About Power Quick Pot

By Derek Lakin
HighYa Staff Published on: Apr 4, 2018

Power Quick Pot is an eight-in-one multi-cooker that helps cook homemade meals by combining a pressure cooker, slow cooker, sous vide device, stove top and rice cooker, steamer, canner, and yogurt maker.

And with its 32 pre-set programs and Cook IQ Technology—which automatically calibrates the perfect time, pressure, and temperature—the website advertises it works up to 70 percent faster and delivers foods that’s full of moisture, flavor, and nutrients, with just one push of a button.

Other useful features include an ergonomically designed easy-lift lid, large LCD display with dial-based navigation, a stainless steel inner pot that’s PFOA/PTFE free and dishwasher safe, 50 percent faster pre-heating times, an automatic ‘keep warm’ function, and a no-mess splatter guard.

Once you have Power Quick Pot in your home, will it live up to all the advertising promises made in the commercial? Should you place an order in the first place, or consider one of the competitors?

Give us a few minutes of your time, and we'll help you find some answers—starting with basic functionality.

What’s the Difference Between Slow Cookers, Pressure Cookers, & Multi-Cookers Like Power Quick Pot?

We explain in Best Slow Cooker Buying Guide that these devices work simply by allowing you to throw all of your ingredients into a single pot, turn it on, and let it cook. As it does so, the closed environment seals in moisture and flavor, delivering hands-free, savory, fall-off-the-bone meals by the time you return.

Pressure cookers also infuse food with moisture and flavor, but do so by heating liquid inside a sealed container, which forms steam and raises the boiling point and interior pressure. Comparatively, they deliver similar results much faster than slow cookers.

Perhaps splitting the difference, multi-cookers like Power Quick Pot combine many of the benefits of slow cookers and pressure cookers into s single device, with common settings for baking, cooking, frying, stewing, and steaming, as well as for making pasta, pilaf, and plain grains.

If you’re on the fence about whether to purchase a slow cooker or a pressure cooker, a multi-cooker might seem like a solid middle-of-the-road option. But before zooming in and comparing Power Quick Pot’s functionality with popular competitors, let’s take a look at the price and the manufacturer.

How Much Does Power Quick Pot Cost?

Power Quick Pot is available in three different capacities, at four payments of:

  • 6 Quart (13" H x 13" W x 12" D): $33.33, totaling $99.99
  • 8 Quart (14.5" H x 14.5" W x 13.5" D): $43.33, totaling $129.99
  • 10 Quart (15" H x 14.5" W x 13.5" D): $53.33, totaling $159.99

All orders include free shipping, as well as:

  • Four recipe cookbooks: “Everyday Caribbean” by Monti Carlo, “Rock Your Kitchen” by Rock Harper, “Dream Big, Cook Fearless” by Jenny Behm, and “Speedy, Set…Go!” by Ryan Scott
  • Tempered glass cook-and-look lid
  • Five-year protection plan
  • Power quick seal and 10 Quick Seal Bags

Tristar Products provides a 60-day money back guarantee, less S&H, along with a five-year protection plan on all Power Quick Pot purchases, which you can request by calling support at 973-287-5145.

Note: We contacted several customer service representatives looking for additional details about the protection plan, along with the Quick Seal device, although none were able to provide insight.

What Do We Know About the Company Behind Power Quick Pot?

Tristar Products has been in business since 1992 and has grown to become the second largest manufacturer in the As Seen on TV industry. In that time, they’ve released numerous hits, including recent popular products like the original Clear TV (as well as follow-ups like Key Antenna), Power Pressure Cooker XL, and the Copper Chef lineup.

The Fairfield, NJ-based company held an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, based on 21 customer reviews and more than 640 closed complaints, as of 4/4/18. Although a company representative responded in each instance, the majority of these seemed to revolve around quality and support concerns.

Power Quick Pot vs. Other Multi-Cookers

Returning to the Complete Multi-Cooker Buying Guide from earlier, we emphasize that when choosing which model to buy, there are three main factors you’ll want to focus on:

  1. Power Capacity – The power capacity—measured in watts—is a direct representation of how fast it will cook your food. Therefore, the higher the wattage, the better. Pro tip: You’ll want to look at models with 900 watts of power or more if you plan to use your multi-cooker regularly.
  2. Pressure settings – Similarly, the higher the pressure your device is capable of reaching, the faster it will cook your food. For safety, make sure it features a locking lid and steam release valve.
  3. Internal Coating – Power Quick Pot's interior lining is made of stainless steel, which is not a naturally non-stick surface. On the flip side, many come with ‘marbled' coatings that offer PFOA and PTFE-free nonstick functionality.

