The Fast Slow Pro from Breville Canada takes pressure cooking to a whole other level!

 

I have discovered the world of pressure cooking and I gotta tell you, I am super impressed.  I was scared to try to the Breville Canada Fast Slow Pro.  Why? Because I have heard pressure cooking can be dangerous but there is nothing dangerous with the Fast Slow Pro.  When I told my mom I was going to try a roast with my pressure cooker, she was like, “Be careful! I almost blew the house up”, well that was the 80’s and pressure cookers have evolved.  THEN the butcher at Sobey’s was like “My Nonna always used a pressure cooker.  Then she blew it up one day and has never gone back to using one”.  I was like…..Hmmmm. Should I be using this? Well, I picked up two packs of Alpen Ridge chuck roasts and followed the instructions in the Breville recipe booklet and watched their Youtube video. The Fast Slow Pro comes with a beautiful recipe book and I referred to their Classic Pot Roast recipe.   The device itself is a reasonable size and I can fit it nicely on the kitchen counter in my tiny kitchen.  The KEEP WARM function maintains hot foods at safe serving temperature (140°F/60°C or above) until you are ready to serve.  The default KEEP WARM time is 2 hours and it can be adjusted up to a maximum of 4 hours.

What is a pressure cooker?

Some foods are tender with time, others are tastier under pressure. Pressure cooking is the process of cooking food, using water or other cooking liquid, in a sealed vessel, known as a pressure cooker. Pressure cookers are used for cooking food faster than conventional cooking methods, which also saves energy.

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I made the best pot roast I have ever cooked!  I was blown away(pun intended).  There is nothing scary about using a pressure cooker.  It’s so easy and I made a delicious dinner in 40 min compared to a slow look cook that would have taken 6-9hrs!
This pressure cooker releases the pressure by itself and you can adjust the cooking time.  It comes with a stainless steamer basket – cook proteins, vegetables and seafood in minutes AND a stainless rack – supports the steamer basket and also raises food out of the cooking liquid.  I made risotto the other day as I was running late with dinner and had it ready in 12 min.  It was cooked perfectly.

Features we love:
~ It’s a 6 in 1 Multi Cooker (sear, saute, steam, slow cook, risotto maker, steam)

~ Dual sensors at the top and bottom monitor ingredients for more accurate temperature and pressure control,

~ Hands free steam release

~ Removable cooking bowl with PTFE and PFOA free ceramic coating

~8 pressure levels range from low to high

~ 3-Way Safety System – safety locking lid, automatic hands-free steam release, safety valve.

Using & Cleaning the Pressure Cooker
The hinged lid lifts to the right so lefties, unite as you’ll love using this.  I am right handed and I never had an issue with the lid, I can easily move over and when I am stirring, serving or sauteing my hand doesn’t bump into the lid.  It’s also easy to clean.  The lid can be wiped down and you remove the lid by unscrewing and remove the sealing nut from the center of the lid and you pull the lid away from the lid arm, wash with soapy water.  The removable pot comes out for easy cleaning and can go in the dishwasher.  Wipe the LCD screen with a soft damp cloth.

TIP: To help eliminate food odors, combine 2 cups (480ml) hot water, ½ cup (120ml) lemon juice, 1 tablespoon lemon rind and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract in the removable cooking bowl. Pressure cook at 12.0 psi for 5 minutes using Natural steam release.

It’s very straightforward.  All the steam from cooking gets retained inside the vessel, building pressure. This increase in pressure raises the temperature of the liquid and steam inside to well above boiling point, allowing food to be cooked up to 70% faster.  Place food into the removable cooking bowl. Ensure there is at least 1 quart (1 liter) of combined food and liquid in the bowl.  Close the lid and turn the lid knob clockwise to lock the lid into place. The cooker alert will sound when the lid has been locked. Check that the safety locking pin is properly aligned with the opening in the lid arm and is not restricted in any way.   Once the cooker has reached pressure, the ‘PREHEATING’ indicator will go out, the cooker alert will sound, the timer will start counting down and the pressure bar will stop climbing, indicating the current pressure in the vessel.  At the end of the PRESSURE COOK cycle, the cooker alert will sound, the STEAM RELEASE cycle will automatically begin and the steam graphic will flash.  I love the handsfree release, it’s got a good power of steam release-it’s not overly loud.  The chime of the lid closing is nice. As you can see it has cooking options for you to choose whether you slow cook or pressure cook.  When you preheat or saute you can adjust the settings from low to high.  It’s very easy to use and makes food taste really delicious, I think I pressure cook about 3x a week now thanks to the Fast Slo Pro.

