an entire meal rather efficiently.
Now that I’ve used the Ninja extensively I have to say I am even more impressed. Let’s forget about the roasting function for now. I have no intention of ever roasting a whole chicken or a beef roast in this thing. I have used the slow cooking function at least 6 times now – a few of those times involved using the stovetop function to saute some ingredients before flipping it over to slow cook. I have used the oven setting twice. I have even steam baked in it!
I have a series of recipes coming up throughout the month of February to showcase how to use the Ninja. The recipes can still be adapted to make with your regular kitchen setup – a slow cooker, a skillet on the stove, a roasting pan in the oven, a cake pan with another pan of water to help steam it. It’s all do-able.
I see the Ninja Cooking System being perfect for small kitchens, for those with limited space, college students, busy families, really anyone.
Win A Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System!
Thanks to the kind folks at Ninja I’m excited to be able to offer one Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System for free to one of my readers! I’ll be drawing one winner and making the announcement in early March, 2013.
You can have up to five (5) entries into this draw. Use the handy dandy Rafflecopter widget below to participate in this giveaway.
This draw is open to residents of the United States only. I am sorry fellow Canadians. I promise I’ll make it up to you.
Disclaimer: I (along with about 300 other food bloggers) received this Ninja for free. I was not required to write a review or host a giveaway but I wanted to. I was not compensated in any way for this review and was not required to share a favorable review. These are my honest opinions.