Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Save Kitchen Time & Space with the Power Pressure Cooker XL™

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Save Kitchen Time & Space with the Power Pressure Cooker XL™

*Disclosure- I received the mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the purpose of this review. All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.

I think today's parents can all agree that they feel the pressure bearing down when it comes to getting dinner on the table each night because we are all just so busy! I know it's something that I constantly struggle with. I hate that sinking feeling when I hear, "What's for dinner?" and I haven't laid anything out or even so much as made a plan for what I can get tossed together quickly that night. What's a girl to do when she's faced with 3 hungry mouths and not a lot of time to get dinner in their bellies before they lose their minds?

Enter my new hero: the Power Pressure Cooker XL™. I'm fully convinced that this handy dandy machine should come standard in every kitchen! 


Power Pressure Cooker XL

I've heard a lot of horror stories about pressure cookers over the years, so I never entertained the idea of purchasing one of my own. My mother-in-law has an older one that she uses, and frankly, the noise it makes is so loud it scares me.

I was really nervous to try the Power Pressure Cooker XL™ when I first received it, I read through the user manual 3 times before putting it to use. I wanted to make sure I wasn't going to injure myself or anyone else while it was powered on. Turns out, I was needlessly worried. Modern pressure cookers have many safety features in place to prevent injury. Additionally, I can't express enough how EASY it was to use!

Power Pressure Cooker XL

Effortlessly prepare meals 70% faster over conventional cooking methods with the Power Pressure Cooker XL™. There are so many amazing features on this machine! Slow cook, steam, stew, and preserve with just a touch of a button. 



I recently removed my rice cooker, crock pot and soup pots from my kitchen because the Power Pressure Cooker XL™ provide me with the same features they offer, all combined into one fabulous machine. I love having extra kitchen space now! 

This weekend I thought I'd try my hand at making a full-blown dinner in under an hour, all in one pot. I was able to cook 3 pounds of boneless ribs in 30 minutes in the pressure cooker. 



As soon as they were finished, I brushed them with BBQ sauce, then placed them under my broiler to crisp. Meanwhile, I quickly washed the inner pot, then started pressure cooking mac and cheese. All in all, my dinner was complete in 50 minutes. The ribs were the most tender I have ever made, and the mac and cheese was simply divine!



It even passed Jason's seal of approval since I heard him loudly say, "I love the Power Pressure Cooker XL™!" Dinner was definitely a success. Tender, juicy, delicious, and done in under an hour. And, unlike my mother-in-law's outdated pressure cooker, I couldn't even hear it running. I had to double check that it was actually on. Really, who could ask for more?


Pressure Cooker Mac & Cheese

Here's how I made 5 Cheese Mac & Cheese in the Power Pressure Cooker XL™:

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup milk
2 cups shredded Italian 5 cheese 

Directions:

Set pressure cooker to highest setting. (I used the meat setting). 
Place elbow macaroni, chicken broth, heavy cream and salt in the inner pot. 
Secure lid to a complete close. Press cook button, and pressure cook for 8 minutes. Once finished, release steam.

Stir in butter, milk and cheese. I replaced the lid on the pressure cooker for about a minute (but did not turn it back on) just to get the cheese melty faster. Give another quick stir to make sure cheese is evenly distributed across all noodles, then serve. 

5 Cheese Mac and Cheese

The Power Pressure Cooker XL™ intuitive one-touch setting is designed for a variety of foods. Meat, fish, vegetables, beans, rice, soup and stew can all be perfectly cooked quickly without even thinking about it. The combination of its flavor infusion technology and high-pressure environment results in:

• Locked in nutrients
• Meats and seafood with intense flavor without added fat
• Tender, crisp veggies with intact fiber
• Cheaper cuts of meat transformed into juicy perfection

I've only just scratched the surface on all that this machine can do. Since I just started my garden, I can't wait to try the canning feature this fall! Additionally, I just learned that you can pressure cook frozen meat in about 40 minutes, which totally solves my "What's for dinner?" headache when I forgot to defrost it that morning. Whoop! Whoop! 

The Power Pressure Cooker XL™ is available in 3 sizes: 6, 8, and 10 quart models, and start at $99.99. Stop by www.powerpressurecooker.com to learn more about its features, or to purchase your own. It really is the best kitchen appliance for the time-strapped cook who refuses to compromise quality for convenience. 


Power Pressure Cooker XL


What would you like to cook in your new Power Pressure Cooker XL?

