Updated 16 May 2018

Breville

the Searing Slow Cooker LSC650BSS

Snapshot: The Breville Searing Slow Cooker LSC650BSS has a capacity of 6L. How easy is it to use and how well does it cook?

the Searing Slow Cooker LSC650BSS
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$250

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Test results

Overall score
79
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.
  • Easy to use.
  • Has comprehensive instructions plus recipes.
  • 5 cooking settings (low, high, steam, yoghurt, keep warm).
  • 5 browning settings (gentle, low, medium, sauté, high sear).
  • Has timer.
  • Large 6L capacity.
  • Comes with a steaming trivet.
  • Dual locking lid handles.
  • Cooking bowl has large handles with some grip (OK to lift when full).
  • Large lid handle has protection from hot surface.
  • Bowl handles do not become hot.
  • Bowl is dishwasher-safe.

But

  • Unit can be difficult to store (it’s large and rectangular).
  • Bowl is difficult to clean in a domestic sink.

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
$250
Type
Slow cooker

Multi-cooker 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)
5.5
Dimensions - WxHxD (cm)
44 x 26 x 28
Claimed capacity (L)

6.0

Shape
Rectangle

Features

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

More Info

Availability

-

Running costs ($/year)

Slow cooking on “low”
62
Slow cooking on “high”
31
Pressure cooking
n/a