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.

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

340 Customer Reviews for Power Pressure Cooker XL

Average Customer Rating: 2.5
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 64 4 stars: 33 3 stars: 18 2 stars: 26 1 stars: 199
Bottom Line: 31% would recommend it to a friend
Showing 1-11 of 340
Sort reviews by:

  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Not so new to pressure cookers

    We had a Revere Meals in Minute pressure cooker that was bought at a yard sale a year ago. It quit on us a few days ago and we had to once again fry chicken on the stove. Way to greasy for us. The next day we used a crock pot for a pork roast, way to long of cooking time and not as flavorful. So we went to Khol's and bought the Power Cooker XL. We made boneless pork ribs. Dinner was delicious once more. And it was way easier than the Revere Cooker to use. My husband and I can't wait to try more recipes. Con's: the price. Pro's: what you save in money for food that isn't wasted makes up for the price you pay.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Power Pressure Cooker XL

    I just received mine the other day. It took less than a week to receive the cooker by UPS. I did have to add time to my roast I made yesterday but other than that I love it so far. I do wish there were more recipes in the book or online. I am looking for recipes online and if there isn't any, I will just have to cook and play around with times and recipes myself.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Recipes are not proofed

    I just received my XL in about three weeks after ordering it. I've only cooked two meals in it: barbecued chicken using my own barbecue sauce and white bean soup from a recipe I found online not associated with this company. Each came out fine.

    The online recipes and the printed "recipe" book are not proofed well. The Turkey Breast recipe calls for a pork roast in the directions. The Paella recipe directions call for adding seafood, but no seafood is mentioned in ingredients.

    The jury is still out on whether I will keep the cooker.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Buyer Beware

    • florida,
    • Jun 14, 2015

    This Pressure Cooker burns EVERYTHING. Do not spend your money on this cooker. Customer service will not issue a return, so think and research before you spend the money. TV makes it look great, but it is not.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (1)
    View all 1 commentsHide comments
    • Jun 29, 2015

      Mike Galik

      I did not see the first part of the infomercial but I think a good way to prove some of his claims such as cooking meals in under 5 minutes by actually doing this in front of the audience. He had plenty of time.

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Bad item

    • New Orleans, LA,
    • Jun 12, 2015

    The few times that I used it, the cooker worked fine. The fifth time it burned the food. I went to the website and was told to use more water. That did not work for me. I think the unit's timer is bad.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Great asset in the kitchen

    • Atlanta,
    • Jun 8, 2015

    Not sure I agree with all the negative reviews, except the shipping time was awful, almost 2 months. I've used it successfully to cook rice, beans and meats. By the way the infomercial said that it would take 10 hours for pulled pork by traditional methods. The Power Cooker XL takes far less time. I found that statement to be true. Overall, I'm not sorry about the purchase.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Worked well one time!

    • knightstown, IN,
    • Jun 7, 2015

    This worked great the first time, after that it would not hold pressure and even some of my meats were either still raw or were still to tough to eat and had to cook longer. So for something that should have taken 30 minutes would end up reading an hour.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Poor customer service

    • Greensboro NC,
    • Jun 6, 2015

    I purchased my cooker at a local Target store. It did not have any cookbooks with it. Just basically a little paper manual and nothing more. I went on to their website and they do have very few recipes on how to use it. I did a live chat and the customer service rep that was typing back took forever to answer any questions. Hint, the English was not well written. This person kept telling me that the books and chopper come packed in the box. After explaining this again I got the same response. I don't need the chopper, just the books. Still could not get a positive response in my wanting the books just mailed to me so I could use the machine. Then the final response was another website to go to and order the books. Guess I will be boxing it up and taking it back.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Poor customer service

    I ordered this product Saturday due the Memorial weekend after watching the infomercial. I had questions and unable to reach a customer service representative. I then found it on Amazon for $70 cheaper and wanted to cancel my order but was unable to reach anyone. I also sent emails wanting to cancel my order and saw nothing in response.

    I was finally able to reach someone on Tuesday 5/26 to cancel and surprisingly my package was already shipped. That's when I decided I would would to refuse my order. UPS sent back the cooker back to this company yet they resent the product back to me. If this company was legit I shouldn't have to go through this non sense. I had to file a fraud claim with my credit card company so who knows when I'll see my refund.

    I'm very disappointed and feel like I was scammed. This is a lesson learned. I will not order or recommend this company to anyone. I will continue to inform consumers before they trust who they order from.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Junk. Disappointed Cook.

    • Louisiana,
    • May 31, 2015

    I ordered this piece of crap, used it 4 times within a 2 month period. When I attempted to use it for a 5th time the display showed E4, tried to contact the company via chat window on the site. My response was to call the customer service number. I will never purchase another item from this scam company again. Power Pressure 4-meal-limit-cooker XL. This is a throw away item, don't waste your time or money on this JUNK.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Don't waste your money

    • Syracuse, NY,
    • May 31, 2015

    First of all, I purchased mine for just over $100 from eBay which included shipping and ALL of the items in the commercial. I received it within 4 days of purchasing. The accessories except for the cookbook are garbage.

    I used the beef roast recipe and paid a pretty penny for the meat. I followed the recipe to the letter with the exception of the time. Being a chef I knew that once the keep warm function kicked in that the meat would continue to cook. With that said, I reduced the time by 8 minutes.

    To my surprise I was shocked when I opened the lid and the meat was a total loss. It was overcooked and hard as a brick. While the vegetables and overall taste were good, the $14 meat was ruined.

    I have used other recipes with the same results. I believe that the problem may be the time it takes to pressurize that may be overcooking meats.

    Bottom line: It's nothing more than a high priced slow cooker. Save your money and buy a real good pressure cooker and slow cooker separately instead of trying to combine them like I did.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


Showing 1-11 of 340

Write a review for Power Pressure Cooker XL!

Share your experience to help others avoid scams & discover great products!

Write a Review