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A poor slow cooker.,
This review is from: Breville VTP053 4-in-1 Multi-functional Slow Cooker (Kitchen & Home)
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Now I know this product is a multifunctional device, specialising in rice, steaming and so on but ultimately it is a slow cooker, this is it's vocation in life and it is with this understanding I am reviewing it. There is are other strong reviewers covering the other virtues so ignore mine if that's what you want to see.
As for its ability as a slow cooker...
Not great to be honest, I had visions of a Heston Blumenthal style product, gently cooking food at a constant temperature (or say 110 - 130 degrees) for an agreed amount of time, gently bring the food to a state of readiness not seen in regular oven cooking. What I got was a device that essentially cooked at an high temperature for two hours then kept the food warm for the remainder of the time. It suggested I could cook a beef casserole for 8-15 hours.
Well I couldn't.
Not even close.
After three hours or so it was already overcooked. I cannot overemphasise how hot it must have been cooking the food for this to happen. All in all, thoroughly disappointed!