What’s the difference between Ninja AF101 vs AF150AMZ vs AF161?

The Ninja air fryer model AF161, AF150AMZ and AF101 are similar items.
The main difference between them are the numbers of functions, the capacity and the temperature range.

  • The AF101 has 4 functions: Air Fry, Roast, Reheat, and Dehydrate; it has a 4-qt nonstick basket which allows you to cook and crisp up to 2 lbs of food; its temperature range is 105°F to 400°F.
  • The AF150AMZ has 5 functions: Air Fry, Air Roast, Bake, Reheat and Dehydrate; it has a 5.5-qt nonstick basket which allows you to cook up to 3 lbs of food; it has the same temperature range as AF101.
  • The AF161 has 7 functions: Max Crisp, Air Fry, Air Roast, Air Broil, Bake, Reheat, and Dehydrate; it also has a 5.5-qt nonstick basket like the AF150AMZ; its highest temperature is 450°F which is higher than the max degree of AF101 and AF150AMZ, thus it can cook food faster, hotter, and crispier than the AF101 and AF150AMZ.

Information about the functions from user manuals:

  • AIR FRY: Use to give food crispiness and crunch with little to no oil.
  • ROAST: Use the unit as a roaster oven for tender meats, baked treats, and more.
  • REHEAT: Revive leftovers by gently warming them, leaving you with crispy results.
  • DEHYDRATE: Dehydrate meats, fruits, and vegetables for healthy snacks.
  • AIR ROAST: Use the unit as a roaster oven for tender meats, vegetables, and more.
  • BAKE: Create decedent baked treats and desserts.
  • AIR BROIL: Use to caramelize and brown food.
  • MAX CRISP: Use to give frozen foods extra crispiness and crunch with little to no oil.
Air FryerNinja AF101 Air FryerNinja AF150AMZ Air Fryer XLNinja AF161 Max XL Air Fryer
Model#AF101AF150AMZAF161
Wattage1550W1750W1750W
Cable Length2.6-foot2.6-foot2.6-foot
Dimensions13.6" L x 11" W x 13.3" H14" L x 11" W x 14.8" H14" L x 11" W x 14.8" H
Capacity4 Quart, 2lbs5.5 Quart, 3 lbs5.5 Quart, 3 lbs
Digital DisplayYesYesYes
Nonstick Ceramic CoatingYesYesYes
Functions4 Functions:
Air Fry, Roast, Reheat, Dehydrate
5 Functions:
Air Fry, Air Roast, Bake, Reheat, Dehydrate
7 Functions:
Max Crisp, Air Fry, Air Roast, Air Broil, Bake, Reheat, Dehydrate
Preheat Time3 minutes3 minutes3 minutes
Temperature Range105°F-400°F105°F-400°F105°F-450°F
MaxCrisp TechnologyNoNoYes
Accessories(1) 4-qt Ceramic-Coated Nonstick Basket
(1) Ceramic-Coated Nonstick Crisper Plate
(1) 5.5-qt Ceramic-Coated Nonstick Basket
(1) Ceramic-Coated Nonstick Crisper Plate
(1) 4-qt Ceramic-Coated Nonstick Basket
(1) 5.5-qt Ceramic-Coated Nonstick Crisper Plate
Recipe Book20-recipe guide20-recipe guide20-recipe guide
BPA FreeYesYesYes
Weight 10.58 lbs11.7 lbs11.7 lbs
ColorBlack/GreyGreyGrey
Warranty1 year limited warranty1 year limited warranty1 year limited warranty

Ninja AF101 vs AF101C what’s the difference?

The Ninja AF101C is the Canadian version of the AF101, otherwise, they are the same.

P.S.

  • The AF101 used to include a Multi-layer Rack, but it seems that it no longer comes with this rack.
  • The AF161 used to come with a Broil Rack, but it seems that this rack is not included any more.

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