On October 21, 2015 Breville Pty Ltd issued a recall on the Breville Fast Slow Cooker BPR200 white lid gasket from units with production date codes 1034 through to 1511. Consumers who have the Fast Slow Cooker in their possession should contact Breville customer service to arrange for a replacement gasket kit to be sent to them, free of charge. Please call 1300 727 424 or email for further assistance. Read more on the official Breville site:
Fantastic kitchen appliance
I purchased this appliance primarily for the pressure cooker part but have used all the functions. I was very apprehensive about using a pressure cooker and thought this appliance offered an easy to use and safe option. I read the instruction book very carefully ( a few times) and also watched a few you tube videos to overcome my fear of using a pressure cooker! I needn't have worried as this kitchen appliance has surpassed all my expectations - it is simple to use and does a great job.
I have found it easy to adapt recipes and I've yet to ge...
Works perfectly once you get to grips with it.
Purchased to replace a Sunbeam slow cooker that broke, have been using for 8 months now. Good points: Very easy to use, nice to have slow cooker and pressure cooker all in one, sauté function also useful, food comes out as expected. On the whole very happy 10/10 now. Not so good points: 5/10 for instructions, youtube clips on its use were most useful in the end, as the written instructions were not clear on how to place seal, especially as at first it seemed to leak, seal was replaced as part of the recall they had in place, though this was not the problem.
time saver. walk away and ignore
I wanted a pressure cooker to cook my soup faster. I was sick of constantly turning on and off my stove for a whole day.
I found with this I just have to turn on the pressure cooking function for 1 hour. walk away. come back in 2 to 3 hours time to find my soup still burning hot (80 degrees even when plug was pulled 5 hours ago) and all the ingriedients has broken down.
I use it to cook a chinese chicken soup. chicken came out as extremely tender and has absorb the taste of the herbs without drying.
I even use this to cook curry chicken. ...
Throw out the CrockPot
I had a crockpot from the 80's, loved the crockpot, it broke.What do I get now.I saw a chef on Tv using the Breville Fast Slow Cooker (BFSC),I was impressed, so I bought one, I'm sold, it is fantastic, I've had it for about 2 months and have used it , at least 3 times a week.My dog cant eat dog food, for medical reasons, so I have to cook Chicken , veg and rice for her , it takes 25 min, using the pressure cooker and that does her for over a week.How easy is that.Just tonight I used it, i was going to the movies at 3.30, I had chicken wings for...dinner, what can I expect when I get home, NOTHING, it takes at least an hour to cook them.NO it doesn't, I sauted the wings ,added tomatoes, fresh basil, onion and a stock cube.I put the BFSC on for 6 hours, went to the movies, came home and their it was, just delicious .I've compared the BFSC with a Sunbeam slow cooker,I put exactly the same amount into each and the BFSC came out as a better appliance. I love the options you get with the BFSC, the pressure cooker is also easy, I thought it would be hard, but it cooks so quick and the cleaning takes no time at all
Have had this for a couple of weeks now. This thing is amazing. Cooks food fast and quick and so many recipes to choose from. We've used the pressure cooker and slow cooker function and it's so simple. We've cooked for a few people now who are looking to now buy this. Love it :)
Just love this cooker. I wanted something I could toss food in and have cooked in no time when I arrive back from fishing. It's perfect. I get the ingredients ready early, go fishing, come home and toss it all together and off it goes. Clean the fish, and dinner's cooked. White Wings Special Gravy Flour is a perfect no lump thickener works perfectly with it. Pour it in, mix, turn to "saute sear" for a couple of minutes and serve it up. I made a forequarter chop curry last night. Cooked the basic (10 mins med pressure), added kumara, (2 mins med pressure), added ground almonds and English Spinach (3 mins saute sear). All done
Extremely easy to clean.
Can't say I'd use the slow cooker feature.......but , maybe.
First pressure cooker.
We've only had it a fortnight and used it maybe ten times - great results every time.
