As seen on tv pressure cooker
Power Pressure Cooker is the next generation kitchen instrument meant for the energetic millennials of today. Cooking a meal enriched with nutrients is not an effortless task for most of the busy professionals and for that matter technology is increasingly indulging in producing devices that are helpful, hassle-free and time-saving at the same time.
Eric Theiss, the founder of the company and curator of the Power Pressure Cooker XL, brought to the good fortune of people, a cooking tool that would be not only versatile and convenient to use but also affordable and durable. It is the next generation pressure cooker because of its claims to be a one touch cooking miracle. Employing the talents of technology, Power Pressure Cooker XL is the digital stove that works on a one button principle and boasts the ability to prepare healthy meals 70% faster than the traditional cookware.
It imparts a great cuisine experience for even the newbies at cooking while also saving them a lot of time and toiling. Although the commercials and infomercials suggest that Power Pressure Cooker XL has many other specifications like dishwasher-safe, safe-lock lid and others that may sound trivial but make a huge difference in your cooking experience, on a macro view, the opinions about the product vary with whoever you ask. Hence, the intent of this article is to emphasize on all the goodness and the red flags so you can develop your sound judgment and make an informed choice.
Looks and Functionality
The look of the cooker is sleek and modern with a digital display panel for cooking time selection and various options like delay time, time adjustment, slow cook, etc.
One has the alternative to choose from three available sizes that are assumed to be analogous to family size and requirements.
Dimensions Of the Pressure Cookers as per Quantity:
- 6 Qt Capacity: 13″ H x 13″ W x 11.5″ D
- 8 Qt Capacity: 14″ H x 12″ W x 14.5″ D
- 8 Quart Deluxe – 14″ H x 12″ W x 14.5″ D
- 10 Qt Capacity: 16″ H x 14.5″ W x 13.5″ D
Hence the following cookers are available
- Power pressure cooker xl 10 qt
- Power pressure cooker xl 8 quart
- Power pressure cooker xl 6 quart
Power Pressure Cooker traps the heated steam inside its pot by utilizing the flavor-infusion technology which literally infuses the liquid and moisture into your food, thereby locking strong flavor and good nutrients, all this complimentary to the one-touch principle. It takes the responsibility to prepare your Favorites 10x faster by allowing cooking all the ingredients together in the pot, saving you a significant amount of prep time. All you must do is switch the preset one touch button on and go back to other chores.
With the Power Pressure Cooker, you can saute and brown your food according to your preference by just adjusting the pressure of 10- 80 kPa. The Power Pressure Cooker magically keeps your food warm by automatically switching itself to the “Keep Warm” mode which lets the meal warm till you want it on the table.
Built and Consumption
Power Pressure Cooker XL is a Digital Non-stick Pot that is made of stainless steel which means cleaning is a mess free task anymore. To add to the benefits, Power Pressure Cooker allows you to spare hugely on electricity consumption as you are only dealing with one appliance at the moment. It is hassle-free and faster as compared to its conventional counterparts. It boasts a lot of compelling selling points
- Steam Release Valve
- Large Arm Handle
- Stainless Steel Housing
- Non Stick Inner Pot
- Digital Display
- One Touch Preset Buttons
- Safe Lock Lid
The products come in variants of Black and Silver color and consume up to 1200 watts.
Power Pressure Cooker XL is a hype now available in various online and offline stores by several third-party retailers- JCPenny, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, Home Depot, etc., to mention a few.
The company has you covered by 60- Day money back guarantees that allows a refund of the whole amount minus handling and processing charges. The warranty comes with its terms and conditions like:
- Wear and tear are not met by warranty and does not hold if the product works in an institutional setting.
- The warranty is not transferable from one purchaser to another.
- The only remedy is the repair or replacement of the product.
The purchaser is expected to pack the product properly before returning it to the retailers.
Benefits and Limitations of the Power Pressure Cooker
The millennials are increasingly adopting the electronic kitchen instrument; making it a coveted part of their kitchens, rendering Power Pressure Cooker XL a Runway hit in the universe of pressure cookers. There are several ways in which the cooker has been a crucial part of our mundane. Some of the benefits that power pressure cooker serves are:
- Convenient and Time-saving
Power Pressure Cooker XL is known to be extremely handy because of its one-touch operation option. You can put all the ingredients together at a time and go back to do other things without any tension. Made of stainless steel and materials that inhibit the food particles sticking on to its walls, Power Pressure Cooker XL enables easy cleaning.
- Energy Conserving
The Electronic Power Pressure Cooker XL is the single device you use at the moment eliminating the need to use any other stove or chimney to expel heat and steam, lessening the energy consumption to a lot extent. To add, It also allows your kitchen to stay cool that would otherwise stay warm due to consistent use of conventional cookers and other utensils that expel heat.
