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Instant Omni Plus 18L vs Ninja Foodi XL Pro Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Instant Omni Plus 18L vs Ninja Foodi XL Pro Toaster Oven. A satisfactory tie between a medium-sized and a large toaster oven with their moments to shine.

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Instant Omni Plus 18L

Ninja Foodi XL Pro

Instant Omni Plus 18L vs Ninja Foodi XL Pro Toaster Oven

Overall Verdict

After both going back and forth, the confrontation between the medium-sized Instant Omni Plus 18L and the large Ninja Foodie XL Pro came to a tie. Nonetheless, it was a satisfactory conclusion with both toaster ovens having their own moments to shine.

The two machines were equal in terms of interior and build quality by having more than four heating elements, interior lighting, a convection system, and a sturdy build. What gave the Instant a higher score in exterior and the edge it needs in the design department were its slide-out crumb tray and carrying handles.

Both units have similar scores in user control with their informative digital display and numerous features. However, the Ninja is significantly easier to use thanks to its wider timer and temperature range as well as its highly visible display.

The larger cooking chamber also means it’s easier to clean, not to mention the lack of nooks and crannies. As a result, the Ninja scored a returning goal in the usability department.

The most important aspect is still the performance—if the oven better cooked the food. The Ninja won it toast thanks to it having an extra rear nichrome heating element that toasted the bread more evenly. This feature also benefited the Ninja’s roasted chicken test, gaining another edge.

The Instant also has an extra top nichrome heating element but it wasn’t deployed for toasting. Nonetheless, the unit equaled the playing field with its excellent air-frying capabilities shown in the fries test.

Both units have the same power output and a convection system, so it was hard to determine the reasons why one unit was better at cooking certain food than the other. Overall, we deemed the Instant better for air frying and the Ninja for larger servings of food.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design25% Usability25% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 25%Design 25%UsabilityNinja Foodi XL ProInstant Omni Plus 18L8.68.08.89.58.58.29.38.4
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Pros & Cons

  • Informative and eye-catching package
  • Smart Programs and cooking status bar
  • Electrical safety feature for the door
  • Convenient slide-out crumb tray
  • Safeguards for all heating elements
  • Complimentary app with detailed instructions and numerous recipes
  • Helpful toggles
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Straightforward and informative control panel
  • Tailored cooking functions
  • Family-sized capacity
  • Tray-level suggestions
  • Sturdy construction
  • Well-designed accessories
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Touchscreen digital displays need more contrast
  • The master-control knob can be confusing
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • Faulty interior light upon received

Key Specs

Dimensions
L16.54 x W15.75 x H13.90 inches
L16.93 x W20.28 x H13.34 inches
Weight
25.4 lbs (11.5 kg)
26.4 lbs (12.0 kg)
Control Type
black LCD digital touchscreen + one master-control knob
Digital display + 10 buttons
Temperature
150°F - 450°F
85°F - 450°F
Timer
1 - 60 minutes
1 minute - 4 hours
Cooking Functions
8
10

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$233.55
$299.99

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.2
8.0

Toast

7.5
8.3
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
On the left: Level 1; In the middle: Level 2; On the right: Level 3
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
The top and bottom of the best four pieces of toast from the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
On the left are the top and bottom of four pieces of toast from the first batch, and on the right are from the second batch.
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven Toast Test
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven Toast From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
The top and bottom of the best four pieces of toast from the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
On the left are the top and bottom of four pieces of toast from the first batch, and on the right are from the second batch.
Function
Toast
Toast
Number of Slices
4
4
Toast Level
2/5
5/7
Cooking Time
5m 25s
5m 15s
Second Batch
4m 1s
4m
Convection
No
No

Pizza

8.6
6.5
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
The cross-section of a toaster oven baked pizza slice showing the crust. In the background is a pizza inside a baking tray.
Two hands break apart a slice of pizza with melty cheese, meat, and green bell peppers on top baked using a toaster oven.
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven Pizza Test
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven PizzaA toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
Two slices of oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top of one another.
Two hands break apart a slice of pizza with cheese, meat, onions, and green bell peppers on top baked using a toaster oven.
Function
Bake
Pizza
Temperature
450°F
450°F
Cooking Time
3m 50s
5m
Convection
High
Low

Whole Roasted Chicken

8.4
9.0
A whole roasted rotisserie chicken using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted rotisserie chicken using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 178°F and 190°F.
Seven pieces of a carved chicken including a carcass, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on an enamel baking pan.
The close-up of a pulled-apart roasted chicken thigh. In the background is the rest of the roasted chicken on a tray.
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven Whole Roasted Chicken Test
A whole roasted chicken using the Ninja DT201 backside up inside an air fryer basket and baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using the Ninja DT201 belly up inside an air fryer basket and baking pan on a white background.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 194°F and 199°F.
Eight pieces of a carved chicken including two carcass halves, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on a baking pan.
A hand holding a pulled-apart roasted chicken thigh. In the background are an air fryer basket and baking pan.
Function
Roast
Air Roast
Temperature
350°F
350°F
Cooking Time
50 minutes
40m
Convection
Yes
Maximum

Baked French Fries

9.3
7.8
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven inside an air fryer basket on a grey background.
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven inside an air fryer basket on a grey background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven inside an air fryer basket on a grey background.
Ten pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries inside an air fryer basket.
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven Baked French Fries Test
Pieces of baked french fries using the Ninja DT201 Oven inside an air fryer basket and baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Ninja DT201 inside an air fryer basket and baking pan on a white background.
Four pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries inside an air fryer basket.
Function
Air Fry
Air Fry
Temperature
400°F.
400°F
Cooking Time
15m
19m
Convection
High
Maximum

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
8.8

In the Box

An oven rack, air fryer basket, rotisserie kit, lifter, the Instant Omni Plus 18L, user manual, box, and enamel baking pan.
A box, the Ninja DT201, 2 baking pans, an air fryer basket, 2 oven racks, a broiling rack, user manual, and recipe booklet.

