About Power Pressure Cooker XL

The Power Pressure Cooker XL is a digital pressure cooker that claims to be a “one button, one pot kitchen miracle” assisting you in preparing all of your favorite slow-cooked meals in a fraction of the time. Because of this, this "As Seen on TV" Power Pressure Cooker XL is claimed to help you create succulent, wholesome meals with one touch of a button and up to 70% faster than conventional methods, saving you time, energy, and money.

Admittedly, the Power Pressure Cooker XL’s advertising raises some interesting selling points. After all, who wouldn’t want to be able to create delicious, home-cooked meals in minutes as the manufacturer claims? The commercial is definitely compelling and you've come to the right place to learn more about the Pressure Cooker XL.

Since writing our original review, more than 135 HighYa readers have chimed in about their experiences with the Power Pressure Cooker XL, which has given us much better insight into the slow cooker’s performance. So how do these experiences match up with the product’s claims? Let’s find out.

Understanding how the Power Pressure Cooker XL Works

Using Flavor Infusion technology that traps super-heated steam inside the pot, which forces liquid and moisture into your food and locks in intense flavor and nutrients, in addition to its intelligent one-touch settings, the Power Pressure Cooker XL is claimed to be ideal for cooking all you favorite foods, including meat, fish, vegetables, beans, rice, soup, stews, and much more.

In addition, according to the Power Pressure Cooker XL website, this “As Seen on TV” slow cooker is claimed to save you prep time by allowing you to put all your ingredients into one pot (including un-defrosted frozen foods), and its one touch pre-set operation means that you simply turn it on, choose your setting, and walk away. On top of this, because you’ll only be using one appliance, the manufacturer claims that the Power Pressure Cooker XL can help conserve energy and keep your kitchen cooler.

On top of this, you can adjust the pressure of your Power Pressure Cooker XL between 10-80 kPa, which means that you can brown and sauté your food, as well as can your choice of fruits and vegetables. Other features of the Power Pressure Cooker XL include a 6-quart capacity, stainless steel housing, digital display panel, safe lock lid, reinforced, and built-in steam ledge.

Once your food is finished cooking, the Power Pressure Cooker XL is claimed to automatically change toKeep Warm” mode, which, like it sounds, will keep your food warm until you’re ready to enjoy it. Afterward, the manufacturer claims that cleanup is a breeze, thanks to the Power Pressure Cooker XL’s removable, non-stick inner pot that is dishwasher safe (see more about this in the Bottom Line section).

Power Pressure Cooker XL Pricing & Refund Policy

The Power Pressure Cooker XL is priced at 3 payments of $33.33 or one single payment of $99.99, plus $29.99 S&H, bringing your total to $129.98. With your order, you’ll also receive power chopper, power cooker, and power canning recipe books.

The Power Pressure Cooker XL comes with a 60-day money back guarantee, less S&H charges, as well as a 60-day limited warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. However, you can also add a 3-year warranty for an additional $15, and a 6-year warranty for $30 at checkout.

In order to initiate a warranty claim or to begin the refund process, you’ll need to contact customer service at (973) 287-5159.

What Do Other Consumers Have to Say About the Power Pressure Cooker XL?

Based on HighYa reader reviews, the Power Pressure Cooker XL has an average rating of 2.0 stars. Below, we've broken down some of the most consistent complaints that consumers are citing.

Why the Long Shipping Times?

By far the most common complaint HighYa readers referenced is very long shipping times. Although it appears that most customers experienced delivery times within the 4-6 week range, some were as long a 10 weeks. In fact, one reader claimed that it took 137 days to receive their Power Pressure Cooker XL. Consumers stated in their reviews that the long delivery times were a result of the pressure cookers being on constant backorder, as they were told by customer service when calling to check up on their orders.

On top of this, numerous HighYa readers claimed to have received the Power Cooker Pro instead of the XL model. And even though these instances appear to have been the company’s fault, customers were required to pay for shipping back to the manufacturer, and were then charged another $29.99 S&H for the company to send them the model they originally ordered.

How is Customer Service Treating the Customers?

A very close second in regards to the most popular complaints from HighYa reader was poor customer service. These included representatives who were unable to answer questions about the product, difficulty processing returns (several customers even claimed they had to dispute the charges with their credit card company in order to avoid being charged), long hold times/frequent transfers, difficulty understanding representatives, duplicate/fraudulent charges, and no response to repeated emails.

