Breville BPR600XL User Manual

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the Fast Slow Cooker

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4 Breville recommends safety first

7 Know your Breville product

10 Quick Start Guide

12 Before first use

17 Operating your Breville product

18 A beginner's guide to Sauté and Sear

20 A beginner's guide to Pressure Cooking

24 Pressure cooking guide & converting conventional recipes

31 How to pot roast

32 How to roast

34 Pressure cook recipes

47 Slow cook setting

50 Slow cook recipes

52 Steaming setting

54 Steam recipes

58 Care and cleaning

62 Troubleshooting


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Breville recommends safety first

At Breville we are very safety conscious. We design and manufacture consumer products with the safety of you, our valued customer, foremost in mind. In addition we ask that you exercise a degree of care when using any electrical appliance and adhere to the following precautions.

Important safeguards





Remove and safely discard any packaging material and promotional labels before using the appliance for the first time.

To eliminate a choking hazard for young children, remove and safely discard the protective cover fitted to the power plug of this appliance.

Do not immerse appliance base, power cord or plug in water or any other liquid.

Always insert the connector end of the power cord into appliance inlet inserting power plug into power outlet and switching on appliance. Ensure the appliance inlet is completely dry before inserting the connector end of the power cord.

This appliance cooks under pressure. Improper use may result in injury. When using this appliance for any function other than sauté, ensure the lid is properly assembled and locked into position before use.

Do not place the appliance near the edge of a bench or table during operation. Ensure that the surface is level, clean and free of water and other substances.

Do not operate the appliance on a sink drain board.

Do not move the appliance when in use.

Do not place this appliance on or near a hot gas burner, electric element or where it could touch a heated oven. Position the appliance at a minimum distance of 8 inches (20cm) away from walls and provide adequate space above and all sides for air circulation.

Keep the appliance clear of walls, curtains and other heat or steam sensitive materials.

Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles on the sides of appliance and on lid.

Use the button to release steam pressure.

Always ensure the appliance is properly assembled before use. Follow the instructions provided in this book.

Before placing removable cooking bowl into stainless steel base ensure base of bowl and base of appliance is dry by wiping with a dry soft cloth.

Do not place food or liquid directly into stainless steel base. Only removable cooking bowl is designed to contain food or liquid.

Never operate the appliance without food and liquid in the removable cooking bowl. Ensure the food and liquid in the removable cooking bowl is not below the '2' level mark or above the '10' level mark before switching on appliance. Always follow the maximum

and minimum quantities of liquid stated in instructions and recipes.


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Breville recommends safety first

Do not exceed maximum fill level. Some foods expand during pressure cooking such as rice, pulses and grains. For these types of foods, do not fill removable cooking bowl over level 8 mark. Over filling may cause a risk of clogging pressure release valve and pressure indicator valve and develop excess pressure.

Do not use a damaged removable cooking bowl. Replace before using.

Ensure that lid is properly closed before operating. (see step 4 page 21).

Do not use the appliance for other than it’s intended use. Do not attempt to operate the appliance by any method other than those described in this book.

Some foods to avoid when pressure cooking are; apple sauce, cranberries, pearl barley, oatmeal and other cereals, noodles and pasta, and rhubarb; these foods can foam, froth and splatter and clog the pressure release valve and pressure indicator valve.

Removable cooking bowl can be extremely heavy when full of ingredients, care should be taken when lifting from the appliance base.

Always check pressure release valve and pressure indicator valve for clogging before use and clean if necessary. Check to make sure the pressure indicator rod moves freely from under the lid.

Extreme caution must be used when appliance contains hot food and liquids and/or is under pressure. Improper use may result in injury. When using this appliance for any function except sauté, make sure the lid is properly locked before operating.

Do not use the lid handle to carry appliance when in use or after use.

Do not attempt to open the appliance lid after pressure cooking until all internal pressure has been released and is slightly cooled. If the lid will not turn to unlock, this indicates that appliance is still under pressure – do not force lid open. Any pressure remaining can be hazardous. See operating instructions for “steam release” directions in this instruction book (see step 10–12page 22).

Always ensure that removable cooking bowl has cooled sufficiently before handling and use oven mitts as a precaution.

The appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or separate remote control system.

Do not place anything, other than lid, on top of the appliance when assembled, when in use and when stored.

Do not adjust the “Pressure Regulator /Release valve” whilst in use.

