24 questions from our users
Hi there - can you advise whether to buy the 5L or the 7L for a family with 3 children? I am concerned that the 7L may be too big?
If they are big teenagers or adults, then 7 litres would be good
If they are little then 5 litres is adequate
Should there be an instruction booklet/recipe booklet with the purchase of a BSC500? If so, we didn't get one and would like to know if you could supply one please? Regards, Pete (Mobile: 0414753007)
Hi there! Was wondering if it was possible to do roasts in this cooker, such as a roast chicken? Also, is it big enough to take lamb shanks? Last question is what is the difference between this slow cooker, the BSC 560 and the IKON? Are any of them programmable? Looking forward to hearing from you, many thanks! Barb.
I haven't cooked any roasts. There could be a problem with drying of the uncovered meat in the warm air .Two hocks are ok but three fitting higher need more liquid or may dry unless occasionally turned. Therefore a whole chicken may also dry.
This pot is basic, auto goes to low after warming on high. Can use the stove start and brown things. I cover cooker with hand towel to effectively put low to high and high hotter. But surface drying can be a problem doing this.
I used cooker for stews, chops and hocks successfully using basic meat but top bits can dry if exposed long time unstirred. I find a timing sweet spot of 2-3 hrs. best. Using cooker while at work can be fraught with limitations. I over did a stew on low when cooked for 7 hrs. This cooker is best for stews and soups on low with sufficient liquid.
Others experiences may differ. This device is not the magic panacea of effort free cooking but it will do some things well. I have found tomatoes to affect pit the Teflon.
How long to roast a piece of blade roast in the easy sear slow cooker what setting do i use
We recommend low for 8-10 hours however it is best to cook smaller cuts rather than large whole pieces.
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