3Crock Pot Express Multi-Cooker CPE200

Crock Pot Express Multi-Cooker CPE200

 VerifiedMPNs:12874, 721253 and CPE200
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3.4 (24)
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3.5 (23)
Ease of Use
4.2 (23)
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3.8 (23)
Slow Cooking
4.3 (18)
Steaming
3.8 (12)
Pressure Cooking
4.2 (21)
Sautéing
4.2 (18)
Rice Cooking
4.0 (12)
Versatile cooking functions and pre-sets
Makes tasty food
Simple to use and clean
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John Adams
John AdamsADELAIDE4 posts
 

Crock of

The crockpot express lasted three years before the cooking pot started to loose its lining into the food rendering it unusable. This part of the crock pot is cheap and nasty like a $10 rice cooker but it will cost you $65 to replace in the hope of getting another few years of use. If you are happy to send your appliance to landfill after only three years then buy it, otherwise maybe consider a different brand. Show details
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Grace
GraceVICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC7 posts
 

Makes the perfect roast beef everytime

I love this crockpot.
It’s the shortcut to cooking and portable, you can take it everywhere.
I make roasts and they come out juicy and tender.
I enjoy the short cooking time and it is very easy to use. Show reply
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EvsVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC3 posts
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Maggie B
Maggie BTASHobart, TAS10 posts
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I love our CrockPot

I bought this on Amazon on 9 March 2020 for $103AUD and have used it at least weekly (often more) ever since. I bought spare silicone seals online for about $9 each and am now considering buying a new inner pot also (the sautéing it damages the non-stick coating). Despite the new silicone seals I am still using the original which goes in the dishwasher after every use and is still fine. I love to make Thai and curry in the crockpot, and always make my own soup stock which it is perfect for.

I like it so much I bought a Crockpot for both my sister and mother (who is terrified of pressure cookers). My sister even takes hers away with her when she is travelling! Show details ·  1

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Jenny Z.
Jenny Z.VICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC2 posts
 

Rubbish quality, never buy this product, just waste money

Crock Pot is the worst quality brand of appliances I've used. The steam release bottom does not work anymore after a short time of use. It needs to be lifted by hands which is very dangerous. The worst thing is that the customer service is terrible and does nothing to support the customer. Never buy products of this brand. It is only a waste of money and a disappointing experience of danger situation.
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Robert
Robert NSWNorth Western Region, NSW5 posts
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Can't live without it

The best investment l made since my normal crock pot died on me example' l cooked a pea and ham soup in 60 minutes and prep time about 10 minutes it's amazing. Show details ·  1
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Doug M.
Doug M.QLDSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
 

Was ok, for 15 mths

Was used maybe 2x wk and did a great job, now after 15 mths the seal is gone, got no response to my email so rang them and got directed to a 3rd party website where I can by a silicone seal for $49... so now it's just a slow cooker, too costly to only last 15 mths.
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Alison Y
Alison YNSWMid North Coast, NSW8 posts
 

Silicone seal fail - don't waste your money

We were really happy with the purchase < 6 months ago. However, the silicone ring is no longer working and falls out all time. This results in it not being able to seal. This seems to be a common issue and no replacement available. Will take back if possible as poor quality for price.
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Update 4/23. Buying another brand. All too hard. Show details

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Ilina
Ilina4 posts
 

I use it numerous times a week!

Instead of being an appliance taking space in your cupboard, I use this numerous times a week!
It is perfect to cook my animals food, makes rice like a boss, and the pressure cooker feature makes cooking mid week SO much easier (and quicker).
It is great when entertaining big groups, as you can have something cooking/on warm in the this appliance, while also having items in the oven and/or stovetop.
I love the simmer feature, as you can make a sauce reduce so quickly and easily in this appliance.
I was given it by my children for Christmas, and have told their dad it is one of the best presents I have ever got. I work long hours, and I just love how much easier it makes dinner time for two hungry (and impatient!) children. Show details
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Safie
SafieNSWMid North Coast, NSW18 posts
 

