Updated 27 Apr 2016

Contempo

Slow Cooker 5.5L SCO-55W

Snapshot: The Contempo Slow Cooker 5.5L SCO-55W’s capacity is a medium 5.5L. How easy is it to use and how well does it cook?

Slow Cooker 5.5L SCO-55W
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$50

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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

  • Excellent result for corned beef.
  • Excellent result for chilli beef.
  • OK to use.
  • Bowl is dishwasher safe.

But

  • Cooking bowl has small handles with no grip (so can be difficult to lift when full).
  • Pan is difficult to clean in a domestic sink.
  • Unit can be difficult to store (it’s large and oval).

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
$50
Type
Slow cooker

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)
4.7
Dimensions - WxHxD (cm)
43 x 25 x 29
Claimed capacity (L)

5.5

Shape
Oval

Features

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

More Info

Note

Being rebranded to Adesso in 2017.

Availability

Countdown only.

Running costs ($/year)

Slow cooking on “low”
59
Slow cooking on “high”
57
Pressure cooking
n/a