"Versatile multi function slow cooker"
Pros: Easy to use, Quiet
"This is the review of the Sage By Heston Blumenthal Multi Cooker BRC600UK in Silver.
First impressions are the unit is sturdy with some sensible features, such as the removable power cord. Perfect for removing and taking the whole cooker to the table with the handles which keep cool. The glass lid helps keep an eye on the food whilst it cooks as lifting the lid will extend the cooking time. The steaming basket fits well but the wire handle seems to stop the lid from closing fully, perhaps this is a feature but I doubt it. Perhaps it's just my cooker. It also comes with a rice spoon and measuring cup which is not a standard cup measurement but specific to the cooker. The cooking bowl is easy to remove and clean. I would recommend a plastic ladle so as not to scratch the non-stick. A simple safety button under the bowl stops the unit being operated with out it.
The instruction book is a easy to follow but I would have liked to see more recipes as there are only a few. The accompanying website does not have many either. Hopefully, because this is such a new product it will expand over time.
Cooking features include risotto, sauté/sear, rice/steam, high and low slow cook and are selectable with the buttons along the front, the start/stop button is also on the panel. When a cooking programme completes the unit will automatically drop into the "keep warm" feature.
We have only used it a few times to make a risotto and also a couple of curries. The risotto was different to the when I make one on the hob but was ok. With practice it will be perfect. The curries worked really well, the slow cooking brings out all the flavours of the herbs and spices. I haven't tried the cooker as a steamer yet but I have no doubt they will turn out fine.
Would I recommend this product to someone? Yes, I think I would."
Sage slow cooker
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