Power Pressure Cooker XL vs Pro vs Instant Pot Review

Compare Functions: Power Pressure Cooker XL vs Pro vs Instant Pot

Power Pressure Cooker XL and Pro: Pressure Cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, Sauté/Browning, Canning.

Instant Pot: Pressure cooker, Slow cooker, Rice Cooker/Porridge Maker, Steamer, Sauté/Browning, Yogurt Maker & Warmer

Verdict: Instant Pot features more cooking options than the Power Pressure Cooker XL and Pro. Instant Pot emerges winner here.

 

Compare Safety Features: Power Pressure Cooker XL vs Pro vs Instant Pot



Power Pressure Cooker XL: Safe Lock Lid with Manual Steam Release

Power Pressure Cooker Pro: Locking Lid with Glidetrack Technology, Automatic Steam Release Valve, Manual Steam Release Button.

Instant Pot: Safety Lid Lock, Pressure Regulator keeps pressure under safety limit of 15.23psi (105kpa), Smart detection of leaky lid, Anti-blockage Vent prevents food from blocking the vent, Magnetic Lid Position Detection monitors lid safety while pressure cooking, Automatic Pressure Controller keeps pressure in the safe range, Releases excess pressure into internal chamber, Automatic Temperature Control, Temperature Monitoring feature avoids burning of food, safety fuse cuts off power when the electric current or internal temperature exceeds safety limits.

Verdict: Instant Pot have more Safety features than the Power Pressure Cooker XL and Pro. Instant Pot wins here.

 

Compare Cooking Programs: Power Pressure Cooker XL vs Pro vs Instant Pot

Power Pressure Cooker XL and Pro: Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Sauté, Steam, Rice, Porridge, Slow Cook, Keep-Warm.

Instant Pot: 14 micro-processor controlled programs – Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Sauté, Steam, Rice, Porridge, Multigrain, Slow Cook, Keep-Warm, Yogurt, Pasteurize and Fermented Rice (Jiu Niang).

Verdict: Instant Pot features more cooking programs as compared to Power Pressure Cooker XL and Pro. Instant Pot scores over the Power Pressure Cooker models.

 

Compare High Pressure Cooking Range: Power Pressure Cooker XL vs Pro vs Instant Pot

Power Pressure Cooker XL: No Info Available

Power Pressure Cooker Pro: No Info Available

Instant Pot: 10.2~11.6psi

Verdict: Power Pressure Cooker XL and Pro models do not list the high pressure cooking range. Instant Pot is a winner in this part of comparison.

 

Compare Low Pressure Cooking Range: Power Pressure Cooker XL vs Pro vs Instant Pot

Power Pressure Cooker XL: No Info Available

Power Pressure Cooker Pro: No Info Available

Instant Pot: 5.8~7.2psi

Verdict: Power Pressure Cooker XL and Pro models do not provide the high pressure cooking range. Instant Pot emerges winner in this part of comparison.

 

Does it have Auto Keep-Warm feature

Power Pressure Cooker XL: Yes

Power Pressure Cooker Pro: Yes

Instant Pot: Yes

Verdict: Its a tie.

 


 

Compare Manual Keep-Warm feature: Power Pressure Cooker XL vs Pro vs Instant Pot

Power Pressure Cooker XL: No Info Available

Power Pressure Cooker Pro: No Info Available

Instant Pot: Programmable to 99 hours 50 minutes

Verdict: Not sure if Power Pressure Cooker have this option as it is not mentioned on the site. We declare Instant Pot as the winner here.

 

Compare Cooking Pot Capacity: Power Pressure Cooker XL vs Pro vs Instant Pot

Power Pressure Cooker XL: 6-quart

Power Pressure Cooker Pro: 6-quart

Instant Pot: 6-quart

Verdict: All win here.

 

Compare Heating Element Power: Power Pressure Cooker XL vs Pro vs Instant Pot



Power Pressure Cooker XL: No Info Available

Power Pressure Cooker Pro: No Info Available

Instant Pot: 1000W

Verdict: Power Pressure Cooker again fail to mention this important specification. Instant Pot scores over its competitors here.

 

Compare Delayed Cooking: Power Pressure Cooker XL vs Pro vs Instant Pot

Power Pressure Cooker XL: No

Power Pressure Cooker Pro: No

Instant Pot: Up to 24 hours

Verdict: Instant Pot has an edge over its competitors in the Delayed Cooking feature.

 

Does it make Yoghurt?

Power Pressure Cooker XL: No

Power Pressure Cooker Pro: No

Instant Pot: Yes, heats up to 5L milk in jars or the cooking pot.

Verdict: Instant Pot wins here.

