Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven Delivers
If there is one thing I love, it’s Rotisserie Chicken. Specifically, the one they sell at Sam’s Club. It is full of flavor and always hits the spot. Leftovers? If there are any leftovers, it’s good hot or cold. By itself or on a salad.
Naturally, I’ve wanted to figure out a way to recreate it at home. Unfortunately, there’s more to it than just adding seasonings to a chicken and roasting it. Along came the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven. Yes, I’m one of those people who wants every single kitchen gadget out there but I usually am able to talk myself out of it. The Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven has something that puts it over the top for me. A rotisserie feature.
We stopped by Sam’s Club the other day and purchased whole chickens (the same ones the girl at the rotisserie counter said they use). She also directed us back to the spice aisle where they now sell the same spices that Sam’s Club puts on their chickens. Sold.
Back at home, we put it to the test. Trussed the chicken with butcher’s twine, seasoned it with the Sam’s Club Lawry’s Rotisserie spice and put it in the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven using the pressure mode.
It looked so pretty in the oven. Just like you see at the store! The directions said it would take 30-45 minutes so we checked it midway through that range. Wasn’t quite ready yet.
It was only a few more minutes and we were there. The final timeline: the chicken was done in under 45 minutes. I loved that it was done so quickly.
It was absolutely beautiful when it was done! It was extremely easy to make and cooked very fast.
What I didn’t expect was how moist it would be! When we went to cut it, a lot of the seasonings came off. If we try this in the future, I’ll either add more seasoning or I’ll let it rest longer. Patience was not my friend. The instructions said it needed to rest but I was ready to eat! In the future, I think it would be best to brine the chicken first. Also, if time isn’t crucial, the end product would probably be more like the store-version if standard mode is used.
Fortunately, the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven isn’t a one trick pony. It’s designed with multiple functions. You can rotisserie in pressure mode like we did, or rotisserie in standard mode that doesn’t use pressure but takes a little longer. Wait! There’s more! It bakes, toasts, roasts and broils, too! Not only can you cook something like a chicken in it but you can also prepare cookies and other desserts, rolls, pizzas, vegetables, casseroles and more. It comes with a recipe book filled with ideas but as you can see from the Wolfgang Puck’s Oven Pinterest Board, it is limited only by your imagination.
What we liked:
- The diversity of the oven as well as the option to use pressure to reduce the cook time.
- It combines other single-use kitchen gadgets into one – such as a toaster oven and a rotisserie.
- It’s stainless and very pretty. Matches nicely with other appliances and isn’t cheap looking. Leaving this appliance on the counter wouldn’t be embarrassing.
What we didn’t like:
- The instructions say you can us up to a 6 lb chicken or roast. We felt that was too big and didn’t allow for proper rotisserie rotation. 4.5 is probably closer to accurate.
- The footprint is about that of a microwave so it isn’t the best if you have limited counter top space. (On the flip-side of that, if you already have a toaster-oven, this doesn’t take up much more space and provides a whole lot more diversity of uses.)
- Outside of the unit is metal so it gets hot. Precautions should be taken to ensure the safety of curious children.
The nice thing about the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven is that it gives you another very powerful option for meals and events where you are planning a variety of dishes. (Parties, holidays, etc.) While your main dish is in your traditional oven, your vegetables can be in the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven. … or vice versa.
Overall, I think it has a lot of potential and could be a great addition to our gadget arsenal. It currently resides on the counter between the coffee pot and the sous vide machine. We’re looking forward to trying it out again.
18 thoughts on “Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven Delivers”
That looks delicious!! I saw their pressure cooker on the news around Christmas Time!! Looks like a great investment!
Oh wow this looks like osmething we would use. I like how you can do everything at once and let it cook over time.
Oh my goodness, that looks amazing! I am drooling over that oven, I need to get one!
Wow, that looks insanely good!!! Looks just like one you’d buy from the store!
I would love a rotisserie oven! I’m always buying whole chickens from Sam’s Club.
I love rotisserie and this sure turned out amazing.. looks delicious.. Thanks for a wonderful review… Soo have to check this out.
It’s good to know in advance that the unit gets hot. That helps in knowing where to put it in the kitchen. I love the idea of this though!
Wow I haven’t had a rotisserie chicken in a long time! Looks mouth watering good
What a cool machine! Love how nice it looks too!
Wow I have never tried a pressure cooker before. This looks so good.
I am going to have to look into getting one. My Husband would love rotisserie chicken at home.
This looks delicious. I am with you on meeting every single gadget but I love my pressure cooker and this looks great.
I would love one of those but from what you said I just do not have the room darn it! My kitchen is so small with almost no counter space (I live in an apartment). That chicken certainly looks good and now I think I will have to go and buy a rotisserie chicken for tonight!
I like that you can do more than one thing. I haven’t ever tried his kitchen gadgets, but I have had his food on numerous occasions and it was always memorably good. We saw him in one of his restaurants, that was kind of cool. 😉 I bet my husband would like this pressure oven in our kitchen.
Wow, this is awesome and the food comes out so moist and juicy. I would have loved to have this for Thanksgiving.
I have heard sooo many good things about this oven and I thanks to you, added it to my Christmas wish list, can’t wait to see if Santa brings it to me for Christmas Dinner.. this sure would be awesome, love cooking chicken and fast is the way to go with my family
That looks amazing! With my limited time to cook dinners this would be perfect in my house! 45 minutes for an awesome meal? You can’t beat that! Thanks so much for sharing!