Searing option is great, saves using another pan. The equivalent of a slow cooked meal in less than an hour, with meat falling apart.
Easy to clean, low maintenance. Perfect.
This is my first ever pressure cooker, was put off by the memories of my mum's stove top one. I'm still learning, and figuring out the liquid ratio but we've had some wonderful results from this appliance. I made an amazing risotto, no stirring in hot stock (and missing the news!) I haven't used the slow cooker function as I have a Breville Flavour Saver slow cooker (which I also love). Easy to clean and it looks good on the bench. I'm soon upgrading to the Breville Fast Slow Pro, which I just discovered today.
Fantastic Kitchen Appliance
I had my first fast slow cooker for a few years and I considered it to be the best appliance in my kitchen, and when I dropped and broke it it was only two weeks before I could not live without it and bought another. Highly recommend and particularly those people who like lamb shank, oxtail, osso bucco casseroles as it cooks exactly the same as a slow cooker but in a fraction of the time and without the cooking odours through the house.
One pot cooking fast!!
Would recommend this fast slow cooker to everybody. It is easy to use with the bonus of browning meats etc in one pot. Great design lid, catering for the novice to pressure cooking. Just let it depressurize by itself and it keeps foods hot until you are ready to eat. Enjoy
Can't live without it
I have had this cooker for two years and I even bring it with me on holidays. I cook everyday and I do a lot of stews. The fact that I can sear meats and pressure or slow cook in the same pot means less clean ups. If you're a regular cook you will understand what I am saying. The only drama I had was when I didn't put the pot on the right setting, therefore drying out my stew. That was one incident in two years and not the pots' fault. As you can tell I am a huge fan. Oh and I am also keen on the set and forget timer function. If you have kids ...around you at dinner time, you'll understand why this is important. The pressure cooker function coupled with the timer is DA BOMB people (no that's not a pun). I throw everything in, sauté, pop the lid in and leave. Half an hour later, dinner's on the table. In that half hour, I get to referee arguments, supervise homework and change nappies instead of looking after a pot. I wish Breville would pay me for the number of people I have raved about this product.
This was gifted to me and I hated it initially but am loving it after I took some time to read the instructions.
It is now used daily and I mainly use the pressure cooker and steaming functions. It's great just being able to set the time and walk away which to me is the biggest bonus over my older pressure cooker and steaming baskets.
Only downside is the lip of the base unit is hard to clean but a small bottle brush can fit in to help clean it.
Fantastic product easy to use
Recently purchased this product and couldn't be happier with it. Find inn buying more beef now as I can finally make tender curries and stews after work without preparing the slow cooker the night before. Have to make sure to clean it after each use as per the instructions. You will have nothing but trouble with it if you do not read the instruction manual properly and follow it to the letter. I've used it every night for a month now and it is brilliant. 15 mins was the longest I had to cook for so far and that got me tender fall apart lamb leg chunks for a casserole. Highly recommend this product.
Almost cannot fault this!
I bought this little beauty this weekend, I've never owned a pressure cooker or a slow cooker, so as I always do, jumped online to read the reviews before buying this machine that does it all, and happy with what I read, went out and bought it. I love it! Does everything it's supposed to, the only thing I can fault is that the sear function, takes a lot longer than a cooktop to sear meat, chicken etc, but it sears veges very quickly and brings liquid to the boil really fast as well.