Related: Non-Stick Cookware 101: Is Teflon Safe?

Furthermore, since they offer fewer places to hide old food, touch panels are typically preferable to knobs, while interior parts should disassemble easily for quick cleaning.

Given these core criteria, let’s see how some of the top multi-cookers on marketplaces like Amazon and Google Shopping compare to Power Quick Pot, which also feature multiple one-touch settings, center knobs for navigation, backlit LCD displays, locking lids, automatic time, temperature, and heat adjustment using internal microprocessors; PFOA/PTFE-free interiors, keep warm settings, and obviously, multi-functionality:

Power Quick Pot Instant Pot Ultra Souvia 8-in-1 Multi-Cooker
Price $99.99; $129.99; $159.99 $129.99; $149.95; $179.99 $69.99; $149.99
Power Capacity N/A 1,000 watts 1,500 watts
Pressure Settings N/A 7.2 PSI (40 - 50 kPa); High Pressure: 10.2 - 11.6 PSI (70 - 80 kPa) N/A
Internal Coating/Capacity Stainless steel; 6-10 quarts Nonstick; 3 - 6 quarts Nonstick; 6 -7 quarts
Interface One-touch panel; knob navigation One-touch panel; knob navigation Scrollable panel
Special Features 32 one-touch settings, Cook IQ Technology 16 one-touch settings, steam release reset button, also features a central dial for navigation 8 preset modes, clear lid, time/temperature selection (no microchip detection)

During our calls to customer support, we also inquired about Power Quick Pot’s power capacity (wattage), pressure settings, and whether or not it features a steam release valve or button, none of which were able to offer additional insight.

Does this mean you should go with any of the models above, or continue looking for your ‘perfect’ multi-cooker?

Our Bottom Line About Power Quick Pot

While we often find during our research than X-in-1 devices don’t live up to expectations, multi-cookers seem to be the exception, as most customers seem pleased with their purchases, regardless of model. As such, choosing the ‘best’ option might largely come down to those features most important to you, including:

  • Budget (as with most electronics, you typically get more features with high-priced models)
  • Operation (i.e., buttons vs. knobs, LCD vs. numeric display, etc.)
  • Functionality (the number of devices it’s intended to replace, the number of one-touch settings, etc.)
  • Capacity (how much food the interior can hold and still function optimally)

Considering all of this, Power Quick Pot is available in three capacities, features more one-touch capabilities than competitors, comes with an ultra-competitive price and 60-day refund policy, and built-in microprocessor technology that automatically adjusts time, temperature, and pressure based on the food you add. In other words, it seems to deliver a lot of core features for a low price.

With these positives in mind, since customer support wasn't able to provide wattage or pressure settings, these are two criteria that can't be compared apples-to-apples with the competition.

Furthermore, the company doesn't provide support for its claims of heating 50 percent faster and cooking 70 percent faster. Also, while stainless steel is PFOA/PTFE-free, it's not naturally non-stick, which could lead to longer clean-up times after each meal.

Bottom line: Choosing a multi-cooker isn’t exactly rocket science, but Power Quick Pot comes from a manufacturer with years in business and mostly positive online customer feedback, which could be an indication of what you’ll experience after becoming a customer.

On the other hand, if you prefer an interface without a knob, or one with fewer bells and whistles (and subsequently, a potentially lower price point), there are certainly other brands and models—including many of which are available locally, saving time and potential S&H charges—available to explore.

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7 Consumer Reviews for Power Quick Pot

Average Consumer Rating: 3.3
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 4 4 star: 0 3 star: 0 2 star: 0 1 star:  3
Bottom Line: 57% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 10 out 11 people found this review helpful

    As good as I hoped, better than expected

    • Apple Valley, CA,
    • Nov 19, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    This is the first of this type of appliance I have had. It took me some experimenting to figure it out, but nothing extraordinary. I have been using it for about a month now, and everything I have tried so far has been a success. Some things come out average, as with other cooking methods, and some come out fantastic. I would put it this way - if you want something that can do what a crock pot does and more, only better tasting, and which cooks in a fraction of the time, consider this. I also like that fact that I can cook entire meals in this, and only have one easy to clean pot to wash out, mine is the 6-quart model. Recipes which say "10 minutes to cook" etc. really are 10 minutes, plus about 10 minutes to heat up, but that is still very fast.

    I am really happy with this, and find myself eating healthier food than I used to, because of the speed and how good things taste.

