About Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven

By HighYa Research Team
Published on: Mar 13, 2014

The 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. 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.


  • 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.


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

The Bottom Line

The majority of customer reviews that we read 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 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.

Customer Reviews

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  • 77 Customer Reviews
  • 38% Recommend This Company
2.6 out of 5
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  • The door blew open while using pressure seal

    • By Jann Brown,
    • Glencoe Alabama,
    • Feb 14, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have had my Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven for just over a year now, and I loved it until today. I was pressuring potatoes when, with a loud BOOM, the door flew open, while locked under pressure. Still shaking, I called customer service and they tell me that they have no idea why this would happen, and unless I purchased it directly from them and not a retailer or TV (which is where I ordered mine), they can't do anything! WOW. Be careful. I'm lucky that none of my children were walking by, or else it would have really knocked their head off. And to find out that they don't even want me to return it so they can find the source of the malfunction? Now that's scary.

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

  • Read carefully before purchasing this pressure oven

    I was extremely happy with this oven for exactly 14 months before it quit heating even though it turned on. Customer service reminded me that it only came with a 1-year warranty and because there were no parts available, they couldn't help me! I had essentially "leased" this oven for $250 for 14 months and didn't know it!

    The only reason I purchased this without checking reviews was because it had a trusted name like Wolfgang Puck attached to it. So very disappointed! They should be more forthcoming with their advertising. NEVER AGAIN.

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

  • Prepare to be dissatisfied

    • By Alex Makez,
    • Victoria, Australia,
    • Jun 2, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I purchased my Wolfgang Puck Oven two years ago after watching an amazing ad on TV. The demonstration seemed almost too good to be true, but I was sucked in anyway.

    This item was promoted as a bench top pressure oven. What they failed to mention is that the moisture generated in the cooking process is not well contained and subsequently leaks through the door seal, onto the bench top, into your drawers, and onto the floor.

    Undeterred, I decided to use the Oven outside in future, on a covered verandah where it could leak freely onto the floor, and I could simply hose this away. Apart from the problem of leaking, I was happy enough with it's cooking performance.

    One day I switched the oven on to cook a roast, and this turned off power to half the house because one of the RCD earth leakage circuit breakers had detected a fault and tripped.

    I later proved that the lower heating element, even though operational, had a poor insulation resistance to earth, and this caused the RCD to trip.

    None of our local appliance repair shops were able to supply me with a suitable replacement heater element. Finally, after searching the internet in vain, I decided to contact Customer Relations. Their brief response was:

    "Good day,

    The heating element is not a replaceable part as a new housing is needed unfortunately.

    Thank you and have a great day

    W.P. Productions

    Customer Relations (W.P. Warranty Dept.)

    May 29, 2017."

    The fact is that the "housing" is the entire Oven. In other words, if a heating element fails then you must buy a new oven. Another fact is that both the top and bottom heating elements are very easily replaceable, for a fraction of the cost of a new oven, however, no one bothered to consider stocking these as a spare part. Indeed I doubt that any replacement parts whatsoever are stocked.

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

  • Love my pressure oven.

    • By Latricia Lazenby,
    • Winter Haven, FL,
    • Aug 8, 2015

    The best feature is the small size. It fits on the counter. It puts off no heat In the kitchen. I have baked cakes, pies, whole Chickens, frozen pizzas, baked potatoes, German pancakes and more. I love it. I use it daily. It is perfect for two to four people. I'm going to purchase one for my RV and my mother.

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

  • Horrible customer service

    • By Alda Tavares,
    • Carolina Shores, NC,
    • Jan 4, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    My husband placed the order. Within five minutes, I called back to cancel. They said it was already processed and could not cancel. So first, we had to get the oven, and then pay heavily to ship it back with insurance, otherwise we will be without an oven and still pay $250 for it.

    By the way, it is selling for $200 at Kohl's, so please do not buy it online or through the TV advertisement.

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

  • Awful!