- Safe and User-Friendly
The Power Pressure Cooker XL equipped with a lid-lock system keeps you safe while cooking and also the excited children who lurk around especially when their favorite dish is in the making. The one-button facility prepares good food without the need to be a chef level expert at cooking.
- Healthy Food
The flavor-infusing technology of the Power Pressure Cooker XL enables preparation of healthy food in a matter of few minutes. Locks in health in your sea foods without having to add any fat. The pot locks in moisture and liquid and makes food 10x quickly than the traditional pressure cooker. Preparation of healthy, nutritious food in a jiffy?! Bring it on.
While all the points mentioned above will look convincing enough to supplement the device to your kitchen, there are, however, some limitations to which you must attend before making a cook. Based on the reviews on the Power Pressure Cooker XL across websites and blogs, here are a few enumerations about the drawbacks Power Pressure Cooker XL is known to have.
- Dull Shipping Duration
While most customers receive the delivery between 4 to 6 weeks range, some customers received the product in as long as four months. To top it all, some customer complained receiving wrong products, for example, Power Pressure Cooker Pro instead of XL model. The Power Pressure Cooker XL 8 Qt comes in a deluxe version as well, and this calls for attention on the part of the retailers who deliver wrong products to their customers with the slight difference of their products. The consequence of retailers’ irresponsibility is borne by the customers who send the product back for replacement and go through the delayed shipping times all over again. Let alone the situations where the replacement is again faulty.
- Bad Quality and Misleading Advertisements
Some customers have complained that the commercials that flash on the television and the actual product and its functioning differ hugely. When used in practice, Power Pressure Cooker XL performed negatively. The non-stick feature of Power Pressure Cooker XL is a farce to some customers who experienced burning of food and sticking to the walls and base of the pot, adding piles to the dishes that need all the time and effort to scratch away. According to some grievances, the canning of the Power Pressure Cooker XL is not known to function on a couple of thousand feet above the sea level.
- Cook Book is a Fake Supplement
According to some customers, the recipe book that is provided complimentary by the company is anything but useful. The manual has all the directions that do not hold good in the actual setting of the kitchen or have vague instructions. To add to the miseries, if you lose the recipe cook, a new one costs around $29 to only be worthless at the end of the day.
- Bad Customer Service
What could be worse than a bad service to the customers especially when the product is broadly faulty most of the times? Some customers complained that the customer care representatives lack proper knowledge of their product. Consequently, the questions of the customers mostly go unanswered and the customers face a lot of inconveniences in processing returns and even raising a complaint. To top it all, long hold times and quick transfers, faulty or fraudulent charges and difficulty in understanding the executives, unresponded emails are further worsening the situation.
When put to tests, the seal of the Power Pressure Cooker XL is loose and is out of position at intervals; this can become frustrating for those of us (actually most of us) who lack the patience to keep retightening it over and over or constantly fidgeting with the valve. It is a design flaw of Power Pressure Cooker XL, and the company requires to address all the issue to make the device really a kitchen hero. Furthermore, Teflon, the material with which the products interiors are composed of, is considered toxic for human consumption.
- Lack of Proper Accreditation
The U.S government has also decided to rule out the material, Teflon for its harmful effects. Adding up to these, Power Pressure Cooker XL lacks certification by the industry standard for product safety- ETC which can explain a lot of things about the product. Unapproved canning in the Power Pressure Cooker XL by the Food and Drug Administration is another area of contention.
Several cooking experiences of the customers
-Most things prepare relatively quickly. While cooking roasted beef, the top needed to roast a little longer.
-Frozen chicken came out wholly prepared, the hottest temperature for chicken could be 186 F, the coolest spot was 177 F.
-Apple Sauce could be made by peeling off the apples after it is cooked. The pressure was allowed to build till four minutes to have a delicious apple sauce.
Fab or Dab: Worth the investment or not
Considering all the functions that the Power Pressure Cooker XL is unsuccessful in executing properly like high shipping charges, bad customer service, long shipping times, one could as well get the device from a local store than pushed into disappointment.
Despite the odd points, the product is definitely worth a try especially when the reviews are mostly in favour of the product. I would recommend it to a friend. While most clients express their discontent towards the Power Pressure Cooker XL, many customers declare it as a real star in the kitchen. The experience with the product can be good or bad depending upon various factors that people do not consider and come up with complaints. Unfamiliarity with the product, receiving genuinely faulty products could be a reason for bad experiences and customers who burned their food may be because one may have avoided sticking to the directions mentioned in the manual or may have over-cooked their meals. Overall the success or failure of the product depends on factors, and one must be considerate that the personal experiences are hugely affected by those.