Power Pressure Cooker XL Review

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What is Power Pressure Cooker XL

It is a power packed full sized cooker that can cook any meal, and it replaces all pots and pans in the kitchen to cook food up to 70% faster than conventional cooking.

 

A versatile cooking system

Power Pressure Cooker XL promises to be the one-stop solution for cooking family sized meals quickly and very easily. Cooking is definitely a fun activity but when it becomes a chore it can be quite frustrating especially with all the processes to cook a meal for your family. And not to forget scrubbing the pots and pans that are needed to suit the variety of cooking. Power Pressure Cooker XL claims to be versatile when it comes to cooking different types of food eliminating the need of pots and pans. Plus it is also said that the technology used inside Power Pressure Cooker XL makes it effectively fast in cooking meal up to 70% than any other conventional cooking method.

 

Cook meals quickly

Power Pressure Cooker XL is supposedly so efficient at cooking meals that it takes only about 25 minutes to a family roast, 20 minutes for classic lasagna and 2 minutes for crisp, tender vegetables. With the cooking time reduced additional meals can be made quickly like mouth-watering meatballs in 15 minutes and gourmet seafood feast in only 15 minutes. Also cooking pasta with Power Pressure Cooker XL is quite easy as there is no need for boiling water for making pasta and can be cooked from its dry state in 5 minutes.

 




Intelligent Technology

Power Pressure Cooker XL apparently promises to be the best cooking device one can have because it is designed with a technology that can deliver delicious and quick meals every time. The secret behind its functioning is the flavor infusion technology which uses the high pressure lid along with the container to create a super heated steam inside the pot. This steam starts acting on the liquid and moisture to cook the food and at the same time lock all the flavors and nutrients inside it. Plus Power Pressure Cooker XL states that it features one-touch buttons dedicated to individual food types for easy cooking and has 6-quart capacity. It also has a keep warm function for keeping the meal ready for later. Power Pressure Cooker XL also claims that its cooking pot is dishwasher safe for a quick clean.

 

    What do I get ?

  • You get Power Pressure Cooker XL + ‘Power Cooking’Cook Book + Home Canning’Guide Book + Power Chopper XL just for 1 easy payment of $99.99 + $19.99 S&H OR 3 easy payments of $33.33 + $19.99 S&H
  • Official Website : powerpressurecooker.com




Advantages of Cooking with Power Pressure Cooker XL

Cook Meals Quickly

Cooking food with the Power Pressure Cooker XL is fast and easy because pressure cooking requires less water and energy as compared to conventional boiling, steaming or oven cooking. This means that the food reaches its cooking temperature faster.

Unlike conventional cooking methods that require more liquid than necessary to cook food the Power Pressure Cooker XL uses much less liquid thereby cooking food faster.

 

Preserves Nutrients

The Power Pressure Cooker XL needs a minimum quantity of water or liquid to ensure the steam is sufficient. This ensures the vitamins and minerals are not leached (dissolved) away by water. Whereas boiling food in large amounts of water takes away the vitamins and minerals. Due to the shorter cooking time, vitamins are preserved relatively well during pressure cooking.

 

Versatile

Variety of food can be cooked together in the Power Pressure Cooker XL for the same amount of time as it comes with steamer baskets to allow more foods to be cooked together inside the pressure cooker. You can also use it to sterilize jam pots, glass baby bottles, or for water while camping. As the food is cooked at a temperature above the normal boiling point of water it kills most micro-organisms.

 




Great for High Altitudes

The Power Pressure Cooker XL speeds up cooking considerably at high altitudes, where the lower atmospheric pressure reduces the boiling point of water. Lower water temperature reduces water’s effectiveness for cooking or preparing hot drinks. The increased temperatures due to pressure cooking are also used to promote the Maillard reaction to develop more desirable flavor profiles that would not be obtainable using temperatures typical of boiling. The flavors are more concentrated in the higher temperature and sealed environment of the pressure cooker requiring much less seasoning.