    I was excited to get my new pressure oven from Wolfgang Puck. I tried to prepare meals in it, ranging from roast beef, to turkey, to corn beef brisket. I can't even describe the disappointment each night at dinner time! The meals were disgusting. The following problems surfaced from the use of this oven:

    1) Burned plastic smell/taste. Thought it would wear off, but no. It just got worse. The meat was burned every time, even under careful watch. I never burn meals in my professional restaurant oven. The smell sickened the household.

    2) The finish wore off the pan that came with the oven. It was scattered on the meat, and speckled the juices, ruining it all.

    3) The oven got so overheated, it warped the pan, and it burned the juices onto the pan.

    4) Shriveled up shoe leather-looking meat. Even stuffed green peppers were burned although I consistantly backed the time down from their suggested times, and there were cold spots as well.

    5) The oven itself was hot as heck, and I feared it would damage my countertop. I had to place the oven on top of a wooden cutting board to prevent damage.

    6) Cooking smells from the previously attempted meals tainted the current meal, usually a burned plastic taste, hard to describe. Just horrible!

    7) The oven got filthy during the cooking process. It was VERY, VERY difficult to clean and keep tidy becaue of the poor design. I lost my mind trying to clean it after the disaster meal.

    8) Even though I felt my oven was defective, the company made me pay for shipping both ways (yes I sent it back!), and they charged me handling charges as well. For over $300.00 for my order, since I bought the rip off rotisserie that when used, the chicken fell off the rod system and what a mess! It was not balanced at all. Imagine trying to stick burning hot chicken back on the spit rods after picking up the meat from the bottom of the oven. Not good.

    9) I tried to make tomato based dishes, but it tasted "harsh" and burned. Not like when sauce sticks to the bottom of a sauce pan, just an odd flavor. Possibly due to excessive heat.

    10) Back to their "trial" offer, you know, "if you don't like it, send it back for a full refund within 90 days and we will gladly give you your money back, no hassle refund" is a lie! The shipping back was over $30.00 (it is extremely heavy), and the hassle of having to box it up and take it to the post office is a major pain. Thank God my family did all of this, or I would have been stuck with the unusable junk. It most likely cost me nearly $100.00 for my free trial offer, so I got really ripped off. They claim to tell you they charge the shipping/handling fees when you place your order, but I was NOT advised.

    11) This product is another too good to be true gimmick. Sadly I was sucked in, being a physically disabled person. I was hoping it was something easy, so I could help prepare dinner, but my son had to make all the meals and followed the directions to a T, and he took into consideration my advice to cut back the time recommended in manual.

    12) Please save your money; this product is horribly misleading. You will waste money on burned, inedible food, and you will lose a large amount of money for shipping and handling fees for their cheap, defective product. Look elsewhere for a quality product to cook in. Even if you have to pay a bit more for a product from a reputable store, you will be ahead even if you must return the item.

    Sorry if I have disillusioned you about this pressure oven, but it is what it is, garbage and cheesy product. The BBB should be contacted to talk to them concerning their jank business practices. I am very disappointed with the Wolfgang Puck oven. I am glad it is gone! Thank you for reading my very honest review.

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

  • Return procedure defective failed to issue refund

    • By S Rastogi,
    • Munster, IN,
    • Dec 24, 2015
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have a major concern with the return policy in case of malfunction. I purchased this oven direct from KitchenTek, and found that I had difficulties with the door latch and the steam button. The Customer service department deemed this to be a malfunction and issued an RMA and a prepaid return Shipping label using USPS. The return label had no tracking Number and post office said one could not be issued with this kind of label. The return address label provided by Kitchentek was cryptic (addressed to 'Postage Due Unit'). Fortunately I did purchase a certificate of mailing, but this has no tracking capability.