Express it aint

This express cooker takes 15 minutes to warm up before it does anything. 5 minute steam? 15 minute warm up first.
I tried to use slow cook, 8 hours later the soup was still almost raw.
I rang customer service they said 'We will put you on hold shortly and left me there for 20 minutes before being cut off.
The item will be returned and I will buy a different make. Show details
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Mat
MatNSWSydney, NSW
 

I wouldn't buy it second time

I wouldn't buy it for the second time. Super easy to scratch. Even washer scratches pot's cooking surface. Better to find the one with Stanley Steel pot.

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Pauline64
Pauline64SAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA3 posts
 

love it - great appliance

I love our crock pot. I use it to make curries, soups and slow-cooker meals such as Vietnamese Beef Brisket which is so nice. I have been very pleased with the results. Pressure cooker, saute then slow-cooker, it is great. I make use of the saute setting to start off with, then add the rest of the ingredients straight in to the Crock Pot, rather than starting in a fry pan and then moving the ingredients across to another saucepan. It works well and the meals have been really nice. You do need to take notice of the amount of liquid that you add, stick to the recipe guidelines, or it will be too runny. Very happy with it  Show details
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Kate
Kate
 

The lid will not fit properly - cannot use it

Cannot figure the machine out...used once but now the lid will not fit and close...? Therefore it cannot be used - have tried everything to figure it out even U Tube...no result Show details
Doreen D.
Doreen D.
 

Can’t open the lid

I have used it for about 12 months, lately I have been unable to open the lid. The cooking has finished, no steam, unplugged from the mains, maybe 30 mins or more before the lid opens  Show details
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fish f.
fish f.QLDSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
 

Told my wife to throw in the bin a long time ago

Terrible waste of time, pot is very easy to scratch, sometimes works but most of the time it keeps going into error after heating and burns the bottom.. Rubbish, will be buying a heller, stainless steel and simple to use
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Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions about Crock Pot Express Multi-Cooker CPE200

How long does the heat-up phase take?

In general, it takes about 10 minutes for a CrockPot to reach full pressure. For meals that reach the maximum liquid level within the pot, it may take 15 minutes.

If the heat-up phase takes longer than 15 to 20 minutes, the lid has not sealed correctly and therefore cannot build pressure. When the Crockpot lid is opened after cooking, you will see that the sealing ring is noticeably loose. When it cools down or after it is washed, it will return to fitting snugly again.

CrockPots need a tight seal to help them raise to the required levels of pressure. If your seal is damaged in any way, you need to replace it immediately with the correct size sealing ring. If you believe this is the case with your seal, please call customer service on 1300 881 861 (Aus), 0800 786 232 (NZ)

Why is the seal on the lid so loose?

When the Crockpot lid is opened after cooking, you will see that the sealing ring is noticeably loose. When it cools down or after it is washed, it will return to fitting snugly again.

CrockPots need a tight seal to help them raise to the required levels of pressure. If your seal is damaged in any way, you need to replace it immediately with the correct size sealing ring. If you believe this is the case with your seal, please call customer service on 1300 881 861 (Aus), 0800 786 232 (NZ)

Why does my crockpot stay in heat mode?

The lid has not sealed correctly and therefore cannot build pressure. When the Crockpot lid is opened after cooking, you will see that the sealing ring is noticeably loose. When it cools down or after it is washed, it will return to fitting snugly again.

CrockPots need a tight seal to help them raise to the required levels of pressure. If your seal is damaged in any way, you need to replace it immediately with the correct size sealing ring. If you believe this is the case with your seal, please call customer service on 1300 881 861 (Aus), 0800 786 232 (NZ)

Do Crockpots need water in the bottom?

Yes, you need to have enough liquid in the CrockPot for it to build up pressure and cook the food properly. Always add at least 1 cup of liquid unless the recipe states otherwise.

My CrockPot has a lingering odor, how do I get the smell out?

