Ninja vs Cosori - who makes the best air fryers and ovens?

Our experts settle the Ninja vs Cosori debate, comparing their large, compact, and most versatile air fryers and toaster ovens.

Ninja vs Cosori: one of the best Cosori air fryers, the Cosori Dual Blaze IIon a countertop with chicken and pastries around it
(Image credit: Cosori)

In the battle for the best air fryer on the market there is one comparison drawn over and over again: Ninja vs Cosori. Both brands make a range of high-quality, smart air fryers and countertop ovens. These cater to a range of households, but which is better?

Our team of experts have reviewed nearly every Ninja on the market. We've also tested our fair share of Cosoris too, so if you want the experts' verdicts on which you should buy, you're in the right place.

We've compared their best air fryers and countertop ovens. So, if you're trying to narrow down the best air fryers on the market, we've done all the hard work done for you. 

Ninja Dual vs Cosori Blaze II

Cosori Blaze II Air Fryer on the countertop with fries in the basker

(Image credit: Cosori)

Winner: Ninja

Busy households will appreciate air fryers that can do it all. The Ninja Foodi 6-in-1 Dual Basket air fryer can cook two separate meals at the same time. They can sync finish, meaning you can make hasty, tasty food. The Cosori is also great, and we love the smart functionality, but the Ninja holds more food, cooks faster, quieter, and costs less. 

We've put their specifications against each other in a table, but that doesn't tell the full story, so if you want to know more about their functions, there's more information further down.

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Header Cell - Column 0 NinjaCosori
Dimensions15.63 L x 13.86 W x 12.4 H9.4 x 9.4 x 4.8 inches
Capacity8 Quarts6.8 quarts
SettingsAir Broil, Air Fry, Roast, Reheat, Dehydrate, BakeAir Fry, Bake, Broil, Roast, Keep Warm, Reheat, Chicken, Steak, Seafood, Veggies, Fries, and Frozen
CleaningRemovable parts are dishwasher-safeNonstick and dishwasher-safe baskets and inserts
Temperature range105°F–450°F175°- 400°F

Ninja Max XL vs Cosori Lite

Ninja Max XL Air Fryer

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Winner: Ninja

If you're short on space, you can still own an excellent air fryer. Our favorite brand of the two is Ninja. The ironically-named Ninja Max XL is great for smaller spaces because it takes up surprisingly little space for a 5.5 quart air fryer. It's very fast, non-toxic, and simply makes better food than the Cosori. However, the Cosori is slightly smaller, quieter, and easier to use. Both Ninja and Cosori make top-quality, compact appliances. If you need to choose between the two, here's everything you need to know.

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Header Cell - Column 0 NinjaCosori
Dimensions14 L x 11 W x 14.75 H13.6 L x 10.8 W x 12.8 H
Capacity5.5 Quarts4 Quarts
SettingsMax Crisp, Air Fry, Air Roast, Air Broil, Bake, Reheat & Dehydrate.Chicken, Fries, Bacon, Steak, Veggues, Preheat, Keep Warm
CleaningCeramic basket is non-stick, non-toxic, and dishwasher safeNonstick and dishwasher-safe baskets and inserts
Temperature range105°F–450°F170°- 400°F

Ninja Foodi Flip vs Cosori Smart Oven

Ninja Foodi Flip Countertop Oven

(Image credit: Ninja)

Winner: Cosori

Toaster ovens are brilliant compact options if you're looking for an appliance that can do more than just air fry. They tend to demand more space on the countertop, but if you'll use every function, toaster ovens are excellent, hard-working appliances. We think Cosori wins here. It's very straightforward; their toaster oven can do everything Ninja's can, but much more besides, with room for a small chicken that the Ninja can't match. 

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Header Cell - Column 0 NinjaCosori
Dimensions9.7 x 7.5 x 15.1 inches16.3 x 16.9 x 15.5 inches
CapacityFits 13 x 13in baking trayFits 13 x 13in baking tray
CleaningAccessories are dishwasher safeNonstick and dishwasher-safe baskets and inserts
Power1800 watts1800 watts


Is Cosori as good as Ninja?

Ninja and Cosori are both excellent brands. We love their appliances when we've tested them, but they're brilliant for different reasons. Cosori often provide recipe books and have pre-heat functions, which Ninjas don't. However, Ninja air fryers tended to be more consistent in our tests.

Is there an air fryer better than Ninja?

There are plenty of good air fryers on the market and, whilst some of them are Ninja, there are other options available. In fact, Instant tops Ninja in our air fryers buying guide and we also feature Philips and Cosori too. It's all dependent on your needs.

Which air fryer is the best quality?

In our air fryers buying guide, we put the Instant Vortex Plus in top spot. The Ninja Foodi 6-in-1 is quick, but when we considered value, capacity, and usage, the Instant was the best. However, you'll have specific needs that different air fryers can meet, so make sure to shop around before committing to one.

Why were Cosori recalled?

Some Cosori models were recalled due to a wiring fault that caused minor burns and property damage. None of the products listed in this article were models affected by this recall. If you're at all worried about this, I'd go for a Ninja. 

Final thoughts

Cosori Smart Oven

(Image credit: Cosori)

You can't go wrong with a Ninja or Cosori appliance: we like them both for different reasons. If we had to choose the best for families, the Ninja Foodi and its DualZone technology would win the battle. For a compact option, the Ninja XL, even though it's a little bigger, is more consistent and competent than the Cosori. However, with the toaster ovens, Cosori has a more diverse offering and it can cook a rotisserie chicken. That's a deal breaker for most people.

Laura Honey
eCommerce Editor

Laura is our eCommerce editor. As a fully qualified barista, she's our expert in all things coffee and has tested over thirty of the best coffee makers on the market. She has also interviewed Q-Graders and world-leading experts in the coffee industry, so has an intimate knowledge of all things coffee. Before joining Homes & Gardens, she studied English at Oxford University. Whilst studying, she trained as a master perfumer and worked in the luxury fragrance industry for five years. Her collection of home fragrance is extensive and she's met and interviewed five of the world's finest perfumers (also known as 'noses'). As a result of this expansive fragrance knowledge, she always puts quality and style over quantity and fads. Laura looks for products which have been designed simply and with thoughtful finishes.