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Auto Quick: Pressure is released quickly to minimize overcooking of foods or recipes with short cook times
Auto Pulse:  Pressure is released in bursts to reduce disturbance to the food inside, as well as prevent foam from starchy foods from spraying out of the release valve.
Natural Pressure:  It subsides naturally without releasing steam through the pressure release valve to prevent the churning up or breaking apart of sensitive ingredients like stocks and beans during pressure release. The desired steam release method can be selected using the RELEASE button on the control panel. The selected steam release method will automatically start at the end of the PRESSURE COOK cycle. Pressing and holding the RELEASE button while the unit is pressurized will open the pressure release valve for 30 seconds.

You see with the above there is nothing to fear when using a pressure cooker.  As a busy family, this is a great addition to my kitchen.  I love it! I love that I have a quick meal done and have it tasting delicious thanks to pressure cooking by infusing delicious flavours.  Make soups, stocks(chicken stock ready in 5 min!), cook grains(risotto in 10min), bake beans & veggies(ready in 10-15min), cook meat and poultry like beef & Guinness pies, classic pot roast(pictured above, ready in 40min),  chicken adobo, Provencal Beef Stew(ready in 20min) and even desserts like Chocolate Pots de Creme or cheesecakes and bread puddings!  

HAVE YOU EVER USED A PRESSURE COOKER?

 

100 COMMENTS

  1. Cassie Fancy | 14th Mar 16

    So much to love !! I really love the handsfree release and the removable cooking bowl

  2. Krista M | 14th Mar 16

    I am impressed & thankful the Fast Slow Pro has the fantastic feature of the 3-Way Safety System. This is a must as the kids are always in the kitchen, & especially for my son who has special needs, this is peace of mind having a safety locking lid, automatic hands-free steam release, & safety valve.

  3. Diana Powell | 14th Mar 16

    I have never used a pressure cooker but love trying new appliances !

  4. tanyab79 | 14th Mar 16

    Love the feature that is it a 6 in one multi cooker many great options.

  5. Sunshine G | 14th Mar 16

    I like how it can multitask – there’s so little kitchen space that appliances that have more than one purpose are fantastic!

  6. joy | 14th Mar 16

    i have never used a pressure cooker – i am curious what else you can cook in it? i like that is seems to be easy to clean!

  7. ivy pluchinsky | 14th Mar 16

    Love that its a 6 in one multi cooker

  8. Suzanne G | 14th Mar 16

    I like that it has 8 pressure levels that range from low to high, hands free steam release and a removable cooking bowl.

  9. Silvia D | 14th Mar 16

    i really like the 3-Way Safety System and the Hands free steam release. Looks like such a great appliance

  10. ginette4 | 14th Mar 16

    I’ve always been nervous about using a pressure cooker, I like that they have the handsfree release – makes me feel a little more at ease with using this one.

  11. Nicky | 14th Mar 16

    i like the three ways to steam, and the chime of the lid closing!

  12. kathy downey | 14th Mar 16

    These are the features that are most important to me :Safety locking lid, automatic hands-free steam release, & safety valve.And bonus seems easy to clean.

  13. SweetPanda | 14th Mar 16

    My favourite features are it has 8 pressure levels range from low to high with desired steam release method can be selected using the RELEASE button on the control panel

  14. Tara | 14th Mar 16

    What a great appliance to have. I can just imagine what I would be able to cook. I have never owned a pressure cooker

  15. Anne Taylor | 14th Mar 16

    I love your tip to remove any odors! I’ve never had or used an appliance like this!

