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Contempo 5.5L Slow Cooker XJ-13220C0 review

Priced at $24.

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CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

This overall score is made up of cooking performance - low setting (30%), cooking performance - high setting (30%), and ease of use (40%).

Cooking performance score - low 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 score - high 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 (°C, 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.

Recommended View more details.

We recommend currently available slow cookers that score at least 80% overall.

Availability View more details.

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

Tested model
Price View more details.

This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally flexible, so shop around.

$24
Cost/year: low setting View more details.

Based on low-temperature cooking for eight hours per day, three days a week at 30c/kWh over a year.

Cost/year: high setting View more details.

Based on high temperature cooking for five hours per day, three days a week at 30c/kWh over a year.

Cooking bowl type
Ceramic
Bowl suitable for dishwasher/fridge
Yes / Yes
Dimensions (cm, HxWxD)
27 x 42 x 28
Weight (kg)
5
Claimed capacity (L)
5.5
Shape
Oval
Contacts
bigw.com.au
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.

No
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.

No
Timer View more details.

Alerts you when cooking is finished.

No

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