I will start off by admitting that I’m a little hit-or-miss in the kitchen, so I’m always looking for products that can make my life easier. I also work full-time, therefore I don’t have as much time as I’d like to experiment with preparing fancy dishes. For me and my boyfriend, dinner often takes place around 8:30 p.m. and consists of whatever meat we can grill in under 10 minutes and some steamed veggies. It’s nice and simple, but it gets old.
When Darin gave me the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven to try I checked it out online first. What really caught my eye, aside from the mouth-watering pictures of a whole chicken cooked to perfection, was the part about how the pressure oven cooks in much less time than a regular oven- as little as 1/3 of the time. A 13-pound turkey that would normally take four hours in a regular oven could be done in just under an hour in this Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven? Sign me up!
My first thought when I got the oven home and took it out of the box was that it looks like a microwave- they’re both about the same size and can sit on your countertop. I actually unplugged my microwave and moved it off my counter to make room for my experiment with the Wolfgang Puck pressure oven. I decided to cook a baked ziti with ground beef first.
With the oven set to 450 degrees, my ziti baked for only about 25 minutes before it was bubbly and slightly crispy on top the way I like it. I took out the pan, added a little extra mozzarella cheese on top and popped it back in the pressure oven for about 4 minutes, until it was melted. On the Wolfgang Puck website it says that you don’t have to rotate the food in order for it to cook evenly, so I did not. My ziti came out delicious and was cooked in less time than if I used my regular oven.
Overall the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven was easy to use and I was very happy with the way my food came out. The oven is extremely versatile, as it allows you to roast, bake, broil, toast and re-heat so I can’t wait to try it for more meals. I’m going to leave the pressure oven right where it is, instead of bringing my microwave back. This also means Darin is not getting the oven back… sorry Darin! 🙂