There are several different ways to combat those cooking odors. The silicone sealing ring inside the lid is where a lot of the odors hide, so try cleaning it first. There are a few ways to do that:

  1. Wash it in the dishwasher
  2. Boil it in a saucepan with 1-2 tbsp baking soda
  3. Storing the lid upside down can help prevent the cooking odors from getting trapped
  4. Buy replacement seals to allow them to be cleaned and air out between uses

My cooker will not turn on, What should I do?

Please troubleshoot with the below steps:

  1. Make sure outlet is functioning properly
  2. Check that the cooker is plugged in

If you are still experiencing difficulties please call customer service on 1300 881 861 (Aus), 0800 786 232 (NZ)

My food is still undercooked, what should I do?

Please troubleshoot with the below steps:

  1. Make sure you selected the proper cooking setting
  2. Make sure the Lid is properly placed and locked, and that
  3. Steam Release Valve in the “Seal” position.
  4. Check the recipe to see that the proper pressure, temperature, and time selection were made
  5. Be sure the power was not interrupted
  6. Make sure the Cooking Pot has enough liquid to create desired steam and build pressure. A minimum of 250ml of liquid should be used when pressure cooking. Never fill over the “MAX” line

If you are still experiencing difficulties please call customer service on 1300 881 861 (Aus), 0800 786 232 (NZ)

My food is still overcooked, what should I do?

Please troubleshoot with the below steps:

  1. Make sure the Cooking Pot was at least ½ full
  2. Check that the proper pressure, temperature, and time were selected

If you are still experiencing difficulties please call customer service on 1300 881 861 (Aus), 0800 786 232 (NZ)

Can I set a time for the Brown/Sauté program?

Because sautéing is a function that generally requires your full attention this may not be necessary. However, if desired a time can be selected.

Can I change the cooking function, time or temperature once the food is cooking?

Yes, to change the cooking function, press START/STOP and select a new cooking function.

Change the time and temperature as required for the food. Press START/STOP again. The time and temperature can be changed at any time.

Can the Cooking Pot and Lid be used on top of the stove or in the oven?

The Cooking Pot and Lid are not oven safe. Neither can be used on the stove or in the oven.

I stopped the cooking process and changed pressure settings, and now the Pressure Multicooker is preheating again. Why is this happening?

If a cooking cycle is stopped and a new one is started, the cooker may display “HEAT” until the new pressure is achieved.

Steam is leaking out of the cooker, what does this mean?

It is normal for a small amount of steam to come out of the Bobber Valve before the cooker is pressurised.

If steam is coming out from the perimeter of the Lid, the Lid has not been closed and locked completely or too much water has been added to the cooking pot.

I am having trouble removing the Lid, what am I doing wrong?

There is a safety feature to keep Lid from being removed while the cooker is under pressure.

Please make sure to de-pressurize the unit by rotating the Steam Release Valve into the “Release” position. Refer to Releasing Pressure section for further instructions.

In addition to the information in your product instruction booklet, please see the below safe usage guidance:

  1. Never Over-Fill – Do not fill above max full line with liquid
  2. Lock Lid – align the arrow to the lock icon. When pressure cooking, the lid must be in a fully locked position.

After Cooking Cycle is Complete:

  1. Cool – let the unit cool for at least 10 minutes, especially for quick releases
  2. Release Pressure – Open the Steam release valve and keep the valve open. Keep hands and face clear of the valve releasing hot steam.
  3. Open lid – Always use an oven mitt. Do not force the lid. If difficult to open; wait until more steam is released and then gently try again.

If you are still experiencing difficulties with the lid, please call customer service on 1300 881 861 (Aus), 0800 786 232 (NZ).

What does "E1" and "E2" mean on the control panel?

The cooker will stop the cooking cycle. Unplug the cooker and contact the service center on 1300 881 861 (Aus), 0800 786 232 (NZ)

What does "E3" mean on the control panel?

