Exceeded my expectations!
This is one incredible machine! I’m generally an old school one where i prefer a stovetop pressure cooker and after reading reviews and doing my research, this by far is the best pressure cooker out in the market. hands down! so versatile, plenty of options and extremely smart! Everything is preset and can also be altered as well very simple.
Buttons are very straightforward, user friendly and not confusing! i absolutely love this baby and i highly recommend it!! Ive been telling my friends and family to get themselves one!!
Not to mention, the cleaning is so easy compared to a traditional stovetop pressure cooker! Thank you Breville!!!
Looks great, but fails to build pressure on original AND replacement units!
I bought the Fast Slow Pro because I thought it looked great, had a lot of features, and seemed like it would be something I would keep around for a long time.
From the first time I tried the pressure cooker function, I had trouble with getting it to build up pressure. On at least 5 occasions, I would start things off, only to hear a beep 30 or so minutes later alerting me to a "lid not sealed" error. The pressure cooker function would then abort. Despite the typical 'explanations', I _had_ in fact seated the rubber seal correctly, _had_ tight...ened the nut that secures the lid, and _had_ aligned the pressure pin (as advised by other reviews). What I could see was that while the unit was trying to build pressure, the lid was leaking a huge amount of steam from a gap between the handle part and the lid (which is detachable). Of about 8 times that I tried to use the pressure cooker function, I experienced failure about 5 times. The most frustrating thing was that I have to wait around for about 30 minutes while the cooker built up pressure, only for it to then, after that long, give the "lid not sealed" error and then abort. What that meant was that I could set things up and walk away, only to find out later on (possibly hours later, if I'd gone out or to work) that cooking had failed to even begin! I contacted customer service (who were great, I must admit) and replaced my unit with zero hassle (at Bing Lee). Using my replacement unit, I tried the pressure cooker function a couple more times. On both occasions, the unit failed to build up pressure, again with me only finding out about 30 minutes after starting things off. It got to a point where I would just wait around after starting things off, anxious and crossing my fingers that max pressure would build up and the cooking timer would begin. And it didn't.
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My new favourite kitchen appliance.
After reading many different reviews on many different pressure cookers I decided to go with the Breville. I purchased it for $240 and have only had the unit for 2 weeks. It is so simple to use and cooks everything perfectly I will be using it weekly.
So far I have cooked a whole chicken, oxtail stew and risotto. All 3 meals have come out perfect with soft and tender meat and veg. The pressure cooker keeps the vegetables and meat in tact and there is very little disturbance in the cooking chamber so all ingredients stay where you put them at ...the start. The lid is very easy to take apart and clean and I have not had any sealing issues the first 3 times I've used it. I've made sure the silicon seal is inserted properly after cleaning, the steam vent on the lid is in the correct position and the pin is aligned in the centre of the hole before starting. If you lock the lid all the way the pin does not line up so you have to loosen it slightly so the pin is centre with the hole. I have noticed the silicon seal does retain the smell of the previous cooked meal. I have read you can soak it overnight in lemon juice to get rid of the smell but I dont see it a big issue when cooking savoury meals, if I try a dessert I'll soak it overnight and see what happens. The non stick pot is easy to clean but I agree with other reviews how it will become scratched and chipped with heavy use. The pre heating and pressure building does take some time (about 15-20 mins) and depends how high you set the pressure. I've noticed the pressure seems to build quicker after a sear or saute because the pot is already up to temperature. You do need to factor in pre heating and pressure building and steam release to your timing so dont expect to cook an entire chook in 30 mins without factoring in the above. I set the steam release to auto quick otherwise releasing the pressure will take more than 10 minutes. Auto quick releases the pressure from 80kpa in around 5 minutes. There are a lot of recipes online and I'm trying recipes I would not have attempted with my old oven or cooktop. This is a valuable addition to my small kitchen and I would recommend this product.
Can’t get replacement parts
Loved the cooker until after about 18 months the cooker displayed an error message. I took it to be a breville service repair centre in Brisbane. Advised it was a sensor and they would order the part from Breville. It has been now 3 months and still can’t get the sensor. There aftersales service is very ordinary.
Replacement of machine with excellent customer service.
My appliance suddenly had an EO message. I phoned Breville, It was immediately replaced with a new machine, Many thanks Breville, I would not hesitate to buy another of your appliances now.
Purchased in October 2018 for A$279.00.
What's the problem for Pressure Cooker model: BPR700 BSS?
