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Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-iQ

Model #: CS960

Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-iQ has 4 cooking modes and 80+
pre-programmed recipes.

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What's included
  • 80+ Recipe Cookbook
  • 6-Quart Lightweight Nonstick Cooking Pot
  • Steaming/Roasting Rack
  • Glass Lid with Handle
Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-iQ™
Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-iQ™
Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-iQ™
Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-iQ™
Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-iQ™
Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-iQ™
Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-iQ™
Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-iQ™
Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-iQ™
Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-iQ™

Details

Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-iQ is four appliances built into one. A slow cooker, a stove top for searing and sautéing, a steamer, and an oven for baking. Cook everything from stews and roasts to seafood and vegetables and even baked goods. The Cooking System comes with Auto-iQ Technology: just select a recipe, add ingredients, and let Auto-iQ cook for you. Choose from over 80 pre-programmed recipes divided into four Programs: Quick Meals, Layered Bowls, Grains, and Poached Infusions. Don't have much time - Quick Meals are the solution! Layered Bowls are easy two step recipes with the flavor and satisfaction of multi-layered meals, cooked in one convenient pot. Grains are perfectly cooked portions of oats and quinoa. Lastly, Poached Infusions are all the nuanced flavor of your favorite poached dishes with none of the guesswork. The included cookbook serves as your guide for selecting recipes. Between Manual and Auto-iQ functions, there’s a huge array of delicious, one-pot meals at your fingertips. The 6-quart Cooking System also includes an auto stay-warm feature, digital timer, and steaming/roasting rack.

  • Four Manual Cooking Functions: Slow Cook, Stove Top Sear/Sautee, Steam, and Bake. Four cooking functions all in one appliance. Cook food in more ways than a traditional slow cooker can.
  • Auto-iQ Technology: Auto-iQ Technology allows you to select a recipe, add your ingredients, and Auto-iQ helps you cook! Featuring over 80 pre-programmed, chef-developed recipes divided into four categories: Quick Meals, Layered, Bowls, Grains and Poached Infusions.
  • Triple Fusion Heat: Traditional slow cookers have only one type of heat—the Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-iQ has three. Bottom heat, side heat, and steam heat all work together for easy one pot meals.
  • Auto Stay-Warm: The appliance automatically switches to Stay Warm mode when Slow Cook, Steam, or Bake functions come to completion. This keeps your food hot and ready to serve without overcooking it.
  • Programmable Time and Temperature: Select your time and temperature for precise cooking (only available with certain functions).
  • Sear to Slow Cook: Searing meats before slow cooking locks in flavors and juices as well as creates a delicious texture. Do this all in one pot—no extra pans to wash.
  • Easy Clean, 6 Quart Pot: Our 6 quart pot can easily feed a family or more. Being lightweight, non-stick, and dishwasher safe, the pot is very easy to clean and it will be the only thing you have too wash. Focus on the meal, not the mess.
  • Portable: Cook anywhere you have an outlet. Parties, vacations, college, and more. Using a single, easy-to-clean appliance to prepare one-pot meals makes on-the-go cooking convenient.
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FAQs


This FAQ page is a great place to find info, tips and help. Just make sure you’ve read your Owner’s Guide before using your unit.

