Breville SLC80 User Manual

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Avance

Programmable Meal Maker

Instructions for use

Includes recipes

Model SLC80

Contents

 

Page

Introduction

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Breville recommends safety first

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Know your Breville Avance Programmable Meal Maker

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Operating your Breville Avance Programmable Meal Maker

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Using the programmable temperature control settings

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A beginner’s guide to slow cooking

10

Hints and tips

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Care and cleaning

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Recipes

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Congratulations

on the purchase of your new Breville Avance Programmable Meal Maker.

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Breville recommends safety first

We at Breville 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 for your Breville Avance Programmable Meal Maker.

Carefully read all instructions before operating and save for future reference.

Remove any promotional stickers or labels before using the Meal Maker for the first time.

Do not place the Meal Maker near the edge of a bench or table during operation. Ensure the surface is level, clean and free of water etc.

Do not place the Meal Maker on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or where it could touch a heated oven. Use the Meal Maker well away from walls.

When using the Meal Maker, provide adequate space above and on all sides for air circulation.

Always ensure the Meal Maker is properly assembled before use.

Never plug in or switch on the Meal Maker without having the removable crockery bowl placed inside the stainless steel housing.

Use only the removable crockery bowl supplied. Do not use any other bowl inside the stainless steel housing.

Do not place food or liquid in the stainless steel housing. Only the removable crockery bowl is designed to contain food or liquid.

Never operate the Meal Maker without food and liquid in the removable crockery bowl.

Always have the glass lid placed correctly into position on the removable crockery bowl throughout operation of the appliance unless stated in a recipe to have it removed.

Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles to move the Meal Maker and dry pot holders or oven mitts to remove the removable crockery bowl when hot.

Do not place the removable crockery bowl when hot on any surface that may be affected by heat.

Avoid sudden temperature changes. Do not place frozen or very cold foods into the removable crockery bowl when it is hot. Do not place removable crockery bowl when hot into cold water.

Avoid scalding from escaping steam when removing the glass lid from the removable crockery bowl when hot by carefully lifting the lid, angled away from yourself.

Do not allow water from the lid to drip into the stainless steel housing, only into the removable crockery bowl.

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

Always switch the Meal Maker off, then switch off at the power outlet, then unplug and allow to cool, if appliance is not in use, before cleaning, before attempting to move the appliance, disassembling, assembling and when storing the appliance.

Keep the stainless steel housing, removable crockery bowl and glass lid clean. Follow the cleaning instructions provided in this book.

Important safeguards for all electrical appliances

Fully unwind the cord before use.

To protect against electric shock, do not immerse cord, plug or stainless steel housing in water or any other liquid.

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

This appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision.

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

It is recommended to inspect the appliance regularly. Do not use the appliance if power supply cord, plug or appliance becomes damaged in anyway. Return the entire appliance to the nearest authorised Breville service centre for examination and/or repair.

Any maintenance other than cleaning should be performed at an authorised Breville Service Centre.

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.

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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5

Know your Breville Avance Programmable Meal Maker

Tempered glass ‘Cook ‘n’ Look’ lid

 

 

‘Cook and Serve’

 

 

 

 

 

allows you to monitor food

 

 

removable crockery bowl

during cooking

 

 

 

Brushed stainless steel housing

 

 

4.2 litre capacity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cool touch handles

Wrap around element for even heating

Programme function keys

LED programme and timer display

Operating your Breville Avance Programmable Meal Maker

Before first use

Before first use remove all promotional stickers and labels.

Wash the removable crockery bowl and glass lid in hot, soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly.

Ensure the interior of the stainless steel housing is clean and clear of any debris.

Operating instructions

Before placing the removable crockery bowl in the stainless steel housing, ensure the exterior of the bowl is clean. This will ensure proper contact with the inner cooking surface.

Place the prepared food into the removable crockery bowl, ensuring denser foods are spread evenly across the bottom of the bowl and not heaped to one side. Place the glass lid into position.

Insert the removable crockery bowl into the stainless steel housing.