  16. Judy Cowan | 14th Mar 16

    I love that it is a 6 in 1 Multi Cooker so you can do it all in the one pot. Also like that it has the different settings to release the steam. I have always been afraid to try a pressure cooker but I don’t think I would be with this one.

  17. Kristina | 14th Mar 16

    My mom totally used a pressure cooker! Didnt look anything like this though 😛 I love that its a multi cooker and the hands free steam release. Great giveaway!!!!

  18. Brenda Penton | 14th Mar 16

    I love that it is a 6 in 1 Multi Cooker and that it has dual sensors

  19. Jonnie | 14th Mar 16

    I love that this has temperature monitors at the top and bottom for more accurate heating and that it’s not overly large.

  20. Florence Cochrane | 14th Mar 16

    I love the that it is 6 in 1 Multi Cooker. I have not blown up my old 80’s pressure cooker yet. After reading this review, I think I might be checking out this one. I love meats done in the pressure cooker.

  21. Amy C | 14th Mar 16

    My favourite features were the 6 in 1 Multi Cooker and the Hands free steam release.

  22. Belinda McNabb | 14th Mar 16

    I really like the Natural Pressure feature. I have never used anything like this before

  23. Karla Sceviour | 14th Mar 16

    My favorite features is the fact that it’s a 6 in 1 Multi Cooker (sear, saute, steam, slow cook, risotto maker, steam)!! That is so cool

  24. maria | 14th Mar 16

    I like that it is a 6 in 1 multicooker

  25. Carol M | 14th Mar 16

    I like the hands free release. I have a regular pressure cooker and always afraid of burning myself.

  26. Melinda | 14th Mar 16

    6 in 1 Multi Cooker is a top feature!

  27. Sharon Kan | 14th Mar 16

    I love that the bowl is dishwasher safe!

  28. Caroline M. | 14th Mar 16

    I love that it can do so many different things eliminating the need for multiple pots / pans / appliances
    It’s a 6 in 1 Multi Cooker (sear, saute, steam, slow cook, risotto maker, steam)

  29. zahra p | 14th Mar 16

    I love the hands-free release and the different kinds of options such as the auto pulse.

  30. Wendy hutton | 14th Mar 16

    Love the feature that is it a 6 in one multi cooker I have never used a pressure cooker before

  31. Sarah | 14th Mar 16

    I like the safety of the hands free steam release, also having multiple pressure levels available is always a good thing.

  32. Jolie | 14th Mar 16

    Love the fact that it’s a 6 in one appliance and that it’s so easy to use and clean.

  33. Athena | 14th Mar 16

    I love that it’s a 6 in 1 Multi Cooker

  34. Josh S | 14th Mar 16

    I really like the 6 in 1 Multi Cooker and that it has dual sensors. I also like the 8 pressure levels that range from low to high.

  35. sara rai | 14th Mar 16

    6 in 1 multi cooker is awesome:)

  36. Rebby | 15th Mar 16

    I like the Natural pressure release feature – find pressure cookers terrifying lol!

  37. Jennifer Conlin | 15th Mar 16

    I love the 6 in 1 Multi Cooker and that it has dual sensors.

  38. Amy Heffernan | 15th Mar 16

    I liked how your explained pressure cooking!!!

  39. Suzie M | 15th Mar 16

    I like the hands-free release and the multiple pressure settings

  40. Deborah/Mom2Michael | 15th Mar 16

    I love that it is so versatile. 6-in-1 functions has me sold!

  41. Alison Braidwood | 15th Mar 16

    I love that this is a 6-in-1 machine. I particularly like the slow cooker, pressure cooker and steamer aspects. Saves counter space and time/money,

  42. Darlene Schuller | 15th Mar 16

    I love the Auto Quick feature!

  43. Margo B | 15th Mar 16

    I do not have a pressure cooker and never have owned one, I would LOVE to win this, would make thing so much easier, thanks for the chance to win

  44. Gord | 15th Mar 16

    I like that it is hands free and that only a little bit of steam is released so as not to disturb the food inside or make excessive noise like other pressure cookers do.

