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 345 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.

SEE ALSO: Secrets that the “As Seen On TV” Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know About

353 Customer Reviews for Power Pressure Cooker XL

Average Customer Rating: 2.2
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 68 4 stars: 34 3 stars: 18 2 stars: 27 1 stars: 206
Bottom Line: 31% would recommend it to a friend
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  • A defective cooker and the customer service is not helpful.

    • Galax, VA,
    • Jul 22, 2015

    Only used this product about six times and it stopped working. The LED light would just spin and never get any pressure. I called the company and talked with a representative about the problem. She advised me to try again, fill it with water and see if it would work, but had no luck.

    Called back again and got a different person, and she said I had had it more than 90 days, but they would offer a one time free replacement, all I had to do was pay shipping which was $29.99 each way. That's $60 and the cooker cost $90. I told her no way and then she tried to sell me a juicer.

    No way will I purchase anything else from this company and I will I let folks not to waste their hard earned money!

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    10 qt. Power Pressure XL Cooker

    I ordered my cooker two months ago, I have called every week and always got the same response, “we are sorry it is out of stock”. Last week I was told they would be getting a shipment in 5-7 days so I called today. I am now being told that they are no longer making the 10 quart cooker, and I was asked if I wanted a smaller version. I said NO and that I have fresh food needing to be canned and I ordered the 10 quart because that is the ONE I wanted. I asked them to give me two for the price of one, they refused.

    This is a terrible company and every worse, terrible customer service.

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

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    • Jul 24, 2015

      Rom De Guzman

      I just bought my XL cooker at Kohl's and still have to try it on the crabs I bought from Costco. Ask for your money back and buy it from Walmart or Kohl's. The good thing is you don't have to worry about talking to the company that you bought it online from; and you can return to Kohl's or Walmart if not happy. I'll let you know what happens when I cook the crabs tonight. Stay tuned. Good luck! (BTW, call your credit company and complain, they maybe able to give you credit ASAP if you paid by credit card.)

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Disappointment

    • Illinois,
    • Jul 18, 2015

    I'm so disappointed. I hate to cook and was looking forward to the fast easy meals that were promised in the infomercial. I followed the roast and veggies recipe to a t. My veggies were soggy and the roast was tough and undercooked. Being disappointed is an understatement.

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

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    • Jul 24, 2015

      Rom De Guzman

      Oops, I haven't tried that. Get your money back.

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Power pressure cooker

    • Florida,
    • Jul 18, 2015

    I was quite happy with my purchase of The power Pressure Cooker, even though I ordered the XL but received a different model.

    I used it 3-4 times a month, worked really well until within 10 months of having this pressure cooker, it stopped working!

    I called the customer service rep, who tried to explain that I only had 90-day warranty.

    However, it was agreed that I could return the cooker and pay the postage and packaging. This would have now cost me $60 after paying $129 for the cooker. I decided that this was just not worth it for me anymore.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Bad Reviews Seem To Be Only User Error. Great Product.

    • Seattle, Wa,
    • Jul 13, 2015

    I purchased the Super Pressure Cooker XL from my local Bed Bath and Beyond. I have had this product for 3 weeks now and use it about 4 times a week. I haven't had any problems with mine what so ever. Probably because I use common sense or probably because I read directions, as vague as they may be. This is not rocket science people.

    I purchased this item for two reasons, 2 minutes for steamed vegetables and roasted carrots. I recently cooked lobster and baby red potatoes and in five minutes done flawlessly, of course I planned on the pressure building time, which does not take that long if you close and lock the lid correctly, I have noticed if the lid is not closed correctly steam will escape through the screw fastening down the handle. Once I figured out my problem haven't had a problem since. Now I returned my first one thinking that it was a manufacture error, instead it was user error of all things, since the new cooker does the exact same thing.

    Love this product. It does what it says it will do and has great outcomes every time I use it, I recommend the Super Pressure Cooker XL to everyone.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Best pressure cooker ever

    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana,
    • Jul 12, 2015

    I love it! If you're burning your food, you're cooking it too long. Get a cook book that explains it all. I have a different brand also, and I don't pull it out any more, I just use this one because it's so much easier.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Do Not Buy This One

    • San Antonio, TX,
    • Jul 12, 2015

    I know how to use a pressure cooker, I have been using them all my life. The timer does not work on this one. The delay timer does not work either. Takes a long time to get pressurized, and nothing like what you see on the TV infomercial. I cooked chicken legs, followed their directions carefully, the chicken came out awful. Burnt on the outside, and undone after 30 minutes. I am returning this to the store.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Very disappointed!

    • Fairmont WV,
    • Jul 8, 2015

    Bought this pressure cooker and it sits in my basement because it doesn't work like shown on TV. My slow cooker is faster. Tried to do baked steak in it and afterwards over an hour it was still tough. Can you imagine how long it would take it for thicker steak. Very disappointed in it. What a waste of money.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    HORRIBLE Customer Service

    I purchased a 99 dollar model and received it. I liked it so much we ordered the upgraded one for my elderly aunt and uncle. They love it. We wanted to order the upgraded one ourselves and it turned out all three were the exact same thing.

    I contacted TriStar, the customer service representative said they would send me a return label and once I returned it I would get a refund. I never received the label. I contacted the BBB. Was told I would receive a label and they were breaking company policy by giving me a refund.

    I finally received the label, returned the item only to receive another cooker. I spent hours trying to print a label which I finally did, they received it. When I called on the 1st of July they told me I would have the refund by Friday. Today when I called I was told 3 to 5 more business days.

    I contacted my Attorney General as soon as I hung up.

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

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    • Jul 24, 2015

      Rom De Guzman

      Dear Audrey, next time, search the internet for a local store where you can return the product at your convenience and get your money back. Besides, you save on shipping charges. I bought mine from Kohl's yesterday and so far so good. Good luck.

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Works great

    • Houston ,
    • Jun 30, 2015

    I purchased mine for $35 on Craigslist. It was on open box item but new. The directions in the manual are lame. I've been a pressure cooker user for twenty years so I just sat there and figured it out myself. You always have to use liquid in the pot and the seal has to fit perfectly and it has to be closed or it just will not work. This is not explained in the manual.

    I really like the timer on this cooker. The old way you have to babysit the cooker and turn it off at the correct time.

    Honestly, I would buy the instant pot 6 in 1.

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

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    • Jul 24, 2015

      Rom De Guzman

      Hmm, something to think about when buying the XL.

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    First one and Last one I'll need

    I like to cook, I am no gourmet. First Pressure Cooker ever, and I love it! I did the frozen wings but put too much sauce and they were water logged (I put a lot more than any recipe called for). They cooked fast, and after browning the top in the oven with more sauce, it was perfect. Next time I will follow a recipe designed for a pressure cooker, as I used ten times too much.

    The second recipe was a Deer roast, instead of my regular 4-hour in a pot to break down all ligaments and fat (I have made this several times conventionally), it broke down in one hour total! Now I know to cook the meat with seasoning for 45 minutes and then put the veggies in for only 15 minutes. I like a little fight left in my vegetables.

    My only complaint is the infomercial never mentioned the "Pressure Up Time." Frozen wings was a pretty long time, but the room temp roast was around five minutes.

    All in all, I was actually looking for a recipe to cook some frozen deer sausage that I made and freezer-bagged last week. When I ran across this article, I thought that my experience needed to be mentioned. I am so happy with it, and am looking forward to the third time using in a week. I'm then looking to do the Creme Brulee maybe tomorrow. This Pressure Cooker is very easy to clean, works like I expected.

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

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