This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
First Look: Dial up the pressure with Wolfgang Puck's new oven
About Video Transcript

First Look: Dial up the pressure with Wolfgang Puck's new oven

1:53 /

This countertop pressure oven promises faster, tastier meals.

-Hey. I'm Ry Crist for CNET, and today we're taking a look at the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven. This is $249 counter-top appliance that combines the capabilities of a pressure cooker with the convenience and versatility of a counter-top toaster oven. So, this is a pretty powerful machine. A lot of energy goes into making your food when you use this thing. It's gonna use the pressure that escapes your food as you heat it and trap it inside the way pressure cooker does to speed up cooking time and infuse flavor and moisture into your meal. I spoke with Chef Puck over Skype earlier this week to talk about his oven. Here's some of what he had to say. -I started like 34 years ago. I said, wouldn't it be great if somebody could help me develop an oven more for the restaurant first where you could roast, for example, a chicken. Everybody in the restaurant says that I want a great roasted chicken and people talk about it like it's the second time. Then they said, "You know what, this is perfect for the home use." -Let me show you how this thing works. You're gonna press this button down here to open the door sort of like a microwave. You put your food in, set the temperature and the time and cook normally if you want. But if you want to pressure cook your food, you'll also need to set this vent to the sealed position and then seal the oven with this lever here. When you're finished pressure cooking and you wanna take your food out, you'll need to vent the machine first, so you'll do that by switching the gasket over to vent mode letting all that heat that's built up escape and then you'll unseal it, open it, take it out, it'll be fine. But if you don't do that, you risk scalding yourself. So, there is a little bit of extra care involved with using this machine. Now this oven claims that it cook a 14-pound turkey in under an hour in the pressure cooking mode. We can't wait to try that out in our test kitchen and when we publish that for review in the coming weeks, we'll make sure to let you know how it does. For CNET, I'm Ry Crist.

New releases

Apple Pay debuts and aims to replace...
1:36 October 20, 2014
Apple launched its new mobile payment service today called Apple Pay. The goal is to let consumers pay with...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 071: Ashes in space,...
24:07 October 20, 2014
On today's show, we're discussing a new, 17-mile-high way to scatter your loved one's ashes, how Robert Downey...
Play video
Fast data in the Buick LaCross...
6:24 October 20, 2014
With a big, comfy cabin and a built-in 4G WiFi hotspot, the Buick LaCrosse makes for a modern, mobile off...
Play video
How to get started with Apple...
1:36 October 20, 2014
Find out how to set up your Apple iPhone to be your new digital wallet.
Play video
Google goes big with with Nexus...
3:24 October 20, 2014
Google surprises with the Nexus Player, Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming to more devices, and get your .soy...
Play video
Apple Pay is the most secure way...
1:55 October 20, 2014
For iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners, Apple Pay is a super-secure alternative to plastic cards. But are retailers...
Play video
As Apple Pay launches, others reimagine...
2:55 October 20, 2014
Apple's payment system rolls out at some retailers and promises more protection from hackers. But Zwipe and...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,568: Oculus XXX,...
32:24 October 20, 2014
On today's show we'll discuss Chicago's planned "smart corners" project, gasp at a Comic Sans typewriter,...
Play video