NOTE: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
Growing up, it was the most horrific small appliance in my mom’s arsenal of horrific small appliances. I can still picture it: a turbulent aluminum contraption, rattling, hissing and spurting bursts of steam violently until I was certain it would explode, blanketing the kitchen with shards of beef bones and perfectly flavoured broth.
My few encounters with my mom’s pressure cooker was enough to put me off them for life.
However, rave reviews for Breville’s Fast Slow Pro started popping up everywhere. A modern day combination pressure and slow cooker, which moms like me – with no HAZMAT or ninja training – were using with ease and producing mouth-watering results… it was almost too good to be true! I had to check it out for myself, and Breville graciously obliged, sending over a Fast Slow Pro for me to experience.
Folks, I am in love. Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup), made on my very first try with the Fast Slow Pro. It was flavourful, authentic-tasting and ready in under an hour.
I suppose the first, and most important, fact to share is that today’s pressure cookers are nowhere near as frightening as models from years past. Breville’s simple controls and exclusive dual sensor technology remove the guess work – detecting when and how the pressure should be released, while monitoring time and temperature for perfect results every time, no matter the dish.
The result: tender and rich flavours and textures that deepen under pressure and over time. The ‘Natural’, ‘Auto-Quick’ and ‘Auto-Pulse’ modes automatically release steam to minimize the risk of over-cooking. It actually couldn’t be easier!Says Breville: Pressure cooking is a unique form of moist cooking in that it allows you to cook above boiling temperatures, exposing foods to much higher temperatures than traditional moist cooking methods. Pressure cookers work by creating a fully sealed environment that traps the steam created by cooking food. As steam builds, it creates pressure on the contents, allowing the cooking temperature to go well over 100°C.
Now, since stock is the foundation of so many dishes, it’s vital to extract the maximum amount of flavour from its ingredients. Normally, I would never attempt to make Vietnamese Pho at home – simply because the perfect pho includes stock that has been simmered for hours and hours to create the most flavourful result. However, with the Fast Slow Pro, the fully sealed environment traps escaping aromas and steam, and as they condense onto the lid they drip back into the pot, infusing the stock with flavour. The built up steam then creates a pressure system on the liquid that allows temperatures to exceed 100°C without coming to a boil. Allowing liquids to exceed 100°C not only speeds up the cooking process but creates deeper, more complex flavours.
Translation: restaurant-worthy Pho Ga – created at home – in record time!
I found this recipe for Pho Ga in the Appliance Science & Recipes for the Fast Slow Pro. Trust me, you need this small appliance – and this soup! – in your life.
Of course, the Breville Fast Slow Pro slow cooker too! Slow cook settings can be selected from ‘HI’ to ‘LO’ from two to 12 hours, and the keep warm function turns on after cooking, so food is ready to serve when you are.
Have I piqued your interest? Are you ready to discover the new generation of pressure cookers? One lucky reader will win a Breville Fast Slow Pro, valued at $369.99. To enter, simply fill the form below with your qualifying entries. Good luck!
I like the dual sensor technology. I think we’ve all seen pictures of the destroyed kitchens from pressure cooker explosions
Well that’s easy, I want to be able to slow cook and not have to plan 6 hours ahead to do it! I love cooking meats in the slow cooker, usually from frozen, so it takes hours just to warm up sometimes1
What appeals to me is that the Breville takes the fear out of pressure cooking (which I admit, I am afraid of). I love how it automatically adjusts the time, temperature & pressure between fast and slow cooking!
The ‘Natural’, ‘Auto-Quick’ and ‘Auto-Pulse’ modes that automatically release steam to minimize the risk of over-cooking is a great feature.
I totally love the Breville Brand, all my kitchen is missing is a Breville pressure cooker. I already know that it is a brand I know and love!
The auto features!! It’s like a smart phone but for cooking!
Easy too use.Helps someone like me (not a good cook at all) to make a good dinner for my 3 kids.
I really like the auto features! Would love to own one of these! Would sure make cooking easier in this home!
Absolutely love the fact that Breville’s dual sensor technology removes the guess work! It’s always hard to determine when to release the pressure and to ensure the dish is ready. This Breville pressure slow cooker will make any dish effortless!
I love the automatic features, I don’t have time to spend worrying about if I’m using it right, and this sounds ideal!
I love how versatile it is. I can use it as a slow cooker and a fast cooker! I love the auto features!
I don’t know if I can pick just one feature. I love that it has auto-release and that it is digitally controlled. I also love that it is Breville which is a brand we love and trust for quality.
I love the fact that my meat will actually be cooked and I wont be worried about temperature etc.
I love that the new pressure cookers detect when and how the pressure should be released and that everything is automated.
I like that I don’t have to babysit it like my traditional pressure cooker.
i like the dual sensor technology!
I like that by allowing liquids to exceed 100°C speeds up the cooking process and also creates deeper and more complex flavours.