See also: What to Do if You’ve Been Scammed by a Company.

Are Consumer Saying That the Product Doesn't Work?

Like many other “As Seen on TV” products, many customers appear to have been dissatisfied with how the Power Pressure Cooker XL performed and/or its overall quality. As such, numerous HighYa readers claimed that the Power Pressure Cooker XL won’t maintain adequate pressure, that it burns food on the inner pot and is almost impossible to clean, and comes with vague directions. Additional complaints referenced that the timer doesn’t work, the unit takes 20 minutes to pressurize before you can begin cooking, and that canning does not work 2000 feet above sea level. Even for those below 2,000 feet in elevation, some readers claimed that the Power Pressure Cooker XL has a tendency to break jars.

Also, it’s interesting to note that one of the Power Pressure Cooker XL’s promotional videos shows pulled pork being slow cooked over the course of 10 hours. However, most pressure cooker recipes recommend between 50 minutes and 1 hour 15 minutes (see here and here as examples) to cook pulled pork, which means that the device may not always cook food 70% faster as the manufacturer claims.

Our Final Review & Observation on the Power Pressure Cooker XL

Despite how attractive the Power Pressure Cooker XL infomercial and TV commercials make it seem, can it really help you cook more delicious meals with less effort? Perhaps, but in order to avoid some of the potential issues HighYa reviewers claimed to have experienced in their reviews, including excessive shipping times, very high S&H charges, and poor customer service, you’ll likely want to purchase the pressure cooker from a local retailer, such as Walmart. However, even by doing so, most HighYa readers appear to have been dissatisfied with the Power Pressure Cooker XL’s overall performance.

With this said, it's important to note that several consumers were pleased with the XL’s performance, and in response to other negative reviews, they stated that the bad experiences may be partly due to unfamiliarity using a pressure cooker from any manufacturer. Also, while some reviewers claimed that the Power Pressure Cooker XL often burned their food, this may be simple to avoid by reading the instructions and not over-cooking your food. As such, this specific complaint may not be directly related to the Power Pressure Cooker itself.

To conclude, the vast majority of consumer reviews here on HighYa are related to shipping times and customer service issues, not necessarily to the Power Pressure Cooker XL itself. Because of this, if we were to filter out these reviews, the Power Pressure Cooker XL would likely receive a much higher rating.

With this said, as consumers ourselves, we might recommend that you purchase the pressure cooker at your local Wal-Mart for about $80. And should you be dissatisfied with its performance, you'll then have the convenience of an absolutely hassle-free return process, without any additional fees.

271 Customer Reviews for Power Pressure Cooker XL

Average Customer Rating: 2.5
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 50 4 stars: 28 3 stars: 15 2 stars: 19 1 stars: 159
Bottom Line: 31% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Product falls apart and company doesn't warranty

    • by Tammy ,
    • Montclair CA ,
    • Mar 27, 2015

    Product failed in less then 2 months. Customer service is worthless and the company doesn't warranty there faulty lid. The small metal piece welded to the center falls off and the company will not send a replacement part and they are rude. A company that doesn't back their product says a lot. Don't purchase. It's a big disappointment.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Ordered online

    Ordered online, was told 3-4 weeks. Called back and was told item was not in stock and that it will take another 2-3 weeks. This happened twice. I canceled the order.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Not worth the hassle

    • by Teresa,
    • Asheville, NC,
    • Mar 24, 2015

    I ordered this product on 1/19/15. It took over 15 minutes just to order this because it kept giving special offers on other things and wouldn't let you go any further until you accepted one of them. I should have just hung up but wanted to get something that I could can food in. The paperwork was to come with the pressure cooker so that you could cancel the offer at any time. When I hadn't received it in 3 weeks I called the 800 number again. Was given a web site to check on the status, which indicated it was out of stock. I sent several emails and made phone calls but to no avail. And then I started getting charged for the special offer that I didn't even have paperwork for. It has taken me several phone calls to get that cancelled and my money refunded. I finally ordered one from HSN which was cheaper but did the same thing. Please don't order this product from the infomercial. You will regret it.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Power pressure cooker XL

    • by Tammy McCurdy,
    • Las Vegas Nevada,
    • Mar 23, 2015

    I love the power pressure XL. I had a stroke a few years back so I can't cook anymore because I have memory problems. My husband got me the Power pressure XL and I have made ribs, chuck roast, Brisket, and chicken. It was amazing. I just put everything that I wanted in my meal and everything came out together instead of me having to cook everything separate because I have memory issues. It was terrific. I love my power pressure cooker XL.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Good for Busy Families

    My husband recorded the infomercial and said "this is for us!" We bought a previous version at Wal-Mart for $79. It's not the XL but probably cooks the same though. I do like it and it has saved a lot of ruined meat! Normally, I lay out meat with the good intentions of putting in the crock pot in the AM, forget for days, then throw out the uncooked rotting meat. With this, my husband, Daughter or I, whoever gets home first, just throws stuff in and turns it on. Then we season later.

