SharkNinja MC950ZSS Cooking System Review

SharkNinja MC950ZSS Cooking System Review

SharkNinja is trying to branch out from making blenders to produce other types of kitchen appliances that you could put to good use. A field that SharkNinja has been trying to dominate is the slow cooker industry, and they are slowly getting there.

The Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker is one of SharkNinja's best-selling kitchen appliances for many reasons. From application to cleaning up, this slow cooker has a majority of its competition beat.

Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System, Stainless Steel (MC950ZSS)

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Continue reading for a review regarding one of SharkNinja’s most popular products, the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker.

About The Product

Features

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    Multi-Setting Dials
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    Four Cooking Functions: Stove Top, Oven, Steam, & Slow Cook
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    Comes with Six Quart Cooking Pot
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    Included: Silicon Mitts, Roast Lifters, Travel Bag, & Cookbook
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    Triple Fusion Heat System

Visually Appealing

When you place the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker on your kitchen countertop, we can assure you that the device will visually standout. In fact, buyers all agree that out of all the slow cookers in the current market, this one has the most futuristic build.

If your kitchen adheres to a sleek, clean, and metallic overarching theme, then the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker will blend right in. However, if your kitchen is full of vintage pieces that seem to be wood based, then this device will stand out like a sore thumb.

Before we go into detail about the interior layout of this slow cooker, it’s just as important to discuss its exterior design. You don’t want to purchase a slow cooker that you can’t place on your kitchen countertop because it clashes with the surrounding decor.

The Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker is available in three different colors, which gives you a little room for personalizing the device a bit. You can purchase this slow cooker in the color black, stainless steel, or red.

After you decide on the color of the device, you're ready to comprehend its inner works. The pan of the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker is made out of aluminum. It is entirely covered with a non-stick coating that is dishwasher safe.

This means cleaning the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker won't be a hassle whatsoever. For recipes that call for cheese, you can let the pan sit in warm water for a couple of hours, and the burned cheese will come right off. That is one of the many perks of non-stick coating.

Now that you understand some of the design basics of the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker let's see what buyers have to say about this kitchen appliance.

Insider Thoughts

Buyers love the futuristic aesthetic of the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker, but the sleek design comes at a price. You should continue reading to equip yourself with all the relevant information regarding what you'll be giving up feature-wise to have a visually pleasing kitchen appliance.

Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System, Stainless Steel (MC950ZSS)

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Most slow cookers come with glass lids, but you can't say the same for the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker. In fact, this slow cooker comes with a lid that matches the material of the exterior body of the appliance.

Notice how the lid isn’t made out of the same material of the pan. This is unfortunate because the pan material is dishwasher safe while the material of the lid is not. However, the lid matching the body does give the device an overall unified look that is sought out.

One of the perks of a glass lid is the fact that you can see the food that’s slow cooking, which means that no heat has to escape during the entire slow cooking process. This is not a reality with the lid on the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker because it is not transparent.

You’ll find that having to lift the lid will become tiresome after a while because it lengthens the cooking time. By lifting the lid every couple hours to see how the food is doing, you’re letting valuable heat escape.

If you’re transporting the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker to a family cookout, you should remember that this device is not known to retain heat well. Also, the lid isn’t securely locked in, so it will slide off even at the slightest movement.

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Versatile Applications
  • Comes in Various Colors

Cons

  • Not Travel-Friendly
  • Uses a lot of Power

Buyer Advice

Based on positive buyer reviews, the performance quality of the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker seems to be satisfactory. Since a majority of people are familiar with using a Crock-Pot slow cooker, it takes some time acclimating to using this one.

However, once you get the hang of it, you shouldn’t expect to run into any hiccups. You’ll know when your an expert at using the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker when the food being cooked tastes extraordinary.

As you can see, the recipes you would use for a Crock-Pot can't be applied identically to the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker. This is because this slow cooker comes built with a distinctive heating system that cooks the food differently from similar appliances.

The distinct heating system relies on a certain amount of power that differs from a standard Crock-Pot. More specifically, the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker uses 1,200 watts to function. For a slow cooker, this is a lot of power since a majority of low-end models will only require a few hundred watts of power.

So, don’t be surprised that the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker cooks at a faster and hotter pace than those standard slow cookers. This means you may have to tweak some of the recipes you’re used to following to accommodate for the high power difference.

After giving the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker a test run, we found out some pretty interesting information that might help you figure out how much power is behind this kitchen appliance.

The Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker will bring a full pot of water to a boil faster than the other slow cookers available. We tested this aspect of the product when it was set at its peak temperature, which is 207 degrees Fahrenheit.

Since water will boil at such alarmingly quick rates, you will have to adjust the time you cook meals that are meant to be set and forget type dishes. People who are often busy, the idea of a slow cooker is appealing since you can leave your meal to cook for hours on end while you're running errands or completing work-related tasks.

You might want to reconsider applying such recipes to the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker. If you don't heed our warning and let the food to cook in this device slowly, you'll end up with an extremely dry meal.

Where Can I Buy?

After taking into consideration all of the online retailers who sell the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker, you will have an ideal online experience by using Amazon’s services.

Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System, Stainless Steel (MC950ZSS)

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For under $150, you could be taking advantage of the meals that the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker could help you create.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, the positive features of the Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System Slow Cooker outweigh its flaws, so you can put it to good use in your kitchen. Remember that this isn’t a pressure cooker, so don’t expect to successfully make meals that are meant to be cooked in a pressure cooker with this product.

I would highly recommend buying this product if you’re in the market to upgrade your current slow cooker. 

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