 

Compare Body: Power Pressure Cooker XL vs Pro vs Instant Pot

Power Pressure Cooker XL: Stainless steel housing, Textured & Non-stick Deep Inner Pot

Power Pressure Cooker Pro: Stainless steel housing, Textured & Non-stick Deep Inner Pot

Instant Pot: Food Grade 304 (18/8) stainless steel cooking pot, brushed stainless steel exterior, 18/8 stainless steel steam rack with handles.

Verdict: Instant Pot is a clear winner here.

 

Compare What do I get? Power Pressure Cooker XL vs Pro vs Instant Pot


Power Pressure Cooker XL: 1 Power Pressure Cooker XL with Power Cooking Recipe Book, Canning Guide and Power Chopper

Power Pressure Cooker Pro: 1 Power Pressure Cooker PRO with Power Cooking Recipe Book, Canning Guide and Power Chopper

Instant Pot: 1 Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7 unit with – steam rack, condensation collector, rice paddle, soup spoon and measuring cup.

Verdict: Power Pressure Cooker XL and Pro score over Instant Pot here as they pack more punch.

 

Compare Price: Power Pressure Cooker XL vs Pro vs Instant Pot

Power Pressure Cooker XL: $99.99 + $29.99 S&H

Power Pressure Cooker Pro: $129.96 + $29.99 S&H

Instant Pot: $139.95 + Free Shipping at Amazon.com

Verdict: Instant Pot has an edge over the other 2 competitors here.

 

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34 thoughts on “Power Pressure Cooker XL vs Pro vs Instant Pot Review

  1. We originally bought a power cooker 6qt unit. It has worked well for the pressure cooking we are doing. It has the slide switch pressure value.
    I wanted a second unit that had more capacity so we bought a power cooker XL 8qt. It has the new (improved?) pressure valve. I have not been able to get it to work. I have cooked 7 or 8 times with it and have only had pressure one time.
    It is very frustrating. I have removed and cleaned all the parts in the top, but have not figured out what i am doing wrong. Any suggestions?
    Thanks

  2. Two draw backs to Power Cooker XL Pro. Teflon lining inside does indeed chip & not as easy to clean as you would think. Second is that it has Lousy cook book and instructions for the new to cooking . The Instant Pot has several very good web sites for the new to cooking retireees like me. Simple recipes and easy to follow instructions is needed .

  3. I thought this was a useless review like others. I am getting the 10 quart power pressure XL today . 129.00 and free shipping from Bed Bath and Beyond. Ordered it late Wed. and it is coming between 9 and 11 am FedEx today Friday! 129.00 is because of 20% off single item that they offer all the time. From all my reading the only thing I am worried about is the Teflon insert being scratched , wish stainless was an option. And there are several articles on it blowing up. Hoping that was operator error and not defect. Can’t can with it only because it hasn’t been tested and times for canning were done with on stove models. Hopefully manufacturer had test done. They give directions for canning and it has a canning cycle. I’m going to test it out and if I don’t like it I have 30 days to return and try insta pot. Bought local for better price and free shipping and easy return if necessary. Just sharing my thoughts and will return after using it for awhile. Probably can with it not sure yet. Haven’t read of anyone dying from using it for canning .

  4. I have the Instant pot and love it. I use it several times a week. It is amazing how tender meats turns out and the flavor is wonderful. It reminds me of the chicken my mom use to make me when I was a child.
    There are lots of recipes on Pinterest. Enjoy!

  5. I am in the process of getting a pressure cooker. What do you all suggest. You have experience and I’d appreciate honest opinions. Thanks!

  6. I LOVE my XL , I can’t believe how often I use it– often 5 times or more a week! The flavor is amazing. I am getting ready to buy a second one and am considering the instant pot for one reason only : the teflon pot in the XL. I love mine, it’s so easy to clean– but i worry about the health effects of using teflon so often in my cooking. If the XL had a stainless interior pot, it would be a no brainer for me.

    • Hahaha…..do you think I am gonna believe you, no chance. Guys don’t trust these planted reviews. Scroll down to read REAL Power Pressure Cooker XL reviews, it doesn’t stand a chance against Instant Pot.

    • I have the xl…and I like it…ANY pressure cooker even basic ones (for less cost) will do what you want…cook food under pressure, giving flavor and tenderness…you are paying for BELLS & WHISTLES…nothing wrong with that as long as you realize where your dollars are going.

  7. This comparison is either Way Out of Date or is in Favor of Insta-Pot. The Power Pressure Cooker does have Pressures listed both Lows of 4.3 & 7.2 PSI and 12.0 is High. It’s In the Owners Manual Page 7 Last column.
    Daniel is correct in His December 18, 2014 at 8:13 pm comment. This is NOT an Honest review.

