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Breville Searing Slow Cooker LSC650BSS review

Rectangle slow cooker. 6L claimed capacity. Priced at $239.

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We recommend currently available slow cookers with a CHOICE Expert Rating at least 80%.

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This CHOICE Expert Rating is made up of cooking performance – low setting (30%), cooking performance – high setting (30%), and ease of use (40%).

Cooking performance on low score View more details.

The corned beef test, with standard-sized pieces of corned silverside, checks the appliance's ability to cook a dish at a low temperature over an extended period of time (eight hours). The dish is then scored for appearance and texture, with deductions for dark or dried-out areas, overcooked texture or food stuck to the pot.

Cooking performance on high score View more details.

The chilli shredded beef test (with dried beans) establishes how well the appliance can cook a dish at high temperatures over a shorter time (five hours) without food sticking to the bottom. The dish is scored for appearance and texture, with deductions for dark or dried-out areas, overcooked texture or food stuck to the pot.

Ease of use score View more details.

How easy the cookers are to assemble, store and clean. We also consider the external temperature of the cooker surface, handles and controls during operation.

Food temperature at end of cooking time (low / high) View more details.

Food must be above 60°C (or cooler than 5°C) to avoid harmful bacteria growth. Don't keep food in the slow cooker for too long once it's cooked.

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

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Cost per year using the low setting View more details.

Based on low-temperature cooking for eight hours per day, three days a week at 40c/kWh over a year.

Cost per year using the high setting View more details.

Based on high temperature cooking for six hours per day, three days a week at 40c/kWh over a year.

Claimed capacity (L) View more details.

Manufacturer's claimed capacity.

Weight (kg)
Cooking bowl type
Non-stick aluminium
Bowl suitable for dishwasher/fridge
No / No
Dimensions (cm, H x W x D)
26 x 44 x 28
End of cooking indicator (visual/audio) View more details.

Does the slow cooker have a visual or audible indicator to let you know cooking has finished?

Yes / Not specified
Keep warm or automatically switch to warm View more details.

Does the slow cooker have a keep warm function or does it automatically switch to keep warm mode once cooking is complete?

Delayed start View more details.

This feature allows you to program the slow cooker to start cooking at a pre-set time.

Pre-programmed settings
Yes (Steam, Yoghurt)
Searing function View more details.

With this function you can sear directly in the unit. Without this function you need to sear in another pot on the stovetop. Some models allow you to sear in the cooking bowl, but on the stove top – these are indicated in the table.

Auto setting View more details.

Starts the process on high to bring the food up to temperature and then switches to low temperature for the remaining cooking time.

Timer View more details.

Alerts you when cooking is finished.

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