Power Pressure Cooker XL 10-Quart Review
The Power Pressure Cooker XL is an electric pressure cooker that comes in three different sizes. It comes in a 10-quart size, an 8-quart size and a 6-quart size. This review is for the 10-quart size, so if you’re interested in a review for one of the smaller sizes, then be sure to check those out because today we’re going big or going home.
This pressure cooker is about 16″ high, 14.5″ wide and 13.5″ deep. The one that I received came with a booklet that featured some recipes in it, which I was pretty excited about and then I began to look through it. The recipes were definitely not for beginners and I’m not sure how useful they’d be for the average user.
The Power Pressure Cooker XL 10-Quart is a pretty spacious pressure cooker that seems easy to use. However, it doesn’t feel like the quality built product that I would have liked it to be. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that it is a piece of junk, I’m just saying that I’ve seen better made ones. In fact, I’ve reviewed them and you can see them right here.
Like I said, using this cooker was pretty easy. It doesn’t have an On Button, so you just have to plug it in and its ready to go. Once you’ve done that, you can add your favorite food, lock the lid and use one of the push buttons to set the time. I wanted to see how it would cook a roast, so that’s what I tested it with. And that’s when I noticed that this unit doesn’t have a Saute Button. You can saute in it by placing the meat in the Inner Pot after it has reached temperature and cooking it with the lid off, but there’s no dedicated button.
After placing the lid on the unit and adjusting the time for the roast, I did notice that it took over 20-minutes for this thing to reach pressure. And when it reached pressure, it wasn’t a full 15 PSI. No, at its maximum it’s only about 11.6 PSI. I would’ve hoped that it reached a higher because it did take longer to cook my roast than comparable pressure cookers did in the past.
Overall, I think it’s a decent electric pressure cooker for someone who wants something easy to use but it certainly isn’t the best electric pressure cooker on the market today.
I think it's a decent electric pressure cooker for someone who wants something easy to use but it certainly isn't the best one on the market today.
- Large Capacity
- Easy to Use
- Many Different Settings
- Lower Pressure Level
- Inner Pot is Not Stainless Steel
- Quality Isn't as High as it Should be
- Takes a Long Time to Pressurize