If you receive this code while using one of the pressure cooking settings, then the Lid probably did not close or seal correctly. To resolve this, follow the steps below:

  1. Rotate the Steam Release Dial to the “Release” position and wait for the unit to de-pressurize.
  2. Take off the Lid and look underneath to make sure the Sealing Gasket (large rubber ring) is properly secured to the underside of the Lid.
  3. If your recipe looks like it may need more liquid now that you have released some of the steam after removing the Lid, then add more, stir your ingredients, and reattach the Lid, making sure the Steam Release Dial is in the “Seal” position.
  4. Unplug the unit for at least 5 seconds, and then re-plug it in and reprogram your cook settings to begin cooking.

If you are still experiencing difficulties please call Customer Service on 1300 881 861 (Aus), 0800 786 232 (NZ)

What does "E4" mean on the control panel?

The Multi-Cooker will stop the cooking cycle.

Unplug Multi-Cooker, and allow it to cool down completely.

Once Multi-Cooker has cooled down, check Cooking Pot to ensure there is enough liquid inside.

Add more liquid if necessary (Minimum 250ml).

Ensure no steam is coming out of Cooking Pot before placing the Lid back on Multi-Cooker.

Turn Lid to LOCKED position. Ensure the Steam Release Valve is in the “Seal” (closed) position.

Select a pressure cooking function, and then press START/STOP.

If you are still experiencing difficulties please call Customer Service on 1300 881 861 (Aus), 0800 786 232 (NZ)

What does "E5" mean on the control panel?

This code appears when either the Lid or Steam Release Dial is being used incorrectly for a non-pressure cook setting.

Please note that the Lid should never be used when using the Brown/Sear, Simmer or Boil settings.

When using the Lid during the Slow Cook or Yogurt settings, the Steam Release Dial must be turned to the open or “Release” position.

If you receive the E5 Notification during any of these situations, then simply remove the Lid while using Brown/Sauté, Sauté, Boil, and Simmer, or correctly position Steam Release Dial to “Release” while using SLOW COOK or Yogurt, and then unplug the unit for at least 5 seconds, re-plug it in and re-program your cook settings to begin cooking.

What does "E6" mean on the control panel?

If you receive this code while cooking, it means that the Crockpot® was unable to generate enough steam to pressurize completely. To resolve this, follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure that the Steam Release is turned to the closed or “Seal” position. If it was not in the correct position, then rotate it to the correct position and jump to step 3 below.
  2. If the Steam Release was in the correct position, then turn it to the “Release” position and wait for the unit to de-pressurize. Then remove the Lid and look underneath it to make sure the Sealing Gasket (large rubber ring) is properly secured to the underside of the Lid.
  3. Add another cup of liquid (water, broth, etc) to the cooking pot, stir your ingredients, and reattach the Lid, making sure the Steam Release is in the “Seal” position.
  4. Unplug the unit for at least 5 seconds, and then re-plug it in and reprogram your cook settings to begin cooking.

If you are still experiencing difficulties please call Customer Service on 1300 881 861 (Aus), 0800 786 232 (NZ)

How do I safely release pressure at the end of cooking?

Natural Pressure Release Method

After the cooking cycle is complete, let MultiCooker naturally release pressure through the Bobber Valve. The unit will gradually cool down on its own. Wait at least 10 minutes after cooking has been completed. If using a higher volume of food and liquid, this can take up to 20 minutes. And then, using a kitchen utensil, gradually flick the tab on the Steam Release Valve to the “Release” position. Do not place any part of your hand or body over the steam outlet on top of the valve, as steam is very hot and can scald the skin. The pressure has been released when steam is no longer escaping from the valve and the Lid opens freely with minimal force. Only then is it safe to remove the Lid and serve food.

CAUTION: Never use the quick-release method when cooking foods high in liquid content such as casseroles, beans, stews, stocks and soups.

