Ninja Max XL AF161 air fryer

This Ninja air fryer has the following:

  • a claimed capacity of 5.5 qt.
  • cost about $4.78 to operate 1 hour per week for 52 weeks when set to 350°F.
  • comes with a 1 yr warranty.
  • comes with a rack


The Ninja Max XL AF161 is part of the Air Fryer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Air Fryer models like the Max XL AF161 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Controls: We consider legibility of markings and ease of setting desired time and temperature.

Noise: Noise is measured with the appliance operated on a counter-top.

Cleaning: Our assessment of cleaning the air fryer includes both baskets, the interior of the machine and exterior surfaces.


Digital display Digital display Display has digital readout for easy reading.
Dishwasher-safe Dishwasher-safe Dishwasher safe is based on the manufacturers' information.
Pre-programmed settings Pre-programmed settings Comes with pre-programmed settings for cooking foods.


Height (in.) Height The height of the air fryer rounded up.
Width (in.) Width The width of the air fryer rounded up.
Depth (in.) Depth The depth of the air fryer rounded up.
Weight (lbs.) Weight Weight of the air fryer rounded to the nearest pound when empty.
Claimed capacity Claimed capacity Capacity of air fryer as stated by manufacturer.
5.5 qt
Claimed wattage Claimed wattage Claimed wattage indcates the power consumption of a model on high setting as claimed by the manufacturer