Updated 27 Apr 2016

Russell Hobbs

6L Searing Slow Cooker RHSC650

Snapshot: The Russell Hobbs 6L Searing Slow Cooker RHSC650’s capacity is a large 6L. How easy is it to use and how well does it cook?

6L Searing Slow Cooker RHSC650
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$149

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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 results for our corned beef.
  • Good results for our chilli beef. *Very easy to use.
  • Has Comprehensive instructions plus recipes.
  • Cooking bowl can be placed on stove to sear.
  • Cooking pan has large handles (so it’s reasonably easy to lift when full).
  • Lid handle is large and doesn’t get hot.
  • Reasonably light.
  • Non-stick coating makes pan easy to clean.
  • Pan will fit in a domestic sink.

But

  • Bowl isn’t dishwasher safe.

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
$149
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)
2.9
Dimensions - WxHxD (cm)
25 x 39 x 26
Claimed capacity (L)

6.0

Shape
Oval

Features

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

More Info

Availability

-

Running costs ($/year)

Slow cooking on “low”
43
Slow cooking on “high”
32
Pressure cooking
n/a