So far I've cooked lamb shanks using the pressure cooker f...unction and then yesterday using the slow cooker function, beautiful each time! Not sure if it's not searing the meat very well because each time I've coated it in seasoned flour? I haven't tried without it yet, so that could be why? Other than that, I am so very happy with this machine. I would recommend it to anyone. I love that I can set it and go, I've got a large family and life can be pretty hectic, so this is a huge help! I'd like to update my review. Having owned this for well over a year now, and having used it at least 3 times a week, I'm still pretty happy with it. Except, this past week I put 6 lamb shanks to pressure cook, I'm not sure what the issue was, but the sear function was barely working, it took almost 40 mins to sear 6 lamb shanks. Then I set them to low pressure for 28mins, the machine kept failing, it would say 28mins, then go straight to 0. No pressure built up, even though about that length of time had passed. After 3 attempts, and moving everything around in the cooker 3 times, I had to cut the meat off the bone and set it again. The results weren't great unfortunately. Normally I'd cook 6 lamb shanks, seared and fully cooked in about 40mins all up! The next night I used it to slow cook Beef Straganoff, once again, the sear function wasn't great, but it cooked well after 8 hours on slow cook, then I thickened the sauce on sear at the end and it worked out beautifully! I would still recommend this machine, and if a newer version comes out I would most likely buy it. Breville has always been a great brand for me, not often does it let me down! Inexpensive, does exactly what it promises doesn't sear meat as well as I'd hoped
Excellent for Asian Cooking
Been looking for a pressure/slow cooker for ages. This is the one that I have been looking for!
Bak Kut Teh - Less than an Hour, bones soft as
Herbal Soup - Less than 40mins
Potato Carrot Soup - Less than 40 mins
Crazy easy it what I would say. If you are looking for a pressure/slow cooker. Go for it!
The cleaning part is a little hassle as the cover is not dishwasher safe and the gap between the casing and the inner pot does collect a lot of leftover soups and water and needs to be cleaned using a spoon with cloth =) ...Else everything else is easy as bee!
Great product easy to use
the first time used it produced a wonderful beef stew with veg, a great buy i am looking forward to using it with a lot more recipes, it was very easy to use and the instructions easy to follow, it should be great for curry and pulled pork slow cooked and then of course there is corned beef!
Its is perfect if you know HOW to use it!
Was looking for replacement for my old and leaking pressure cooker - it served well,but it was a time for a change. There was not really much choice for me in NZ - Breville, Phillips or conventional "manual" pressure cooker. Phillips seemed to be more tech advanced with multiple cooking options, but at the end of the day, how often do I need all of them?So, the main reason of choosing Breville was a price of 160 NZD compared with Phillips for almost 300NZD.
First time I tried to use it was a great disappointment.It didn"t want to gain pressure...
This is such a great appliance! I love that it is so versatile with the different cooking methods. I love the steamer for vegetables and puddings, the pressure cooker for last minute dinners, and the slow cooker for when I'm more organised. Risotto is a dream to make. In fact, in the two months I've had it, it hasn't left the kitchen bench as I use it almost every night. It's easy to use, quick to clean although I agree with other comments in that the rim can be difficult to get to. I thoroughly recommend this product.
Excellent multi-use appliance
I did a lot bit of web-research before I decided on the Breville, and it hasn't disappointed me. It does rice perfectly (including brown rice, and very fast when pressure cooked), cooks soups and soups and curries and things brilliantly, and lately I've been using it to make simple but horribly nice little steamed puddings in an aluminium pudding basin I grabbed in an op shop.
One of the nicest things about it is that it turns off automatically and it never burns anything when the lid is on. I can shove some stuff in, mash the buttons a bit...and come back in an hour or so and have a nice hot meal waiting for me. I guess one thing that I would have liked is to have been able to set the slow-cooking time to any value (16 hours does lamb shanks nicely), but I suppose that would be dangerous if it dries out. Also the included cup measure is a non-standard 160mL (not 240mL), which is kind of weird and a slight pain. I can't think of anything actually *bad* about it. I love it. I use it at least once a week.
Questions & Answers
When using the slow cook function only, can you open the lid at any time??? Also, is it possible to set timer for less than 6 hrs??
I just brought my second one of these as my first one that I've had for several years started turning off pretty much as soon as it reaches the pressure level without counting down. The brand new one did exactly that the first time I used it tonight. I had seared items in there, then added liquid and set to pressure cook on high pressure. Does the unit turn off if the base is too hot from searing?
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