Modern technology hasn’t just influenced how we work and communication. Today in the kitchen, we are able to get rid of numerous pots, pans and machines and replace them for one smart, multi-functioning unit. That is exactly was Ninja Foodi has done.
The Ninja Foodi OP302 and the Ninja Foodi OP305 are pressure cookers with a total of 9 functions. Today, we are going to go over the functions and other features of the two Ninja Foodie pressure cookers. We will look at some pros and cons before deciding which is the better buying option.
Let’s review all of the specifics in the following comparison chart.
|The Ninja Foodie OP302||The Ninja Foodie OP305|
|Size||14.25 x 16.75 x 13.10 inches||14.25 x 16.75 x 13.10 inches|
|Cooking Functions||9- pressure, steam, slow cook/yogurt, sear/sauté, air crisp, bake/roast, broil, keep warm, dehydrate||9- pressure, steam, slow cook/yogurt, sear/sauté, air crisp, bake/roast, broil, keep warm, dehydrate|
|Capacity||6.5qt cooking pot, 4qt cook and crisp basket||6.5qt cooking pot, 4qt cook and crisp basket|
|Safety Features||14 levels of safety||14 levels of safety|
|What’s Included||45 recipes, cooking pot, frying basket, reversible rack, pressure cooker lid and built-in crisping lid.||45 recipes, cooking pot, frying basket, cook and crisp layered insert, reversible rack, pressure cooker lid and built-in crisping lid.|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Ninja Foodi OP302 vs OP305 Similarities
They are almost identical so we will begin by discussing what the Ninja Foodi OP302 and the Ninja Foodi OP305 have in common.
With 9 ways to cook food, the Ninja Foodie OP302 and the Ninja Foodie OP305 allow you to cook a massive range of food from vegetables to whole grains, fish to chicken. You will find settings for pressure cooking, steaming, slow cooking/yogurt, searing/sautéing, dehydrating and keep warm. On top of that, with a TenderCrisp option, you can air fry, bake/roast, and broil.
Faster and Healthier Cooking
They both have a cooking capacity of 6.5qt, meaning you can prepare a whole roast for your family. The 4qt cook and crisp basket that comes with the Ninja Foodie OP302 and the Ninja Foodie OP305 has a capacity for a 5-pound chicken or 3 pounds of fries.
Both the Ninja Foodie OP302 and the Ninja Foodie OP305 have a power rating of 1400W. This is higher than that of an average pressure cooker and about average for an air fryer.
Automatic Keep Warm
With the automatic keep warm feature, the food you cook in the Ninja Foodie OP302 and the Ninja Foodie OP305 will stay warm for up to 12 hours after cooking.
Materials and Safety
Any type of cooking unit will require safety features against potential accidents. The Ninja Foodie OP302 and the Ninja Foodie OP305 have 14 levels of safety features and have both passed extremely vigorous testing. They are PTFE/ PFOA free, so you know they are safe to come into contact with food.
The cooking pots and basket are dishwasher safe. But, as they are non-stick, they are just as easy to hand wash in warm soapy water. The pressure cooker lid of the Ninja Foodie OP302 and the Ninja Foodie OP305 must be washed by hand.
Differences Between Ninja Foodie OP302 and Ninja Foodie OP305
There are a few little differences between the Ninja Foodie OP302 and the Ninja Foodie OP305 that we will cover now.
The difference in appearance is so minimal it may not even bother some people. They look identical, black with touch buttons and an LED display.
The Ninja Foodie OP302
This cooker is 14.25 x 16.75 x 13.10 inches in size. It weighs 24.9 pounds.
The Ninja Foodie OP305
The measurements are exactly the same, but it weighs a little more at 30 pounds.
The Winner Is- The Ninja Foodie OP302
Both come with the pressure cooker lid which can be removed for you to close the crisping lid. In fact, there is also only one small difference regarding what you will receive.
The Ninja Foodie OP302
You will get the 6.5qt cooking pot, the 4qt frying basket and a reversible rack. You will also be able to get some great inspiration from the recipe booklet with 45 recipes.
The Ninja Foodie OP305
It comes with exactly the same as the Ninja Foodie OP302, but you also get the Cook & Crisp Layered insert which increases the capacity of the fryer.
The Winner Is- The Ninja Foodie OP305
Pros and Cons
And just before we give our final opinions, let’s look at a few pros and cons of the Ninja Foodie OP302 and the Ninja Foodie OP305.
- You will end up using it every day it’s so versatile
- Simple settings and easy to read timer display
- The recipe book is really informative
- It would be nice to have a stronger seal on the lid
- Excellent result on crispy chicken wings
- Good level of flavors and freshness from recipes
- Clean up is very quick and easy
- It’s a little heavier and more expensive
The Final Verdict
It was very difficult today because the Ninja Foodie OP302 and the Ninja Foodie OP305 are so similar. In fact, many of the pros were relevant to both machines. We loved both of them for the range of food and recipes we could try. Sometimes we followed to recipe booklet and others we created our own meals and they all turned out great. It was great to get the right temperatures to cook the meat through thoroughly but then get that perfect golden crisp on the outside.
Although the Ninja Foodie OP305 comes with the additional insert, we still found that we had ample cooking capacity with the Ninja Foodie OP302. The cost wasn’t enough to make much of a difference but when they do the same thing, there is no point paying the extra. What really helped us the make the decision was the additional weight, making the Ninja Foodie OP302 the lighter, and better option.