Simplifying My Time in the Kitchen with the Wolfgang Puck NovoPro Pressure Oven



As a full-time working mother, I get caught up easily in a whirlwind of activities. There are times that I can’t muster up the energy to cook dinner, because I’m often worn out and tired by the end of the day. Unfortunately, sometimes I have no choice but to put something in the microwave and call it a meal. Time is of the essence, thus I always look for ways to simplify my wonderfully chaotic schedule. Simplicity is the key to a well-balanced life, and true happiness, and since this is what I started aiming for earlier this year, I was honored to be given the opportunity to give the Wolfgang Puck NovoPro Pressure Oven ($299.95) a whirl.

Wolfgang Pressure Oven

The Wolfgang Puck NovoPro Pressure Oven is a countertop oven that is a first of its kind, using breakthrough cooking technology that enables you to roast, broil, toast, bake, and re-heat flavorful meals in a fraction of the time. It can easily replace your microwave, oven, and toaster. Featuring two different cooking modes, you can either cook your food in the pressure or standard mode. Either way, it doesn’t sacrifice the quality (flavor, moisture, and nutrients) of the food in the process. The oven is purposely prepared to heighten your experience with the baking/broil rack, drip/baking pan, crumb tray, rotisserie rod with screws & tines, rotisserie removal tool, and baking rack/drip pan removal tool that is all included.

Although most of us know that Thanksgiving is intended to be a joyous occasion to take the time to count our blessings amongst family and friends, it is also one of the most stressful holidays. With the Wolfgang Puck NovoPro Pressure Oven, you can easily reduce the stress that cooking can bring during this joyous, yet sometimes chaotic holiday. An 11-13 lbs. unstuffed turkey would typically take 4 hours to cook in a regular oven, yet the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven’s pressure mode would dramatically slash that time by cooking it in under an hour.

The heat is consistently in contact with the food for perfect, even browning and caramelization. Steaks and ribs are finished in 60% of the time. Poultry cooks in a third of the time or less. Before carving your roast, you can roast tender vegetables. Baked goods rise perfectly and cook more efficiently in this pressure oven.

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Wolfgang Puck NovoPro Pressure Oven

Having no experience with a pressure cooker, or a pressure oven for that matter, I couldn’t help but be a little apprehensive about using it beforehand. My mind was put at ease once I read the instructions and followed the necessary procedures, such as giving this countertop pressure oven a trial run before usage. You do this by removing all of the accessories from the oven, closing the door, putting the vent release valve in the vent position, positioning the sealing lever into standard position, cranking up the temperature as far it will go (450°), and setting the timer to 30 minutes for each interval. It takes an hour, but it’s important to do, nonetheless, because this eliminates any protective substance on the heating surfaces. It’s normal and expected if the oven emits an odor or smoke. For me, it did both, but the smoke gradually subsided within the first 15-20 minutes.


Once that was done, I decided to bake a Tomato Zucchini Casserole after I had bought zucchini and tomatoes on a whim at a local farm. This simple, yet easy casserole was tantalizing to the palate. I was pleasantly surprised that it baked evenly and perfectly in the pressure oven for 25 minutes, opposed to the time it would have baked in a regular oven. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to giving the regular oven a much needed break, and cooking more meals in this oven. I would like to try some of Wolfgang Puck’s recipes sometime, such as the Vegetarian Butternut Squash and Pasta Casserole or Broccoli and Cheese Casserole – I’ve been on a casserole kick lately!

Tomato Zucchini Casserole

When we brought the countertop oven to my catering kitchen, my chefs were dubious at first.’There’s no way it cooks a chicken in one third of the time,’ they said. Moist, brown, juicy and flavor infused. By the end of the day, everyone was asking how they could get one. – Wolfgang Puck

The Bells & Whistles

Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven

Inside of the Wolfgang Puck NovoPro Pressure Oven

Closer Look of the Wolfgang Puck Oven




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About Lesha

HilLesha O'Nan resides in Southern Indiana with her husband, two children, and a Maltese. She's a lifestyle and travel blogger that enjoys photography, flea markets, fashion, movies, natural wellness and living, vegetarian and vegan food, music, history, antiques, and interior decorating. She is also the founder of To the Motherhood, which will be rebranding as Chic Forte in Spring/Summer 2015; Fashion Fling, and The Beauty Counter.


  1. I totally want one of these!
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  2. Sometimes I think it would just be better to have one of those rather than a large oven.
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  3. Ok, you convinced me. I need one. Immediately.

  4. wow – what a time saver. I really love the stainless too!

  5. So nice! This oven would get so much use at my house. I really like the stainless look of it.
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  6. Looks so yummy! I’m doing a chicken in mine this week!
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  7. I soooo want this oven!

  8. We love our oven, it packs a large punch for a little oven.
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  9. Looks like an amazing oven! I totally want one now!
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  10. I just love how versatile this oven is and everything that it can do! Wonderful review.
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  11. I would LOVE to have one of these.
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  12. Looks like a pretty nifty device!