 




Disadvantages of Cooking with Power Pressure Cooker XL

Expensive:

As compared to conventional saucepans of the same size, the Power Pressure Cooker XL is considerably more expensive.

 

Additional Care

Power Pressure Cooker XL requires additional care than standard saucepans. The food debris needs to be cleaned from the additional gasket after every use, which can be time consuming.

 

Faulty Gasket:

The pan may last long however the gasket/sealing ring needs to be replaced once a year or sooner if it’s damaged. You may face problems in closing the lid if the gasket is too dry. Applying a little vegetable oil may be a solution but if you use too much oil the gasket will swell and prevent it from sealing properly.

 

Time Consuming:

To check whether the food is cooked the Power Pressure Cooker XL needs to be opened. This slows down the cooking process whereas with the conventional saucepan you can simply inspect the food visually. This means that accurate timing is necessary for the recipe e.g. with an audible timer.

 




Heavy Lid:

Cooking with the Power Pressure Cooker XL is not easy as it is very heavy. This makes it unsuitable for applications in which saving weight is a priority, such as camping. For this purpose you can use small, lightweight pressure cookers.

 

Maintaining Pressure:

According to manufacturer’s instruction manual a minimum quantity of liquid is required to create and maintain pressure. This means more liquid is required for longer cooking times making it undesirable for food requiring much less liquid, but recipes and books for pressure cookers take this into account.

78 thoughts on “Power Pressure Cooker XL Review

  1. the one at walmart is a different one to the infomercial hence the price difference..i wanted one didn’t want to wait so bought at Walmart to see if I like it..LOVE IT ..I have the montel Williams living well one also and have used that for 4 years..unfortunately they dont make them anymore , so saw the infomercial for the pressure pr xl and decided to get the one at walmart..now at 79.97 its a steal..i use it every single day…from soup to dinner to dessert…..not as fancy as the TV one…that one has extra buttons…but I am going to get that one as well as soon as Kohls or BBand beyond restock…getting the one at walmart for my grandsons fiancée…..this is not a company planted review..I am 67 retired and live in Hampton Va..if you want more information about the product..leave a message and I will supply my email :}

    • I forgot to mention I purchased this in January 2015…..I never buy from the infomercials…you can always find it in a store if you just google :}not going through all the B.
      S. that they do…now just waiting for WEN to get in the stores:}

  2. I too ordered on line and waited forever. However, it was worth the wait. I have used it twice- pot roast (receipe in cookbook) delicious! Last night I cooked the roasted chickens. I used a receipe I found on line from Eric Theiss using blood oranges. Very good! Only frustrated to find out the pressure cooker he used in the video was not the same as mine (his had a button labeled “chicken”) mine does not and ended up referring to the cookbook that came with it.

    ONE QUESTION:

    Is anyone else frustrated when it comes to knowing when to use Pressure Adjustment and cook time? I set the pressure adjustment to 70 and then the cook time to 40 minutes. I did this about 3 times because the pressure cooker would switch to keep warm after about the 25 minute countdown. The chicken totally fell off the bone, but looked more like what you would find chicken to look like in a soup. It definitely didn’t look like the chicken Eric took out of the pressure cooker he used. I tried to insert a pic here but couldn’t. Sorry.

  3. I first bought in 7/14, Lid got stuck first, had to send it back and get a replacement sometime in October, now, early March, I have an error code and they say it has to be replaced again. They want me to pay 29.99 because it’s beyond 60 days. If I have to pay freight going and coming, it won’t be worth it. Maybe 10 meals total between two units. Not worth it.

  4. I also ordered this Power XL Cooker over the phone, paid for it, waited for it for weeks, called them and was told that the truck had not yet come in. I finally called and canceled the order, was in Syracuse New York bought one from Walmart for my niece, she made venicen stew, and other things, she reported to me here in Florida that she was well pleased with the pressure cooker and I paid a little over 80 dollars, plus the new york state taxes.

  5. I enjoy my power pressure cooker! I bought mine at bed bath and beyond. I have been using mine for a few months now and use it just about everyday!

