Westinghouse SEARING 3.5L

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Westinghouse Searing 3.5L Slow Cooker

 

This particular slow cooker is quite the unicorn of the Australian slow cooker market!!
It’s the only smaller sized SEARING slow cooker that I’ve come across and it’s a total game changer for this reason!
I’m a huge fan of owning slow cookers in various sizes.
Why have just one and be restricted to one recipe per day when you can have several and create the whole meal 🙂
This 3.5L searing slow cooker from Westinghouse Small Appliances is PERFECT for any collection!
Not only is it great for smaller sized recipes or smaller families, but it’s also a great size for side dishes and desserts!
It would go perfectly in your collection with it’s larger sister model, the Westinghouse 6.5L Searing Slow Cooker
Let look at the features of this 3.5L model in closer detail….

 

Features:

  • 3.5L removable non-stick searing cooking pot, oval shaped to still accommodate larger cuts of meat
  • Tempered glass lid so you can watch what’s cooking without lifting the lid and losing heat
  • Cool touch handles and knob to keep hands safe
  • 3 Temperature settings.  Not all slow cookers have a keep warm function so it’s a real asset that this cooker has LOW, HIGH and KEEP WARM
  • Note: Not suitable for induction stove tops

 

Testing:

I tested this slow cooker across various recipes types and was completely satisfied with it’s performance.

Many slow cookers around the 3L size range tend to cook slower than larger cookers, but this one I found barely did so. It cooked to just slightly over regular expected times I found.  What a great unit this cooker is 🙂

I don’t always pre brown or sear but when I do I LOVE to be able to do it in the same pot as I’m cooking in.  All those flavours stay in the cooking and lets face it, who doesn’t love less dishes.
What I also find great about a searing slow cooker is that recipes that need thickening at the end can easily be moved to the stove top in their searing bowl to thicken prior to serving.
I even find it handy if I am ever short of time and just need to finish off a dish that tiny bit faster.  I can give it a blast on the stove top to finish it in the same bowl too.
Just so versatile!

I found it a breeze to clean.  A mild detergent and a non abrasive cloth were all I needed to easily wipe out baked on food.

It’s smaller, lighter size is also an asset for those who have trouble holding and using larger, heavier ceramic cookers.  Perfect for younger children learning to cook and those with arthritic type conditions also.

I like the clear, easy to read dial for settings that are simple to see at a glance what cooking function is in progress and leaves nothing up for misinterpretation.

I find keep warm a really valuable asset.  Personally I do recommend not more than 2hrs at a keep warm setting for maximum food quality and safety.

Price:
This unit generally retails for around $60

Stockists include:
Harvey Norman, Retravision, Good Guys, Costco, Betta Electrical, Joyce Mayne, Kitchen Warehouse and other appliance stores
Online retailers including Catch of the Day, KOGAN and Appliances Online may also have this item
If your store is out of stock ask them to order it in for you.

 

You can explore more of the Westinghouse Small Appliances range on their website or Facebook page also.

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Happy Slow Cooking!!

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53 comments

  1. Maureen Greet says:

    I would love this one, I have a large one already and have always wanted a smaller one to do side dishes but haven’t been able to afford the ‘luxury’ of it. Love that it sears too, such a great feature.

    Maureen Greet – ACT

  2. Carmel Bladen says:

    I’d be nice to win the 6.5L. My house is always full of fiends and family coming and going. We love nothing more than having them stay and share a meal with us.

  3. Sharon Watkins says:

    Sharon Watkins, Qld . The 3.5 ltr would suit the 2 of us . our current slow cooker is larger and does not have searing ability … it would add more flavour to out meals . And with our cooler winters here ( we get many below zeros ) , it would get a work out .

  4. Sharon Watkins says:

    Sharon Watkins, Qld . The 3.5 ltr would suit the 2 of us . our current slow cooker is larger and does not have searing ability … it would add more flavour to our meals . And with our cooler winters here ( we get many below zeros ) , it would get a work out .

  5. Tracey Cooney says:

    I would love to win this amazing slow cooker

  6. Sherrie Beveridge says:

    Hi my name is Sherrie Beveridge, and I live in Victoria. I would love the 3.5 l Westinghouse slow cooker as this size would be great for just the 2 of us.
    To have the searing feature in this size unit would also be fantastic as I have only seen it in bigger cookers..
    Saves on dishes and retains food flavours..
    This would be a wonderful asset to my collection.

