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Cooking in the New Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven: Rotisserie Pork Loin in Thyme Rub & Pizza

pressure ovenWolfgang Puck has teamed up with the quality appliance makers at NovoPro to utilize old technology in a new way. Do you remember grandma’s pressure cooker?  Cooking with pressure, makes food cook faster yet it remains tender, hence the resurgence in interest in pressure cookers during recent years.  In the new Wolfgang Puck oven, this old school technology is applied to the baking process.  Smart idea in my book, and I’ve been a bit of a fan of Wolfgang for many years, so I very much looked forward to trying out his new pressure oven when the opportunity arose, courtesy of the company.

Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven Review

What Does It Do?

The Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven from NovoPro bakes both with pressure and without.  It comes with a rotisserie, and also has the capability to broil.  It is a fully functional counter top oven, with the added option of cooking with pressure to speed cook times.  Pressure also helps infuse flavor and lock in moisture, especially in meats.

Quality of Build

I was not to be disappointed.  My first reaction upon unboxing this baby was “This think is built like a [insert expletive] tank!”.  NovoPro does not mess around.  The unit would be perfectly at home in a kitchen featuring commercial style appliances.  It is nearly all stainless steel.

How Big is the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven?

The oven is counter top style, and about the size of a microwave (though it does seem to have a little more capacity than my microwave). Actual dimensions are 19-7/8″L x 15-7/8″W x 12-3/8″H.

…and now the big question? Does It Really Work?

Yes.  I found all the features work as advertised.  While this oven has all the capabilities of a standard oven with rotisserie, the unique  pressurization feature is an amazing addition.  Where I found this oven really stood out was in the combination of rotisserie and pressure.  A 3 lb Pork Loin with a simple thyme rub, was ready in just a 1/2 hour and the flavor was amazing.pizza in pressure oven

I struggled a little more with baking under pressure.  A small pizza cooks in 15 minutes.  The resulting crust is tender, rather than crisp at the bottom (of course I could have quickly crisped it on the rack).   My personal preference in pizza is an extra crispy crust, but there are many baked dessert items that a crispy bottom is to be avoided, such as cookies and sweet rolls.  The pressure function on the Wolfgang Puck oven is perfect for these.

Baking and roasting with pressure takes a little getting used to, but it is a feature well worth having.
pork loin in pressure ovenAs I mentioned earlier a 3lb. pork loin took just 30 minutes on the rotisserie with pressure. Here is the recipe for the simple thyme rub I used on it.

Thyme Rub for Pork
 
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Simple rub perfect for pork (enough for a 3lb. loin)
Ingredients
  • ½ tsp dry Thyme (I used lemon thyme)
  • ⅛ tsp white pepper
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. dark brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients, then rub on meat as evenly as you can.
  2. Let rest ½ hour before roasting.

 The Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven would be an excellent addition to any kitchen in preparation for the holidays.  It would also make a wonderful gift for the obsessed foodie in your life.  The oven can be purchased at puckoven.com  for $299.95 or for 5 monthly installments of $59.99.  It comes with a 60 day money back guarantee.

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Comments

  1. says

    That’s awesome that it cooks like a pressure cooker and it’s very sleek looking. The fact that it doesn’t take up a ton of space is a plus too. Seems like a great appliance to have and your pork loin looks delicious!

    • Kenneth says

      Best product I have tried since the Showtime Rotisserie Grill. I love it and the cook time beats the Showtime by 30 -20 or so minutes.

  2. says

    OMGosh! That meat looks so freaking juicy, it’s literally making my mouth water. I’m definitely going to get one of these, it looks amazing. Plus, I love how quick it cooks, which would make it a perfect addition for thanksgiving.

  3. says

    Wow, I can’t believe how quickly that works. I like how it keeps everything so moist!

  4. says

    This would be the perfect balance for cooking in my home with our daughter soon leaving for college – heating up the main oven for two just doesn’t seem worth it to me.

  5. says

    That pork loin looks mouth-watering good! I think I need this oven.

  6. says

    I’ve never used a pressure oven, but I love how fast it goes! &I actually prefer a tender crust on a pizza so that sounds perfect to me!

  7. says

    I need one of these. I love how quickly pressure cookers go so this would definitely make dinner a faster affair

  8. LaQuita Johnson says

    I would love to have one!

  9. Bob Moller says

    Will be making this recipe on Sunday.
    Pressure oven is “Great”

  10. Susan says

    Looking for a cook book specific to pressure oven

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