As you’re doing your spring cleaning this year, I just wanted to let you know that you’ll be able to make room in your cabinets. If yours looked like mine, I’m sure this is music to your ears. How do you say? Well, I recently received a Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-iQ to review and this magical system takes the place of so many things. Like my crockpot and vegetable steamer. I boxed them up and gave them to a family in need. And no longer will I have to stand over a hot stove because it also takes the place of my stovetop and my oven. You read that right. My new favorite kitchen appliance is a slow cooker, a stovetop for searing and sautéing, a steamer, and an oven for baking. This would make the perfect addition for any kitchen even in dorm rooms.
The first thing that impressed me with my new Ninja Cooking System was the Auto-iQ feature. I can choose from 80 recipes, add the ingredients, turn the knob to select the recipe number that’s already programmed in, and it takes over from there. You don’t have to know how to cook to use this cooker. You just need to be able to read the recipes and turn the knob and start button. It does not get any easier than this. But wait, maybe it does. From start to finish, this amazing and delicious chicken spinach noodle bake recipe was ready for the table in a mere 30 minutes. The time it took me to wash some laundry and sweep off the porch. A 100+ recipe book comes with the cooker which is super convenient.
After I opened my new cooker and emailed photos of it to everyone I know, lol, I washed out my cooker, and then I watched the following video which is super helpful for all new Cooking System with Auto-iQ owners. By the time it dried, I was ready to begin. I knew from the video that it wasn’t going to be an easy process but until you try it for yourself, you can’t really appreciate how easy it is. It’s like having your own chef in the kitchen. I spent less than 10 minutes prep time before Chef Ninja took over. I did have to substitute the whole-milk ricotta cheese for cream cheese because I didn’t have any on hand.