Updated 12 Apr 2017

Sunbeam

VersaCook Multi Cooker x5 MU2000

Snapshot: The Sunbeam VersaCook Multi Cooker x5 MU2000 has a 6.5L stated capacity. How easy is it to use and how well does it cook?

VersaCook Multi Cooker x5 MU2000
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$300

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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

  • Very good result for corned beef.
  • Excellent result for chilli beef.
  • Good result for deep frying chips.
  • Very good for sautéing and searing.
  • Wide base good for searing larger cuts of meat.
  • Easy to use.
  • Has comprehensive instructions plus cooking guides.
  • Has a timer.
  • Has cooking basket, steaming rack and roasting rack accessories.
  • Has automatic keep warm function with countdown timer.
  • Has 5 temperature settings for the browning function.

But

  • Small handles on side of bowl with limited grip so can be difficult to lift with a load.
  • Condensation can build up under the lid and spill.
  • Larger unit can be difficult to store and wash in the sink.
  • On indicator light and digital display are dim.
  • Difficult to see through viewing window of lid.

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
$300
Type
Slow cooker plus

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)
4.6
Dimensions - WxHxD (cm)
36 x 28 x 36
Claimed capacity (L)

6.5 slow cooker, 5.0 saucepan

Shape
Square

Features

Auto setting
Yes
Dishwasher safe
Yes
Sear
Yes
Steam
Yes
Warm
n/a
Pressure settings
n/a
Pressure-release valve
n/a

More Info

Note

-

Running costs ($/year)

Slow cooking on “low”
54
Slow cooking on “high”
29
Pressure cooking
n/a