35 comments:

  1. That looks big time fancy. The food looks so good! We cook a lot of stews, and soups.

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  2. I've honestly been a bit intimidated by them too. I'm glad to hear they're not so bad. The dinner looks great and it's amazing that it cooked so fast!

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  3. Faster is sure a good thing when it comes to time. They've always looked like a bit of a beast to me. This one is shiny though lol

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  4. I would use that thing all the time! I have never made mac & cheese in one of these (I usually make it in the oven), but now I am dying to try yours.

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  5. My grandma used to cook with a pressure cooker all the time. I've never tried it myself, but I think I should give it a go.

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  6. I admit I am scared of those things. All those stories about being scalded and having second degree or third degree burns make me shy away from pressure cookers. Maybe I just need a little more convincing.

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  7. We have a pressure cooker that I've used a few times. I need to start using it more, though. It's an incredibly convenient way to make amazingly good food.

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  8. Looks like something from space :)
    I don't think this is just with today's parents. Our grandparents, and even parents worked in fields all day, or on a farm, or in factories in shifts and still managed to cook fresh meals every day, the slow cooking meals. It is just that we've become lazy and spoilt these days :)

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    1. I don't think I'd call us lazy. I think we are lucky to have machines like this that help us get out of the kitchen faster so we can enjoy more time as a family. I feel sorry for our ancestors who had to slave at work all day, come home, slave some more on household work and meal prep, then doing it all again the next day. No wonder they never smiled in their photos back then lol

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  9. My grandmother used to cook with a pressure cooker all the time. It was so good! I should start using one, too.

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  10. I have never used a pressure cooker before but considering getting one after I saw it on a cooking show. This one looks great!

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  11. I've never had one of these before! I would love one, I'm not too sure what I'd cook in it but I know I'd come up with lots! I also love the size of this! - Jeanine

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  12. This looks like a great product. I would love to have a pressure cooker.

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  13. Yummy. Looks great. I bet the kids enjoyed having their mac and cheese.

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  14. My husband has been dying for a pressure cooker for quite some time, yet most models are so bulky. This version looks both sleek and simple to use.

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  15. I'd love to start using that cooker for some new recipes! The mac and cheese you made looks so good!

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  16. I keep seeing how handy these gadgets are. I have a pressure cooker, but its stove top. It works great, too. But I wonder how this compares!??!

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    1. My mother in law has the stove top variety and I think this is much better. Aside from being a lot safer, it's a lot quieter!

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  17. I am still getting to know my pressure cooker. I also was nervous at first, because when I was younger I heard some pretty scary stories.

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  18. I would love to have one of these. I'll probably have the 8 quart model if ever. And you even included a recipe for us cheese lovers, how nice!

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  19. This looks like a very handy kitchen appliance.
    I am saving it to show my dad - he loves cooking and am sure would appreciate this!

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  20. That looks so delish! I'm going to have to add this to my list of appliances I need.

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  21. I would love to have a pressure cooker. My Mom used to make the best meals in hers. I will have to ask for this for my birthday.

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  22. I have seen this around and I really think this is an awesome kitchen gadget. I want one of these!

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  23. I've been scared to try one. But after reading this...I MUST have one. Everythnig looks delicious

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  24. Kind of shocked that I don't own one yet. This mac & cheese recipe sounds like creamy heaven, and I'm going to need a pressure cooker.

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  25. I would so love to have one of these Power Pressure Cooker XL. Pressure cookers make food taste so good in such a short amount of time. This 5 cheese mac & cheese looks so delicious and I will have to try this recipe.

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  26. There's nothing like pressure cooking. Saves so much time and the food comes out so your yummy.

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  27. Kinda pricey but this can make awesome dishes especially for meats. pRessure cookers really are buddy in the kitchen

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  28. This is so slick! My memories of pressure cookers are from my childhood and the top blowing off in the kitchen. This looks far less scary to try!

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  29. I never owned a pressure cooker...just a crockpot and a rice cooker. I think getting one will up my meal experience!

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  30. it must be very handy, Theresa. I used to have that in Indonesia but I didn't bring it here. I need to have one for sure :)

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  31. I have seen the early morning ads on TV and wondered about this one. Thanks for the review Theresa! Your Mac and Cheese recipe looks so good I am pinning!

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  32. I swear by pressure cookers. I love the look of these one and love the functionality. I will check it out!

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Thanks for your comments! I appreciate every one of them :)

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