Use only recommended “Steam Release” to depressurize cooker after use (see step 10–12page 22).

Do not use this appliance cooker for deep frying.

Do not sauté or shallow fry under pressure.

Always ensure there is enough liquid in removable cooking bowl. At least 4 cups (1 quart) of combined food and liquid is required when cooking under pressure. When steaming, a minimum of 4 cups (1 quart) of liquid should be used.

Always ensure START/CANCEL has been pressed to CANCEL, then remove power plug from the power outlet before attempting to move the appliance, when appliance is not in use and before cleaning and storing.


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Breville recommends safety first

To protect against electric shock, do not immerse the appliance base, power base, power cord or power plug in water or allow moisture to come in contact with these parts.

Keep the appliance clean. Follow the cleaning instructions provided in this book (see page 58).


Fully unwind the power cord before use.

Do not let the power cord hang over the edge of a bench or table, touch hot surfaces or become knotted.

To protect against electric shock do not immerse the power cord, power plug or appliance in water or any other liquid.

The appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.

Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.

It is recommended to regularly inspect the appliance. Do not use the appliance if the power cord, power plug, or appliance becomes damaged in anyway. Immediately cease use and call Breville Consumer Service for examination, repair or adjustment.

For any maintenance other than cleaning, visit or call Breville Consumer Service.

This appliance is for household use only. Do not use this appliance for anything other than its intended use. Do not use in moving vehicles or boats. Do not use outdoors. Misuse may cause injury.

The installation of a residual current device (safety switch) is recommended to provide additional safety protection when using electrical appliances. It

is advisable that a safety switch with a rated residual operating current not exceeding 30mA be installed in the electrical circuit supplying the appliance. See your electrician for professional advice.



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A.Lid Handle

B.Pressure Regulator/Release valve

Controls rate at which steam vents out of cooker and subsequently degree of pressure inside the cover.

C.Adjustable Pressure Control/Dial

Choose from Low, Medium or High.

D.Safety Locking Lid

Can not be opened while pressure cooking. Not dishwasher safe.

E.6 Quart Removable Non-stickCooking bowl.Dishwasher Safe.

F.Cool Touch Handles

G.Brushed Stainless Steel Base


H.Removable Power Cord

For serving at table & easy storage.


I.Stainless Steel Steaming Basket

Dishwasher safe.

J.Stainless Steel Trivet

Raises food out of liquid for roasting, steaming and pressure cook or slow cook settings.

K.Rice Measuring Cup

L.Serving Spoon

M.Heat Resistant Spatula

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b) e)







Control Panel

N.Function button

Press to select desired cooking method.

Setting selection

a)SAUTE/SEAR Indicator Light Sear and brown meats plus saute onions and garlic, before pressure cooking or slow cooking.

b)SLOW COOK Indicator Light Select from 6 hours or 8 hours.

c)PRESSURE COOK Indicator Light

d)STEAM Indicator Light

e)WARM Indicator Light Automatic or manual.

O.Start/Cancel button

P.Timer button

Sets cooking time.

Q.Silicone Rubber Sealing Gasket

Dishwasher safe.

R.Pressure Safety Valve

S.Pressure Release Valve Cover

T.Gasket Holder

U.Pressure Indicator

Rod pops up once pressure is reached acting as a safety locking device.

V.Steam Release button

Press the button in short bursts until pressure indicator rod drops down, then the lid can be opened.

W.Steam Condensation Collector

Dishwasher safe.


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Quick Start Guide

This Quick Start Guide is designed for first time use.

For safety and more information, refer to your Instruction Booklet.



First Use

Preparing the Fast Slow Cooker for use

Remove Lid. Wash non-stick

Wash silicone rubber gasket.

Return dry clean silicone rubber

cooking bowl.


gasket securely back to gasket



holder. Ensure arrows are facing up.


How to Pressure Cook



Place food to be cooked into removable cooking bowl with 1qt minimum combined food & liquid.

Close and lock lid in a clockwise direction by aligning arrows.

Select Pressure setting using Pressure Control Dial on lid handle (Low, Medium, High).







Ensure Pressure Regulator/ Release Valve is turned to Pressure position shown.

Press FUNCTION button until the Pressure Cook indicator light flashes.

Press TIMER Button – select from 02 to 99 minutes.

Press START/CANCEL button to start Pressure Cooking – indicator light will stop flashing.

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