I love to cook but as a busy mom I often don’t get the chance to try new recipes as much as I’d like. There just isn’t enough time in the day to make something that takes a couple of hours to prepare, cook, bake, roast, or rotisserie. That’s why I was excited to receive the chance to to review the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven.
This oven looks like an extra large toaster oven but it’s much more than that. It combines the speed and flavor infusion of a pressure cooker with the convenience of a countertop oven. You can roast, broil, bake, toast, and re-heat all less time with more flavor. You can also use it as a standard oven as well. The option is up to you.
Here’s how the pressure mode works. If baking, preheat the oven by setting the temperature and twisting the next knob to “Bake.” Close the door and set the timer. If your dish is going to take 35 minutes to bake, set the timer for 45 minutes. Once the oven is ready, the green “Preheated” light will turn on.
Next, you open the oven by pushing the button at the bottom and pop in your food. Then close the door and pull down on the latch beside the handle. Next flip the vent at the top to “Seal” and that’s it. When the timer goes off, turn the vent at the top to “Vent.” You’ll hear the steam release from the oven. Then pull up on the latch beside the door. Take out your food and enjoy!
We’ve found this oven to cook much faster and to add more flavor than using our large oven or a toaster oven. We’ve made a number of things with it since it arrived and have been extremely pleased with everything. Here’s a look at some of the things we’ve cooked in it since we’ve had it.
Most recently we made baked ham and pork loin and rotisserie brats. Everything turned out to be delicious and using the oven was so simple. I was excited to be able to make dishes that typically take a couple of hours on a busy weekday. My family enjoyed each dish and they all were amazed to have such an elegant meal on a school night.
One of our other favorite meals was chicken nachos. The chicken came out full of flavor, the cheese was gooey and melty, and the chips stayed crisp.
I did make sweet potato fries once and will definitely be trying them again. I spoke with the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven crew for tips and they suggested when making anything like fries you should bake them in the standard mode for 3/4 the time and then the last 1/4 turn on the pressure oven features by pulling down the latch and turning the vent to “Seal”.
I can’t wait to give these a try and I’m also excited to bake cupcakes in the oven too. I’m hoping to have an occasion to bake cupcakes soon to put the oven to the test. When I do I’ll update the post to let you know how they come out.
The rotisserie feature is also great and we loved how the brats turned out. I also like that there is a roitissere accessory that helps you get the food out without worrying about burning your hands or the food falling off.
I was excited to see on the cooking conversion chart that you can also cook a whole turkey in just 45 minutes. Amazing! Thanksgiving here we come!
There are a number of videos showing you how the oven works on the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven site.
We recommend the this oven to anyone looking for a faster and more flavorful way to cook. There are so many ways to use it and so many wonderful features that I’ve enjoyed and many more that I can’t wait to try out. It’s a fantastic oven that we look forward to using often to make delicious, flavorful, and time saving family meals.
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