Pressure King Pro

Pressure King Pro


My only memory of a pressure cooker is a horrendously noisy pot that my mum would use to cook meals in. Probably some kind of curry. Yeah, it was that memorable. But like her yoghurt maker, she grew bored of it quickly, eventually retiring it to the garden shed for years before it was unceremoniously chucked away.

I’ve always believed a pressure cooker was used only for making rice or to speed up cooking dahl (yeah, typical Asian household). Then the Pressure King Pro* crossed my path and woah, this beast is a game changer. Unlike slow cookers which have remained unchanged in design and functions, the pressure cooker has become more sophisticated with digitalisation. You can still buy the traditional pressure cooker that sits on your cooker but the digital version raises the bar significantly.


The Pressure King Pro is incredibly compact, lightweight and cooks a host of meals at the touch of a button. In fact it does the work of multiple appliances and cooks faster than conventional cookware. It’s also deemed a healthier way to cook as pressure cooking retains more vitamins and nutrients than traditional cooking methods.

Because it’s an electrical appliance, I imagine the cost of running it is very economical, like a slow cooker is plus it maintains a consistent temperature from centre to edge and from top to bottom while cooking food quickly and evenly.



This monster has a 5 litre capacity and comes fully kitted including a measuring cup and recipe book. My first impression is it looks pretty swish but complicated. The digital panel on the front has several pre-programmed settings for fish, stew, meat, rice, soup and more. Well, they weren’t lying about ‘at the touch of a button’ bit.

With digital functions, the Pressure King Pro has a 24 hour delay timer function so you can set it in the morning and have your food ready by the time you walk through your door. There is also a “Keep Warm” and fast reheating mode.

The Pressure King Pro also likes to pride itself on its safety and once locked down to cook, you cannot reopen it until the pressure is released from the pot. That feature is very much like the traditional pressure cooker except this one is pretty much silent in noise comparison.

The pot has to be released first before washing it but the material used is non-stick and very easy to clean.

OK, enough of the technical talk. How does it perform? I decided to try one of the recipes from its booklet, which were Really Sticky Ribs. Mmm, ribs. The recipe calls for pork ribs in a tomato Passata sauce but I don’t do pork so I opted for lamb ribs instead. It took 35 minutes to cook and if you’re interested, here is the full recipe (assuming you use a Pressure King Pro).



  • 400ml tomato Passata
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp of reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp of clear honey
  • 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1kg of small lean pork ribs (or lamb/beef)


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the Passata, garlic, soy sauce, honey and Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Add the ribs to the bowl and mix well to coat evenly.
  3. Tip the ribs and the all the sauce into the pressure cooker.
  4. Close the lid, press the STEW FUNCTION and adjust timer to 20 minutes.
  5. Scoop the ribs out onto a plate.
  6. Leave the lid open and press the STEW FUNCTION, allowing the sauce to bubble and condense into a thick liquid.
  7. Press CANCEL, put on a serving dish and eat immediately.









I’d like to try this with beef ribs and preferably with no fat on them (waaaaaaa!  The lamb ones were covered in it) but damn, was this easy to make. You can make porridge in the Pressure King Pro but really, why would you when there are instant options available? Any way, it’s reassuring to know using a digital pressure cooker such as the Pressure King Pro is not difficult and it’s opened up the possibility of making more dishes without the danger of overcooking or burning.

The Pressure King Pro is priced at £69.99 and is available through High Street TV – the same folks who brought you the Nutribullet.



  1. scott
    21st March 2016 / 6:57 PM

    sticky ribs sound great,I’ve just got Pressure king pro,i made spaghetti Bolognese , the machine wouldn’t let me adjust the time, other than that ,made a nice meal

  2. 4th April 2016 / 11:40 PM

    Hey Scott, how did you get on with making the bolognese? I have made a whole chicken and also drum sticks. The only thing I keep forgetting is to increase the amount of liquid as the pressure cooker cooks things in a fraction of the time but needs moisture.

  3. Linda core
    8th April 2016 / 11:44 PM

    Hi I have just bout the pressure King pro on to channel it just said touch button and go after putting in ingredients now it says have to sear etc and put liquid and instructions don’t make sense very confusing how do I know when to increase time etc

  4. 9th April 2016 / 12:18 AM

    Hi Linda, I’d contact the manufacturer directly. This is just a review of it.

  5. Janette
    1st March 2017 / 6:23 AM

    Hi where can I obtain steamer tray for my 3lutre king pro thanks

  6. 1st March 2017 / 4:56 PM

    Hi Janette, I would advise you to contact High Street TV directly.

    Best wishes,


  7. Tammy
    11th April 2017 / 3:26 PM

    I have to admit, I found the instructions really confusing and the online videos not much help either! I managed to make a chilli which was nice, then I cooked some frozen chicken pieces, I had no idea what setting I was meant to use so just pressed stew and that seemed ok, I just want to cook parsnips, carrots and swede tonight but as there is no ‘veg’ setting, I am not sure what to put it on, I suppose I will try stew again. I am sure I will get used to it but at the moment, I am happier with my halogen oven!

  8. Shruti
    3rd January 2018 / 4:39 PM

    Hi Sheenie, have you tried making rice in this? If so, how many cups of water for 1 cup of rice and did you use the standard rice setting?

  9. 3rd January 2018 / 4:47 PM

    Hi Shruti, I haven’t tried but now you’ve given me food for thought so I should try! At the moment my rice making skills are limited to the saucepan. 🙂

  10. Neil
    15th January 2018 / 7:43 AM

    Totally dissatisfied with the pressure king pro. Used it once, was totally disappointed with it. So decided to take up the offer of a money back guarantee. When I contacted customer support at high street I was asked if I had considered selling it on to a friend, when I asked to speak to her manager he told me that he didn’t agree with me. Ended up contacting citizens advice. To sum it up in one word JUNK.

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