    So I wanted to discuss some of the pros

    • Extremely easy to clean. I just rinse out and don't put in dishwasher.
    • Makes meals really fast. Chopped whole cabbage in five minutes is awesome.​
    • We don't eat out as much- because you can cook from frozen.

    These might just be our "user" errors but the some of the cons are:

    • I don't think meat is "fall of the bone" (chick is though).
    • Red Meat & Pork takes about 30-40 minutes longer than the book says but still very easy.
    • Mac & Cheese separated.
    • bottom does scorch things like dumplings & thicker liquids.

    I actually would like to have two in the kitchen. I would recommend these power cookers for busy families that don't have a lot of time to cook.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Save your money

    • by Tom Everhart ,
    • Winston-Salem, NC,
    • Mar 21, 2015

    I bought the Power Pressure Cooker two days ago took it back today. It ruined a chicken and a pork roast. Two for two. If you just cook vegetables then you will be ok. Really, this thing is not what they claim.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Cookbook

    • by Brenda Heritage,
    • Albany,N.Y.,
    • Mar 21, 2015

    I received this Pressure Cooker XL as a gift. This was something I would never buy for myself. I was delighted. However, the unit did not come with a cookbook. So I don't have a clue how to use the darn thing.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Buy from the store, not internet.

    I am extremely satisfied with this product as it's easy to use and clean up is simple. Don't like that it goes from steaming to warm level and stays on until you shut it off. I have thought it was off and went to bed. Woke up smelling the dinner cooking. Don't forget to turn it off. My fault. Other than that, even I can simply use this.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    worth every penny

    • by Christina hamelin,
    • California,
    • Mar 20, 2015

    I bought it at kohls and it is the XL. I bought it for a time saver. This has encouraged my man to cook real meals for the kids instead of always fast food. Thank you for creating something even a novice cook can create a full blown meal with.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Not what I was hoping for

    Unit does take up to 20 minutes to heat up and actually start. Depends a lot on how much liquid you add. Unit does burn food in the inner pot - even with tons of liquid in it.

    Gotcha's - there is a tiny silicone seal on the inside of the pot - part that controls locking the pressure when heated. The first time I washed the upper part, the silicone part got lost. It's pretty small and they charge about $10 for the part. You can't just order the silicone part, you have to order the valve that it fits into as well. Not very happy about that.

    Customer service sucks - calling to replace the part - they never sent it. When I called back they denied I ever ordered the part. Re-ordered it and they sent me the wrong part. Had to re-order the part.

    Made pinto beans in the pot several times - unit burns beans, have to put back in for additional time because they are still to crunchy.

    Made mac and cheese in it the other night. Is not a drop and forget process - you might as well make it on your stove. I added too much liquid and got mac and boiled cheese - with a ton of liquid I had to strain off. Kids still liked it and didn't complain - pasta was done well.

    Cooks lentils pretty well - again burns on bottom of pot.

    Advertising - baby back ribs. They never show the part when they probably take them out to broil or put BBQ sauce on them. Otherwise kind of looks like boiled meat. Yum?

    Timer option is nice. Was easy for wife to come home and feed kids when timer was set. Be sure to add time of 20 minutes or so, plus the time of cooking if you want it warm when you get home. Otherwise may still be cooking when you get home.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 9 out 9 people found this review helpful

    I'm a very disappointed customer

    I ordered my Power Pressure Cooker XL on February 11th, 2015 and haven't received my product. I been receiving the run around by different supervisors telling me it's on back order for sometime. Although, when I go to other stores they have it in stock and I don't have to wait for a whole month and get the run around saying they wont take my money until the product is shipped.

    I've been hearing this nonsense for a month and have received the most unsatisfied service ever and never had this experience when ordering a product because I'm a frequent buyer. I'm not happy with this service what so ever and I don't advise anyone to order from this site because all you get is a run around and rudeness.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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