Breville slow cookers are one of the best slow cookers available in the market today. Marketed as the “fast” slow cooker, they offer simple yet very effective design and great functionality at an affordable price.
However, when it comes to cooking time, it has always been a bit confusing, especially for those who are new to slow cookers. So, how long does Breville slow cooker take to cook? Well, it depends vastly on the specific dish, its recipe time as well as your cooking settings.
Below, we have discussed the average cooking time for various dishes for Breville slow cookers. Let’s start.
Cooking time in Breville Slow Cooker
Slow cookers are designed to cook food at a low temperature over an extended period, usually several hours. The cooking time can vary depending on the recipe, the ingredients used, the size of the slow cooker, and the heat setting selected. In general, most slow cooker recipes require cooking times of 4 to 8 hours on the low heat setting or 2 to 4 hours on the high heat setting.
According to Recipe Time
Here’s a table describing different cooking time according to the preparation time of the recipe:
|Recipe Time||AUTO Setting||HIGH Setting|
|15 to 30 mins||2 to 3 hours||1.5 to 2 hours|
|35 to 45 mins||3 to 5 hours||2 to 3 hours|
|50 mins to 3 hours||5 to 10 hours||3 to 6 hours|
Pressure Cooking Time for Breville Slow Cooker
However, for a more specific dish-wise cooking time, refer to the following chart for meats:
|Meat Type||Meat Cut/Variety||Pressure Setting||Pressure Cook Time||Conventional Cooking Time|
|Lamb||Lamb Shanks 4 x 12–13cm long||HIGH||30–35 minutes||2 hours|
|Lamb||Lamb, 2cm diced (1kg)||HIGH||10–12 minutes||1½–2 hours|
|Beef/Game||Rolled beef rib roast (1.2kg)||HIGH/then LOW||13–15 minutes||2 hours|
|Beef/Game||Rabbit, pieces (1kg)||HIGH||25–30 minutes||1½ hours|
|Pork||Spare Ribs (1.2kg)||HIGH||15 minutes||45 minutes|
|Poultry||Chicken breast fillets (4 halves)||MEDIUM||2–4 minutes||15–20 minutes|
|Poultry||Chicken drumsticks (8)||MEDIUM||10–15 minutes||30–35 minutes|
|Poultry||Whole chicken (1.2kg)||MEDIUM||15–20 minutes||1 hour|
For vegetables, look at the following chart:
|Vegetable||Preparation||Pressure Setting||Pressure Cook Time||Conventional Cooking Time|
|Beetroot||Baby whole or large beetroots (quartered)||HIGH||6–8 minutes||20–25 minutes|
|Carrots||2cm slices||MEDIUM||2–3 minutes||6–10 minutes|
|Corn on the cob||Halved||HIGH||3–4 minutes||10–12 minutes|
|Pumpkin||Diced||LOW||10 minutes||20–30 minutes|
|Potato||Diced for mashing||MEDIUM||8–10 minutes||10–15 minutes|
|Swede||2cm slices||HIGH||4–5 minutes||15–20 minutes|
How long does a slow cooker take to start cooking?
A slow cooker usually takes a few minutes to start cooking after turning it on and setting the desired temperature and time.
As you can see from the charts above, it can take as low as a few minutes to as high as 6-8 hours to cook your desired dish on a Breville slow cooker. However, you can significantly decrease the cooking time if you use the pressure cooking functionality. Make sure to understand how it works beforehand, for your own safety. Also, never try to fiddle with the settings below or above recommended level to decrease your cooking time.