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Nice Multi-cooker... failed after two years
Failed after two years, and now trips the circuit breaker if turned on. Tested in a second house and trips their too.
Anyway, it cooked quite a few nice meals, but I expect an appliance to last at least 5 years.
I've picked up a 2nd one on Ebay for half price - opened box, but never used.
If that lasts longer, I will revise my review to 4 stars in a couple years. There are multi-cookers for half this price, that would last longer.
It is possible I have just been unlucky. If my next one fails early, I'm done with this brand, and will be switching to Phillips, albeit at twice the price.
Very Sad to give this rating - Was working well then had issues
Purchased 12 months ago, have to say I loved it, easy to use and clean. I noticed that the silver was wearing around the control panel. The past few weeks the pressure was taking more than 20mins to build. Then e6 error came up and burnt the bottom of the food. Will be replacing with another brand.
Purchased in June 2020 at The Good Guys for $179.00.
Makes my life so much easier!
I love using it for stewing and pressure cooking. Makes my life so much easier as I can make delicious ribs within 30 minutes or one of my favourite curries and leave my house without worrying about it. Very often I would leave it on overnight to wake up to a delicious smell of slow cooked beef. There is so many good recipes online or on crockpot’s social media channels- my new favourite one is potato’a and egg salad which you can cook together in 10 minutes!
I wish it could have a glass lid but I guess the build is restricted by pressure cooking.
Minimal maintenance as it’s very easy to keep it clean.
Purchased in August 2020 at Appliances Online for $119.00.
Product has a poor design
In the first 3 days, I ended up on my third one as they first 2 were faulty. The third one worked twice before the lid seal kept falling out. Taking it back for a refund to go to another brand. Also the extra capacity doesn't seem accurate as it holds exactly the same as the 6L to the max line.
Purchased in February 2021 at The Good Guys Online store for $170.00.
DOESNT DO EVERYTHING WELL
HAVE TRIED A FEW THINGS
1.The vanilla cake was a disaster..didnt rise and inedible
2.Cooking a casserole steak curry required 1 hour on pressure cook mode
Would have been simpler and better slow cooking
2.Pea and ham soup good but needed longer cooking than Rx says
Have yet to try slow cooking or pressure cooking lentils..hope this is better because I could have bought a standard Sunbeam slow cooker for $39 instead of paying $169 for Express 300
Purchased in August 2020 at Harvey Norman for $169.00.
Never got to use the junk
Put the lid on in the lock position, never came off again.
Now waiting to hear from CrockPot on what to do next. The device didn't even get turned on so there is no pressure issue involved..
Purchased in July 2020.
Tried 2 - both faulty
Bought one in May, was great for 2 months then had an E5 error caused by left side buttons. Retailer replaced with new and same fault within 3 weeks. Avoid!!
Purchased in May 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $169.00.
Fast, Efficient, Easy clean quality
Quality product in a size large enough to make family sized meals. So far have made a great corned silverside and a beef ragu, both in record time. Meat was succulent and easy to pull. Pressure builds very quickly. Cleaning is hand wash, but the non-stick surface of the internal pot makes it easy. Pressure lid and seal break down quickly to allow through clean. Looking forward to trying slow cook and rice features. Recommended!
Purchased in June 2020 at Target Australia.
Love it! Makes cooking fun again
I was so impressed, I bought two. One for me and one as gift. The pressure cooker is definitely the most used component as it saves so much time and I am working my way through the online recipes and loving them. They work out like I am an expert chef. I had my original crockpot for 41 years and I am hoping this one is as reliable. The wash up is easy. It is the most used appliance in my kitchen. I am loving all the winter meals and soups that are made so much easier. I am about to do smokey BBQ pork ribs. Can't wait. Did the thai pumpkin soup last night - it was delicious. Very happy with my purchase.
Purchased in June 2020 at Myer for $199.00.
I absolutely love it!
This pressure cooker has come in handy so many times on nights when I don't feel like cooking. Being heavily pregnant with a toddler, I haven't had to put that much effort into making dinner as you can just throw everything in and wait. The best thing i find about this pressure cooker is your able to use just the one pot for everything (Browning meats, cooking the onion beforehand) it's been very useful! The rice dish only took 10 minutes in the cooker!
Purchased in September 2019 at Harvey Norman for $169.00.
I love it!
Edit: As you can see from the exchange with customer service, I now have the information that I need. I have thus revised my rating from a 3-star to 5-star. This was the only limitation I had and it has been resolved (left the comments in case someone encounters the same 'issue').
I would add that a clearer manual for newbies like myself would be ideal!