Plug the Meal Maker into a 230/240V power outlet and switch the power on at the power outlet.

Select the required setting using the programme function buttons (see detailed instructions on Page 8) or as recommended in the recipe section.

When cooking is finished and the Keep Warm function is not required, press the On/Off button to switch off, switch off at the power outlet and then unplug.

ALWAYS LIFT AND REMOVE THE GLASS LID CAREFULLY AND ANGLED AWAY FROM YOURSELF TO AVOID SCALDING FROM ESCAPING STEAM.

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Using the programmable temperature control settings

Switch on

At the end of the Low cooking time, the red Low dot

Insert the power plug into the power point and

light will go out and the Keep Warm setting

commences. The red Keep Warm dot light +4 (hours)

switch on. Three red dot lights (High, Keep Warm,

will show on the display.

Low) will illuminate and flash on the display panel.

 

On/Off

Press the On/Off button (the 3 red lights will disappear) and FF will show on the display panel.

High setting

Press the Mode button once (the FF will disappear) and the red High dot light + 4 (hours) will show on the display. The up (+) and down (-) buttons can be used to change the number of hours from 2 up to 12. The Slow Cooker will then start the cooking

process unless the Mode button is pressed again for another selection. The time display will decrease in 1 hour increments.

At the end of the High cooking time, the red High dot light will go out and the Keep Warm setting commences. The red Keep Warm dot light +4 (hours) will show on the display.

Low setting

Press the Mode button twice (the red High dot light disappears) and the red Low dot light +4 (hours) will show on the display. The up (+) and down (-) buttons can be used to change the number of hours from

2 up to 12.

The slow cooker will then start the cooking process unless the Mode button is pressed again

for another selection. The time display will decrease in 1 hour increments.

Combine setting

Press the Mode button three times (the red Low dot light disappears) and the red High dot light + red Combine dot light + 4 (hours) will show on the display.

The slow cooker will then start the cooking process of 4 hours High and 4 hours Low. If you wish to change these times, follow Steps 2-4 before pressing the Mode Button for Combine setting. (Note: If the High cooking time is changed, the Low cooking time will show the same time. Use the up (+) and down (-) buttons to select the Low cooking time required.) The display will show the Combine lights and the number of hours selected for the High setting. The time display will decrease in 1 hour increments.

At the end of the High cooking time, the High dot light will go out and the Low setting commences. The red Low dot light + number of hours selected will show on the display.

At the end of the Low cooking time, the Low dot light will go out and the Keep Warm setting commences. The red Keep Warm dot light + 4 (hours) will show on the display.

Keep Warm setting

The Keep Warm setting cannot be selected, it automatically commences after the High, Low or Combine settings are used. The Keep Warm time of 4 hours cannot be altered. To cancel the Keep Warm setting, press the On/Off button.

Low setting

The Low setting gently simmers food for an extended period of time without overcooking or burning. No stirring is required when using this setting. This setting is ideal for soups and dishes high in liquid.

High setting

The High setting is used when cooking dried beans or pulses and will cook food in half the time required for the Low setting. Some foods may boil when cooked on the High setting, so it may be necessary to add extra liquid. This will depend on the recipe and the amount of time in which it is cooked. Occasional stirring of stews and casseroles will improve the flavour distribution.

Combine setting

This setting is suitable for a variety of recipes. Use a combination of Low (for gentle simmering and flavour development) and High (to complete cooking process).

Keep Warm setting

The Keep Warm setting is used to keep cooked foods at serving temperature. It is not a cooking setting and should only be used after first cooking on the Low or High setting. It is not recommended to keep food on the Keep Warm setting for more than 4 hours.

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A beginners guide to slow cooking

In years gone by, food cooked in large pots and allowed to simmer for hours was full of flavour, moist and tender. The Breville Avance Programmable Meal Maker is designed to produce these same results, whilst leaving you the time to do other things, making it perfect for today’s busy lifestyles.

Here is a guide to help simplify the process of slow cooking, allowing you to obtain maximum satisfaction from your Meal Maker:

It’s all in the timing

Always allow sufficient time for the food to cook.

