Ninja Foodi Air Fryer or Broiled Steaks?
I made two steaks in my Ninja Foodi. One I cooked using the Air Fryer Setting. The other I cooked using the Broiler Setting. Read on to see which way was better and see if you can tell the difference.
This is how one of the steaks turned out. I will call this Steak One. What do you think, is it cooked with the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi Broiler?
This will be Steak Two, was it cooked with the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi Broiler?
I used the Air Crisp Basket on the steak that I cooked in the Air Fryer. I lightly sprayed the basket with oil, preheated the unit for 5 minutes at 400 degrees, seasoned my steak on both sides and I cooked the steak for about 6 minutes on each side (I like my steaks rare and my steak was thick).
I used the rack to Broil my other steak. First I preheated the unit for 5 minutes on the Broiler Setting at 450 degrees, I seasoned my steak on both sides and then I cooked my rare steak for 8 minutes, turning over after 4 minutes.
The Broiled Steak was delicious and cooked rare like I love my steak.
The Air Fryer Steak was also delicious and cooked rare too. It took a little longer to cook probably due to the 50 degrees temperature difference.
I found no big difference in taste between the two methods of cooking, however, I did like the outside texture better using the Broiler. Keep in mind that my review of these two cooking methods are with cooking a steak rare. It may or may not be different if cooked longer for a medium or well done steak.
The appearance of steak cooked in the Ninja Foodi (on either setting) is not all that appealing. If I was cooking steak for guests, I would stick to the grill. In the dead of winter and for the person cooking just one steak, the Ninja Foodi worked to my satisfaction, however, I still prefer cooking a single steak in my cast iron pan on the stovetop over using the Ninja Foodi.
Did you guess correctly? Steak One was cooked with the broiler setting and Steak Two was cooked with the air fryer.