  8. Im not sure why Margaret says you cannot do canning on either one. I watched the infomercial on the Power Pressure cooker xl and according to what I watched you can do canning in the power pressure cooker not the insta pot. You can also brown in the power pressure cooker dont know about the insta pot.

    • The short of it is that the National Center for Home Food Preservation, an offshoot of the USDA issued a statement warning that these multicookers on the market have been advertising that they can safely pressure can low acid foods where they have never been tested and certified to do so.

      Reaching 240 degrees is one thing, but without knowing the internal temp of jars and with all of the differences in people’s homes from maintaining temp, altitude, stable electreical current, it’s difficult to ensure safety.

      In other words, Power Pressure Cooker and perhaps others are making a claim of being able to safely can low acid foods without certification from the NCHFP. If this is even required, I don’t know. Personally I think they are too small and slow anyway. A dedicated pressure canner is much better. Use your electric pressure cooker for meals which it excells at.

    • For those of us who “really” can produce for the winter this is a waste of time. Too few jars can be processed in the pot. If you are serious about canning get a pressure canner.

  9. I have the power pressure pro and I cannot use it, there’s no videos I can find to watch instructions, it only has the other one, the instructions are useless . I wish there was some way I could find someone to tell me how to use it. It’s ok to follow a recipe to a degree , but if I want to do my own thing it has nothing for me to get some idea

    • If you’re on facebook and can use messenger search for fusion brands and send them messages. They’re great at replying quickly.

    • I am having the same problem with the power pro we bought it at Walmart but the recipe book was a joke didn’t give me good institutions and none for day to day cooking if any one knows where to get institutions that would be great for the power pro …i wanted the power pressure cooker xl but my hubby got the wrong one .. Oh well.

  10. I have the Instant Pot and really like it but the cookbook and instruction manual are not great. It is very good quality. I got mine on sale on Amazon for $99 (107 w tax) The stainless pot is really nice. Very large capacity. So far, I have used it weekly for brown rice, just throw in rice and boxed broth and press go.

  11. This is the worst review I’ve ever seen.

    On many categories it seems the writer completely missed information on the XL and pro. for example. both the XL and PRO Feature a delay cooking. However the writer of this review conveniently “ignored” this fact.

    I wonder what else the writer conveniently “missed” or “ignored” in order to make the instant pot “win” here in this comparison.

    Obviously biased review.

    • I agree with you on this. In fact, many of the comparisons chosen were chosen for a reason — because they would make the Instant Pot look good. Like making yogurt. Okay… so yeah, that’s technically an ‘extra option’… but is it so much so that it deserves it’s own “smackdown XL vs Pot” category? No. If the author were honest and fair about it, they would have picked specifics of the XL/PRO that were clear winners… but they obviously didn’t do that. The author of this article obviously owns a Pot, but has never seen or touched a XL/PRO… and they’re slanting the questions/categories towards their own personal preference.

    • NO! You CANNOT do canning in EITHER electric pressure cooker. They are NOT rated for canning!.

      Do NOT.. I repeat DO NOT do canning in either device!

      • MY FRIEND AND I HAVE BOTH DONE CANNING IN THE PRESSURE COOKER XL . IN FACT THIS WILL BE THE SECND YEAR WE HAVE USED IT FOR CANNING. SO YES YOU CAN CAN WITH IT .

      • MY FRIEND AND I HAVE BOTH DONE CANNING IN THE PRESSURE COOKER XL . IN FACT THIS WILL BE THE SECOND YEAR WE HAVE USED IT FOR CANNING.

  12. This is the worst review I have ever read in my life. So much mis information. By the way, I own the Power Pressure Pro. I suggest anyone to do their homework elsewhere because this information is misleading. As matter of fact being an owner of the Pro and reading this review on the instant pot alone I would say go with the pro.

    • YES!! I agree. It was easy to see that whomever was reviewing the two pots, was very biased against the Pressure Cooker and made several errors as to what all the Pressure Cooker would do. I was fuming by the time i finished these biased comparisons!!!

      • I imagine INSTANT POT comes with some sort of instruction booklet,users guide, or manual on how to use it. I am surprised they do not offer a cook book as Power Pressure XL & PRO do? Do they sell one separately or is it down loadable on line?

      • What is the difference between the power pressure cooker and the power pressure cooker XL. The one I got at Walmart was just a power pressure cooker as seen on Tv 8 qt. I took it back then went and bought the insta pot. It’s only 6 at. So before I open it I’m debating on switching back to the 8 qt. Power pressure. Was it maybe an older model?

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