    I do have a quick question for fellow folks that have one and don’t mind answering a quick question for me… On the seal for the lid, it says

    “this side face forwarding lid while installing”

    So which way does that seal go on? I know which way the flat piece goes back into the lid. But which way does that seal go?
    If anyone can help that would be great!
    Thank you!

  6. DO NOT BUY FROM THIS COMPANY!!!!!!! I would only recommend ordering from the infomercial if you want a massive headache and to go through the difficulty of trying to talk to nothing but customer service reps who are ALL ESL people. They seriously sound like they are outside in the jungle somewhere with birds chirping and wind blowing. I tried to place an order as a valentines gift for my husband on Saturday and today is Friday the 20th almost a week, there is no order in the system but I have had a pending charge ever sine I tried to place the order. I called after seeing the commercial and began the process of placing the order. I know the customer service reps are supposed to try to sell you additional products and other upgrades but after I continued to inform the woman I was talking to that all I wanted was the power pressure cooker XL she just wouldn’t stop telling me about the pro model and yada yada yada.. any how in the end I asked her to please just continue straight to the checkout without any other offers, PLEASE! She also kept saying that I was going to get the wonderful upgrade to the Pro model despite my telling her NO. Here’s where the bigger problem comes in…I asked her one last time to just place my order and give me a confirmation number and the response I got was” Yes, I understand.” CLICK she hung up on me. But not before putting in my credit card information and putting a hold on my account for nothing. I cant get any information from the customer DIService department other than call back in 3 hours call back in 3 hours, wait until tomorrow wait until Wednesday. It is worse than watching paint dry. I have heard that you can buy the same thing in many local stores and that is exactly what I plan to do! This company is awful I wish I would have read the reviews before I tried to place the order, lesson learned. They need to learn a lesson too and hire people who speak English as a FIRST language and to treat the customers nicely. Horrible experience

  7. after reading these reviews, I went to Bed Bath and Beyond. They offered $20 dollars off for a total of 70 and change. Used it that day and three more times since then. Gave to my daughter who took it to college….works perfectly….she is thrilled to be eating the same dishes she had at home. The choice here is to buy it from BB and Beyond.

  8. I bought the pressure cooker XL..it says a roast will cook in 25 minutes..not true, it took about an hour and 15 mins. Tonight I have a pork roast in it, will see how long that takes..a friend of mine says she uses hers all the time, but adds 1 hour to the cooking time.

    • I have been cooking with a stovetop pressure cooker for 40 years. You cannot adjust the pressure on mine. How big was your roast? Mine have never take more than 30 minutes.

  9. Praise The Lord for this product!!!! It is awesome !!! everyone please try the power pressure cooker XL!!! It has changed my life!! I saw an infomercial one morning while getting ready for work at 5 a.m. And searched all over northern New Jersey for the product to make a long story short I found it at a Bed Bath and Beyond store in Springfield New Jersey and I have not used another cooking product or my stove since !!!! this product comes with great recipes. the flavor that stays in the food that I cook in the pressure cooker is awesome.

    I never enjoyed cooking anything at age 48 I am now the best chef in my house. I have 3 adult sons and they love it. i steam every evening I come in from work and on the weekends all day it is an awesome product. I made seafood, Sweet potatoes I made red potatoes I made fresh vegetables I made ribs and the meat fell
    off the bone literally!! everyone has to buy this product and try it. I am so happy and am going to going to buy at least three more one more for myself and two to give away!!! it has cut the time of making a real healthy superb flavored meal in over half the time and the food taste 100 percent better!!! I love it I love it I love it!!! Thank God for this product. By the way I take the great food to my job and eat it for my lunch and all of my co workers are asking about it and they all say they are going to buy one too!! its an awesome product to have I recommend it to everyone try it you won’t be sorry

    • Ok folks….you get it, this is a PLANTED REVIEW by the company, ignore it and scroll down to read the real testimonials.

  10. They do a total bait and switch–while the TV infomercial states “Power Pressure Cooker XL,” the website clearly wants customers to purchase a smaller “Pro-Chef” version for 10 dollars more. After several NO answers, they even take the extra 10 off, and then state the one you want is out of stock. Goodluck. I will buy a Cuisinart.