I bought this pressure cooker Modle BPR700 BSS a year and a half ago, but I used it for about 2 months only. Now after setting a cooking program and press to start, it appeared "EU". Called to Breville service was told it was out service warranty and offered me to a new set with $220?
Purchased in June 2018 for A$259.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Bought this little gem a few months ago.
Very easy to use and the instructions are adequate. Far cheaper than the Thermomix. There are preset programs or you simply use the manual settings. The foot print is small. You have many options including sautée,steam,slow cooker and pressure cooker. The only criticism I have is that it would be nice to a better recipe book.
I cannot use it because the lining is non stick. I could not return the gift. It’s. heartbreaking..
I was given this as a loving gift. When I went to use it I found it was non stick, this is widely known as carcinogenic. I cannot use it. I phoned the manufacturer asking if they had or would offer a stainless bowl as instant pot does, no was the answer. I asked if I could put in another pot, or cook some way without being in contact with the sides, no, all the recipes are for stewed type food in liquid all wet and no good. I am hoping I can use it once or twice a year to steam can tomatoes or other acid food. As one can with the instant po...t. Sit the bottles on the trivet. Even steamed food is probably exposed to carcinogens in the steam. Am very very disappointed. Its beautiful and when it was bought or me round 350.00 aud, and the decision makers are screwing the public, screwing chef using it who know it’s not healthy but no choice. I have bought a mini instant ultra pot from USA and an expensive drop down converter from dick Smith. All so expensive. I will use it when it arrives. Australia can’t afford to be treated like this.
Purchased in April 2019 for A$350.00.
One pot wonder
I am not an organized person. So when I want to make a slow cooker recipe and I realise I dont have all day to cook it but have already started it I can switch to the pressure cooker no problem. I love this machine. I make a heap of different dishes (usually with way more vegetables than meat so my kids are being packed with goodness). It is easy to use, easy to clean, and I can brown, cook, and reduce all in the same machine.
I reckon it would go head to head with a thermomix but for the fraction of the price (except it doesnt blend).
Hate an love it. Going to replace.
I had the cooker for a few years now.
So far it functions well ( so love it ) however with the time the pot gets chipped and inner layers get exposed. ( Hate the fact that my kids/me ate all that pieces of ceramic ). I've bought two replacements already and the last one got chipped as well.
Decided to replace with a quality steel one.
Purchased in February 2016 for A$250.00.
We have had this unit for over 3 years I think.
We absolutely love it.
Our only issue is the silicone gasket regularly doesn't seal, even with brand new ones.
We pressure cook and slow cook mainly.
Purchased in July 2016 for A$300.00.
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Needs a stainless steel pot/bowl
I purchased this in absence of Instant Pot in the Australian market. Having used an instant pot previously, I really wish the Breville Fast Slow Pro came in stainless steel bowl. Or at least make stainless steel bowl/pot in the same size to sell separately like Philips does. Pressure cooking/slow cooking do not require a non-stick pot and stainless steel is much better for sautéing/searing.
I haven’t had it for very long yet but in terms of safety features, I’ve had an instance where I wanted to pressure cook to make a stock and it pressurised...
A great cooker when the lid seals correctly
I was really excited to buy this pressure cooker, especially as it has multiple functions including pressure cooking and slow cooking, as well as sear/saute functions to brown meat and increase flavour.
I am now on my second cooker, having had to return the first one due to a "lid not sealed" error which kept happening. This was an incredibly frustrating error, as it would always look like the cooker was building up to pressure, and then it would give a (very quiet) few beeps to let you know the cooking had stopped. In one case it took almost 4...
Best appliance in my kitchen.
My Breville Fast Slow pressure cooker is my favourite kitchen appliance! I use it to make stock, risotto, stews, cook dried chickpeas without pre soaking them, and even rice. I very rarely use the slow function as the pressure cooker saves time, energy and doesn't generate lots of steam to fog up my kitchen. My son (aged 23) has lived in the San Francisco for 6 months and missed it so much he bought an Instapot (US brand of electric pressure cooker) that he said was very inferior. The Breville Fast Slow Pro saves me money too as I cook in bulk and then freeze leftovers. I have learnt when to adjust the presets (a whole chook just needs 23 mins on "pot roast") , but most of the settings are spot on. Love it!
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A must have Appliance
I've had mine for a number of years now and have been so impressed with how well the food comes out.
