Updated 27 Apr 2016

Cuisinart

4L Programmable Slow Cooker PSC-400A

Snapshot: The Cuisinart Programmable Slow Cooker PSC-400A’s capacity is small 4L. How easy is it to use and how well does it cook?

4L Programmable Slow Cooker PSC-400A
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$239

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Test results

Overall score
81
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.
  • Very good results for our chilli beef.
  • OK to use.
  • Has comprehensive instructions with recipes.
  • Lid handle is large and doesn’t get hot.
  • Push-button controls are easy to use.
  • Pan will fit into a domestic sink.

But

  • Food residue can remain on bowl and be difficult to remove.
  • Reasonably heavy.
  • Small 4L capacity.

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
$239
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)
5.4
Dimensions - WxHxD (cm)
39 x 25 x 29
Claimed capacity (L)

4.0

Shape
Oval (square housing)

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”
34
Slow cooking on “high”
41
Pressure cooking
n/a

Member reviews