Ninja Cooking System with Auto-iQ CS960 multi-cooker

This 6.0-quart Ninja multi-cooker has:

  • touchpad button/dial controls
  • non-stick insert
  • It comes with a rack.

About

The Ninja Cooking System with Auto-iQ CS960 is part of the Multi-Cooker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Multi-Cooker models like the Cooking System with Auto-iQ CS960 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Slow cooking: This score reflects the results using the slow cook setting for our beef stew and chili & beans recipes. Dry beans were used in our chili test. High scores indicate more tender meat and vegetables at the end of 5 hours for the stew; and tender meat and beans at the end of 7 hours for the chili.

Rice cooking: This score reflects the results of cooking 1 cup of dry white rice using the rice setting.

Steaming: This score reflects the results of steaming 1/2 pound each of broccoli florets and baby carrots. High scores indicate the broccoli florets and carrots were firm but not mushy.

Features

Programmable Programmable Programmable models can be set to start cooking at a later time.
No
# of preset cooking modes # of preset cooking modes The number of preset cooking modes that the multi-cooker offers.
8
Nonstick pot Nonstick pot Indicates whether the multi-cooker has a nonstick interior.
Yes
Dishwasher safe insert Dishwasher safe insert The insert can be put into the dishwasher.
Yes
Dishwasher safe lid Dishwasher safe lid The lid can be put into the dishwasher, but check manual to see if small parts need to be removed first.
Yes
Accessories Accessories Additional accessories that the multi-cooker offers.
Rack

Specs

Total weight (lbs.) Total weight The weight of the multi-cooker including the insert and lid, in pounds.
12
Exterior height (in.) Exterior height Our measurement, rounded to the nearest inch.
11
Exterior width (in.) Exterior width Our measurement, rounded to the nearest inch.
18
Exterior depth (in.) Exterior depth Our measurement, rounded to the nearest inch.
14