General Information

What is slow cooking?
Slow cooking allows you to cook at a low temperature, over a long period of time. This leaves meat tender and juicy (even the less expensive cuts) while other ingredients become moist and infused with a deep, rich flavor. Slow cooking also offers the ultimate in ease and convenience, as you cook everything in a single pot that doesn't require constant supervision. The Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-IQ has three different ACCUTEMP SLOW COOK settings: HIGH, LOW, and WARM, giving you the flexibility to adjust cooking times to fit your schedule. The HIGH setting cooks approximately twice as fast as the LOW setting. Use LOW for all-day “set it and forget it” cooking. Use HIGH for half-day or shorter periods of time. Once the cooking cycle is complete, the unit will automatically switch to STAY WARM, which will run for 12 hours.
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How can I get additional parts or accessories?
Simply visit the Parts and Accessories tab on this page to find a variety of available parts/accessories. Or visit www.ninjakitchen.com/parts-and-accessories.
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What is Steam Baking?
Steam-infused baking uses bottom and side-band heating, turning your multi-cooker into a mini-oven with a temperature range of 250 to 425 degrees, so you can STEAM BAKE cakes and other moist, delicious desserts. Please keep in mind that foods will not brown or crisp on the top the same as a conventional oven, instead foods will crisp and brown on the bottom and sides.
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What is Dry Baking?
Like a conventional oven, DRY BAKE mode doesn't use steam. Please keep in mind that foods will not brown or crisp on the top the same as a conventional oven, instead foods will crisp and brown on the bottom and sides.
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What foods can I Steam Bake and how does it work?
The STEAM BAKE function is best used when baking cakes, cupcakes, loaves, puddings, custards, and cheesecakes. Steam Baking is done by adding water to the bottom of the cooking pot and cooking on the STEAM BAKE setting. The steam created by the water helps your desserts cook more evenly, retain more moisture, and give a higher rise.
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What foods can I cook in DRY BAKE mode?
The DRY BAKE function is best used with beef, pork, fish, and poultry. Steam roasting is done by adding liquid to the bottom of the cooking pot and using the DRY BAKE setting. No need to pre-heat.
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Can I deep fry in the Ninja® Cooking System?
The Ninja® Multi-Cooker should never be used for deep frying. It can be used for searing and sautéing.
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What is Triple Fusion Heat®?
Triple Fusion Heat® provides three different heat forms in our multi-cooker. Bottom heat locks in flavor from the start, while side heat distributes evenly for consistent cooking. Finally, steam heat keeps ingredients juicy so your meals never dry out.
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How much food can I put inside the pot?
The pot can cook a chicken that weighs up to 6 pounds, or a roast that weighs up to 4 pounds. Please do not fill the pot more than two-thirds full with a liquid.
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Why is the Ninja® Cooking System different from other standard slow cooking appliances?
The Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-iQ is four appliances built into one. You can sear with the STOVE TOP function, then SLOW COOK, all in the same pot. Keep in all the delicious flavors of your ingredients, reduce sauces after slow cooking, and even reheat food: true one-pot cooking with more flavor and less mess. Between the Manual and Auto-iQ functions, there's a huge array of delicious, one-pot meals at your fingertips.
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Is preheating required?
In your Ninja® Cooking System, no preheating is required for the manual cooking functions (SLOW COOK, STOVE TOP, BAKE, and STEAM.) However, if you are using the STOVE TOP function, results will be better if you let it come up to temperature.
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What is the temperature range of the BAKE function?
For both dry and steam baking, the temperature range is 250-425 F degrees.
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How does the STEAM function work?
Pour liquid into the cooking pot, then cover with lid. Select the STEAM button, then turn the knob to select the time. The clock will flash the letter “P” for Preheat with the set time. Once the preheat cycle is complete, you will hear a beep and the clock will start counting down. Add ingredients as directed in the recipe. When clock has completed the cooking cycle, the multi-cooker will beep to indicate that food needs to be removed. 
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How do you clean the main housing unit?
Simply unplug the unit from the wall outlet and allow it to cool. NEVER immerse the main housing unit in water or any other liquid. To clean the main housing unit and control panel, wipe with a damp cloth.
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What is dishwasher safe?
The cooking pot, steaming/roasting rack, and glass lid are all dishwasher safe. The Multi-Purpose Pan (only CS960A) is not dishwasher safe.
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In what modes can I adjust the cooking time?
BAKE, STEAM, and SLOW COOK modes allow the time to be adjusted. STOVE TOP does not let you adjust the cooking time. In Auto-iQ mode, cooking time is pre-set to produce the best degrees.
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Can I adjust cooking time in STOVE TOP mode?
No. There is no timer in STOVE TOP mode.
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Do you need an oven mitt to take off the lid?
Although a mitt is not required to remove the lid, the contents of your cooking pot and the steam from inside of your pot will be hot. You may want to wear a mitt if you are more comfortable removing the lid that way.
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Is the inner pot microwave-safe?
No. The cooking pot cannot be used in a microwave oven.
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Where can I find more recipes?
Visit https://www.ninjakitchen.com/recipes/ to find recipes and more!
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Product Specifications

What is the power cord length?
30 Inches
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What is the wattage of the unit?
1200 Watts
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Product Usage

