Disclosure: This post for the Fast Slow Pro was generously sponsored by Breville Canada but as always my opinion is my own.
I have been the biggest fan of the slow cooker for the better part of 15 years. Since the day my first child was born, this appliance has been my go-to for easy, set it and forget cooking and I didn’t think anything could take that love away. I mean what’s not to love when you throw everything into the pot in the morning and by 5, dinner is done and ready to serve. I will tell you I have a new love and it’s going to be hard to top.Introducing the Breville Fast Slow Pro. The wonder and delight of the appliance I love, with the quick, easy finish in a flash I didn’t know I needed. I have the worst habit lately of leaving dinner to the last minute and then having no idea what the heck to make. Thankfully, I try to have meat in the fridge that is thawed and ready so I am able to throw something together relatively quickly but having the Fast Slow Pro has made the difference between having spaghetti for the second time and making a hearty chili or beef stew.
It doesn’t take up any more space on my counter than the crockpot I currently have but it does so much more. I have used it to make a pork tenderloin cooked to perfection, a whole lemon and herb chicken in 20 minutes and the most tender beef stew I have ever tasted in 27 minutes. This will be my new goto appliance for quick easy meals. I haven’t actually used it as a slow cooker yet but I will be doing that next.
The easy-to-navigate LCD screen changes colour to indicate when the cooker is pressurizing, cooking or releasing steam. With eight pressure levels ranging from low (1.5 psi) to high (12 psi) and a wide range of functions, including a convenient ‘keep warm’ option, the Fast Slow Pro™ is sure to be your most relied upon kitchen hero! The sleek, stainless steel unit comes with a stainless steamer basket for cooking meats, vegetables, and seafood––in minutes! Likewise, the stainless rack supports the steamer basket and allows you to separate food above from cooking liquids below. Simply lift the hinged lid and place ingredients where desired. Slow cook settings can be selected from ‘HI’ to ‘LO’ from two to 12 hours, and the keep warm function turns on after cooking, so food is ready to serve when you are. The wide, wrap-around moat catches condensation and food spills for mess-free use. The interior cooking bowl can be easily removed and is dishwasher safe. With 11 pressure cook settings for poultry, rice, risotto, meat, and more, the Fast Slow Pro™ requires little effort. It serves up great meals, delivering maximum flavour from the dishes you love, while allowing you to spend more time with the people you love.
Key features of the Breville Fast Slow Pro:
- Colour changing LCD tells you when the cooker is pressurizing, cooking or releasing steam 3-Way Safety System – safety locking lid, automatic hands-free steam release, safety valve
- 11 pressure cook settings plus a custom setting to suit your favourite recipes
- Slow cook settings – select ‘HI’ or ‘LO ‘from 2 to 12 hours
- Pressure, temperature and time automatically adjust between pressure and slow cooking
- Keep Warm function up to turns on after cooking so food is ready to serve when you are
- Removable cooking bowl with PTFE and PFOA free ceramic coating; dishwasher safe
- Wide, wrap around moat catches condensation and food spills for a mess-free cleanup
- Hinged lid—one hand operation