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: Your All-In-One Buying Guide to Pressure Cookers

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527 Customer Reviews for Power Pressure Cooker XL

Average Customer Rating: 2.4
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 113 4 stars: 54 3 stars: 31 2 stars: 43 1 stars: 286
Bottom Line: 37% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Awesome

    • Wallis, TX,
    • Jan 25, 2016

    Works great and cooks quick. After I learn more about it, it will be a 5 star.

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

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  • Pressure Cooker XL

    I'm just going to tell you -- I absolutely love mine. I use it about 3 times a week.

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

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  • Do not order.

    • Marysville,
    • Jan 24, 2016

    Do not order this product. I ordered the Power Pressure Cooker XL Pro on November 7th. $130.00 for PPC XL Pro, $30.00 for 6 year warranty and $29.95 for shipping, for a total of $189.95. The lady said it was in stock and would be mailed out within days, but might take 3-4 weeks to get to me. They took the money out of my account that day. I waited a long time - over a month. Finally I called to see what was going on, around December 16th I'd say. I was told it was on back order and as soon as it came in they would ship it out overnight for free. It's January 24th and I still have not gotten it. So I called and I was told my order was canceled on November 17th and the money was supposedly put back in my account then. It was not so. Not only did they take my money, I did not get my order, and the supervisor I talked to was rude and just kept yelling "your order was canceled and money returned to the bank." I am so beyond frustrated. I was lied to each time I called and my money was taken. I'm going to my bank and making a claim and will find out where my money is and how I can get it back.

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

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  • Power Pressure Cooker XL

    • Nevada,
    • Jan 21, 2016

    I purchased a Power Pressure Cooker XL and it took several weeks for the shipping. When I did receive it I was very disappointed with the instruction manual, which was very incomplete, not written well and did nothing more than give very basic instructions on how to use the appliance. I was also promised a recipe book and all these free gifts, none of which I received. The 10 quart unit, which is way too big for my counter top, turned out to be defective so I sent it back and asked for a full refund. They said they would not refund the the shipping and handling which was around $30.00 but I would get a refund for the rest. It took almost 4 weeks for the unit to get to the company and in the meantime I had called customer service to make sure I would receive the refund.

    I was promised the refund within 3 to 5 business days and the next thing I know they took another payment out of my account and sent me an email that a replacement was on the way. I spoke to several customer service reps and supervisors during the whole process and they were very hard to understand and basically told me there was nothing I could do except to not accept the new unit and it would return to the company. After they received the 2nd unit, they told me they would process the refund at that time. So basically I won't get my $200 plus bucks back for another two to three months. I would highly NOT recommend this company to anyone.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Mixed Review

    • Spruce Pine, NC,
    • Jan 19, 2016

    I love it and use it every night for dinner. I did burn my first meal but I didn't add enough sauce to the recipe. I was disappointed I can't use it for canning since I live at 2400 ft. I watched the commercial again to make sure I didn't miss some small print on the screen letting you know this important fact about the cooker. Nothing in the commercial informs you that you can't use it for canning above 2000 ft. That was the main reason I wanted it. But it does cook delicious meals in a short amount of time.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    The worst company ever.

    • Jan 19, 2016

    These people are habitual liars and for no good reason. I have canceled my order 2 times and they call back with lies each time. Instead of them telling you the truth about the real ETA of the cooker they lie to get the sell. I'm so sick of them. Just canceled again because of another lie. When will they learn that customer service is everything.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Don't buy it.

    • Pennsylvania,
    • Jan 19, 2016

    Cooker broke after 13 months of using it and the company wouldn't replace it or fix it. Cooker only has one year warranty. Just wasted $140.00.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    One of the best kichen appliances I have

    • Illinois,
    • Jan 19, 2016

    I have been using my Power Pressure Cooker XL for almost a year now, and have never had a problem. I use it at least weekly and am very satisfied. For the people who are complaining about the 10 quart one not having a cookbook, the advertisement says that it comes with an online cookbook, not a paper one. I like it so much I am ready to order at the 10 quart size as well.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    The steam lock

    • Philadelphia, PA,
    • Jan 18, 2016

    My only complaint is the steam lock. It's so flimsy, I can't tell if I have it on correctly. Just finished cooking pasta & come to find out, the steamer thing wasn't locked even though I had the arrows matched up. Caused my pasta to be under cooked.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Power Pressure Cooker XL

    • Sarasota, FL,
    • Jan 18, 2016

    I bought one of these and it progressively got worse during use. I used it about 10 times in two months and I love to cook with it. Now it won't even steam up and it only slow cooks. They only give you a 60 day warranty and you have to send it back to the company if you want warranty service. They want $24.99 for handling fees and I have to ship it. I'm going to buy a new one, but not that brand.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Save your money!

    • Clinton, MD,
    • Jan 17, 2016

    I purchased this a little while ago and used it twice. It cooked ok but I could not set the timer right. During the third time of use, it would stay on a few seconds then display E4. I would not buy another one. I'm going back a crock pot, I don't need speed!

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

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