Can I leave my house with the unit plugged in and cooking?
It is perfectly safe to leave the Ninja® plugged in ONLY when using SLOW COOK, BAKE, WARM, or Auto-iQ Meals or Grains settings. When using the other settings, you must be present, like when using a stove.
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Can I reheat food in my multi-cooker?
YES! The STOVE TOP function is perfect for reheating. Simply place your food in the unit and set STOVE TOP HIGH to warm the unit. Adjust appropriately as you would on your stovetop at home. Do not use the STAY WARM function to reheat food.
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Can I use the pot on my stovetop or oven?
NO. It is recommended that you do not use the pot on a stovetop or in the oven to preserve the nonstick coating of the pot.
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Can I take the lid off the pot when slow cooking?
It is not advisable to take the lid off during the first 2 hours of cooking, as it can result in significant heat loss and will require additional cooking time. Should you need to lift the lid to stir, do so quickly and be sure to check food for tenderness and doneness at the end, adding on additional cooking time as necessary.
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Can I take the lid off the pot when in Auto-iQ mode?
It is not advisable to take the lid off during any iQ settings. If you do remove the lid it may compromise the end result of your Auto-iQ recipe. Please make sure if you do remove the lid that you check to make sure that your food is cooked all the way through before serving.
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How long are the timers for each of the cooking settings?
The default time for SLOW COOK HIGH is 4:00 (4 hours). For SLOW COOK LOW, the default time is 8:00 (8 hours) and for WARM, it is 6:00 (6 hours.) The maximum SLOW COOK time you can set is 12:00 (12 hours). Once the cook time is complete the unit will switch to STAY WARM mode for 12 hours. In BAKE mode, the maximum time is 6:00 (6 hours). After baking is complete, unit will switch to STAY WARM mode for 12 hours. In STOVE TOP mode, there is no timer. STOVE TOP will automatically shut off after 1 hour on HIGH and after 4 hours on LOW. In STEAM mode, the time is set manually. Once steaming is complete, the unit will switch to STAY WARM mode for 12 hours. Please refer to your cookbook for Auto-IQ timed programs.
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Do the handles and the exterior of the pot get hot?
Yes. As with any heating appliance, it is always good to be safe. We recommend using oven mitts when handling the unit. The control panel will remain comfortable to touch without the use of mitts.
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Can I put the pot into the freezer?
No, it is not recommended to store food in the cooking pot in the freezer.
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Can I put the pot into the fridge?
YES. The pot can go straight from the fridge to the multi-cooker without cracking.
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How do I clean my Ninja® Multi-cooker?
Wash the cooking pot, steaming/roasting rack, and glass lid with warm, soapy water. The cooking pot, steaming/roasting rack, and glass lid are also all dishwasher safe. If food residue is stuck on the cooking pot, fill the pot with water and allow to soak before cleaning. DO NOT use scouring pads. If scouring is necessary, use a nonabrasive cleanser or liquid detergent with a nylon pad or brush. The multi-purpose pan (ONLY CS960A CONFIGURATION) is not dishwasher safe.
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What are the best utensils to cook with?
As with any nonstick surface, use scratch-resistant, non-metal utensils on the surface of the pot.
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Will the exterior housing of my unit get hot during the cooking process?
Yes. Be sure to use protective oven mitts when handling during the cooking process.
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How does Auto-iQ work?
Auto-iQ features pre-programmed recipes that are tied back to the cookbook that is included with your unit. Simply gather your ingredients for the recipe that you would like to make, place your ingredients in the pot (or as instructed to do in the cookbook), set the corresponding Auto-iQ number and press START. You will see a count-down timer in the right hand screen for quick meals and layered bowls. For grains and pouched infusions you will see an "ON" notification on the right-hand display. Please refer to the exact instructions in your cookbook for further detail.
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What does the Autp-iQ "Poach" function do?
Poaching is a cooking method of submerging a food in warm water, stock or other liquids to cook the food and keep moisture locked in.
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What does the Auto-iQ "Grains" function do?
Cook grains such as oatmeal and quinoa to the perfect consistency at the touch of a button.
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What does Auto-iQ "Layered Bowls" function do?
These are two-step recipes. Use the Stove Top function to sear proteins before adding in other ingredients to cook. Through this process, you are building layers of flavor.
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What does the Auto-iQ "Quick Meals" function do?
Quick Meals are meals that are ready in 30 minutes or less.
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Can I cook rice?
NO. Rice can be cooked with the Stove Top function, but not using the Grains Auto-iQ function.
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Can I substitute foods?
If you would like to substitute foods, we recommend a few different options. Please refer to your cookbook for those recommended substitutions. Please keep in mind if you use other substitutes this may effect the end result of your iQ meal.
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What is different about the CS960 compared to the MC750/MC700?
The CS960 is a step up from the previous multi-cooker because of the pre-programmed Auto-iQ recipes as well as the new Accutemp technology preventing food from boiling over in Slow Cook mode.
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Product Care


