Where can I get a steam tray to fit?
Where do you get steamer tray from, that will suit a Russell Hobbs express chef digital multi cooker, as the one I've purchased does not have such a tray, and why not, seems a bit ridiculous don't you think, there's absolutely no mention on box .
Purchased in February 2021 at Big W for $149.00.
Excellent Cooker -- Closest I've seen to an Instant Pot
I used to own an Instant Pot in the US. I was quite disappointed to learn that they are not available in NZ. However, this Russell Hobbs is a *very* close second, and I love cooking with it. Its functionality is identical to the IP, however, a few features are different. Here are the things I don't like about it:
1. The cook time is auto-set to two minutes on an IP, and 30 minutes on the Russell Hobbs. Since most things I cook will cook in under 10-15 minutes, I have to reduce the auto-set cooking time before I use it. If something cooks...for 10 mins, with an IP you time up 8 mins, to set time at 10 mins. With the Russell Hobbs, I need to time down 20 mins, to set for 10 mins. (Not horrible, but a little bit annoying.) 2. The IP comes with a stainless steel inner pot. I asked Russell Hobbs if they carry a stainless steel pot I could purchase to replace the non-stick pot, and they said they do not. I was able to purchase a stainless steel pot for the Philips All-In-One Cooker that I also own, and very much appreciate having a stainless steel pot option. My solution for getting a stainless pot for the Russell Hobbs was to purchase an Instant Pot for a friend in the US, and she was willing to swap inner pots with me. Her IP stainless steel pot fits perfectly in the Russell Hobbs. So, if you want a stainless steel pot, you could potentially purchase a 6 qt. IP stainless steel inner pot ($30USD on Amazon), and it should fit your Russell Hobbs. 3. I wish this pot had the "yoghurt" feature, but it does not. 4. The lid design is odd -- it is hard to remove this lid without the steam from the cooked food burning my arm. My get-around for this is to use a very long pot-holder, which prevents the steam from hitting my wrist and arm. It's odd because I did not have this same problem with my other pressure cookers.
Purchased in June 2019 for $60.00.
Does not come with steam basket....duh!
No steam basket just a basic trivet. Also defaults to 30min steaming. The Breville it replaces, which broke after 2yrs had a stainless steam basket and defaulted 2min steaming which did most frozen veges. Non stick coating looks better than Breville but why not a stainless cooking pot? Safer and healthier.
Purchased in May 2019 at Briscoes Mount Wellington for $135.00.
This is such a wonderful and time saving appliance
I use the multi cooker most days and find it to cook pretty much everything.
I highly recommend this to anyone with a busy lifestyle. I can now do away with my rice cooker, slow cooker and I'd never cook a roast in the oven again!
Purchased in December 2018.
Only used it twice so far but it’s great!
I was a bit skeptical about buying a pressure cooker, another appliance when I have a slow cooker already. But sometimes I like to decide what to eat at the last minute and this is the machine that is going to allow me to do that! I’ve only just bought it & used it twice, it was easy to use, the sauté function is a huge plus over a slow cooker, it cooks so fast but just as tasty and I know I will be using this all the time, from porridge in the morning to a roast at night. Easy to use, feels solid, it’s a great purchase.
Purchased in April 2019 at Big W Retail Stores for $129.00.
Best purchase I've ever made
I brought this slow cooker ( in Black) about 2 weeks ago and I must say it had become my favourite appliance. It has taken over in my kitchen. I love that you can cook so many different meals in it from Sauteing to making puddings, everything comes out perfect every time. I love that you have the option of a pressure cooker for the nights when you come home but feel like a stew - you can have a beautiful meal in 45mins. I love that the cord fully comes out for easy stored. I have been raving about it to all my friends and family and telling them they MUST have one for their homes. This beats my old slow cooker by a million.
Purchased in March 2019 for $134.00.
I love this cooker, use it 3 or 4 times a week. I love that it sautes onions before I put the slow cooker on. We made pulled pork the other day was so yummy, the cooker worked perfectly. Cooking rice is now so easy, I'm so glad I bought this machine
Must have for every kitchen.
Absolutely fabulous to use. Brilliant for doing rice ( it comes out perfectly). It makes meat dishes so tender and is super for making curry dishes.
Every kitchen should have one. It is so simple to use and enhances the flavours of the food. I just can’t do without it.
Much safer than the oldschool models !
Use it for everything, Keeps most of the cooking smells in. Like everything, it's a learning curve, but nothing common sense and a decent read of the manual can't sort out easily! I love the flavours, even unsalted vegetables, which I can never enjoy done in a normal pot. The pressure cooker keeps all those beautiful flavours in the pot!
It will be a huge power saver too, Creamy Rice pudding from start to finish in 30 minutes, instead of many many hours :-)
Makes yummy soups ,pasta, Currys haven't done a roast as yet so easy to use and clean never liked cooking but after buying this pressure cooker I enjoy it again with no fuss easy to find unlimited recipes put all ingredients in and off you go to do other things around your house.
A must to have for all kitchen lovers
It does all my pressure cooking, simple and easy. Love the turn off by itself feature so that I can turn on and focus on other chores. Haven't tried slow cooking yet. The saute function is fantastic. Highly recommend. Cooking par boiled rice had been a pain until I got this in hand. In 8 to 9 min, the rice is ready. Love it a lot.
This is great, it is our first multicooker. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because it could do with some more manual settings, however I think that is par for the course with these devices these days. That said I do highly recommend it, it is convenient to use, easy to clean and comes with some good recipes
A really fantastic cooker
Its features make this cooker so easy to use. Its so easy to clean afterwards. We have made the best smoked bacon bone soup in under an hour that turned out absolutely fantastic. It is also great for cooking Corned Silverside and doing Pot Roasts. Will certainly recommend this cooker to our friends.
