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Big W Contempo 5-in-1 Pressure Cooker 6-Litre MY-CS6004WF review

Priced at $79.

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CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

The overall score is made up of cooking performance (60%) and ease of use (40%).

Pressure cooking lamb shanks View more details.

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.

Pressure cooking chilli beef View more details.

The chilli shredded beef test (with dried beans) assesses how well the pressure cooker can cook a rich, fully flavoured sauce, tender beans, and meat that falls apart.

Slow cooking lamb shanks View more details.

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.

Pressure cooking brown rice View more details.

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.

Rice steam function jasmine rice View more details.

Jasmine rice is cooked using the rice/steam function to assess how well it cooks rice without sticking.

Ease of use View more details.

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.

Non-stick surface condition after testing View more details.

Following the tests, we assess the condition of the non-stick surface and note if it has been scratched or not.

Recommended View more details.

We recommend multi cookers that score at least 80% overall and don't show any scratch marks on the cooking surface following our tests.

Availability View more details.

Discontinued models may still be available second hand. Tested models were still available at the time of this review. 

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Price View more details.

This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally always flexible, so shop around both online and in bricks and mortar shops for options.

$79
Running cost per year slow cooking low/high View more details.

This is the annual cost to cook a meal on low and high slow cooking functions, three days a week at 30c/kWh.

Running cost per year pressure cooking View more details.

This is the annual cost to pressure cook a meal, three days a week at 30c/kWh.

Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
33 x 32 x 31
Weight (kg)
5.2
Claimed capacity (L)
6
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bigw.com.au
Sauté, sear or browning View more details.

Does the multi cooker offer a saute, sear or browning setting?

Yes
Slow cook low/high View more details.

Does the multi cooker offer slow cooking on low and/or high?

Yes / No (Keep warm)
Pressure cook low/medium/high View more details.

Does the multi cooker offer pressure cooking on a low, medium and/or high setting?

Yes / Yes / Yes
Steaming
Yes
Warming
Yes

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