Claiming to be the modern-day kitchen miracle that will change your life comes the Power Pressure Cooker XL, a steam-pressured digital pot they say will cook delicious, healthy meals up to 70% faster and without a lot of messy pots and pans.
Power Pressure Cooker XL is brought to you by Tristar Products, purveyors of a plethora of products often sold on late-night TV commercials. Although they are not accredited by the Better Business Bureau, they currently have an A+ rating. (That is not to say they haven’t had numerous complaints about products over the years, but the BBB says most have been resolved.)
How Power Pressure Cooker XL Works
The Power Pressure Cooker XL looks like a traditional pressure cooker, albeit with a digital interface on the front. (It also seems to be similar to, if not the same product as the Power Cooker also sold by by Tristar Products.)
To use it, choose a recipe, place the ingredients inside its 6 quart container, and close the lid. Next, select the appropriate setting: Soup/Stew, Rice/Risotto, Beans/Lentils, Chicken/Meat, Fish/Vegetables; choose Rare, Medium, or Well for meats and White, Brown, or Wild, for rice and press the button. They brag the Power Pressure Cooker XL will do the rest.
They claim the secret to the Power Pressure Cooker XL is its air-tight lid that locks into place, trapping steam inside the pot. They say this highly pressurized environment forces moisture into the foods which intensifies flavor and locks in nutrients.
They state their On Board Intelligence Technology will cook food quickly and to your exact specifications. They boast this results in the best tasting meals ever. Some of the examples they tout are succulent pot roasts in 25 minutes; savory meatballs or seafood in 15 minutes; a gooey, cheesy lasagna or hearty chili in 20 minutes; spicy chicken wings and soups in 10 minutes; rice in 6 minutes; pasta with sauce in 5 minutes, and vegetables perfectly steamed in 2 minutes. They claim you can have fall-off-the-bone ribs and pork 10 times faster, and that you can use your Power Pressure Cooker XL to cook hearty meals that will feel a small army (or at least a large family.)
Power Pressure Pro also includes a Delay Timer and Keep Warm settings which they say allows you to eat when you want to. They state it also has a Canning Setting for fruits, vegetables, meats, and more that meets USDA standards. Power Pressure Pro says its removable pot is dishwasher safe which makes clean-up a breeze.
The most recent Power Pressure Cooker XL Manual could be found here.
Each Power Pressure Cooker XL order includes:
- Power Pressure Cooker XL (6 quarts)
- Recipe Guide
- Canning Guide
- Power Chopper
Power Pressure Cooker XL Pricing, Shipping, and Returns
Power Pressure Cooker XL says you can order it direct from the factory for either 3 payments of $33.33 or one payment of $99.99 plus $19.99 S & H making the total $119.98. The unit comes with a 30-day money back guarantee (minus S & H and return shipping). It also comes with a 60-day limited warranty, but you can upgrade to 3 years for $15 or 6 years for $30. Standard delivery time is listed as 3-4 weeks.
- Fast cooking times
- One touch settings
- Unsubstantiated claims about retaining vitamins and nutrients in food
- Small size (6 quarts)
- Numerous Customer complaints that the Item is on backorder
- Delayed shipping with little to no help form customer service