Exterior

9.5
7.0
A closed front of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has ventilation holes.
The back and left sides of the Instant Omni Plus 18L have air ventilation holes. The back has a power cord and two buffers.
The top of the stainless steel Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a grey background.
On a grey background, the bottom of the stainless steel Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven has two stands.
A closed front of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has air ventilation holes.
The Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven’s back and left sides have air ventilation holes. The back has two buffers.
The top, front, and left sides of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a white background.
On a white background, the bottom of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven has air ventilation holes and four stands.
Weight
25.4 lbs (11.5 kg)
26.4 lbs (12.0 kg)
Length
16.5" (42.0 cm)
16.9" (43.0 cm)
Width
15.8" (40.0 cm)
20.3" (51.5 cm)
Height
13.9" (35.3 cm)
13.4" (34.0 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
Silver
Silver
Door Handle
cool-touch
Cool-touch
Tray Indicators
Yes
No
Crumb Tray
Yes
Removable

Control Panel

The black touchscreen LCD of the Instant Omni Plus 18L Air Fryer Toaster Oven has 15 features and a master-control knob.
The Ninja DT201 has a digital display and 10 buttons for power, 2-level, light, functions, time, temperature, and start/stop.
Type
black LCD digital touchscreen + one master-control knob
Digital display + 10 buttons
Temperature
150°F - 450°F
85°F - 450°F
Timer
1 - 60 minutes
1 minute - 4 hours
Indicator Light
Yes
Yes
Status Bar
No
Yes
Light Toggle
Yes
Yes
Convection Toggle
Yes
Yes
Rotation Toggle
Yes
No
Automatic Preheat
Yes
Yes
Audio Cues
Yes
No

Cooking Functions

Interior

9.5
9.5
The Instant Omni Plus 18L’s cooking chamber has 2 bottom heating elements, 3 guide rails, a rotisserie socket and bracket.
The Instant Omni Plus 18L’s cooking chamber has 2 bottom heating elements, 3 guide rails, a rotisserie socket and bracket.
The 2 bottom quartz heating elements of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven have guards.
The cooking chamber ceiling of the Instant Omni Plus 18L Toaster Oven has two quartz and one swirl nichrome heating element.
The cooking chamber’s right wall of the Instant Omni Plus 18L has four guide rails, a rotisserie socket, and a shining light.
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 6 heating elements, 4 guide rails, a fan cavity, and a light.
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 6 heating elements, 4 guide rails, a fan cavity, and a light.
The Ninja DT201 has 6 quartz heating elements, 4 guide rails, a fan cavity, and a light on the cooking chamber’s right wall.
The door hinge of an opened stainless steel Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Heating Elements
4 quartz and 1 nichrome
5 quartz + 1 nichrome
Convection Fan
Yes
Yes
Lighting
Yes
Yes
Tray Levels
4
4
Rotisserie
Yes
No
Safety Hook
No
No

Power Cord

A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Length
2.8 ft (0.9 m)
3.2 ft (1.0 m)
Type
3-prong plug
3-prong plug
Power
1800 W
1800 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120 V ~ 60 Hz

Accessories

A stainless steel baking rack of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a grey background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a white background.
Length
12.4" (31.5 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Width
11.4" (29.0 cm)
11.5" (29.3 cm)
Height
0.9" (2.4 cm)
0.3" (0.7 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Build Quality

9.0
9.0
The front of an opened Instant Omni Plus 18L with a rack, a baking pan, an air fryer basket, a lifter, and a rotisserie kit.
The front of an opened Instant Omni Plus 18L with a rack, a baking pan, an air fryer basket, a lifter, and a rotisserie kit.
An oxidized slide-out crumb tray of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a grey background.
The front of an opened Ninja DT201 with a removable crumb tray, broiling rack, air fryer basket, 2 oven racks, 2 baking pans.

Capacity

An opened front of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
An opened front of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
Length
13.8" (35.0 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Width
12.6" (32.0 cm)
11.8" (30.0 cm)
Height
8.7" (22.0 cm)
11.0" (27.9 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.4
9.5

User Control

9.9
9.9

Ease of Use

8.0
9.9

Cleanability

7.0
8.0
Grease on the slide-out crumb tray inside the cooking chamber of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Grease on the slide-out crumb tray inside the cooking chamber of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
The cleaned cooking chamber floor and 2 bottom heating elements of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Brushing the stained upper quartz heating elements of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven CleanabilityThe cleaned cooking chamber of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven CleanabilityThe cleaned cooking chamber of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
The cleaned bottom heating elements with guards of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
The cleaned enamel baking pan of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.

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