Breville 7L ‘The Flavour Maker’

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In my line of work I see and use a lot of different slow cooker machines but I can honestly say this has taken the position of my all time favourite one now 🙂

Let me tell you why ….
I never used to be someone who pre-browned or seared my meat before slow cooking.  Why waste the time and extra dishes was my motto!
And then I was introduced to searing slow cookers like this one.  No extra dishes!
The inner slow cooking pot just lifts out and sits directly on your hotplate/stove.  So not only do you save dishes but you also keep all those flavour packed little browned bits of taste right there in your slow cooker to continue to add flavour as your meal cooks.
THEN … it gets better ….
After you slow cook your meal you can then pop the inner slow cooker dish of this unit directly into the oven or under the grill for browning!  Right in the same pan still.
I love this 🙂
*Win – Win – Win*

I also love the large capacity bowl that’s bigger than most and the flat rectangular shape works great for slices, quiches etc with a large surface area.

Features:
– Extra large 7L capacity for family sized meals
– Removable easy sear pan.  Designed for searing on the stovetop, slow cooking and roasting in the oven.  Xylan premium non stick for easy clean.
– Domed stainless steel lid for use in the oven (though Breville notes it may discolour from doing so)
– Pan and lid can be washed in dishwasher  but for maximum benefit of the non stick surface hand washing is ideal
– Silicone handle covers for heat protection
– Wrap around element ensures an even temperature throughout the cooking process.
– Premium brushed stainless steel design
– Control dial with Auto setting for ease and simplicity
– Stainless steel rack included for roasting
– Removable cord for serving at the table and easy storage (how good is that for an idea!)
– Searing inner can be used on burner, hotplate, gas, electric or ceramic stovetops
– Auto setting is 2hrs on high then it automatically shifts to cooking on low
– While silicone handles are heat resistant to 250 degrees C, it is not recommended to use for extended periods above 200 degrees.

Literally the only little thing I didn’t like so much was the stainless steel lid prevented me looking at my food during the cooking process without having to lift the lid but then I found this message from Breville regarding this: This model currently comes with a stainless lid. However we are developing a glass lid for it and this will be available this year.  Contact Breville Customer Service on 1300 139 798 and check if its available as a spare part to purchase.
Problem solved!

– RRP of this unit is $199.95

If I had to have just one slow cooker for my family – this is the one I would choose 🙂


 

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27 comments

  1. Anna Donald says:

    Great review.

    I have also had meals that are too runny and I am able to quickly add corn flour paste and boil it again by putting it on the stovetop.

    I have had mine for over 3 years now and I am using it more and more thanks to the fb page

  2. Bronwyn says:

    Got mine with my flyby points. Hope to use it for the first time soon. Gotta love Coles

  3. Katy Selby says:

    Is the”Breville ‘Flavour maker’ available in the UK?

  4. Rebekah says:

    Got mine for free with our TV when Harvey Norman couldn’t price match the tv, so they said pick out something you want. Winner as I wouldn’t have spent $200 on it. Perfect for our family of 5.

  5. Jo says:

    My mother in law bought mine as she thought my original wasn’t bug enough for my family of 6. I will never go back. Love the fact I can brown and cook all in the one pan and is big enough for my family

  6. Renee says:

    Just got this (my 3rd). Any recommendations for first recipe?

  7. Chris Murphy says:

    I have one of these and I find it cooks too quickly even on low. Which means you cannot leave it for 8 – 10 hours like you can with the ceramic inserts. But yes for all the other points I agree totally.

  8. Nicole says:

    Has anyone had issues with the non stick coating coming away at all? It seems to be the major complaint I’m finding online. I’d love to buy one but that is making me nervous since it’s not what I’d class as a cheap outlay.
    Fantastic review by the way! 🙂

    • Speaking for myself I’ve had mine for about two years now and use it every week
      Mine is still as good as the day I got it 🙂

      • Nicole Whyte says:

        Excellent! I feel so much better now 🙂 I went ahead and ordered one can’t wait for it to arrive! I have a list waiting of deliciousness to make….if hub agrees i don’t have to wait till Christmas morning that is! haha.

        Update re – glass lid i contacted breville and their response was unfortunately not.

        Thank you very much for your reply Paulene 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and your family. x

    • Leonie Rogers says:

      Yes, I have. I only used wooden utensils for stirring, and silicone coated tongs, and washed it by hand with a cloth…and yet the non-stick came off.

      I don’t know if it was the metal underneath the coating, but the food started getting a strange metallic taste to it.

      Now when I use it, I line it with baking paper and only cook scones, breads, and cakes in it.

      Up until then, it was the best slow-cooker I have ever had.

  9. Kelly says:

    Do you know if the 5 litre is just as good

  10. Gail Goodings says:

    I recently got one via my Mastetcard Rewards Programme. Love it but unfortunately I didn’t research enough as I didn’t realise that I wouldn’t be able to seat on my induction cooktop. Was a little disappointed but that was my own fault.

  11. Jodie says:

    I am replacing my beloved breville banquet slow cooker 🙁 with this new model. It’s a good couple of cm’s shallower. Has anyone done large legs of lamb or beef roasts in it? I can’t see how they can fit it looks too small esp if you use the roasting rack.

    • I have 🙂
      Not on a rack myself but I’ve never had anything NOT fit in this cooker 🙂

    • Jodie says:

      Thanks. Do you do large roasts? I need to be able to do whole legs, forequarter lamb roasts , rumps and silverside in it. Good to know you don’t need to use the rack. I thought maybe as the insert is so thin you had to use it to prevent burning. A domed glass lid would benefit massively. Half the fun of a slow cooker is being able to see it without lifting the lid 🙂

      • The is domed for extra height but not glass 🙂
        I don’t mind it though as I still peak often and never have to add cooking time

        I certainly do roasts and silversides etc but I guess if it was a REALLY big roast you may have troubles?
        Have a look at one in the shops to be sure but honestly I can’t fault mine

    • Debby says:

      I did a 3 kg leg of lamb. Fitted well. The lid is domed

  12. Bron says:

    I love the idea of this slow cooker but am often away during the day for 12 hours and would like my slow cooker to switch off after cooking time. Concerned that my meal would burn if left on warm function.

  13. Shona Amy says:

    I totally agree, I have two of these and then the smaller breville as well, they are awesome .👍

  14. Kim says:

    I’m looking at getting this. I have 7 to cook for each night. This will be the first time buying a searing one. Is there anything I need to do for this type of cooking? Also does the insert lift out and I can put the whole thing with lid in the oven? And can it the insert go directly on top of a gas cooker without cracking it?

    • Hi Kim

      The cooking bowl lifts out and can go on stove top yes (I THINK from memory gas or electric is fine just not induction – but check your manual to be sure that’s still accurate)
      The cooking bowl can also go in the oven, without the lid, you just peal off the rubber handle grips for oven then can put them back on after 🙂

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