  11. This a scam. They will upgrade you to pressure cooker pro and it the same pressure cooker at Walmart for half the price. I paid $159 with shopping. Walmart has the same one for $79. Get it from Walmart.

  12. So far, this IS a great product, the only problem I had was UPS (brown) left my package just sitting by the front door, without ringing my doorbell to see if anyone was at home to receive it (this wasn’t the delivery date) or leaving a delivery slip saying they had been there at all, (I live on the second floor) anybody could have came by and took the package. Shame on you UPS. Otherwise, I have NOT had any problems. I was given a number, if I did have any problems: 973.287.5159

  13. I had it about a month . Was using it for about the third time and something malfunction the wire connection caught on fire almost cause a major fire in my kitchen. Tried to contact customer service. That’s was a complete waste of time, called three times and once I said “I have a complaint and tried to tell them” Can not HEAR you really!! DO not buy this BEWARE.

    • Hi Troy, YES it does come with a cookbook. But, with any item purchased such as these, some of the recipes ARE sometimes, INACCURATE! I wondered the same thing the first time using it following the recipe guide.

      • I want to know the same thing. This 10 page recipe book that comes with it doesn’t tell you how to cook everything. Spaghetti? how much water? same as lasagna recipe??? Going to see if there is a website for recipes.

  14. BEWARE! Power Pressure Cooker is A TOTAL FRAUD. I try to order by using my Credit Card. They took my money from my account and then displayed online “Please use another Credit Card”. I checked with my bank and found that they took the money. I called the Power pressure cooker company many times and they asked me to fax the details. But, nobody responded. THIS IS AN UNBELIEVABLE FRAUD. Currently, I have filed dispute with Power pressure cooker through my bank.

    • I bought mine thru bed bath and beyond ! I got it for $83.19 total
      Price and it was at my door in 1 1/2 days! I’m a happy camper

    • This is my third one, I purchased one for myself and one for my daughter and daughter in law, I have not had the “fraud” issues as stated above for any of them. I was also able to receive all of mine with 25% off and free shipping.

    • I ordered Power Pressure Cooker XL online and my credit card was charged for $109. They said it is the pro power model. I call the phone number that was on the email and they said their is no order but my debit card was charged $109. I called customer service and they said I must have ordered from another site with no contact number. I am sick it was for Christmas.

  15. I ordered four of these pressure cookers over two and one half months ago. Paid up front in full. I have yet to see any of my purchase or received any information about my order. I am considering contacting my credit card company and reporting it as a fraudulent purchase . I am already unsatisfied customer. A co worker ordered one on line at a local department store and received it in two days…. I want my money back.

  16. So Glad I checked this review section. To everyone who ordered this product and got runaround instead report them to the Better Business Bureau it is easy to do and to DO follow up and track these kinds of complaints…..

  17. I bought at bed bath and beyond. Have mad chili, jambalaya, ribs. Love it. Anyone know if there is a book with more recipes? My book has maybe 20 or 30 recipes, it’s thin. Is there a bigger one? Or anyone have any recipes (and instructions) to share? Thanks. Cook on!!!

    • If you can not locate any other booklets Pinterest is a really good place to get recipes…..Glad I read this was getting ready to order it! Will shop in a store instead.

    • I bought it in Walmart for 79.00 and opened their Credit Card for a 25.00 discount on my cooker so I paid about 55.00 Sweet. I love my cooker already did Chicken Fricasse and steam veggies and rice pudding umm all yummy. For Recipe books go to Amazon and look up books for Pressure cooking and many will come up about 8.00 to 20.00.

  18. Great product. Save yourself a bunch of hassle and $$$, order from the Bed Bath and Beyond website. Free shipping; save yourself the ridiculous 30 bucks the infomercial charges for S/H. Works as advertised!