Quick Pressure release method should be used with caution:

Using a kitchen utensil, gradually flick the tab on the Steam Release Valve to the “Release” setting. Steam will release rapidly from the Steam Release Valve. Do not place any part of your hand or body over the steam outlet on the top of the valve, as steam is very hot and can scald the skin. Do not use this method when cooking liquid ingredients such as casseroles, soups, stocks, beans and pulses. Never use this method when cooking rice, as rice tends to be very delicate. The pressure has been released when steam is no longer escaping from the valve and the Lid opens freely with minimal force. Only then is it safe to remove the Lid and serve food. Releasing Pressure at the End of Cooking

CAUTION: Do not force the Lid to open. If it does not open easily this means that the Multi-Cooker is still under pressure. During cooking, steam will build up in the Multi-Cooker, so when lifting the Lid use a kitchen glove or mitt to protect your hand.

How does pressure cooking works?

Pressure cooking is an ideal way to create quick, flavourful meals. Pressure cooking is a method of cooking food in liquid (water, stock, wine, etc.) in a sealed Cooking Pot. The sealed Multi-Cooker retains steam and builds pressure, raising the temperature of the liquid inside the pot above boiling point. The increased temperature of the liquid and the steam results in reduced cooking times.

How do I lock/unlock the lid on my Crockpot Express Multi-Cookers?

To lock the lid, turn the lid counterclockwise and make sure the downward-facing arrow aligns with the locked symbol. To unlock the lid, turn the lid clockwise and make sure the downward-facing error aligns with the unlocked symbol.

Latest Consumer Questions

Li M.
Li M.

Hi, the cooking pot of my crockpot express multi cooker 5.7L (CPE200) is deformed. May I ask if you could tell me where I can buy a replacement? Thank you.

Jenny Z.
Jenny Z.  

Sorry, I do not know either. You can call the customer service.

YvonneL.
YvonneL.

Is BigWarehouse Spares the only place I can purchase a second removeable inner pot for the CPE200 CrockPot?
Online the BigWarehouse Spares advertise the inner pot for $72 which I think is rather expensive given the total price of the unit brand new. Unfortunately the inner pot scratches easily (reason for wanting to purchase a replacement inner pot).

Robert
Robert   

Sorry l don't know where you can buy spares parts.

Tamara P
Tamara P

My CPE210 is not heating up. The lights all come on except the status bar. Only used half dozen times - is there are a reset I can try. Have already removed lead and re fitted.

bellysmelly
bellysmelly  

Looks like you got a dud too. Horrible quality.

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Features

  • 5-in-1 cooking functionality allows you to slow cook, pressure cook, steam, saute, and make rice.
  • 7 pre-programmed meals are available to be made at the press of a button. These include: meat/stew, beans/chili, rice/risotto, yoghurt, poultry, multigrain and dessert.
  • A spacious 5.7-litre cooking pot makes a generously sized batch of food for every cooking session. This is suitable for 4-5 people, or for a couple who enjoys having plenty of leftovers.
  • The non-stick cooking pot is dishwasher safe, allowing you to cut down on cleaning time and focus on the eating part instead.

Points of Praise

  • Reviewers praised the fact that their Crock Pot Express cooked a variety of delicious meals, including curries, soups, meat, casseroles and desserts. It definitely earned its pride of place in many kitchens.
  • The time-saving capability of the Crock Pot Express was reported to be one of its winning qualities.
  • Some reviewers were relieved and delighted that their first-time use of a pressure cooker using the Crock Pot Express was a smooth and easy experience.
  • The Crock Pot’s ease of use and reliability was appreciated by a number of reviewers.
CategoryMulti Cookers
Price (RRP) $179
Capacity5.7L
Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
Keep Warm SettingYes
Cord Length0.9 m
Power1,000 W
Outer Body Construction MaterialStainless Steel
Cooking Bowl MaterialAluminium
Removable CordYes
Searing FunctionYes
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
Colour / FinishStainless Steel
Release date
ManualDownload manual
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  • MPN: 12874, 721253 and CPE200
  • GTIN13: 9311445025895

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