About Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven

The new Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven claims to help you cook “easier, flavor-infused meals” up to 70% faster than a conventional oven. In addition, the company claims that the oven’s “moisture-sealed and pressurized” technology ensures that it’s “virtually impossible to dry out or ruin your food.”

The Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven is manufactured by KitchenTek, LLC, based out of Pueblo, CO. The company’s website was down during our research, though they appear to be relatively new, as online information about them is scarce. Regarding the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven specifically, online reviews appear to be primarily negative, with the most common complaints citing cheap construction and poor customer support.

How the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven Works

According to the manufacturer, the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven underwent 2 ½ years of development prior to being released, in order to perfectly combine all the benefits associated with both a pressure cooker and a conventional oven. Because of this, the company claims that the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven’s “Flavor Infusion Technology” allows you to “make the most moist, flavorful meals you’ve ever had,” and that it will be “the only oven you’ll ever need.”

The oven’s three-position rack (bottom, middle, and broil) is claimed to provide all the same adjustability as your conventional oven, but allows you to “toast, roast, bake, broil, and re-heat food in a fraction of the time.” In fact, despite its relatively small size, the device can accommodate up to a 14lb turkey or a 12in pizza.

When you’re ready to use your Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven, you can choose between two different modes:

  • Pressure Mode – Cooks your food up to 70% faster, while using low pressure to lock in heat, moisture, and flavor.
  • Standard Mode – Works like a conventional oven, while “using a fraction of the energy.”

Whichever mode you choose, the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven can be used in five easy steps:

  1. Turn the oven on, and allow it to quickly preheat (indicated by a green “ready light.”
  2. Add food a lower the sealing lever.
  3. Seal the vent release valve.
  4. Set the timer.
  5. After your food has cooked, open the vent release valve to release any built-up steam.
  6. Enjoy your meal.

When cooking with the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven, you can use your normal pots, pans, and bakeware. On top of this, other than the unit itself, all parts are dishwasher safe.

Keep in mind that when new, you’ll need to run the oven through one full cycle prior to placing food inside, which will burn off any “non-toxic protective oils.” Also, unlike a traditional oven, you’ll need to release pressure inside the unit prior to opening the front door. Failing to do this could result in severe steam burns.

Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven Pricing & Refund Policy

The Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven is available through Amazon.com, HSN, and directly through the manufacturer. If you choose the latter option, the Standard Oven is priced at 5 payments of $49.99, or one single payment of $249.95, and includes the following:

  • Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven
  • Baking/broil rack
  • Drip/baking pan
  • Roasting pan
  • Crumb tray
  • Quick start guide
  • Recipe booklet
  • Use and care guide

If you’re looking for an upgrade, you can also purchase the Rotisserie Series Model for 5 payments of $69.99, or one single payment of $349.90. This model includes everything found with the Standard option, with the addition of:

  • “Specially-engineered” rotisserie functionality
  • Related tools and accessories
  • Free recipe book with rotisserie options

Standard shipping is free, though you can choose FedEx Express Saver for $29.99, FedEx 2nd Day for $39.99, or FedEx Next Day for $49.99.

All Wolfgang Puck Pressure Ovens come with a 60-day money back guarantee. If you’re dissatisfied for any reason during this time, you’ll need to contact customer service at (800) 498-1303 or wolfgangpuckoven@kitchentek.com to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number.

The Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven comes with a one-year limited warranty, which covers manufacturer defects in workmanship and materials. However, the product’s FAQ page claims that a 36-month extended warranty can be purchased as well, though this option did not appear when we attempted to check out.

Pros

  • Combines many of the benefits of a pressure cooker and conventional oven into one countertop device.
  • Allows you to cook food up to 70% faster, while sealing in moisture and flavor.
  • Can cook most of the same foods as a traditional oven.
  • 60-day money back guarantee.

Cons

  • Most common customer complaints cite cheap construction and poor customer support.

Bottom Line: If you’re thinking about purchasing a Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven, keep the following in mind:

The oven is relatively new, so there are a limited number of online customer reviews available. However, the majority of these are from independent bloggers who received a free Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven in exchange for a review.

When looking at non-blog related reviews, most appear to be primarily negative, with some of the most common complaints citing cheap construction and poor customer support. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise though, as high quality conventional pressure cookers can cost as much as $400. When you factor in the fact that the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven also combines the features of a regular oven for just under $300 (Standard Model), the old adage “you get what you pay for” seems relevant. With this in mind, we did find one very detailed review that stated the same, which was highly complimentary of the oven.

Also, it’s important to note that only poultry cooks 70% faster than a conventional oven. According to the website, beef and pork cook 50% faster, and “casseroles, vegetables and baked goods cook 25% faster.”

All in all, the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven is a unique device that has very little (if any) market competition. As such, for people who are looking to save time when cooking, the product might be a viable option. However, keep in mind that it may not be a high-quality appliance, and you may experience difficulty processing a refund or an exchange through customer service.

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35 Customer Reviews for Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven

Average Customer Rating: 3.3
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 13 4 stars: 5 3 stars: 4 2 stars: 4 1 stars: 9
Bottom Line: 57% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    I'm satisfied but speed of cooking doesn't match the claims

    • Chicago, IL,
    • Feb 10, 2017

    I actually really like mine and bought another one for my summer home. It was hard to pass up when Bed Bath & Beyond was blowing them out, and it cost me around 60 bucks with a coupon. I cooked a 14-pound turkey in just an hour, and it was delicious; moist and browned. However, for chicken breasts, fish, and smaller meat parts, it takes much much longer than the directions stated.