  13. That looks really cool! I’ve never used a pressure-anything either.

  14. Looks like a great oven. I love that it cuts down on cooking time.
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  15. This looks cool! I love my pressure cooker, and this sounds like the same kind of cooking only more elaborate

  16. ooh I must try this!
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  17. That looks like one serious kitchen appliance. I’ve always wanted to use a pressure cooker but we don’t have one.
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  18. I would love to replace my microwave and toaster for this. I would free up so much counter space!
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  19. This is such a nifty little gadget. I’ve heard of pressure cooker but pressure oven takes the cake.
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  20. This little beauty is built like a tank.
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  21. This looks awesome – with us becoming empty nesters next year it would be perfect for cooking for two again!
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  22. These looks nice and could come in handy. Especially during the holidays where I cook big meals.

  23. I am totally putting this on my birthday list.
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  24. It seems like this would really speed things up for me in the kitchen
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  25. What a great alternative to heating up a large oven. I love that it has two different modes; you could seriously make anything in that baby! I’ll definitely have to “wish list” this one. :)
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  26. Years ago, I had a counter top oven that was the best oven I have ever, ever come across. This reminds me of it. Funny, I was just telling my Husband a month or so ago about this oven and wishing I could find one like it. While this has a couple more bells and whistles than mine did, it looks like my search is over.
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  27. I’ve used something like this before but nothing nearly as fancy as this.

  28. That looks absolutely amazing! I have been wanted a pressure oven for a long time and will have to look further into this! Thanks!
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  29. I would love this countertop oven. We do most of our cooking in a large toaster oven for convenience so this one would work really well for us.
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  30. I just love that it cuts down on cooking time. Who doesn’t want that?
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  31. This post convincing me to get such an oven.I need one.
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  32. Wow, this looks amazing. I will have to see if they do them in the UK
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  33. Lovely! Sounds like a “make your life easier” gadget!
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  34. Not only does the oven look beautiful, but the results also look super yummy! And it has the name Wolfgang Puck on it (I secretly love him haha), so I really want one of these!
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  35. Oh wow, this looks like agreat edition to my kitchen…..i’d better see if they are stocked in the UK
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  36. Cyndie Norell says:

    I have not used a pressure oven before but I bet it was a great experience and did not heat up your kitchen.

  37. I am in love with this idea! The pressure cooking oven looks fantastic and I love the bells and whistles! And that drip tray is brilliant for easy clean up! But I’m nervous it wouldn’t be big enough. It looks a bit small for my baking dishes. How big was your casserole dish you put in there? How big of a turkey do you think would fit? If it’s big enough I seriously want one of these!
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  38. Love this. It is going on my Christmas list. I could find all kinds of use for this.
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  39. Ohhh man, as s foodie and blogger I am jealous! I would love this. Does the outside get hot? Did it heat up the kitchen and is it energy efficient?
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  40. patricia woolverton says:

    This cooker looks amazing. I have always wanted one of these. I love how you can fit a decent size dish in there and you do not have to use your bigger oven. In Florida something like this would be perfect as in the summertime I hate heating my house up with my huge oven.

  41. I am pretty sure I need one of these for my kitchen. It looks like a great tool that can do a lot of jobs.

  42. I imagine that is very good quality, I love Wolfgang Puck products.
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  43. Wow that looks like a spectacular little appliance! I am actually looking for one of these the one I had just blew up the other day. I used it all the time too. This one is more expensive than the one I just lost but it does sound like it is worth it.

  44. I love Wolfgang Puck cookware so I know this is going to be great! Loving the stainless steel look as well.
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  45. Wow! That looks really nice! I want one now. Woldgang has awesome products, wish it was more affordable

  46. We have a lot of Wolfgang Puck products in our kitchen that we love. The pressure oven looks amazing and has so many features, I might convince the hubby we need one of those too!
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  47. What an incredible machine. I’ve never seen anything like it! This would make my evenings a lot easier too as I also struggle with getting dinner on the table after a long day at the office.
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  48. I really want one of these. I see chefs use them on Food Network all the time, but I’ve always been scared of anything with pressure. I’m afraid I’m going to blow something up!
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  49. I’ve got to get me one of these!!! It looks awesome.
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  50. Wonderful review of a great product! My hubby is the cook in the family and I know he would love this!
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  51. oh wow, this looks awesome. i don’t have an oven (living in India for now) but do use a regular pressure cooker
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  52. oh WOWZA! This thing is amazing! (Adding to my Christmas wish list)
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  53. I had no idea there was such a thing as a pressure oven!
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  54. Oh , this looks awesome!!
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  55. I have been wanting one of these.
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  56. I bought this in November but didn’t get to use it until today. I mase a 6 lb. prime rib which usually would smoke up my kitchen and set off the smoke alarms after cooking for 5-6 hours. In the Wolfgang Puck NovoPro Oven it took 1 1/2 hrs. and was so juicy with no smoky house. I love my oven.

  57. I just unpacked mine. It is nice looking – BUT, READ ALL of the instructions! It has to have a lot of space for air. You cannot store ANYTHING on top or on the sides! This is replacing our micro and we had cookbooks and knick knacks on top – they all have to go! There are also no instructions to use it as a micro. Anyone have any experience or instruction to use as a microwave? Thanks!

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