Updated 27 Apr 2016

Breville

the Multi Chef BRC600

Snapshot: The Breville the Multi Chef BRC600’s capacity is a small 3.7L. How easy is it to use and how well does it cook?

the Multi Chef BRC600
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$180

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Test results

Overall score
84
Slow cooking performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Slow cooking chilli beef & beans
?/10
Slow cooking corned beef
?/10

Good points

  • Very good result for corned beef.
  • Very good result for chilli beef.
  • OK for sautéing and searing.
  • Excellent results for jasmine and brown rice.
  • Easy to use.
  • Has comprehensive instructions plus recipes.
  • Cooking bowl can be placed on stove to sear.
  • Lid handle is large and has a comfortable grip.
  • Reasonably light.
  • Non-stick coating makes pan easy to clean.
  • Pan will fit in a domestic sink.
  • Unit is easier to store than most others (it’s small and round).
  • Has settings for risotto, sauté/sear, rice/steam.
  • Has removable cord (so you can use the cooker as a serving dish).

But

  • Bowl and lid aren’t dishwasher safe.
  • Cooking pan has no handles (so can be difficult to lift when full).
  • Bowl edge is exposed during cooking and can become hot.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Corned beef (30%): tested performance on a “low” setting.
Chilli beef and beans (30%): tested performance on a “high” setting.
Ease of use (40%): assessed ease of assembly, storage, controls and cleaning.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$180
Type
Slow cooker plus

More test results (/10)

Pressure cooking performance
n/a
Pressure cooking lamb shanks
n/a
Pressure cooking chilli beef & beans
n/a
Cooking brown rice
n/a
Cooking jasmine rice
n/a

Specifications

Weight (kg)
3.0
Dimensions - WxHxD (cm)
32 x 26 x 28
Claimed capacity (L)

3.7

Shape
Round

Features

Auto setting
No
Dishwasher safe
No
Sear
Yes
Steam
Yes
Warm
n/a
Pressure settings
n/a
Pressure-release valve
n/a

More Info

Note

-

Availability

-

Running costs ($/year)

Slow cooking on “low”
30
Slow cooking on “high”
32
Pressure cooking
n/a

Member reviews