  7. Jenny Sharp says:

    the 3.5 would be perfect for my husband and me now no children at home

  8. Deanna Rankin says:

    I would love to win the 3.5L slow cooker because we have different dietary requirements between us due to health & I could use this to cook a 2nd meal with the ingredients that are good for other members of the family.

  9. Jody says:

    Oh my. I’d love to win either. Preferred is the 6.5 litre as I use it for both my household and my dogs dinners. My slow cooker is used so often it is almost ready for replacing. How I’d love to win one of these beauties

  10. Gail Sangwell says:

    I’ve always wanted a searing slow cooker but have never had the money to buy one. Thank you for the opportunity to win one xo ❤

  11. Joy Harkin says:

    3.5L just became empty nesters so this would be perfect especially given there is little difference in cooking time between this size and the 6.5L.

  12. Pamela Lyttle says:

    I would dearly love a 3.5 litre as I have the large searing slow cooker but for 2 of us sometimes it’s too big but a small one would be fabulous

  13. I would love to win either as i don’t have a non stick searing slowcooker but my preference would be the 6.5 lt as I’m usually cooking for a crowd . Fingers crossed

  14. Margaret Richters says:

    The 3.5 litre slow cooker would suit hubby and I since the kids have left home. We have a large for family visits. Love slow cooking and Slowcookercentral is an inspiration

  15. Carley Murray says:

    Carley Murray. Glengowrie, SA. The 3.5L would be perfect for our family. A searing slow cooker would be amazing to try!

  16. Carolyn Hunt says:

    I would love the 3.5L slow cooker because the 6L one I’ve had for years is ceramic which is heavy and does not have a searing option. Our last child has flown the coop and with 2 of us left, the 3.5L would be extremely functional for us. The added bonus is being able to prepare a full meal in one pot while I’m at work, giving more time for us.

  17. Jan says:

    This is the perfect cooker. Right size and searing as a bonus!

  18. Jan Rhoades says:

    Hi Paulene, Jan from Upper Mt Gravatt, Brisbane, Queensland here and I’d love to win the Searing 6.5litre slow cooker. I do a bit of entertaining, as well as cooking ahead to freeze. This size would be ideal. Thanks for the opportunity to participate

  19. Jenny says:

    Jenny
    Would love the 3.5 litre cooker to make side dishes and deserts.

  20. Preety Ramdoyal says:

    I would love the 6.5L cooker for the 4 of us. Absolutely love the fact that I can sear in the same pot plus will definitely boost up my motivation as I’m finding it hard to cook large portion and freeze at the moment .

  21. Would love to win the 3.5L as have tried my daughter in laws searing slow cooker and was very impressed with the ease of use as well as the results ….and have to admit I was envious coz mine doesn’t do that….

  22. Lyn Mattingley says:

    I would love to win the 6.5L but I would also be happy with the 3.5L. I think either one would be a great addition to my kitchen. I could do some of those dishes which require a tea towel under the lid. I was just looking at the recipes yesterday thinking about getting a second slow cooker. Thanks for the opportunity.

  23. Belinda Mattiassi says:

    I would love the 3.5 it. Being a night shift nurse. This size would be ideal. As I sleep it can me on. Ready for me when I wake up.

  24. Carla Kelly says:

    Non stick, searing, 3.5 Lt, what a beaut baby cooker to compliment my old 5.5 Lt sc. Using 1 pot for the lot is heaven for anyone. I’m not an awesome cook but know this little magic cooker with the extra features would help me feed the family with delicious meals and treats. Thanks Westinghouse, you’re wonderful!

  25. Donna Murphy says:

    The 3.5 smaller size suits my single person household, it’s also big enough to cook tastey meals for my 3 granddaughters.

  26. Melinda Tucker says:

    Having a 3.5 litre that sears means I can keep all the delicious flavours in my slow cooker when I am making meals for when it’s just me (and my man) home alone without worrying about meals for anyone else

  27. Barbara Chapman says:

    Hi Pauline, If I could cook my slow cooked shepherd’s pie in one of these searing slow cookers that would be so great, not only would it keep all the flavours in but cut down on cleaning, now that’s a bonus . Thank you for letting us know about these fantastic slow cookers.
    Cheers Barb from Inala Brisbane Qld

  28. Hi, my name is Denise Redman and I live in Qld. I would love to win the 3.5l as there is only my partner and myself and a 6.5l is way too big. I have never tried a searing slow cooker but I am thinking seriously of getting one.
    I would like to thank you for giving everyone a chance of winning these slow cookers

  29. Karen McLeod says:

    Karen VIC I would love to win the 3.5 L as I have never owned a small slow cooker!!