    Yes, it is not easy to clean. And maybe it won't last, but I'm having fun with it and would recommend it to anyone who, like myself, doesn't want to wait so long for food to cook.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Quality challenge in this oven

    First of all, my wife loves this as a reasonable toaster oven, with the benefit of using the pressure to cook food slightly faster. We bought this a few years ago, and it has worked well.

    But when ours failed recently (with the heating elements not coming on but lights and timer were OK), and since I'm "lucky" enough to be somewhat handy in troubleshooting (and an old EE as well), I thought I could troubleshoot the problem. During the disassembly, I found poor construction (sheet metal screws in at odd angles holding the cover on, an original loose screw holding the controller's printed circuit board to the spacer) before finally tracing the problem to a bad solder joint on the relay, which finally burned out due to the high current through that connection. That was easily solved with remedial soldering of stranded copper wire from each onboard spade connector, to the respective relay pins to carry the high current.

    A quick analysis of the copper and solder design showed (to me anyway) that this may be a weak spot subject to early failure. The final problem to solve is why the pressure is no longer holding, but at least it can continue as a simple toaster oven.

    In summary, I wish it had better quality for the $250 we spent.

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

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    • Mar 5, 2017

      SanFran13

      Hi Ed,

      I also loved my oven, but it just stopped heating this week, and it sounds like the same problem as you experienced. What does their customer service say the best solution? I am not savvy with repairs as you, but I do hope that I can get the oven working again.

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  • Don't buy any Wolfgang Puck items ever!

    • Riverside, California,
    • Feb 3, 2017

    We received this as a wedding gift. This Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven WPROR1002SC is the worst item I have ever used. Not only did the oven stop working, their customer service was rude and not helpful. Since we did not have the receipt for the oven, they refused a replacement. I would never contact the person who gave us this item asking for the proof they bought it. That would only embarrass them.

    This item is junk and never worked as they said. After three uses, it is now dead. It will not heat at all, the door won't seal, and the timer broke. You figure it out. Should you buy one?

    Save your money! Do NOT buy this pressure oven.

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

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  • Bad product

    • South Hill, VA,
    • Feb 2, 2017

    I bought the pressurized oven about a year ago and now it is not working and there is no way it can be fixed. I called customer service, and they gave me no help. I will never buy their product again.

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

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  • Had an issue, but got good customer service

    Got my oven right before Christmas (I got the Rotisserie model) and so far, so good! I would say the main drawback is the heat on the outside of the oven, but I have it up enough where the grandkids cannot get to it.

    I made the pot roast recipe (page 32 of the Wolfgang Puck recipe book) last night, and the time in the book called for 120 minutes PLUS another 60. It even said in italics that the longer cooking time was so the chuck roast would be fall-apart tender. I followed the recipe to the letter, and after just the 120 minutes, I had beef jerky instead of pot roast, the veggies were burnt to a crisp, and so was my baking pan! So I called Customer Service this morning. They are sending me a new pan, and they looked into the recipe issue and said that the time was indeed wrong, and they were in the process of fixing it in the recipe book.

    So for those of you who cook this, it's 45 minutes TOTAL (pressure mode for a 3-lb roast) for rare, 50 for medium, 55 for well-done.

    They were very apologetic and helpful.

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

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  • Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven

    • Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
    • Jan 25, 2017

    Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven has been used for one month. Roast pork cooks great, roast chicken cooks great, and vegetable medley cooks great as well. However, it already needed cleaning inside and I could not scrub off the accumulation of burned on grease splatter from the top. How should I clean it?

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Rusted pan?

    • New Jersey ,
    • Oct 4, 2016

    I love the oven but my pan is rusting. I need to put an aluminum pan insert in order to use it without getting rust in my food. Can you please send me a replacement pan?

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven

    The only reason I bought this was because I had a 50% off coupon from Wolfgang Puck, and a store coupon for 20% off. So, for just a little over $100, I would give it a try. It came with limited recipes, but offered no advice or instructions on converting from a pressure cook pot to the oven, so you use the recipes they provide, or it's trial and error.

    Yes, it is cheaply made. The pressure cook valve often gets stuck or comes loose during cooking. There appears to be little if any, insulation, so it does get very hot on the outside. You could easily get a serious burn should you touch it, and pay attention to nearby items on the counter. The catch tray on the over floor is very flimsy, just like a sheet of foil. You need to use caution in removing and cleaning the tray, otherwise, you could end up with a ball of cheap aluminum.

    For the heck of it, I did put in a Mrs. Smith frozen apple pie. I turned the heat up, activated the pressure knob, and cooked for 15 minutes. Let it cool off for an hour, and it came out very good. It is almost a year old and I don't have much faith that it will last much longer.

    I will not replace it with an identical item, or would I recommend it because it is so obviously cheap, and I don't like the idea of experimenting with recipes. Since I paid so little for it, I've gotten my money's worth out of it.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Pressure oven review

    Just received my oven ,first attempt was ribs, and they didn't turn out very well. We only had baby back ribs in freezer and the recipe called for big meaty ones, maybe that's why? But second attempt was pork chops with orange marmalade and they were really good!

    I guess it's trial and error but have a feeling I'm going to love it.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Easy to burn yourself & impossible to clean

    This sounded like a terrific idea and I do use it rather than turning on the main oven. This should not be used around children as it is totally metal with no coating to protect one from getting burned if you touch the outside of the appliance. Cheaply made, the metal inside also has no coating and it gets nasty pretty fast if you broil or cook anything with fat that isn't in an enclosed pan.

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

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    I like my WP pressure oven, I own 2

    I love my Wolfgang pressure oven.

    I really liked the roasted vegetables how they came out and my roasted sausage and vegetables, roasted chicken and my roasted rack of pork.

    I come home very late and this helps me out often times.

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

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