Updated 18 Jun 2015

Sunbeam

PE6100 Aviva Pressure Cooker

Snapshot: The Sunbeam PE6100 Aviva Pressure Cooker is a multi-cooker with a large 6L capacity. How easy is it to use and how well does it cook?

PE6100 Aviva Pressure Cooker
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$280

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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 lamb shanks
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent results for our lamb shanks (pressure cooking).
  • Excellent results for our chilli beef (pressure cooking).
  • Excellent results for our brown rice (pressure cooking).
  • Excellent results for our lamb shanks (slow cooking).
  • Good results for our chilli beef (slow cooking).
  • Very good results for sautéing and searing.
  • Easy to use.
  • Controls are easy to use.
  • Has comprehensive instructions with recipes.
  • Has a “white rice” setting for pressure cooker.
  • Has removable cord (so you can use the cooker as a serving dish).

But

  • Had noticeable scratches on its non-stick surface after our cooking tests.
  • No handles to control pot when stirring and removing.
  • Fiddly to clean (food particles can get trapped).
  • Cooking bowl isn’t dishwasher safe.
  • Unit can be difficult to store (it’s large).

How we test

Overall score includes:

Pressure cooking (36%): weighted equally on cooking lamb shanks, chilli beef and beans and brown rice.
Slow cooking (24%): weighted equally on cooking lamb shanks and chilli beef and beans.
Ease of use (40%): assesses how easy it is to assemble, clean and store the cooker, and use its controls.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$280
Type
Multi-cooker

More test results (/10)

Pressure cooking performance
9.0
Pressure cooking lamb shanks
9.0
Pressure cooking chilli beef & beans
9.0
Cooking brown rice
9.0
Cooking jasmine rice
Not tested

Specifications

Weight (kg)
5.1
Dimensions - WxHxD (cm)
34 x 33 x 29
Claimed capacity (L)

6.0

Shape
-

Features

Auto setting
-
Dishwasher safe
-
Sear
Yes
Steam
Yes
Warm
Yes
Pressure settings
2
Pressure-release valve
Yes

More Info

Note

-

Availability

-

Running costs ($/year)

Slow cooking on “low”
20
Slow cooking on “high”
12
Pressure cooking
12

Member reviews