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Ninja Crockpot – The BEST Kitchen Appliance

Ninja has definitely proved a mighty company in the kitchen appliance category and one of their BEST products is back – the Ninja crockpot is my favorite kitchen appliance and is getting a major upgrade after 9 years! This Ninja cooking system is back and better than ever.

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Sometimes I feel like I might need a kitchen appliance intervention. I know there are a ton more appliances than what I have, but sometimes I feel like – well, it’s just a lot.

I recently took an inventory of what appliances I might be able to part with and donate. I found a couple – like a dehydrator I never used apart from the day I got it and a bread maker that was treated the same way.

But I came across one of my favorites and just had to come update this blog post. I got the 3-in-1 Ninja Cooking System in 2014 – yes, 9 years ago at this point and it is STILL one that gets used regularly. In fact, it’s been so long ago, it’s hard to find these great machines still around.

Are you ready for the BEST NEWS? Ninja JUST RELEASED AN UPDATED VERSION! I just ordered mine from Amazon and as soon as it gets here, I’ll give you a full Ninja Foodi PossibleCooker Pro Review.

If you can’t wait, you can go ahead and order yours from Amazon or Walmart now!

Spoiler Alert – I highly dislike the name and really all of the names of Ninja products. They are SO hard to remember and the Ninja Foodi PossibleCooker Pro is at the top of the list. But I can’t wait to see how it performs compared to it’s older brother!

Until it arrives – let me share with you why the older version, which was known as has the 3-in-1 Ninja Cooking System survived a move, a yearly kitchen clean-out for the last 9 years, and the donation pile? Here’s why: It is the best Ninja crockpot!

Ninja Cooker

Wait – does Ninja even make a crockpot, you’re asking. Well, yes and no. This machine’s name was technically the Ninja 3-in-1 cooking system and that’s because it can bake, work as a stove top, and a slow cooker.

The old Ninja 3 in 1 Cooking System is made up of 2 main parts: the main component [where you see the controls] and a removable stick-free pot, which is also dishwasher safe.

One thing to note is the relatively light weight of the pot.  Our old slow cooker was SO heavy for me to lift when food was inside.

Ninja Removable

I’ll be honest, baking in this Ninja 3 in 1 was something I never tried – even 9 years later. I’m an amateur baker so I use what I know best… my oven.

But this Ninja crockpot quickly took the place of my other slow cooker for one reason… the stove top function!

I like to sear meat before I put it in the slow cooker. And we all know that the less pans, the better. With this Ninja slow cooker, I simply turn the knob to the stovetop function, sear the meat, then turn the dial to slow cook when I’m ready!

The machine is really easy to use – which is important for someone like me that likes to skip the instruction booklet and just get hands on first thing.  

The Slow Cook setting is truly a Set It and Forget It type of cooking. The Ninja Cooking System will automatically switch to AUTO WARM once your slow cook cycle is complete – genius, right!?

Ninja Cooking System 3 in 1

I would definitely recommend the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System for every household. It cooks 30% faster using Triple Fusion Heat Technology. It also cooks with 30% less fat by cooking with steam in baked good and roasting, and provides for super fast clean-up as the pot is non-stick and super easy to clean.  

Can you deep fry in a Ninja Cooking System?

While it seems like a great idea since the pot is so deep, you can not deep fry in this Ninja 3 in 1. It wasn’t made for that purpose, but they do still offer the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer, which is an amazing looking air fryer and next on my list of “wants”.

Why is the Ninja 3 in 1 no longer sold?

This is the million dollar question because I don’t know! I think it was a huge mistake to take this great kitchen appliance off the market and I hope it comes back.

As I’ve said, ours is going strong after 9 years so it’s a great investment! In fact, I’ve gotten several comments on this blog post throughout the years from people wanting it back… and Ninja finally listened! I’m so excited to upgrade this appliance to the new Ninja Foodi PossibleCooker Pro in a few weeks!

When the 3-in-1 Cooking System was sold, it retailed for $199.99. So the price point of the new Foodi PossibleCooker Pro is fantastic at just $149.99, but be sure to check the current price on Amazon as it’s usually lower!

This post was originally published in May 2014. The last update was in January 2023.


Friday 17th of March 2023

Everything I I’ve have cooked in my relatively new ninja as burned dried out or become uneatable. What is wrong?


Wednesday 7th of December 2022

This is an old model. I tried to buy another and its not on their site is a great machine. They have a newer one now similar.


Tuesday 31st of January 2023

@Billie Jo Anderson, They just released a newer model of this machine!

Billie Jo Anderson

Sunday 22nd of January 2023

Is this Ninja 3 in 1 cooker for sale again I'd sure like to buy one three and one Ninja

Amber Ludwig

Thursday 7th of April 2016

Ninja just keeps rocking my world in the kitchen!! I am impressed with every single new item theyve been coming out with!! I need this bad boy!!