2Crock-Pot Express Multi-Cooker CPE300

Crock-Pot Express Multi-Cooker CPE300

 VerifiedMPNs:753934 and CPE300
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3.9 (37)
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4.0 (37)
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4.4 (38)
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4.3 (38)
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4.3 (15)
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3.8 (14)
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4.6 (30)
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4.1 (23)
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4.5 (34)
Sautéing
4.6 (31)
Rice Cooking
4.5 (24)
Easy to cook variety of meals
Simple to clean
Cooks food quickly
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39 reviews
KLM
KLM4 posts
 

No after sales service or replacement parts when it stops working

It was great for the first year or so when it worked. Then the seal broke and it wouldn't reach pressure, which rendered it useless. We tried for 4 months to purchase a replacement seal - without success. We haven't even tried under warranty, as we're happy to pay for it. Their after sales service is appalling and we're about to buy a Phillips. We'll never buy another Crockpot again. Crockpot is part of Newell which also owns Sunbeam. Show details
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Jules
JulesVICGippsland, VIC7 posts
 

I love my crockpot

My cooker is fantastic I love cooking in it I’m always trying new meals in it . I love the taste of the food and the meat just falls right off the bone. Show details
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Peony Rose
Peony RoseWAPerth, WA6 posts
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Donnamc
DonnamcVICCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC12 posts
 

Use it multiple times week

I don't know what I did without it. I make risotto, cook corned beef, lamb shanks, whole chicken and the best soups and stews. So easy to use, even the kids can use it Show details
Vicci27
Vicci27SAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA14 posts
 

So convenient and easy to use

Very happy with our multi cooker. Even with a chef in the house. The ease of use and ability to set and leave is amazing.
We have made casseroles, soups, bakes and lots of other recipes
Super easy to use and clean and no residues taste or smell after each use  Show details
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Wayne O'Connor
Wayne O'ConnorVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC3 posts
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Best appliance I have purchased in a long time

I am able to cook nutritious flavoursome food in such a short time. I no longer need to cook stews and casseroles for 3 hours plus to get the flavour and tenderness in the meat. Now it's done in less than an hour. Has given me time for other things instead of watching the pot on the stove to prevent it from drying out and burning. Show details
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Gurno83
Gurno83QLDSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
 

Fantastic product

We recently upgraded our old 70’s style crockpot, and decided we would stay with the same brand.
Im so glad we did. It is so versatile, and simple to use, simple to clean and food tastes amazing.

I have made roasts, stews, cakes etc in this cooker and don’t have a complaint at all. We wash the bowl in the dish washer making clean up a breeze

The controls are easy to use and instructions are easy to understand.  Show details

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Chris
ChrisGold Coast28 posts
 

Nice Multi-cooker... failed after two years

Nice device.

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.

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n/aQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
 

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.  Show details
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EwaNSWSydney, NSW10 posts
 

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. Show details
RobS
RobSQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD4 posts
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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. Show details
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Lewy
LewyPerth8 posts
 

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 Show details
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Bryce N.
Bryce N.9 posts
 

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.. Show details

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Bryce N.
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Note, it got a 5 for safety because you ain't ever going to get that lid off. Will never explode on you! The blisters on my hands trying to open the bloody thing though are another safety matter!

Paul
PaulVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
 

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!! Show details
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Dave
DaveQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD5 posts
 

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! Show details

Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions about Crock-Pot Express Multi-Cooker CPE300

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

Peony Rose
Peony Rose

Has anyone else had issues with the surface rusting? I've always taken good care of it.

Donnamc
Donnamc  

My pot has scratched but no rusting

Robin Williams
Robin Williams  

Yes and crock pot won’t warranty as it is “cosmetic”

George H
George H

I have the CPE 300 and today the lid will not close. Tried everything, but the bowl/pot is sitting above the level of the inner container and will not go down enough to lock into position. Has anyone else have this problem/ has fixed this issue.
Thanks
George

Mels
Mels

What is the psi for high and low pressure? Is there a difference in pressure between cpe300 and cpe210?

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Features:

  • The Crock-Pot Express Multi-Cooker CPE300 has a 7.6L capacity, being able to cook meals that can feed up to 12 people.
  • It has 8 cooking functions: slow cook, pressure cook, brown, sear, sauté, simmer, boil, and steam.
  • The multi-cooker has 7 one-touch programs that let you make a range of quick and healthy meals with just the press of a button.
  • Having a removable, non-stick cooking pot that’s dishwasher-safe makes cleaning up after cooking quick and easy.
  • A steaming rack and serving spoon come with the multi-cooker.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers praised the multi-cooker’s ability to make everything from roasts and stews to risottos and cakes. They loved how easy it was to use to make a variety of meals.
  • Reviewers also loved how easy it was to clean the Crock-Pot CPE300, saying that with minimal maintenance, there was still no residue, tastes, or smells lingering after each use.
  • They also said that it cooked foods quickly, citing short cooking times for even larger quantities of food.
CategoryMulti Cookers and Pressure Cookers
Price (RRP) $219
TypeElectric
Capacity7.6L
Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
Keep Warm SettingYes
Cord Length0.9 m
Dimensions 395 x 370 x 350 mm
Weight9.2 kg
Outer Body Construction MaterialStainless Steel
Cooking Bowl MaterialAluminium
Removable CordNo
Searing FunctionYes
DisplayTouchscreen
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
Colour / FinishStainless Steel
ManualDownload manual
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  • MPN: 753934 and CPE300
  • GTIN13: 9311445026373

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