  30. Narelle Singh says:

    The 3.5L would be perfect for doing my husbands vegetarian meals in especially with the added bonus of the searing pot.
    Narelle Singh SA

  31. Leanne says:

    You cook big meals for your family for so long
    And when you kids grow up and have there
    Own family they need the big one so I gave
    Them the big one and for now I cannot afford
    To replace it yet. But if I could I would get a
    Smaller one ..

  32. Paula Irvine says:

    I would love to win this nice little slow cooker as I live on my own so it will make for me some great meals for one with leftovers to freeze. I love the sear feature as I do like to sear some meats off for the rich nicer flavour. So just one dish to do all.

  33. Wendy woolf says:

    I would really love to win this as my slow cooker has died on me and I use it all the time .

  34. Debbie Healey says:

    Would lovw the 3.5l. No more kids at home just the two of us. Have a 7l slow cooker love it but just too big for two people. Ita great for when the family are home. Love.slow cooking allows.more time to spend with family when visiting.

  35. Therese Rowe says:

    I would love a Westinghouse cooker as I would just make life a little easier….

  36. b says:

    Pretty Please Pauline , Being a widow, I would be so grateful to have one of these 3.5 litre cookers. It would not be so heavy to lift, and a perfect size for my cooking requirements now, with thanks for this opportunity, and your wonderful recipes & hints. regards Beryl.

  37. Callista Edge says:

    3.5L is perfect for my little family

  38. Lorelie Whitmore says:

    I would love a 3.5 l searing slow cooker, to complement my large ceramic insert slow cooker, which has very little rest all year through ❣️

  39. Tracy Smith says:

    This wouks be perfect as i work long hours and cn have yummy dinner waiting when i get home.

  40. Tracey Stanley says:

    Hi I would also love too win this one

  41. Elaine Brophy says:

    With this lovely one I can make smaller serves or some yummy puddings cakes or fudges

  42. Sandra Gilleland says:

    I would love to win the 3.5L as my hubby loves rice pudding and this would be just the right size for him

  43. Joanne Esposito says:

    Small one would be great for two of us.
    I have a big one but don’t use it often enough as it’s too big.
    Thankyou and good luck everyone.

  44. Gwen Williams says:

    The 3.5 sounds amazing! Everything can be done in the one pot without using frypans and other utensils to start with – love it!

    If there’s any liquid at the end I always make a sauce but the fact that I can put this on the stove top – it’s a winner!

  45. Kim Holden says:

    Ive only ever had a cheap slow cooker and am interested in the searing function in this model. The 3.5lt would be an excellent addition to my kitchen as there is only myself and my daughter to cook for.

  46. Paige says:

    Paige, QLD.
    Would love to win the 3.5L as I do not have a searing SC and cook for just myself so it is the perfect size without having to dirty up fry pans 🙂

  47. Ashlea Trybus says:

    Would absolutely love the 3.5litre – it would fit perfectly into my family of 6ltr cookers xox

  48. SUSAN LANHAM says:

    would love to win the 3.5L to use while travellling in our van . space and weight are our biggest issues with slow cookers and this would solve both as well as making other campers jealous with the glorious smells coming from our van .

  49. Kim Hanmer says:

    Hi Kim Hanmer, Victoria. The 3.5l woukd be ideal as i am now only cooking for hubby and i. My children are all grown up. I have for 20 years been using a 6.5l ronson this has been a life saver with meals during busy times with the chikdren. I use my slow cooker for just about everything making stocks ,soups,cakes,desserts,roasts and many meals from the website. When i want to cook something i browse the website for inspiration. Doesn’t take me long to find an amazing recipe. I have everything crossed in anticipation of winning this amazing slow cooker.

  50. Su Hassmann says:

    How great to be able to eat well even though I’m now widowed. The 3.5L the perfect size for one so I can minimize mess but eat great food.

  51. Elisa Webb says:

    The 3.5L would be a perfect fit in our caravan!! Easy cooking while on holidays especially when I can seat and sc in one pot. I deserve a break too 😀

    Elisa Webb
    NSW

  52. Jannene says:

    Well the kids have flown the nest, so it’s just the two of us now, so the small size 3.5 is perfect for this lonely Mum to get her cooking groove back again & the fact that it sears well it’s just perfect!!

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