Updated 12 Apr 2017

Home & Co

5L Slow Cooker XJ-13220B

Snapshot: The Home & Co 5L Slow Cooker XJ-13220B has a 5L stated capacity. How easy is it to use and how well does it cook?

5L Slow Cooker XJ-13220B
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$25

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Test results

Overall score
83
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.
  • Excellent result for chilli beef.
  • Easy to use.
  • Has a keep warm setting.
  • Large lid handle with protection from hot surface.

But

  • Instructions are basic.
  • Cooking bowl has small handles with no grip so can be difficult to lift with a load.
  • Bowl edge is exposed during cooking and can become hot.
  • Larger unit can be difficult to store and wash in the sink.
  • Condensation can build up under the lid and spill.
  • Food residue can be difficult to remove.

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
$25
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)
5.5
Dimensions - WxHxD (cm)
41 x 27 x 30
Claimed capacity (L)

5.0

Shape
Oval

Features

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

More Info

Note

-

Availability

Kmart only.

Running costs ($/year)

Slow cooking on “low”
68
Slow cooking on “high”
52
Pressure cooking
n/a