Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven Reviews
• Good for smaller cooking jobs
• Can replace standard oven in some instances
• Can get very hot
• Not all cooking jobs are faster than a standard oven.
• Questionable durability
Reviews of the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven, a combination conventional oven and pressure cooker that is compact enough to fit on the counter-top.
About Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven
The website for the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven describes it as a revolutionary all-in-one cooking appliance, and the only pressurized counter-top oven on the market. To put it simply, the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven is a pressure cooker combined with a conventional oven that is small enough to fit on the counter. Apparently the oven is 1700 watts with a stainless steel frame and a clear window. According to the website, the oven weighs about 27 lbs. and dimensions are listed as 19-7/8″ L x 15-7/8″ x 12-3/8″ H.
The website for the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven can be found at puckoven.com.
Cost and Availability
The Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven is available to order on the product website and is available in some stores.
On the product website, the main purchasing option consists of 5 monthly installments of $49.99 or a full payment of $249.95 for the Original 29L model. According to the website, the oven comes with accessories such as a baking rack, broil rack, drip/baking pan, roasting pan, crumb tray, quickstart guide, and a recipe book with over 50 recipes.
There is also a more expensive option for $349.90 that adds “rotisserie tools and accessories” and an expanded recipe book. The added rotisserie tools include rotisserie rod, 2 rotisserie screws, 2 rotisserie tines, and a rotisserie-removal tool.
A smaller “Essential 22L” model has since been added which costs $199.95, or 5 payments of $39.99.
All three options include free standard shipping, a 1-year limited warranty, and a 60 day money-back guarantee. Additional Fed-Ex shipping charges can be paid for quicker delivery.
Sales tax is added to orders which ship to CA, CO, KY, IL, FL, GA, OH, NV, PA, TN, TX and VA.
A quick Google search reveals that the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven can be ordered from stores such as Bed Bath and Beyond and Kohls for approximately $250-300. There is even an ad claiming that Bed Bath and Beyond has the product in stores for $249.99.
Claims and Features
- Pressurized oven cooks faster than a regular oven
- Low pressure holds in moisture and heat to intensify flavor and prevent dryness
- Switch between Pressure Mode and Standard Mode
- Five different settings allow baking, roasting, broiling, toasting, and warming
- 120 minute timer and manual thermostat
Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven Commercial
Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven Reviews
The Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven has been a mainstay of late-night advertising since at least mid-2014. Advertising extols the virtues of its ability to quickly cook while locking in flavors.
The majority of reviews for the Wolfgang Puck Oven are somewhat positive and hover around the 3.5 star range, with claims that the product worked as advertised. Negative reviews are in the minority, but there are several repeated complaints which deserve mention.
By far, the greatest negative complaint was that the outside of the oven becomes very hot while cooking, and this seemed to make several users nervous. Another common criticism was that the listed cooking times were off for certain meats. For example, cooking times either took longer than expected or the dish came out overdone. Several users also commented that some of the accessories included with the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven appeared to be somewhat flimsy.
Because consumer satisfaction runs the gamut, you may want to consider purchasing this product locally. This will facilitate the return process, if necessary.
Be sure to read the product’s 3.4-star reviews over on Amazon.
Marketed as an innovative kitchen appliance, the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven is a compact synthesis of a conventional oven and a pressure cooker. At this time, it appears to be moderately-rated (3.5-stars) across multiple sites with many reviewers claiming that it works as advertised. A vocal minority of negative reviews have complained that the outside of the oven becomes too hot, cooking times are inaccurate, or that accessories coming with the oven (such as the baking and broiling racks) are cheaply constructed.
This review has been updated since its original publication in December 2014.