Updated 27 Apr 2016

Cuisinart

6.5L Slow Cooker PSC-650A

Snapshot: The Cuisinart 6.5L Slow Cooker PSC-650A’s capacity is a large 6.5L. How easy is it to use and how well does it cook?

6.5L Slow Cooker PSC-650A
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$288

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Test results

Overall score
82
Slow cooking performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Slow cooking chilli beef & beans
?/10
Slow cooking corned beef
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent results for our corned beef and chilli beef.
  • OK to use.
  • Has comprehensive instructions plus recipes.
  • Has programmable push-button controls including a timer.
  • Stainless-steel rack supplied for slow-cooking large cuts of meat.
  • Large 6.5L capacity.

But

  • Lid handle’s grip is small.
  • Pan has small handles with no grip (so can be difficult to lift when full).
  • Bowl is large and heavy (so can be difficult to fit into a dishwasher or even a domestic sink).
  • Expensive.

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
$288
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)
7.6
Dimensions - WxHxD (cm)
43 x 27 x 31
Claimed capacity (L)

6.5

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

Availability

-

Running costs ($/year)

Slow cooking on “low”
44
Slow cooking on “high”
42
Pressure cooking
n/a