Updated 16 May 2018

Russell Hobbs

4L Slow Cooker RHSC4

Snapshot: The Russell Hobbs 4L Slow Cooker RHSC4 has a capacity of 4L. How easy is it to use and how well does it cook?

4L Slow Cooker RHSC4
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$120

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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

  • Excellent result for corned beef.
  • Excellent result for chilli beef.
  • Easy to use.
  • Has comprehensive instructions plus recipes.
  • 3 settings (keep warm, low, high).
  • Lid handle has protection from hot surface (but handle is small).
  • Easier to store than other models (it’s tall and round).
  • Bowl is dishwasher-safe.

But

  • Cooking bowl has small handles with no grip (so can be difficult to lift when full).
  • Bowl handles can become hot.
  • No indicator light.

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
$120
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)
3.6
Dimensions - WxHxD (cm)
28 x 27 x 25
Claimed capacity (L)

4.0

Shape
Round

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”
41
Slow cooking on “high”
40
Pressure cooking
n/a