-Its really versatile, with the various slow and pressure cooking options. They've come in handy when I've forgotten to start dinner early in the morning.
-No additional mess with searing or reducing in another pan/fry pan
-Rice comes out beautifully and would make a great replacement for a rice cooker
-easy to use
-easy to clean
Cons...-I've experienced ongoing challenges with it sealing for pressure cooking delaying the cook time by 3mins, so you cannot walk away until you're sure that the lid has sealed and the pressure is building for cooking. -it does retain some smells after cooking and washing but these don't seem to taint the next meal I am a foodie at heart and have cooked a variety of stews/curies, roast lamb (far better in the slow cooker than our oven), fudge, rice with the device and have been really happy with the results of everything I've cooked
Love this thing!
This makes fantastic soups, risotto, and spaghetti bolognese sauce. Heaps of capacity to make dinner and leftovers for another night. The controls are simple to use and you can sear the meat first before using the pressure cooker. The cord comes out and can be stored inside the cooker when not in use.
I was a bit afraid to use a pressure cooker, but this has so many safety features that I am now comfortable to use it no worries.
It has preset options for different types of cooking that makes it really easy for someone who has not used to a pressure cooker and also you can customise the settings as you get more confident.
The machine itself is very well made, solid and robust.
It’s used a lot in winter!
Awesome Meat Cooking & Time Saving - Game Changer
We've pressure cooked Massaman beef curry, Lamb Shanks, Beef Ribs and Carrots as well as Pulled Pork ( Carnitas) all in just a week and every dish has been so flavoursome and cooked to perfection within an hour! How did we live without this?! Searing and saute function work really well. Will use steaming and slow cooker next week but cannot imagine that won't be excellent and easy too. Clean up is simple and love the safety features.Easy to use controls which you can use as pre set or adjust manually to suit. Only downside is that the lid seal picks up cooking smells, will need to buy several seals at $6 each to manage that small downside. Definitely recommend it!
Two years in and we're still friends
I have a small kitchen and this has become my multitasker … it is brilliant for stews, curries, soups, corned beef, even a whole chicken, and more.
Clean up is simple, and I noted several folks have complained about a lingering smell in the lid. That's never been a problem — just leave the lid up between uses. I also dry it down with paper towels.
Purchased in February 2017.
A great addition to our Kitchen
We bought this 3 weeks ago mainly because we wanted to try a pressure cooker. The slow cook/pressure combo is fantastic. Easy to use with a great preset menu, but also the ability to customise, heat and time. the risotto was awesome with the clean plates afterwards a big plus.
So easy to use
I finally upgraded from a slow cooker (with a ceramic base that kept cracking) . . This fast slow cooker is a slow cooker AND a fast cooker (pressure cooker) AND it sears, reduces and does lots of other stuff too.
The internal dish is metal and is perfect for searing meats, softening onion etc and it'll never crack like my old ceramic based slow cookers.
I've cooked so much stuff in this since I've had it (less than a month now)- potatoes for roasting & for gnocci. corn on the cob, risotto, soups, pulled beef, pot roasts.
It's so easy to cle...
Purchased in July 2019.
Questions & Answers
Bought this machine 3 months ago and its fantastic. It Does everything its meant to, n easy to use after a quick read of the instructions. My issue is that after the first use its stinks like nothing ive smelt in ages.
We cooked apricot chicken and its like a mixed smell of new use appliance off food n burning rubber.
It's like the rubber seal and the tub coating are letting out an awful stench thats mixing with the food.
The first meal was inedible and a few subsequent meals the same. I assumed after a use or 2 it would settle, but It's not getting any better. Also washing the bowl like 5 times its still greasy n smells. Used Vinegar, lemon, empty on pressure, clean n soaked seal n tub overnight. Still Bad...
Any Ideas? Please as Its winter and I used my old cooker every other day with no issue.
I am using slow cooking on the BPR700 for the first time. As part of the instructions it says to remove the pressure relief valve but doesn't show you how. I started slow cooking, as time was ticking, without locking the lid but with pressure relief valve still in place. Any clues?
In a hurry last night I tipped half a cup of water into the cooker, not the insert bowl. It ran down through the machine and onto my bench top.
Is there any way of saving the machine?
Sorry to hear that. Not I’m aware of. I am not sure why my appliances sensor malfunctioned. I eventually rang breville instead of emailing them. They agreed to replace the appliance free of charge. A new one arrived in 5 days.
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