It is almost impossible to overcook in the Meal Maker particularly when using the Low setting.

Most of the recipes contained within this book can be cooked on the High or Low setting, however the cooking times will vary accordingly. Each recipe will give specific instructions indicating the appropriate setting and suggested cooking times.

Adapting cooking times

Your favourite traditional recipes can be adapted easily by halving the amount of liquid and increasing the cooking time considerably. The following is a guide to adjusting your favourite recipes:

Traditional recipe time

Meal Maker recipe time

 

 

15-30 minutes

4-6 hours on Low setting

60 minutes

6-8 hours on Low setting

1-3 hours

8-12 hours on Low setting

 

 

These times are approximate. Times can vary depending on ingredients and quantities in recipes.

Reducing Quantities

Recipes in this instruction booklet have been developed to take full advantage of the large 4.2 litre capacity of the Meal Maker. Quantities can be reduced but the removable crockery bowl should not be less than half full. Cooking times should be recalculated and changed accordingly.

High humidity, altitude, cold tap water and ingredients and minor fluctuations may slightly affect the cooking times in the Meal Maker.

That’s the idea

Adapting liquid amounts

When food is cooking in your Meal Maker, most moisture is retained. To allow for this when using traditional recipes it is advisable to halve the liquid content.

However, after cooking if the liquid quantity is excessive, remove the lid and operate the Meal Maker on the High setting for 30-45 minutes or until the liquid reduces by the desired amount. Alternatively, the liquid can be thickened by adding a mixture of cornflour and water.

Stirring the food

Little or no stirring is required when using the Low setting. However, occasionally stirring the food when using the High setting ensures even flavour distribution.

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Preparing meat and poultry

Select the leanest cuts when purchasing meat. Trim the meat or poultry of any visible fat. If possible, purchase chicken portions without the skin. Otherwise, the slow cooking process will result in extra liquid from the fat.

For casserole-type recipes, cut the meat into cubes, approximately 2.5cm to 3cm. Slow cooking allows less tender cuts of meat to be used.

Suitable meat cuts for slow cooking

Beef

Beef chuck, skirt, round steak,

 

boneless shin (gravy) beef, bone-in shin

 

(Osso Bucco).

Lamb

Lamb shanks, drumsticks,

 

(Frenched Shanks) neck chops, best neck

 

chops, boned out forequarter or shoulder.

Veal

Diced leg, shoulder/forequarter chops

 

and steaks, neck chops, knuckle

 

(Osso Bucco).

Pork

Leg steaks, diced belly, diced shoulder,

 

boneless loin chops.

Poultry

Skinless pieces (legs, thighs, Maryland).

 

 

Browning before slow cooking

Pre-browning meat and poultry, prior to slow cooking, seals in the moisture, intensifies the flavour and provides more tender results, whilst producing richer flavours in other food, such as onions, capsicums and leeks. Pre-browning may take a little extra time, and whilst not strictly necessary, the rewards are evident in the end results. Use a non-stick pan to reduce the amount of oil required.

Roasting

Roasting meats in the Meal Maker creates tender, flavoursome results that are easy to slice. The long, slow, covered cooking process breaks down and softens the connective and muscle tissue within the meat. Cheaper cuts of meat can be used to provide perfect results cooked by this method.

Meat will not brown during the roasting process, so for browner results seal in a frypan before roasting. Whole chickens roasted by this method will release a large amount of fat and liquid.

The addition of liquid is not required for roasting. Elevate the meat to be roasted on an inverted, heatproof saucer or plate. This will assist in keeping the surface of the meat dry and free from any fat released throughout the cooking process.

Suitable cuts for roasting

Beef

Blade, rump, rib roast, sirloin,

 

fresh silverside, topside.

Lamb

Leg, mid loin, rack, crown roast,

 

shank, shoulder, mini roasts.

Veal

Leg, loin, rack, shoulder/forequarter.

Pork

Loin, neck, leg (remove skin and fat),

 

racks.

 

 

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