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Its convenient but hard to control food quality
We bought this pressure cooker over one year ago for rice cook. This is great for cooking conguee as we do not need to watch the stove or worry about the conguee will be overflowing as there is a timer to control the temp. We also use it to steam rice, but it is hard to control the quality of the rice as rice could be too dry or too wet even we put the same amount of water each time. We also had some issues with the internal removable Pot - The inside of the Pot started to peel and it has melted into the food. We called sunbeam and they have replaced the internal Pot for us which it has been great and did not have issues with the new replacement. The is easy to clean as usually we just soak it in water for a little while before cleaning.
Love it. Used 3x week until error. Easy fix
To fix E4 error I literally just turned off and let it drop from about 30cm. Problem solved and love it again. Saw some reviews of people saying doesn't get pressure - I think this is just miss use as mine never fails. Gotta understand the pressure system as it does not let steam out like in cooktop pressure cooking
Very easy to use
Originally bought a Cuisinart cooker which was almost twice the cost. After 2 days returned to Myer and the sales guy didn't seem surprised when I explained what's wrong with it.
Instead I beat the bullet and went with a cheap model, Aviva Sunbeam.
After one bad experience I wasn't hoping for much but was pleasantly surprised with Aviva's performance.
Had it for over 3 months now and it never failed me.
Tried frozen chicken breast, beef ribs, rice, soup, pasta - all came out as expected! :)
Perfecto couldnt live with out it
I love my sunbeam cooker it works like a dream and i can cook many meals with the one appliance.
It has many simple features you can use and its like a dream to wash up as u know what some appliances are like to clean more hassel then its worth, NOT this one.
Would recommend this for anyone.
Love everything about it
So easy to use, a little bit tricky when I initially got it, but couldn't be without it now, my cooking time is cut in half, best kitchen product I have bought in a long time, it has everything I need to make things so much more easier when cooking
Does not seal, sunbeam do not reply to emails.
Buy something else. After numerous attempts, this unit only seals 20% of the time. VERY frustrating to have the time and expense of preparing a meal, only to have the lid not seal. It stays on 'cooking' endlessly without coming up to pressure. I have emailed sunbeam twice and they do not respond.
Used once then packed a sad Buyer beware
Used once then on second cook set for 40 min hour later hadn't moved a minute. I further inspected being a electrician and found this item has a very poor pressure sensing design which loses calibration from being seated on the element and over heating hence all the E errors people are having, should be recalled and re-designed. $180 look at all these reviews sunbeam, I will be taking this back and using a different brand very disappointed
Great Product - makes life so easy
Easy to clean, easy to use.
Predictable results. I prep my meal the night before, put it in the fridge with some glad wrap over the top. Chuck it on slow cook in the morning, or pressure cook in the evening when I get home from work.
Best investment ever.
A great Multi use kitchen appliance, an essential!
Purchased the Sunbeam Pressure Multi Cooker in January this year. We use regularly and I love it. Thought I had a major issue with it recently after washing the lid, we nearly lost the pressure valve down the sink, but lost a small clear rubber clear washer type item that holds the pressure valve in place! I called Sunbeam this morning, thinking they could post me this washer however I was given an option of a replacement lid or get a brand new repkacement cooker! Wow, now that is excellent Customer Service! And a new warranty is applied to my...new replacement. Hoping Sunbeam dont throw away the old one, it worked great! I highly recommend this product & say a big THANKYOU to Sunbeam! 2018 /07- We are Still using this great cooker and had to share, we made a risotto in it last night & wow, I must say it was excellent! So much better than doing on the stove!!
As a pressure cooker...meh; as a slow cooker - very good
As I've found typical of Sunbeam products, it is very simple to use. Intuitive, with little need for the user manual. Easy to clean, top quality non-stick coating in the pan, lid washes quickly, body comes up spick and span when wiped with a moist cloth. Nice BIG digital display, good feel to the touch controls, and a pan of usefully large size.
But I have had issues almost from day 1 with getting the pressure cooker to seal properly. Safety devices don't permit the PE6100 to start pressure cooking unless it detects a good seal and build...s pressure. A bit of a deal breaker there: I wrote to Sunbeam Customer Care about it (no reply, I guess they didn't care) and I even bought a new silicone seal from Sunbeam in the hope this would correct the problem. Nope. And yet I rated it four stars? Yes, as a slow cooker this Aviva PE6100 is terrific! It's a little pricey compared with many slow cookers on the market, but remember the PE6100 also has a Brown function so you can sear meat in the pan, keeping those fabulous Maillard reaction flavours right in the pot where they belong. A leg of lamb is superb, well cooked, tender and juicy - whereas lamb is so easy to dry out in the oven. The meat actually does fall right off the bone. Cheaper cuts, such as lamb shanks, beef chuck or blade, turkey drumsticks, are unbelievably tender and flavoursome. As I type, I have a well-seasoned and low-priced pork shoulder in the Aviva cooker for pulled pork sliders tonight. The hard part is waiting for the meat to be cooked... but it is worth it! What I don't like: that it is quite unreliable as a *pressure* cooker; and,
The pressure cooker is really easy to use. Everything we have made so far in it has turned out tasty. From stews, casseroles, chilli, pasta sauce, meatballs, soups etc have been to die for. It is the easiest thing to clean, all you have to do is just wipe it. We use it everyday one way or another and it makes my job a lot easier because you can set it and it does the cooking for you. Best investment I have ever made.
