Updated 12 Apr 2017

Breville

the Fast Slow Cooker BPR650BSS

Snapshot: The Breville the Fast Slow Cooker BPR650BSS has a 6L stated capacity. How easy is it to use and how well does it cook?

the Fast Slow Cooker BPR650BSS
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$330

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Test results

Overall score
86
Slow cooking performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Slow cooking chilli beef & beans
?/10
Slow cooking lamb shanks
?/10

Good points

  • Very good result for lamb shanks (pressure cooking).
  • Excellent result for chilli beef (pressure cooking).
  • Excellent result for brown rice.
  • Very good result for jasmine rice.
  • Excellent result for lamb shanks (slow cooking).
  • Very good result for chilli beef (slow cooking).
  • Very good for sautéing and searing.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Has very comprehensive instructions plus recipes.
  • Has a timer.
  • Has removable cord (so you can use the cooker as a serving dish).
  • Has safety locking lid.
  • Has steaming basket, trivet (to raise food out of liquid), rice measuring cup, serving spoon and spatula.
  • Has removable condensation cup.

But

  • Larger unit can be difficult to store and wash in the sink.
  • Limited surface area for searing large cuts of meat.
  • Steam release button may become hot during pressure cooking.
  • No handles to remove cooking bowl.
  • Food spills can become trapped around edge where lid locks in.
  • Condensation can build up under lid and spill.
  • Only has 6- and 8-hour settings for slow cooker.
  • Must regularly replace silicone rubber gasket and clean out the steam-release mechanism.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Pressure cooking (36%): weighted equally on cooking lamb shanks, chilli beef and beans and brown rice.
Slow cooking (24%): weighted equally on cooking lamb shanks and chilli beef and beans.
Ease of use (40%): assesses how easy it is to assemble, clean and store the cooker, and use its controls.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$330
Type
Multi-cooker

More test results (/10)

Pressure cooking performance
9.2
Pressure cooking lamb shanks
8.5
Pressure cooking chilli beef & beans
10.0
Cooking brown rice
9.5
Cooking jasmine rice
8.5

Specifications

Weight (kg)
5.4
Dimensions - WxHxD (cm)
34 x 34 x 29
Claimed capacity (L)

6.0

Shape
-

Features

Auto setting
-
Dishwasher safe
Yes (but not recommended)
Sear
Yes
Steam
Yes
Warm
Yes
Pressure settings
3
Pressure-release valve
Yes

More Info

Note

-

Running costs ($/year)

Slow cooking on “low”
36
Slow cooking on “high”
19
Pressure cooking
28

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