  19. I got one of the ones at Wal Mart it worked wonderful is easy to use and easy clean. I’m not going to wait for weeks when you have to run your order down. The Power Pressure Cooker was $79.00 the only problem I had was I drop the inside pot while it was hot and it bent and I couldn’t it get it to reshape but I like the way it cooked so well I got another one, lesson learn but other then that I plan to get one for my daughter. Everything that I have cooked everyone has loved so I am happy with it.

    • You are a liar….shut up and stop scamming people. This is a scam!!! they make it sound like it is some miracle product which it is not. Just go to CVS, Walmart, Amazon and search for , they have dozens of them and branded.

    • I just bought my pressure cooker from bed bath and beyond ! I have not used it yet but it took only 1 1/2 days and it was at my door! Soo highly recommand buying your unit thru them than thru the tv program! Plus I got a coupon too and it cut my bill down ! I paid only $83.19 for it all ! That is it dropped off at my door in 1 1/2 days from the time I bought it!

    • I’ve had a great experience with mine also. Got an online offer for $79 plus free shipping. I was also upgraded to the Pro for free when I ordered. Arrived in 8 days, and has been fun to cook with. It’s easy to clean up, too.

  20. Yes, Walmart sells the same pressure cooker. SHOPPER, Richard and Sondra is right. On the last page of the owner’s manual has the name of the manufacturer. Guess who? Tristar products. Selling for $79.80 online. LOL

  21. Thank everyone for the warring I was about to order and make the one payment. That would have been a waste of money and time. That’s for the heads up…

  22. I thought I was ordering the product in three monthly payments. When I checked my account they billed me the entire cost and $20.95 processing fee instead of the $19.95. I got sucked in but never again. Product tracked at FedEx supposed to be here by tuesday july 15, 2015.

  23. tried to order the pressure cooker today and wanted to do the 3 pmt plan,all i could get was offers of more items by the end i was so disallusioned about the product i didnt want it any more..I WANT TO CANCEL AND CANT EVEN GET A PHONE# TO CALL>>>i do not want this anymore…!CANCEL!

    • I ordered, but first time order figures was higher than should have been. I called and thought all was right, wasn’t when I got confirmation. Long story short, I cancelled. Today I received a thank you for my order, cancelled again. This is the number to call 973-287-5159. TV adds say 3 payments. I added another cooker at 1/2 price and a blender. Total was incorrect. This is the way it worked out, I was going to pay all S&H up front, $49.95, S&H 49.95, anyway I was paying $186.?? with 2 more payments of $36.??, not three equal payments.
      Hope this number helps.

    • Eric Theiss who is demonstrating this pressure cooker can be reached on Facebook. I believe he has a Twitter.account too. I don’t know if he is aware of all these issues. I am sure he will help you.

  24. Today June 25, 2014, ordered XL Pro on April 26th 2014. After 8 weeks of runaround, Was on back order, which I never found out until 6 weeks after placing order. Then they kept saying next week, next week! Shouldn’t have to keep waiting this long! Very very poor customer service and bad company.

  25. Today June 12, 2014, ordered xl pro on April 28th 2014. After 6 weeks of runaround, i cancelled yesterday! Was on backorder, which i never found out until 3 weeks after placing order. Then they kept saying next week, next week! Shouldn’t have to keep waiting this long! Very very poor customer service! Emailed them eight (8) times. No response!! They won’t get my business, now or in the future!!!

    • Me too have had the same problem. Placed order on April 27, today June 19 have yet to receive it. Going to cancel!!! Why advertise something and say order now, when it is not available???

      • Many infomercials do this for the money to fulfill their order because they don’t have enough fund to do so.

    • Yea I had the same problem too, its been almost 2 months now (April 5) and nothing. I ve called and get the answer “sorry its been on back order and will just take another week”…well its been two weeks now. I called again and get the same crap and from the same call center in India from people you can barely understand and the background noise is awful and I totally agree with other reviews why they trying to sell something you are not able to supply. WTH I haven’t gotten it yet so I dont know weather its any good or not but I must say I wouldn’t have spent the money on it, knowing what I know now heck I spent extra to get it faster. I better be getting that refunded too when I cancel cause it doesn’t seem to be coming.