Good but not amazing
I love the fact that it can be both a slow cooker and pressure cooker. I find I use it more for slow cooking. I actually do find it takes longer to cook food in it than a stove top. So I think that doesn't seem right if you think pressure cooking is suppose to be faster. It puts more time to cook the rice but when I stopped it 10 mins early, the rice was cooked.. So it took longer than my normal rice cooker. So I don't find it that multi functional. The best aspect of it is that I can salute in it and turn it on slow cooker/ pressure cooker. Pretty much its a very expensive slow cooker than is sometimes a rice cooker for me. I do appreciate the delay function with the rice.
I love it!
So many functions, slow cooking (didn't try it yet), sauté and pressure cooking at it's best, no need to fry before in separate pan before cooking, can't live without it now. I bought extended warranty in The Good Guys in case it breaks, they will replace it with a new one.
Ive never owned a pressure cooker like this. It saves me so much time. I have come home from work thrown a leg of lamb or a whole chook in. Its done it 40 min. Pop in oven for ten and u have a roast dinner. You can use the saute function brown your onions , garlic and meat then toss everything in vegies stock etc and 20 min done. Ive made risotto, deserts cooked rice . I love it so much i purchased two for family members for xmas.
Not getting a lot of use out of it
I bought this product because I thought it would help cut down meal cooking times after work but it hasn't lived up to expectations. I find that the cooking times in a lot of pressure cooker recipes are quite quick but they don't take into account how long it takes to get to pressure and then again the time to release pressure. When you include these times it is often quicker just to use the stove top. I have had mixed results with casserole type dishes, the end result is often quite watery and then you have to spend even more time on saute mode to thicken it up at the end. It is really good for making soups and I have made quite a few different soups using this product. It is very easy to clean but it is quite bulky to store.
Love love love this pressure cooker
So easy to use, useful features, breeze to clean. It has made life so much easier. Never used a pressure cooker before, read the reviews, then took the plunge. I am so glad I did - with 7 people to cook dinner for most evenings, I so appreciate it - as do my family. Wouldn't be without it.
Takes the pressure out of cooking!
Love this unit, it's quick simple and easy to use. Most of the time I do select my own manual temperatures but I absolutely love it. Has lots of variable functions from sauté, slow cook, fast cook, soups etc. Also like that it weighs your food and asseses best cooking time if you don't select manual.
Best cooker I have ever bought
This machine is an all-in-one rice cooker, slow cooker, pressure cooker etc. You can sauté meat before cooking in the pot and pressure cook any meal in 45mins. Great for doing great meals in short amounts of time. This is the best machine I have ever own. Easy to clean. Recommend anyone to buy one.
Questions & Answers
I have just purchased this product and have not used it yet. However, after reading the manual I decided to practice removing the anti-block shield for future cleaning. I found that it is impossible to remove. Even my husband failed to remove it. Am I able to still use the appliance even though I will not be able to remove the shield for cleaning?
I rarely remove it. It actually slides UP - at first, I couldn't get it off because I kept turning it, assuming it would come off with a turn. You actually have to lift up on it. But for what it's worth - I have only ever taken it off once to wash! So yes, use it - I use mine every day, multiple times a day. I love it! Any "Instant Pot" recipe you find on Youtube will give you great ideas. Some popular ones are "Pressure Luck", and "Six Sister's Stuff" - they both have lots of great pressure cooker recipes. Or if you are plant-based, Rainbow Plant Life has a pressure cooker cookbook. Enjoy!!
Hi, what temperature is the slow cook seeing at please? Would this temperature be considered low or high temperature in a standard crockpot? Thank you
where can you buy (in Australia) the red float valve seal for the RHPC1000 multi cooker. Mine flicked off and fell behind the cupboard and I am unable to retrieve it, I have only just bought the cooker.
Very sorry - I had posted another answer only to discover the link I posted was for a part to a different brand. I have this same Russell Hobbs pressure cooker that you have, and it's identical to the Instant Pot I used to have back in the US. My guess is that you could replace it with an Instant Pot 6 qt. pressure cooker valve.
Here is a link to one on the US Amazon store - I don't know if it's available on the Australia store: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=instant+pot+float+valve&ref=nb_sb_noss_2
I purchased an Instant Pot stainless steel pot to use in my Russell Hobbs, and it's fantastic. The pot is seriously exact in every way to my old Instant Pot, except that when you set the time, you need to decrease, as the default is 30 mins on my Russell Hobbs, and it was around 5 or 10 on my old IP. So, I think this valve would probably work for you.
- 8 pressure cooking settings include the following - soup, pudding, curry, pot roast, white rice, brown rice, risotto and steam.
- The 2 non-pressure settings included are slow cook and saute.
- A 6-litre capacity allows you to comfortably cook food for 4-5 people. Alternatively, you can prepare food for 2 people with a generous amount of leftovers afterwards.
- Comes with a removable non-stick bowl, which you can pop into the dishwasher once cooking is over and food has been dished out.
- Includes the following accessories - a trivet, serving spoon and measuring cup.
Points of praise
- Reviewers loved the pressure cooking function on the Express Chef, which was valued for its ability to make quick meals.
- Other reviewers appreciated the fact that they could choose between pressure cooking and the slow cooker function. Pressure cooking was a popular option when reviewers required speedy meals in minutes, while slow cooking was a great option when reviewers had the available time for it.
- The ability to saute and slow cook within the same removable, multi-function pot was a definite plus point for reviewers.
|Dishwasher Safe Parts||Yes|
|Keep Warm Setting||Yes|
|Colour / Finish||Black, Stainless Steel|
|Dimensions||318 x 140 x 75 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
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- MPN: 3547, RHB-RHPC1000 and RHPC1000
- GTIN13: 9322219018678
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