Breville VTP067 White 3.5 L Slow Cooker
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- White 3.5 L capacity slow cooker
- Slow and even cooking for stews, casseroles, curries, soups and much more
- Three cooking functions--low, high and auto cook
- Removable ceramic bowl for serving at the table
- Tempered glass lid for easy view and cool-touch handles
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It can be hard to find the time to prepare a delicious, home-cooked meal but it's easily done with a slow cooker. They're so versatile, delivering all kinds of mouth-watering dishes from casseroles to curries, soups to stews and give you the option to prepare a meal in the morning, head out for the day, and return to it in the evening when its ready to serve. With a slow cooker it's less likely you'll overcook your food making it perfect for amateur cooks and seasoned chefs alike. While it benefits those cooking on a budget as the slow and even cooking tenderises the cheapest cuts of meat, allowing the flavours to develop more fully. And with just the one piece of kitchen equipment providing a whole meal, they're economical on kitchen space and washing up afterwards.
The Breville VTP067 is white making it a smart and clean-looking addition to your kitchen and with a capacity of 3.5 litres (l) is great for singles, couples or smaller appetites. It has three cooking functions helping you choose the best cooking method for your needs. Select the high function to cook your food within about four hours or the low setting for eight hours between preparation and serving. Alternatively, opt for the auto cook setting which will start on high for an hour or so and then automatically reduce the heat to low. Keep an eye on your food's progress with the tempered glass lid and when ready serve, there's no fear of burning your hands with the cool-touch handles. Serve it at the table without losing the heat thanks to the removable ceramic bowl making it a simple and easy journey from cooker to plate.
Top Customer Reviews
The outer casing *does* feel very light - almost flimsy, on first inspection - but it doesn't affect the cooking, it isn't a safety hazard, and the product is sturdy enough in operation. The lid *isn't* a tight fit, and can rattle *a little* when the cooker is up to high temperature and the food inside is steaming, but we had no pools of water; nor were the kitchen windows dripping with condensation, the way they get with a steamer. The instruction book is somewhat basic, but it does tell you that for best results you should pre-warm the ceramic container, and for best flavour you should lightly brown/flash-fry things like chicken before they go into the cooker. Slow cookers do what they say; they are not quick solutions, and they also demand a little bit of prep work beforehand, if you want the best results.
All that said, it works very well indeed, either on the pre-sets or on automatic. For our first effort with this, we put a medium-sized gammon joint in, and it cooked perfectly. The 3.5 litre capacity is just right for the two of us, and will cope with a meal for four. Note that the instructions tell you to not to exceed about 75-80% of the capacity, so bear that in mind when you choose which one of these to buy, and don't fill it right up!
I bought the Hamlyn Slow Cooker book to go with it and found out that you can cook desserts and risotto in it too, as well as a heap of other quirky things so it's not just for winter but for all the year round. Best buy of 2010 so far.
I have done a beef vindaloo and the filling for a steak & mushroom pie so far in it, and it has worked a treat.
I have had no issues with steam escaping the lid, as the condensation creates a liquid seal around the edge. If you move the cooker or lid, this will break the seal and allow steam to escape until a new seal forms, so be sure to set it up in a place where you wont move or bump it until it is done.
Cheaper diced beef was super tender after 10 hours on Auto, highly recommended!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A nice slow cooker. Ample space for big cuts of meat and good results. The removable ceramic part looks good on the dinner table. Read morePublished 23 months ago by C. Sinclair
It does the job what I bought it for. I use it for cooking pulses and stews so I can do other things and not worry about burning the food like I used to do. Read morePublished on 19 Feb. 2015 by C E Mac
An excellent little machine. Ideal when only two of you - can do enough food for 3 and put one portion in the freezer.
If you like your meat rally tender (i.e. Read more