Ninja Foodi DZ201 and DZ401 are two popular dual basket air fryer models. They have a number of similar features and a few subtle differences. Both models are great for making delicious and healthy meals. However, there are some key differences between the two models that you should be aware of before deciding which one to buy. In this article, I will discuss the similarities and dissimilarities between these two models and try to suggest you the better one. Keep reading!
comparison between DZ201 Vs DZ401
|Features||Ninja DZ201||Ninja DZ401|
|Capacity||8 Quart||10 Quart|
|Dimension (Inch)||15.63 x 13.86 x 12.4||17.1 x 13.9 x 12.8|
|Weight||17.9 lbs||19.8 lbs|
|Temperature||105F to 450F||105F to 450F|
|Power||1690 W||1690 W|
|Color Varients||Dark Gray S/S||Dark Gray S/S|
|Control Panel||Digital Touch||Digital + manual knob|
|Suitable for||Large family||Large family|
Similarities between DZ201 and DZ401
The design of both the Ninja Foodi air fryers is almost the same. They have the same color and shape. Although the design of the control panels is a little different for both these air fryers.
Both of these Ninja Foodi air fryers have exactly the same range of working temperatures. Both of them can work between 105F to 450F. The temperature range is expected for a Ninja air fryer. We have seen other Ninja models such as the AF161 air fryer has the same temperature range.
Both of the air fryers have exactly the same number of cooking functions. Below are the 6 cooking functions of both these Ninja Foodi air fryers.
|SL No.||Cooking Function (DZ201)||Cooking Function (DZ401)|
|1||Air Fry||Air Fry|
Differences between DZ401 and DZ201
Ninja DZ201 is an 8-quart air fryer. It has 2 separate cooking baskets of 4-quart capacity each. On the other hand, the cooking capacity of DZ401 is 10 quarts. It also has two separate cooking zone with a 5-quart capacity each. Chefman has a dual-chamber air fryer like Ninja. You may read our comparison between Ninja and Chefman dual air fryers.
The design of the control panel is another difference between these two air fryers. Although they have exactly the same cooking functions on the panel, DZ401 has a manual knob to change the functions. On the other hand, DZ201 has individual buttons to control the cooking functions.
As the capacity of the DZ401 model is higher, the price of this unit is higher as expected. The additional price of DZ401 is justified as per the added benefits.
DZ201 or DZ401 – Which one is better?
Although both of the dual basket air fryers are almost similar, I would still prefer the DZ401 model. It has more cooking capacity than the competing model. Capacity is a decisive factor when choosing the right air fryer. Another reason I like this model is the manual control knob. It is easier to handle and more user-friendly. As the price of this unit is not that high, Ninja Foodi DZ401 will be a better choice than DZ201.