After buying this, I discovered that you can't pressure cook anything for less than 5 minutes. This is a limitation for things like quinoa, which should cook on pressure for 1 minute and then naturally release.
I don't understand why this limitation as been imposed. It's rival the Instant Pot has no such limitation.
Purchased in August 2019 at Bing Lee for $130.00.
Great device for the kitchen but no customer support.
Purchased the CPE300 and have cooked several meals and it does the job nicely.
Combine this with the many Youtube channels demonstrating mostly the Insta-pot and you will soon wonder how you lived before you had this.
The problem arose when I learnt that having a spare sealing ring was a very good idea.
I called the number on the back of the accompanying book to get told they have no parts and to call this local repair agent near where I live.
So I did!
To be greeted on the phone by a nice gentleman who told me "I wish they would stop giving...
Purchased in September 2019 at Myer for $169.00.
Works well...if you follow the few recipes provided
Have followed several of the recipes provided and they work a treat. Where this product could improve is in their guidance for creating your own recipes with their instructions. The information provided is not sufficient to create your own dish. The lack of information makes you worried that you won’t set the correct pressure, time or temperature and given the duration of the cooking, the fear of an unsatisfactory dish has is unwilling to try anything other than the 20 provided recipes. The website for the product lists a few extra recipes tha...t may have been created since the release of he product recipe book that accompanied the product, but the rate of new recipes is so far a few per month. Would be great if easier guidance could be provided so I could try a few other items as it’s a great product that is easy to use. One final opportunity is that the recipes say press “brown/sauté” button, but these are two separate buttons and the button says “brown/sear”. Not a deal breaker but makes it slightly confusing when it doesn’t need to be. Overall would give it a go if you are willing to experiment, it’s easy to clean and hasn’t presented any issues so far besides the lack of new recipes.
Purchased in July 2019.
A new way of cooking - will take time but its worth it!
When we received the Crock-Pot Express Multi-Cooker CPE300 - initially we were shocked, it is huge!
But after reading the instruction manual and cookbook we understood why. This crock-pot can do many functions and replaces a lot of our existing appliances which is great. I tend to do a lot of slow-cook recipes in the winter, something that always annoys me is with most recipes it requires you to brown/saute the meat/onions/garlic in a fry pan prior to putting in the slow cooker. Which always means more cleaning. Having an all-in-one function w...ithin the same pot instantly impressed me. So far we have made the Massaman beef, Mushroom risotto, and Broccoli and beef slow cook. All three have been well received and have been so easy to make. We were pleasantly surprised with the risotto. Normally so much time is spent standing over the stove stirring when we normally make it. The meat and vegetables have been cooked perfectly, and the flavours were great - however, as always everything seems to always taste better the next day. Next recipe to try is the pressure cooker Chicken Roast! My only negative feedback is that it will take a while for me to be a bit adventurous and try using the crock-pot without recipes. Knowing how long to leave things in and what buttons to use will certainly require a thorough understanding of the crock-pot. I'll be doing some research into some healthier meals as well and how else i can use the crock-pot to feed my family. The trial and error has so far been successful with no error so far and i have been recommending to friends and family, if for nothing else, than the less clean up fuss with the brown/saute function!
Great for Soups !
We have used the pressure cooker 3-4 times and have found it great for 'one pot' meals like soups or meats you may usually slow cook. I'm a very ad hoc cook so I do find it a bit hard to not be able to adjust recipes as I go. It's more, throw it all in, set the timer and hope for the best! which I'm sure a lot of people would love. I will continue to use for stews, soups or any thing else of that nature.
Purchased in July 2019.
Questions & Answers
What is the psi for high and low pressure? Is there a difference in pressure between cpe300 and cpe210?
I bought this three weeks ago. I'm a single mum with 2 kids with complex disabilities. I have treated this like a baby. I've never spent so much on an appliance. It's been amazing for me. I'm completely guttered. Can I get a replacement? I've checked the website I can't see spare parts anywhere. I'm sitting here sobbing. Any help would be appreciative!
I’m not sure but just wanted to say sorry you are travelling such a tough road! You are not alone in this crazy life! From one special needs mom to another xx
So sorry to hear about this, how could i help? I am unsure about what has happened?
Is it possible to cook a roast pork leg with crackling with this item? If so, can I have the recipe please.
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|Category||Multi Cookers and Pressure Cookers|
|Dishwasher Safe Parts||Yes|
|Keep Warm Setting||Yes|
|Cord Length||0.9 m|
|Dimensions||395 x 370 x 350 mm|
|Outer Body Construction Material||Stainless Steel|
|Cooking Bowl Material||Aluminium|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel|
- MPN: CPE300
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