      • Shopper….you better look again, the top article in the Walmart category of “pressure cookers” is EXACTLY THE SAME.

          • So happy I read all of this above, guess I’ll not be ordering this, I’ll go to Bed Bath & Beyond in the morning & I’ll also check out Walmart, so glad I found out first before I ordered one. thank you all above.

  26. So why doesn’t Eric Theiss, who does the infomercial, sell this on QVC , where he appears hawking other stuff?

    If you want an electric pressure cooker, go to qvc.com and search “electric pressure cookers.” They have many models, with capacities ranging from 4 to 8 quarts. In fact, most of them less expensive than this “XL” do-hickey, with the same features. The 6-quart Emeril by T-Fal pressure cooker (the $119 model, not the $98 model) is rated “best” by America’s Test Kitchen.

    • It’s true there are many Pressure Cookers on QVC, and, depending on what features you’re looking for, one of those may suit your needs nicely. However, for others, that want to invest in a PC that not only pressure cooks, but also replaces other existing older appliances (slow cooker, rice cooker, canner) finding an electric PC meeting all these requirements isn’t that easy. Neither T-fal you referenced is suitable, as an example. The Power Pressure Cooker XL is.

    • I bought mine off of QVC :) I love it, tho the pot isn’t as non-stick as I would like. Would like more in-depth cookbooks, as well. But overall, I’m happy :)

  27. Ordered this Power Pressure Cooker XL for my wife. She uses smaller ones from Brazil.(most Brazilian’s use them daily)
    This one looked interesting. However, after a month now it has not arrived. When I check the status of my order from the Power Pressure cooker XL website it says “in process”. The message after says “please allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery”. I called and the customer service line actually just hangs up after 30 seconds. I then called the promoter/production studio and they transferred me directly to the same hang-up number. Finally had to call to place another order to have someone check status. They say wait is actually 6 to 8 weeks for delivery…. starting to sound like a scam to me, I noticed that all the business numbers and production company are to NJ addresses. I should have guessed!!!! I am just certain that some guy who goes by “Vinny” or something spent my money on the tables in a casino within 24 hours! BE AWARE

  28. Really? You both are resorting to name calling?
    Whether it works or not… name calling? Please.
    More than likely it is made in China as is most things these days.
    If stating that deserves being called an idiot or a jerk you are way too sensitive and need to get out more and experience life actually with people so that your social skills can get better.
    Is a lot of stuff made in China junk? Well… yes. Is this junk? Decide for yourself.
    Grow up kiddies.

    • Yes I just received mine in great timming the only problem I have is they need to put up a blog for the people who has ordered it and more receipes and the other only thing is I wish the cook books had been as large as they looked when I ordered it I have cook the roast ,now I am cooking the whole chickens yum I really like it I just hope when I go to do more canning that I will like it as much lol.

  29. Have you tried the Power Pressure Cooker XL, is it any good?

    Does it really work as claimed in the TV ad?

    Does it really cook food faster?

    Is it easy to use?

    Is it easy to clean?

    What is it made of?

    Is it safe?

    What are the pros and cons of Power Pressure Cooker XL?

    Does it last long?

    Where is it manufactured?

          • Great question, alliecat.
            I, too, was captivated by the infomercial and I rarely buy stuff off the T.V.. Unfortunately, I gave in this time and have been experiencing the same frustrations as well as apparently being sucked in by one of Tri-star’s Online partners and trying to cancel that too. The good news is they have yet to get any money. Yet!!!

      • Yes! I used my pressure cooker twice and stopped working ! If I knew that came from China I never would have ordered it! I am waiting for a another one :(

    • I received mine late. I got messages when it would ship. Tried one or two recipes. Can’t begin to say how easy to use, food tastes great and time is fast depending on what you cook. A tip: when you set cooking time, it doesn’t start until gets up to pressure. Used to use non electric, this much better. Have not had any problems. I use time/food chart in booklet when using nonelectric recipes. All have turned out great. Sorry people having so many problems. For me it was worth the wait.

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