Great Pressure Cooker
Easy to use and easy to clean.Love the fact that you can set it to cook and at the end of the day everything is warm and ready to go for dinner when we get home. Wife and kids are extremely happy with this device and it gets used more than I ever thought it would get used.
good quality easy to use
easy to use functions
good quality doesn't look or feel cheap. Easy to clean
Cooks food really nicely. Really happy with the ease of use and how the food is cooked in it. Pressure cookers in general are quite bulky that's the only down fall but it a general thing
This pressure cooker is easy to use and the casseroles, stews and pastas we have made so far have turned out delicious, the meat is so tender. The insert is lightweight and super easy clean, it just wipes clean, it is also a slow cooker but i am yet to try that at the moment as we are to busy using the Pressure Cooker side of it, a couple of friends have also bought it on our recommendation and love it
Best investment made
Very easy to use. The features and settings are self explanatory. The lid locks on with ease and the pressure release is simple to use.
The unit is easy to clean, the rubber seal can be removed to be cleaned and the inner bowl can be removed and placed in the dishwasher.
Brilliant = very happy.
I'm glad I never saw some of those reviews before selecting this appliance. I have never had ANY trouble - seals perfectly every time. I have been using it every week for almost 12 months. Easy to use and great results. Any kind of meat comes out so tender my family always rave about it. So versatile to be able to choose between pressure cooking and slow cooking. The rice function is also very useful.
Rubber seal is an issue so it has only been used a handful of times.
I previously owned a Breville Pressure cooker for over 10 years and it was so reliable and easy to use. No issues with the seal in all those years and sometimes it was used multiple times per week. Never had to replace the seal. I purchased a Sunbeam Multicooker 2 years ago to replace it and have only used it on approx. 6 occasions. So frustrating. never seals properly and won't reach temp. Have to take the lid off and fiddle with the seal and start again. I was so frustrated one day I phoned Sunbeam and said I was disappointed with the qualit...y as I have a lot of Sunbeam products and they are normally reliable. Considering the money I have spent on this one it is basically a white elephant in the cupboard. I was told it was outside of warranty by one year. I tried it again the other day but gave up in frustration and pulled out the slow cooker instead.
sunbeam aviva pe6100 pressure cooker
I bought one used it a few times then it would not build up pressure I just wish sunbeam would make a better quality replacement seal so I can use it again as it is this product is not worth buying its a shame sunbeam have dropped their quality not happy
Terrible, leaks steam all the time
Absolute rubbish, leaks steam all the time , the seal never stays in place , do not buy this item
I have cleaned and refitted the seal but it always leaks , no matter what you do it will not seal , the seal seems to be to big
I think I will take sunbeam to VCAT
E4 of death
Have always been a supporter of Sunbeam but was very disappointed with this product. It worked perfectly the first 5 times and then the dreaded E4 message appeared. Nothing it seems will cure it from this problem. Fortunately, under warranty, Joyce Mayne took the offending item back and now have a Phillips pressure cooker that has been faultless for several months and has far more functionality to boot. Still love sunbeam but steer clear of this product.
Questions & Answers
I cannot get the pressure cooker to pressurize. The little lid lock valve bounces up and the steam escapes continually. I am in New Zealand so who can I contact to get this fixed?
I brought my sunbeam pressure cooker 6 months ago its been very good until this this days keep says E4 . Every time I connect to power it says E4 help please.thank you
E04 means that pressure can not gain - to fix that remove gasket entirely from the lid. Clean and dry and replace firmly back into the lid. Refer to page 24 for cleaning guide. Ensure the lid is locked on, and the pressure valve is in the SEAL position. If this error occurs again, ensure the gasket and the valves are clear from debris. Then reset the unit. For cleaning steps follow link: https://www.sunbeam.com.au/Root/Specifications/InstructionBooklet/PE6100_ib_2.pdf.pdf
Hope that helps, if the message remains after these steps please return the cooker to retailer for a replacement.
Hi I bought this cooker 3 week back, and when I check my chickpea curry today I found lid lock valve laying inside the pressure cooker, I do not think I can attach this back to the lid, can you tell what should I do now,
Hi Mona S,
Thank you for contacting Sunbeam. So sorry to hear of this. Please call Sunbeam on 1300 881 861. If it is the little metal rod like part that sits in the handle of the lid - we will need to replace the whole lid for you. Please have your purchase receipt with you when you call. I will alert our team in advance. Kind Regards Sunbeam
Hi Mona S,
Please call our Customer Care Team on 1300 881 861 for further assistance.
Kind Regards Sunbeam
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