  45. Christine D | 15th Mar 16

    The hands free release is a fantastic feature!!

  46. Trina | 15th Mar 16

    This does it all 🙂 Love all the features and cooking modes.

  47. Kelly D | 15th Mar 16

    The hands free release seems like a game changer! That’s my favourite.

  48. Maritess | 15th Mar 16

    First of all I would like to praise you for a well-organized and neat blog. It is so easy to navigate around since there is not much clutter. I like the recipes that you share and it makes it more yummy with the splendid photos that comes with the recipe.
    This cooker is easier to operate compared to the traditional pressure cooker that I use.

  49. jan | 15th Mar 16

    A 6 in 1 with dual sensors! And PTFE and PFOA free!

  50. Brandee H | 15th Mar 16

    I have never had a pressure cooker before. I love that it has eight different levels and that there is a natural release of pressure. I have visions of exploding tops!!

  51. Mairi F | 15th Mar 16

    I like that it’s very easy to use and makes food taste really delicious.

  52. Viv Sluys | 15th Mar 16

    I love that it has hands free steam release. I hate getting steam burns when using a pressure cooker! I also love how versatile this is. I like my appliances to be able to do many jobs.

  53. Jenn | 15th Mar 16

    I definitely love that it is a multi cooker and can steam 3 different ways which sounds very useful.

  54. Tricia Hope | 15th Mar 16

    I love the hands free steam release.Back in the dark ages as i child it was my job to watch the pressure gauge.My Momma warned me the excess could make the unit air borne.

  55. Tracy D | 15th Mar 16

    I’ve never used a pressure cooker before. I’d definitely have to read up on it, but I’m guessing the steam free release would be great for a newbie like me. 😉

  56. kristen visser | 15th Mar 16

    I love that is it a 6 in one multi cooker and has the hands free steam release

  57. Sandra F | 15th Mar 16

    6 in one multi cooker is a great feature.

  58. heather sibley | 16th Mar 16

    I like the handsfree release and that it comes with a stainless rack thatsupports the steamer basket and also raises food out of the cooking liquid.

  59. missbobloblaw | 16th Mar 16

    I like that there is a safety chime when closing the lid & the Natural Pressure feature….old school pressure cookers scare me when doing the whole pressure release thing! LOL!

  60. Julie bolduc | 16th Mar 16

    I have never used a pressure cooker and I love that its a 6 in one multi cooker

  61. Elizabeth R | 16th Mar 16

    I have always been nervous of pressure cookers, so I really like the 3 way safety system.

  62. Erin W | 16th Mar 16

    I love the 3 way safety feature, super important for a pressure cooker! I also love that it’s a 6 in 1!

  63. Laurie Bolduc-Cadieux | 16th Mar 16

    I love the Auto quick release and auto pulse features. I am always nervous when using a pressure cooker.

  64. Jennifer Beckett | 16th Mar 16

    Your article took away all my fears around using a pressure cooker! I love the different steam release features! No KABOOM! 🙂

  65. Jenness M | 16th Mar 16

    I like that its a 6 in 1 cooker!

  66. Kim K | 16th Mar 16

    I’ve never used a pressure cooker before, thanks for the review. I like that it’s a 6 in 1 Multi Cooker, that’s so versatile in the kitchen. And I love the hands free steam release. Thanks for the opportunity.

  67. Tannis W | 17th Mar 16

    I like that it is a 6 in 1 appliance, has stainless racks and the hands free steam release.

  68. Angela Mitchell | 17th Mar 16

    I’m so excited to try a pressure cooker. I love that you can use as a slow cooker too. I like that it has a three way safety system as I have a house full of kids:)

  69. Juliee Fitze | 17th Mar 16

    I like that you can pressure cook or slow cook , never used a pressure cooker been afraid of the steam release but this sounds so safe.

  70. Victoria Ess | 17th Mar 16

    I like that it has 8 pressure levels and a removable cooking bowl.

