Power Pressure Cooker XL 6-Quart Review

The Power Pressure Cooker XL 6-Quart is an electric pressure cooker that features a coated aluminum Inner Pot, a digital display, one-touch cook buttons, a lid with a large arm handle and easy to use steam release valve and a number of built-in safety features. It’s supposed to be capable of being used for everything from a pressure cooker and a soup maker to a canner, slow cooker, rice cooker and steamer. Let’s see how just how well it works, shall we?

As was the case with the other pressure cookers in this line (I reviewed the 10-quart and 8-quart models previously), the build quality wasn’t as good as I had hoped it to be. As was the case with the others, it lacked a stainless steel Inner Pot and it’s lid didn’t feel like it would hold up to long-term use. At least, that’s how it felt to me. I just think they could’ve used higher quality materials in the construction of this pressure cooker.

While this electric pressure cooker had a smaller capacity than the other units in this line, it also came with a much smaller price tag. Which I really appreciated seeing in this model. And while it didn’t have the pressure that other electric pressure cookers have, it did a decent job handling tasks such as cooking pork for my famous BBQ Pulled Pork. Since it was smaller, it didn’t take as long to pressurize as those other units and it did a decent job.

While this unit is advertised as being able to be used to can food but I wouldn’t recommend doing that. This unit delivered under 12 PSI of pressure at its highest setting and I just don’t think that it’s safe to use it for canning. Particularly when the NCHFP discourages people from using electric pressure cookers for canning.

All things considered, I don’t think the Power Pressure Cooker XL 6-Quart is a bad pressure cooker. I just don’t think it’s the best electric pressure cooker on the market today. If you’re looking for the best electric pressure cooker, then check this list where I listed the best on the market today. There are some really good models that are just waiting for you. Unfortunately, this pressure cooker just doesn’t make the grade.

8 Total Score
Bottom Line

All things considered, I don't think it's a bad pressure cooker. I just don't think it's the best electric pressure cooker on the market today.

Operating Temperatures
8
Cooking Quality
8
Value
8
Safety
9
Features
7
PROS
  • Easy to Use
  • Many Different Settings
CONS
  • Small Capacity
  • Lower Pressure Level
  • Inner Pot is Not Stainless Steel
  • Quality Isn't as High as it Should be
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