Power Pressure Cooker XL Review

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You may have seen infomercials on television (As Seen On TV) recently touting the Power Pressure Cooker XL. Naturally, the manufacturer presents this kitchen appliance as the be-all and end-all of kitchen gadgets.

How true are manufacturer’s claims?  In this power pressure cooker review, we will compare and contrast this information.

What Does The Manufacturer Promise?

Power Pressure Cooker Video Infomercial


The Power Pressure Cooker XL is presented as a handy appliance to use for preparing your favorite dishes as much as 70% faster than using conventional cooking methods. The appliance has one-touch controls and is available in three sizes: 6 quart, 8 quart and 10 quart.

Because the XL uses less energy than other appliances and produces better results (use the least expensive cuts of meat and attain tender, mouthwatering results) it is presented as enabling you to save a great deal of money.

Additionally, the manufacturer claims that you can use this appliance to can your own fresh fruits and vegetables in season. This means improved food quality and savings for you. Cleanup is presented as being easy thanks to the removable, dishwasher safe inner pot.

The manufacturers claim that the pressure cooker is very convenient because being able to cook all of your ingredients in a single pot is time-saving, and the pot is quick and easy to clean.

Digital settings allow you to time your cooking perfectly so that when the cook time is over, the pressure cooker switches to a convenient keep-warm mode until you are ready to eat.

Review The Pros & Cons


  • Easy to clean
  • Quick & easy
  • Cooks food perfectly
  • Extended warranty offered
  • Many bonuses


  • Poor shipping times
  • Poor customer service
  • Instructions hard to understand
  • Doesn’t live up to the hype

Bonuses To Attract Buyers?

While they are constantly changing offers to entice new buyers, here are some things to consider at the time this review was written.

You may gain access to a wide variety of recipes, and special bonuses including actual hard copy books that tell you how you can use your new pressure cooker for canning.

Additionally, some offers include a power chopper to chop vegetables quickly. Other items you might receive depending on when and where you purchase:​

  • ​Recipe book
  • Canning guide
  • Access to recipes online
  • Access to video library
  • Power chopper
  • Coupons for groceries
  • Accessory and steaming rack (10 quart version only)


The Power Pressure Cooker XL is presented as an affordable addition to your kitchen in various sizes.

  • 6 Quart
  • 6 Quart Pro
  • 8 Quart
  • 10 Quart

Wait a minute…

What’s the difference between the 6 Quart and the 6 Quart Power Pressure Cooker Pro?

The pro version has everything the 6 quart version has and the following:

  • 2 color options: Red or Black
  • Saute button – 1 pot cooking
  • Preset buttons
  • Better handle
  • Manual steam release button
  • 3-way lock system
  • Spoon storage slot
  • Custom timer

We thought they should have been included in the basic model.

Customer Care Information

Should You Buy This Product?

It’s important to understand how a pressure cooker works. Similar to a microwave, pressure cookers use the heat of steam to cook. Unlike a microwave, they do not use atomic energy!

Instead, a pressure cooker traps superheated steam using a technology called flavor infusion. This forces moisture into the food being cooked and locks in the flavor and the nutrients.

This method has the potential to work well with all kinds of foods including meats, poultry, fish and veggies.

It also cooks one pot dishes such as stew, beans and rice.

Final Thoughts

The bottom line is that the infomercial makes the Power Pressure Cooker XL seemed to be an extremely valuable product.

It may be a valuable addition to your kitchen if you can avoid the hassle that seems to come along with an online purchase.

Have you purchased the Power Pressure Cooker XL? Leave a review in the comments and let us know how it turned out for you.​

Written By Tara Williams

Tara is a food writer that has been editing and authoring articles for KitchenSanity since its founding. Her writing offers personal experience from experimentation with food and recipe creation. If you’re looking for simple tips, she will make your journey in the kitchen straightforward with a dash of fun.