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Feb 3, 2015

I've always said, "it's the food" when it comes to why I'm not losing weight. So this year I'm attacking the food. I'm finding ways to make better food at home. I'm trying to avoid getting my meals through the window of my car. I've purchased a Ninja Pro blender, and this weekend after much video viewing, I went to Walmart and purchased the Power Pressure Cooker Pro. The commerical that sucked me in was the Power Pressure Cooker XL. What is the difference? Not much. power_pressure_cooker-XL   Purchase the Power Pressure Cooker XL at Amazon.com

The Power Pressure Cooker XL Has:

More presets. You ave a button for meat, fish, etc. The Pro version has a cook button and a Pressure button. There are default buttons for rice, canning, etc. In the end your probably always going to cook at the highest pressure (this from a never pressured cooked before person). I know I'm going to be primarily focused on time. Less Delay time. The commercial says you can delay up to 4 hours. The Power Press Cooker pro states up to 24 hours. A Cookbook, a canning guide, and a free chopper A longer shipping time. I went to Walmart and picked mine up. A larger price: By the time you buy the Power Pressure Cooker XL and pay for shipping you are looking at $130. It would be more if you choose the warranty As I bought mine at Walmart, if it breaks I'm taking it back to Walmart.

Does the Power Pressure Cooker XL Do Anything the Pro Cant?

After using it one day, and making one meal, I would say no. For me, I had to look at the manual to see how long to cook something. I'm sure the more I use it the less I will need the manual (its not exactly awesome, and the recipes they provide are also on the website).

Do I Wish I Had Purchased the Power Pressure Cooker XL?

Maybe. I know it really doesn't do much more, but again thats after one day of use. The Pro version works fine, but the extra buttons mean less of a learning curve. Once the learning curve is over (probably a week) I will change my mind and be about $46 richer.

The First Meal Was a Pot Roast

I purchased a roast, some potatoes, onions and baby carrots. I browned the roast in next to know time while I got the potatoes ready. In the end I cooked it about 35 minutes for a 3 lbs roast and it came out tough. Next time I cook this I'm going 20-25 minutes. The vegetables were awesome. WOW. The meat was OK, but once it got cold it was tough .The meal cost me about $28, where the night before we had gone out to eat and that was closer to $40 and wasn't as healthy (Chinese food filled with salt).

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