I remember when my mom would cook with a pressure cooker and how everything was always so flavorful. I would look forward to that experience with the benefits of a slow cooker.
I had no idea that I could use a pressure cooker to make a meal I love like pho. I have only seen the old fashioned cookers and would love to check out this nifty new gadget!
Lena, you are too funny!! My mom had a meat grinder in her horrific arsenal!! I love the fact that you said this Breville appliance is easy to use and let’s you know when pressure is released, ie, does the guess work for you! Sold!!
to be honest once I saw the Pho Ga…. I need to buy this! I can have Pho whenever I want!
I also like that fully interactive LCD
I like that you can do a whole lot more than just pressure cook, so many functions for so many different meals!!
The auto features! I grew up with mom using a pressure cooker and it was always delicious!
I love that it is a multicooker that has pressure cooking and slow cooking features. I have always enjoyed food done in a pressure cooker. This cooker sounds really safe to use.
The automated controls and sensors of this product appeal to me the most – until now, pressure cooking has terrified me because there are just too many things that can go wrong. This one seems foolproof and easy to use – would love to try it!
omg you can make Pho in a Fast pro? that is the greatest thing ever! omg it has been year since I have had Pho and to be able to make it myself at home! yes please. The auto features are amazing and I love all the different things you can make with it
I like that it seems to have free settings to customise it based what is to be cooked and that it can reach 100deg!
The steam/pressure cooking aspect in the same machine is a great idea
Pho is our go to for when we have colds! Your version looks yummy!
I love it looks so easy to use ! thats the best , no guessing !
I think I’m with most people the duel sensor technology. Pressure cookers scare the heck out of me too.
love the fact that Breville’s dual sensor technology makes cooking so easy! No guesswork.
The ease of it. The duel sensor technology, taking the guesswork out of cooking.
Pressure cookers for stock….I never wanted a pressure cooker until now!
I have always been too scared to use pressure cookers but the dual sensor technology would put me at ease to try it. To make proper Pho Ga at home would be amazing !!!
The Auto features are what appeal to me most , love that you can cook lots of meals and its easy to use , so awesome , thanks for the chance :)
I like that it’s electric instead of stovetop. Way more convenient!
I love the auto features and that it can be used for a slow cooker or fast cooker.
I have always wanted to try pressure cooking but have been afraid to, so the safety of the Breville unit is what appeals too me. I have been reading about this unit and it is on my want list now, so keeping fingers crossed!
I like that it keeps the food moist.
This is a versatile appliance for my Kitchen. I can picture it now preparing a meal that will cook with the flavours inside the pot while steaming and not escaping my flavourful meal! Thanks for the chance, amazing. Yay for dual technology!
The fact that it has so many functions appeals to me the most.
The dual sensor technology
I really like the settings ranging from 2-12 hours!
I love the idea of set it and forget it. I work long hours and being able to come home to a delicious meal I set up in the morning would be the best!
How easy and effortless it looks.. I havent used one before :)
I love the 2-12 hr settings.
My husband makes great Indian food but we could really use equipment that allows us to start in the morning and it’s ready at the end of the day while maintaining flavour and not dried out.
I like that I could use it and it not scare me to death! There are so many recipes that I always wanted to make with a pressure cooker.
I love that it helps cooks the food so fast!
What appeals to me most is the versatility. I can have a regular slow cooker meal if I am going to be out all day, or a much faster one with the same results! Thanks for the chance.
Many great features. I like The ‘Natural’, ‘Auto-Quick’ and ‘Auto-Pulse’ modes that automatically release steam to minimize the risk of over-cooking
I love how easy it is to use and how safe they have made pressure cooking today.
love how it is easy to use!
i like that it sounds simple (and safe) to use!
I like the auto features. And that it can be used as a pressure cooker and slow cooker. For times when you need to make something fast or can take your time and slow cook your meals.
I love that I don’t have to be a ninja or possess superpowers to use this!!
I absolutely love the pressure cooker/slow cooker combination. Hubby and I love cooking using both methods. We used to have a pressure cooker until I lost the tip that toggles with the steam (eeeps). Using a pressure cooker cuts down cooking time drastically while keeping the food moist and tender. The same as the slow cooker, pile in the potatoes, roast, carrots and onions or whatever your veggie of fancy is and within 15 minutes a complete, delicious and tender meal is made. Having both appliances in one unit also saves space by having both units in one.
I like food cooked in a pressure cooker as it is fast, flavourful and it tenderizes meat with the steam cooking but I have always been afraid to use one. The automatic pressure release on this one takes away the worry.
I love the auto features!
I love that “The ‘Natural’, ‘Auto-Quick’ and ‘Auto-Pulse’ modes automatically release steam to minimize the risk of over-cooking. It actually couldn’t be easier!”
I love that pressure cooking will now be something I can handle. I’ve always been scared off by it before but this sounds like something I could really use!
I love the auto features and that it cooks so fast, I love using my slow cooker but to have the same great meals quicker is great
I love that it would be easy to use!
