Need a new air fryer...Ninja???

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clifish

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So ended up walking into Costco and got a brand new 6 in 1 for $150
Simple test tonight was mock crab cakes using pork rinds as the binder to cut carbs,
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They crisped up pretty good and quickly, the built in thermometer did not react well to the loose crab cakes as it said done in about 3 minutes. I will reserve judgment on that until I do some beef.
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Then air fried some Brussel sprouts and plated up with homemade tarter sauce, hot sauce and more old bay. I plan to play around much more with this....liking it so far.
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Nice Cliff, enjoy the new toy. Are you air frying the imitation crab meat for those cakes?

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Nice score Cliff! I have the fg551 as well and love it. First got a refurb for 129, had to return as it didn't work. Then found brand new for $169 about a year ago.
Haven't used it much. but love to functionality.
 
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Nice Cliff, enjoy the new toy. Are you air frying the imitation crab meat for those cakes?

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Yes - Mock = imitation, I also have fake lobster meat to do lobster rolls.
Today I am smoking a rack of ribs on the gravity and will use the ninja to fry some veggies
 

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Yes - Mock = imitation, I also have fake lobster meat to do lobster rolls.
Today I am smoking a rack of ribs on the gravity and will use the ninja to fry some veggies
I wasn't sure if you used that white and orange/red imitation stuff you find at the grocer or if you used something else altogether. I've only used that stuff as a filler for seafood salad. Never threw heat to it.

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I wasn't sure if you used that white and orange/red imitation stuff you find at the grocer or if you used something else altogether. I've only used that stuff as a filler for seafood salad. Never threw heat to it.

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same red stuff as in the stores, I have done the crab cakes many times, hot (ct) lobster rolls and cold (ME) lobster rolls. I am sure not quite the real stuff but is as close to it as I can have without a side of EPiPen...lol
 

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My wife wants a new air fryer...
So am I understanding the Ninja is the top brand to get? And which is the "best" model I'm looking for? Sounds like a good xmas gift!
 

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See Amazon. Search for Ninja FG551, you want the 2nd generation version. Not certain they have the best price though, might want to do some checking around.
 
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Ninja FG551 2nd Generation version.
Amazon was confusing in their listings they showed a refurb of FG551 and another model in the same listing. I ended up walking into Costco and getting a brand new one for $149
 

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I got a Ninja SP351 last week on sale for $160. I have not tried anything yet so we'll have to see. Current price is $319.
 

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