  71. Cheryl | 17th Mar 16

    I like that it has a removable cooking bowl with PTFE and PFOA free ceramic coating 🙂

  72. Wanda Tracey | 17th Mar 16

    I would be excited to try a pressure cooker.I like that you said there is nothing to fear with them.
    I also like that the desired steam release method can be selected using the release button on the control panel. The selected steam release method automatically start sat the end of the cooking cycle.I also love that it’s a 6 in 1 multi-cooker.How awesome!! Love it!! 🙂

  73. MaryG. | 17th Mar 16

    I like the hands fre release feature cause I’m a little scared of the pressure lol…but you made it sound super easy & I’d love to try it for myself!

  74. Soozle | 17th Mar 16

    I like the hands free release and that its dishwasher safe

  75. Toby | 17th Mar 16

    I love that it is a multi use with 6 in 1 uses, and the Auto Quick that prevents over cooking!

  76. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard | 17th Mar 16

    the things I really like about it are – safety locking lid, automatic hands-free steam release & safety valve

  77. Tainan Lu | 17th Mar 16

    My favourite feature is the 6 in 1

  78. Marv | 18th Mar 16

    Love that it is a multicooker and makes meals easy to make.

  79. Carrie Fontaine | 18th Mar 16

    I would love to try a pressure cooker, especially with the hands free release feature!

  80. Maggie C | 19th Mar 16

    I love the “natural pressure” setting where it can cook it but w/o breaking up what’s inside. =)

  81. Tina L. | 19th Mar 16

    I like that it’s a 6 in 1 Multi Cooker, removable cooking bowl and the 3-Way Safety System – safety locking lid, automatic hands-free steam release, safety valve.

  82. lynn clayton | 19th Mar 16

    i like that its 6 in one

  83. LILLIAN BROWN | 20th Mar 16

    Love the feature that is it a 6 in one multi cooker many great options and so quick

  84. Robyn Bellefleur | 20th Mar 16

    I love that its a 6 in one multi cooker.

  85. Khang Nguyen | 21st Mar 16

    Would love to try this appliance.

  86. H.T. Boland | 21st Mar 16

    Love the auto pulse feature. I hate the huge release of pressure with my manual cooker so I would love the pulsed release.

  87. Laura Bernard | 21st Mar 16

    I love the hand free release and that it is a 6 in 1 cooker!

  88. Clair P | 21st Mar 16

    wow amazing I love that It’s a 6 in 1 Multi Cooker

  89. crystal porter | 22nd Mar 16

    It’s a 6 in 1 multicooker! Oh man, I would use this for everything!

  90. Maria | 22nd Mar 16

    I never own one but I love the multitasking feature ! Awesome

  91. Kim G. | 23rd Mar 16

    I like that it’s so versatile and has so many temperature levels.

  92. Joanne Frank | 23rd Mar 16

    I love that It’s a 6 in 1 Multi Cooke amazing

  93. Sunshine H | 24th Mar 16

    I love everything I have heard about these recently, for me though, a big point is that it’s easy to clean.

  94. Amber F | 24th Mar 16

    This would be a dream!!!

  95. Amanda Fontaine | 25th Mar 16

    Oh gosh. Choosing just one feature is so hard. But I think my favorite feature has to be the fact that it has a 3-Way Safety System – safety locking lid, automatic hands-free steam release, safety valve. Perfect for when you are a busy Mom with kids at home. Thank you for the chance to win.

  96. Andrea Amy | 27th Mar 16

    I like that its a 6 in 1 multi-cooker!

  97. masood anjum | 27th Mar 16

    LOVE 6 IN I MULTI COOKER

  98. Jasen H | 28th Mar 16

    I like that the BREVILLE Fast Slow Pro Cooker has 8 pressure levels.

  99. FREDERIC BROWN | 28th Mar 16

    I really like the 3-Way Safety System and the Hands free steam release-sounds so safe

  100. Cheryl P | 27th Apr 16

    What a great invention! Amazing….wanna try one of these for sure!

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