This FAQ page is a great place to find info, tips and help. Just make sure you’ve read your Owner’s Guide before using your unit.

Product Usage

How do I clean my Ninja® Multi-cooker?
Wash the cooking pot, steaming/roasting rack, and glass lid with warm, soapy water. The cooking pot, steaming/roasting rack, and glass lid are also all dishwasher safe. If food residue is stuck on the cooking pot, fill the pot with water and allow to soak before cleaning. DO NOT use scouring pads. If scouring is necessary, use a nonabrasive cleanser or liquid detergent with a nylon pad or brush. The multi-purpose pan (ONLY CS960A CONFIGURATION) is not dishwasher safe.
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What are the best utensils to cook with?
As with any nonstick surface, use scratch-resistant, non-metal utensils on the surface of the pot.
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Troubleshooting


This FAQ page is a great place to find info, tips and help. Just make sure you’ve read your Owner’s Guide before using your unit.

General Information

How do I know when the appliance is on?
When your Ninja Multi-cooker is on, the power button will be illuminated.
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There is a lot of condensation around my lid, what do I do?
Use extreme caution when removing the lid after cooking. Serious burns can result from the steam inside. ALWAYS lift and tilt the lid away from you when removing, using care to ensure water does not drip back into the appliance. The lid can get very hot, please be careful.
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What happens if I lose the cookbook?
There is a digital version of the CS960 cookbook online at ninjakitchen.com.
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I used an Auto-iQ program and my food is cooked less than I like.
Set your unit to BAKE at 350 F degrees for 5-10 minutes. If you need further assistance, please Contact Customer Servoce at 1-866-826-6941.
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Where can I find cooking tips?
Please refer to your cookbook or contact Customer Care at 1-866-826-6941.
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Product Usage

What does it mean when "EO2" appears on the display screen?
When "E02" appears on the display screen it means that your product is not functioning correctly. Please contact the Customer Care team at 1-877-646-5288.
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What does it mean when "POT" appears on the display screen?
When the cooking pot is not inside the main housing unit "POT" will appear on the display screen and pause cooking until the cooking pot is inserted. If you remove the pot during an Auto-iQ program, you have 30 seconds to place the pot back into the main housing before the program shuts off.
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Why won't the "POT" message go away?
Please make sure that your cooking pot is firmly placed inside of the main housing unit until the "POT" notification goes away.
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What happens if I lose electricity, I am not home, and the slow cooker is on?
In the event of a loss of power your multi-cooker will automatically turn off. It is recommended to dispose of any food that has been left at room temperature for 1 hour without cooking.
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What should I do if I poured water into the liner instead of the pot?
DO NOT USE THE UNIT. Immediately unplug your multi-cooker. It is likely damaged and may require repair or replacement. Call Customer Care right away at 1-866-826-6941 for further assistance.
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(In iQ Mode) Why is my food undercooked?
Caller to ask the following questions: What recipe did you use? (for recording and quality purposes) Were there any substitutes? (If there were substitutes) Please keep in mind that results will vary based on food load and different brands of products used as well as the temperature of the ingredients. When using your cooking system please make sure that your food is cooked all the way through, if your meal needs extra time, simply press the BAKE Dry button and set for 5-10 minutes checking for desired doneness.
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(In iQ Mode) Why is my food overcooked?
Caller to ask the following questions: What did you prepare? What recipe did you use? (for recording and quality purposes) did you use substitutes? Please keep in mind that results will vary based on food load and different brands of products used as well as the temperature of the ingredients.
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At the end of the power cord, there will be a 4-digit number engraved on the outside of one of the metal prongs. This is the date code of your unit, which tells you the date your unit was produced.