    One month later Kitchentek denies having received the item, and are asking me for a tracking number. It does seem that package is lost somewhere between the Post office and their warehouse, and I am concerned by the lack of responsibility by the vendor to handle its returns in a professional manner. It seems I am out of $290 but I would never deal with this company unless you are sure that will not need to return items to them

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

  • Updated review

    Quality challenges in this oven

    • By Ed Fudurich,
    • Dana Point, CA,
    • Apr 25, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    Subsequent failure of the timer that kept ticking past zero and went to "always on" position. There is a severe safety concern when it was still on and very hot an hour after I thought it had shut off.

    I found a Chinese supplier with a similar timer (matching mounting and matching shaft for the original knob) for US $14 delivered. The replacement timer is only 90 instead of 120 but no risky option for overrunning 0 to "always on". New timer works fine; easy enough to scale knob time by 3/4.

    Overheating is high risk; my recommendation is changed to "No - I would not even recommend this to an enemy" ...not even if you buy another one at $50 just for parts.

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

    • Previous review
    • Feb 9, 2017

    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.

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  • Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven

    • By John J Lang,
    • Essex, Maryland,
    • Jun 14, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I purchased my oven about 17 months ago. I bought the largest one with all the attachments, i.e. the rotisserie, and the basket for breaded foods like shrimp and wings. I paid over $500.00 for the oven. I was a little disappointed with the difficulty in cleaning the oven, as there was no light that stayed on when it was not in operation.

    It cooked okay, however, the pressure mode seemed not to work at times, and now it will not heat up at all even though it turns on. I was under the impression that since it was from or endorsed by such a world-famous chef as Mr. Puck that I would have many years of use from this oven. Man, was I surprised.

    I am now extremely glad that after only one use I so rapidly returned the pressure cooker I purchased at Christmas time, as it was blowing all the breakers in my house. I will NEVER, EVER buy anything with the Wolfgang Puck name on it again.

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

  • Concern with potential safety issues

    • By Jan Warren,
    • Myrtle Beach, SC,
    • Jan 11, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I purchased this pressure oven (model # WPROR1002-B) six months ago and experimented with a lot of recipes. It does a good job of cooking both in the pressure mode and conventionally. However, I am not going to continue to use this oven due to concerns with potential safety issues in Kitchen Tek's design and manufacturing.

    1. The oven is light-weight with no added stability on the bottom. When pushing the button to open the door, one must hold the backside of the oven so it won't move around (oven gets quite hot on the outside, of course).

    2. Sometimes upon completion of cooking in the pressure mode, the pull-down level will not release without major strength, and I need to call husband for assistance. Also, the vent mechanism on top needs refinement, so fingers are not so exposed to hot steam.

    3. The timer knob has lines for some numbers which are difficult to see to insure an accurate cooking time (i.e., below 20 minutes, the time is marked only by a line). The worst potential hazard is at the end of time cycle (this occurred about four months after purchase), the timer knob would continue past the off and automatically turn the oven back on, and it would remain in the "Stay On" feature. Therefore, with each use, I would make sure to pull the power plug.

    4. It is difficult to clean. I much prefer an enamel type inside to this stainless steel type finish.

    I reported my findings to Kitchen Tek Customer Service and was told if under warranty with a receipt, I could return it. However, I concluded (and related this to them in an email) that if it was replaced, I would still have the same potential safety issues, which for me is not worth it. I decided to throw it away, as would not want someone else having to deal with the above issues.

    Hopefully, your commitment to product reviews will continue not only to alert consumers of pros and cons, but to help manufacturers to prioritize potential safety problems and make necessary changes.

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

  • BAD idea!

    • By Stacy,
    • Fayetteville,
    • Jan 29, 2015

    I purchased the oven back in June. Tonight my timer quit working. So I call Puck and they inform me I still owe the last payment and I tell the lady - Look I have the receipt from the Credit card. She continues to argue and then says - yes we'll replace it, after the last payment is made and we need $19.99 shipping cost as well. 

    The oven never worked right from the beginning, our turkey 1/2 cooked for Thanksgiving, our Ham raw in the middle for Christmas. And I received NO phone call or letter stating anything about the last payment not being paid in full. So Ripoffreport.com here I come! Save your money and buy a regular stove.

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

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