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

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  • 12 out 16 people found this review helpful

    Piece of crap

    • Haverhill, MA,
    • Nov 7, 2018
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    I tried the mac and cheese recipe, followed the instructions exactly. After the 10 minutes on pressure cooker setting, it is not even close to done. I did it again and it burned. I am bringing it back for a refund.

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

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  • 25 out 26 people found this review helpful

    Awesome cooker!

    • Kinross, MI,
    • Oct 29, 2018
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    As with anything you ever used before, it takes a little learning to do what you want to do. People buy these things and think it's going to be just a one button push to do crap. Hahahaha, get real people...leaving bad reviews because you could not read a manual or watch YouTube videos. These things are simple to use once you learn how to use it, and the Quick Pots are absolutely amazing. Great quality and plenty of options!

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

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    • Nov 21, 2018

      Angela A.

      I've ordered this Power Quick Pot and looked at all the YouTube videos and all the instructions, so when I get it all I have to do is wash it and I'm set.

    • Nov 21, 2018

      Angela A.

      This has 1200W, 2-Step Pressure Release System, Yogurt feature, Sous-vide feature; and the pressure cooker has low, medium and high settings. This should answer all questions.

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  • 21 out 21 people found this review helpful

    5 star appliance

    • Georgia,
    • Oct 28, 2018
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    Incredible cooking experience because of ease of use, and quality results! I was looking for something to make tasty, nutritious, meals in, and this meets all of those needs! I am really having fun with it, and made several meals so far! I am a lazy cook, and want things fast, and easy, and I just cut up the veggies, and in the pot, with some broth, and meat of your choice, and in about 30 minutes, you have a delicious soup! I made a dairy-free custard with coconut milk, eggs, vanilla in minutes, and it was the best custard I have ever eaten! I made a moist, yummy healthy banana bread, that even browned on the outside! I made it with almond flour, honey instead of sugar, and had to use willpower not to finish the whole thing! You can use any pressure cooker recipe! And there are tons of recipes online! I am looking forward to more cooking with this Quick Pot! The cleanup is so easy! I got it at Sam's for $79, a really great price! Enjoy!

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

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    • Nov 21, 2018

      Angela A.

      I just ordered the Power Quick Pot and have watched all the YouTube videos on unpacking, cleaning, safety, cooking, and looked at some recipes online. I will review this again before my Power Quick Pot arrives. I like stainless steel pot where the recipes says to use spray butter/olive oil or both. So clean up will be a breeze. I'm believing that I'll get this with on delay.

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  • 20 out 20 people found this review helpful

    I like it

    • Waukesha, WI,
    • Oct 17, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I was surprised to see only two reviews. And both only one star. I bought my cooker at Sam's two weeks ago and could not be happier. This is my first pressure cooker, so there was a bit of a learning curve for me. The cooker itself could not be easier for me to use. It might be because I did glance through the manual to figure out how to use the thing. The pressure cooker is easy. The slow cooking is easy. The rice cooking is easy. I am so glad I bought this. I even gave away my slow cooker last week.

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

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  • 12 out 20 people found this review helpful

    Difficult

    • New Hampshire,
    • Sep 19, 2018
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    I'm sorry I purchased this 8-quart Power Quick Pot. It doesn't allow me to slow cook like I want to. Directions don't explain how to use the slow cooker option or the timer settings. The timer never counted down. I am going out to purchase a slow cooker that works. Can I return this Quick Pot? I am not happy with it at all.

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

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    • Oct 30, 2018

      sandra k.

      Slow cooking was the first thing I used, it is much faster than the old slow cooker. I am really glad my daughter told me about this. Not happy with your purchase? Slow down, take your time and try it again. It's worth it.

    • Nov 21, 2018

      Angela A.

      I agree with Sandra K., with slowing down. If it's not on the directions, it's on YouTube. Slowing down to the speed of life is what is helping me because I've read and watched the YouTube videos, also I've looked at several recipes and have my own additions to those recipes. I'm so excited. Once It arrives and I use it four or fives times, then I'll write my wonderful review.

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  • 23 out 39 people found this review helpful

    Liars

    • Medina, OH,
    • Jul 22, 2018
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    I ordered an 8-qartt Quick Pot on June 11, 2018, and got an email the next day saying the order was accepted. On July 5th I called inquiring as to the delivery status and was told they were back ordered but should be to me July 8th. I just got off the phone again and they are still back ordered, and they have no idea how long the wait it. I canceled my order, and then they tried to get me to do another system to get a $50 Walmart card. Are they kidding me?

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

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