I was so excited when I got my new Foodi, but I didn’t want to mess it up! One of the first questions I was trying to figure out was if I could use other “non-ninja” brand pans in the Foodi. Well, after two years of constant use, I have an answer!
Answer: It is safe to use other regular pans in your Ninja Foodi. The only limiting factor is finding what will fit in your Foodi, and my wife and I wanted to make sure we weren’t using anything unsafe, like non-stick pans with lower temperature limits.
We have found many other items that work well in our Foodi, including cheap pans from Dollar Tree, a small personal pizza pan, and many others! We have even found different silicon trivets and pans that also work there.
Keep reading for information and sizes that might fit your Foodi!
What Size Regular Pans Fit in Ninja Foodi (by style)?
Since we loved our original Foodi 8 Qt model so much, we also got other models. One, the Foodi Grill, was gifted to us by Nathan, who is responsible for all the pictures on this blog. The other Ninja we found at a discount is called the Ninja Foodi Digital Oven. I made a chart to help define the size pans that will work in the different Foodis, and if you have a Foodi, you can help by measuring the inside of your Foodi and letting me know in the comments.
|Type||Pan Size (leaves room on sides)||Recommended|
|Ninja Foodi 8 qt||Get the Stainless internal pan or use a trivet **, +|
|Ninja Foodi 6.5 qt||8.7″ R* x 5.5″ H||+|
|Ninja Air Fryer Max XL||8.2″ R*|
|Ninja Foodi 6-in-1 8qt. DZ||8.1″ L x 5.5″ W x 3.5″ H|
|Ninja Foodi 6-in-1 10qt. DZ||Details not listed yet|
|Ninja Air Fryer||8.2″ R*|
|Ninja Foodi Grill||8.75″ L x 8.75″ W x 2.75″ H||Height from Ninja Kitchen might be available for higher|
|Ninja Foodi Grill Smart XL||8.75″ L x 10.5″ W x 2.75″ H||Height from Ninja Kitchen might be available for higher|
|Ninja Foodi XL Pro Grill||8.75″ L x 11.5″ W x 2.75″ H||Height from Ninja Kitchen might be available for higher|
|Ninja Foodi Smart XL Pro Grill||8.75″ L x 11.5″ W x 2.75″ H||Height from Ninja Kitchen might be available for higher|
|Ninja Foodi Dig. Oven||12.5″ L x 12.5″ W x 2″ H||Shallow profile but has lots of versatility|
|Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Fry Oven|
|Ninja Foodi Dual Heat Countertop|
|Ninja Foodi Smart XL Pro|
* R = Round (not radius), aka. edge-to-edge capacity in the middle and leaves a little room
** It is essential to try not to scratch the non-stick coating on your liner.
+ Check out our article on Ninja Foodi-compatible trivets
What Other Accessories Can I use in My Ninja Foodi?
I wrote an article on some of the inserts you can use in your new Foodi to make various things and push your culinary efforts! Check it out here: What is the Ninja Foodi Trivet?
You can also take a look at the article: Suggested Accessories to Use with Ninja Foodi (Cooking Pot)
The popularity of the Ninja line of products has continuously brought innovations into the accessory market for these cookers. I will go into more detail about available options soon, but right now, I can tell you about some of the things I have purchased and used with my Ninjas.
Dehydrator Rack – this is a series of racks used for making things like dried fruits, vegetables, or jerky. I got ones for my Ninja Foodi 8-quart deluxe, which slides right into the pot.
Loaf Pan – You can find a lot of loaf pan options. I found one on Amazon for about $10 but later found one that fit perfectly in my local Dollar Tree for $1, so I recommend looking around at the grocery store or dollar store. You might be surprised at what you find.
Muffin Pan – We got a cute mini muffin pan as a free add-on to a different order. It only has a place for four muffins, and I’m not sure it was designed for the Ninja Foodi, but it works!
Other things you might keep an eye out for that will work as long as the measurements will fit:
- cake pans
- egg racks
- steamer baskets and racks
- grill inserts
- skewer stands
- any trivets made for high heat or pressure
- pizza stones
- mini pans
- canning equipment (will be featured in a future article)
- silicon liners
- baking sheets
- bread racks
- use your imagination!
Inserts for your Ninja Foodi are limited to the size and temperature limitations. Searching on Amazon brings up so much, and as I order and test things, I will link back here and show you how to use them or reviews.
Thanks for reading!