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List of brands we tested in this review.
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This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally always flexible, so shop around both online and in bricks-and-mortar stores for options.
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Pressure cooking lamb shanks
The lamb shanks test assesses how well the pressure cooker can cook melt-in-your-mouth meat that falls off the bone, with good flavour development.
enter value/s in increments of i between 60 and 95
Slow cooking lamb shanks
The lamb shanks test assesses how well the slow cooker can cook melt-in-your-mouth meat that falls off the bone, with good flavour development.
enter value/s in increments of i between 30 and 95
Rice/steam function - jasmine rice score
Jasmine rice is cooked using the rice/steam function to assess how well it cooks rice without sticking.
enter value/s in increments of i between 55 and 95
Pressure cooking brown rice
Brown rice is cooked in the pressure cooker, to assess how well it maintains the desired level of heat at a lower temperature for the duration of cooking.
enter value/s in increments of i between 60 and 100
Ease of use
Ease of use is broken down into ease of assembly and storage, quality of instructions, ease of using controls and functions and ease of cleaning. All these aspects are weighted equally. The external temperature of the cooker surface, handles and controls during operation is also checked.
enter value/s in increments of i between 60 and 83
Slow cooking chilli beef
The chilli shredded beef test (with dried beans) assesses how well the slow cooker can cook a rich, fully flavoured sauce, tender beans, and meat that falls apart.
enter value/s in increments of i between 55 and 90
Claimed capacity (L)
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Buy now
- Removable cord
- Delayed start
- Choice buy
- Pre-programmed cooking
- Overall score
- Pressure cooking lamb shanks score
- Pressure cooking chilli beef score
- Slow cooking lamb shanks score
- Slow cooking chilli beef score
- Pressure cooking brown rice score
- Rice/steam function - jasmine rice score
- Ease of use
- Non-stick surface condition after testing
- Running cost/year: slow cooking (low/high) ($)
- Running cost/year: pressure cooking ($)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Sauté, sear or browning
- Slow cook (low/high)
- Pressure cook (low/medium/high)
- Dimensions (cm) (HxWxD)
- Weight (kg)
- Claimed capacity (L)