Summary: My 15-year-old Crock Pot died, and I thought purchasing a higher end model would be a good choice. I prepared a pot roast, just the way I've done it many times with my old Crock Pot. The big difference was that this one overcooked and made it more like hard beef jerky. It seems the lid allows the moisture to get out, and all that was left was a nasty piece of charred meat. Returning immediately.
At first I loved it, but I should have known better
Carrie Timlin, Amazon
12 April 2014
Summary: After recently moving away from any teflon coated products, I went ahead and bout this slow cooker anyway. At first, it as great. Then after doing some dishes with tomato sauce, I noticed bubbles in the non-stick. I eventually called breville and got them to send me a replacement liner, however I have only used the replacement a mere 2-3 times, and it already is peeling in spots on the sides.
Summary: I purchased this Breville because the ceramic insert in my Kitchen-Aid cracked. I researched many reviews and saw that many people had to replace the ceramic insert in their Kitchen-Aid a few times, and at $80.00 for just the insert it was not worth it. This Breville got great reviews and is much more versatile that other slow-cookers. You can also use the insert to sear on top of the stove before slow-cooking and it won't crack! Best slow-cooker ever!
Summary: Hesitated to buy because I was just over the 'crock pot'...braise some ribs, then slow cook- best ribs ever, meat loaf and potatoes, BBQ chicken, etc- whoever thought to design the braising feature should have gotten a raise..
Summary: This cooker came in excellent condition. it has performed very well and I am happy with it. The insert is rugged and easy to clean. I love the rubber handles! Makes it very easy to carry while hot and it dosn't slip around in the sink while washing it.
Summary: Just wish the lid fit tighter. But I love Breville. And I love that what's cooking our food isn't cheap metal covered in cheap teflon. For that security, I'm OK with the lid not being all that tight.
Summary: After a year of use we notice that there is no difference between low and high heat settings (external temp probe readings are identical). Food cooks very fast on low setting. Very disappointed with the Breville line as there appears to be no quality control in place.
Summary: Used first time Thanksgiving for green beans,haven't used the searing feature yet. My rating is based on, no warming feature, its either high/low or dual which switches between low/high and even on low it overcooked my beans.