I really like that it automatically adjusts itself! Very cool that the sensors are able to know temperatures and such
I really like the keep warm function.
I love that it is a combination of a slow cooker and a pressure cooker. I have a pressure cooker that I never use because not only am I afraid of it, but it leave my food bland. I like that the Breville’s Fast Slow Pro takes the guess work out of it and also creates flavourful food.
Set It!…Leave It!…Love It! We are all so busy and some of us..not mentioning any names –SELF–, do not eat as healthy as they can. The Breville Fast Slow Pro ticks off all my boxes.
I really like the tech features, like the Auto quick & pulse buttons; Makes it seem really user friendly.
the auto features are so very impressive and take the guesswork out of it.
I keep seeing these recipes on tv that I want to try but involve slow cooking, I would love to make them quicker but with the same taste of an all day cook. This would let me try them and it wouldn’t take hours and hours!
I love the great flavours you can build in a really short amount of time.
Love the fact that it’s so versatile and so easy to use. I definitely need this in my kitchen.
I love how versatile it is!
I still have chicken broth on my ceiling from a pressure cooker explosion! The Breville Fast Slow Pro would prevent this from ever happening again.
i like the dual sensor technology
I love the exclusive dual sensor technology. I`ve never used a pressure cooker before,,would love to try one.
I love that it’s a simple as setting it and forgetting it. The feature I like best is the automatic steam release to minimize the risk of over-cooking.
I think this would be awesome because it would allow me to cook something fast while I do other things like play with my little boys.
I like that it can be fast!
I like the auto features. This would be great for my kitchen.
Love the safety features, I remember my mom’s pressure cooker and how dangerous it could be.. I like that it speeds up the cooking process
there are so many choices of features; love the safety features for sure. thanks
The auto features.
What appeals to me is that I can make a meal in half the time it would normally take. This product would be a real time saver!
I like the fact that there are modes that automatically release steam to minimize the risk of over-cooking.
I love the technology & the different modes you can pick! So easy!
I love that it does more than one thing – multitasking appliances are awesome.
I just love the seaming versatility of this machine! A slow cooker and pressure cooker? And then all the modes? Very cool.
I like that is has dual sensor technology.
I love that there is little risk the food will be overcooked! I have trouble with slowcookers, leaving them on too long because of time spent at work, so this would be great!
I like the digital display…we don’t have any kitchen appliances with one…it would make it easier to use, I think.
The versatility is what impresses me the most.
I currently don’t have a slow cooker and would LOVE to have one in my kitchen. I think this would make things so much easier. thanks for the chance to win :)
I love the automatic features,its so easy to use
Love this modern day slow cooker….my hubby makes homemade soup weekly & this would be a dream come true for him. Very easy to use & convenien
Automatically releasing the steam is pretty cool, I remember the lid shaking too!
I love that its two in one. Save some space in our small kitchen!!
I think that I would love to use this as it would expand my limited abilities that I have now. I would love to learn how to cook soups and stews. This would also be awesome for my spaghetti sauce that I make.
As an empty nester with lots of health challenges this would be a bonus to help me eat on time and eat healthier.
I would love to explore this cooker.
i love the automatic steam release, to prevent over cooking!
What appeals to me most about the Breville Fast Slow Pro is the automatic steam release
Jenn Beckett @jennpup
I love how versatile it is and I love saying ‘fast slow pro’. :-)
I like the steam release and that its a Breville
my favorite feature is the exclusive dual sensor technology. The idea of quick meals like this is amazing
It would be great to win this Breville Fast Slow Pro.
In response to your question of
What is it about the Breville Fast Slow Pro
that appeals to you most?
What appeals to me most is that the
Slow cook settings can be selected from ‘HI’ to ‘LO’
from two to 12 hours, and the keep warm function
turns on after cooking,so food is
ready to serve when you are.
Thank you for having this giveaway.
I love how versatile it appears – and that it actually sounds fairly easy to use.
I love how fast it will allow me to cook my meals
I love the fact that you can do so much with it: cook, slow cook, steam, reduce, saute and sear… so handy!
I love that this is a multi cooker – slow cooking AND pressure cooking?? YES please!
I’ve been request a pressure cooker as a Christmas present for at least three years now, but have yet to receive one. I don’t have much time after work for meal preparation and cooking so this would be wonderful for our household.
I love that it is not only a slow cooker but is now multi-functional
I love that there is no guess work and it is multi functional.
I like that it is a combination Pressure and Slow Cooker. The thing that makes me hesitate most about bringing new appliances into our home is the very limited counter and storage space we have. A new appliance really has to be something we’d use often to be worth it. This sounds like an exciting appliance that deffinitely would not sit collecting dust in a closet.
The versatility at which i can make food. This would be excellent for indian dishes like shahi paneer!
I like that it has The Natural, Auto-Quick and Auto-Pulse modes
I love its versatility!
I like that you can sauté and slow cook or pressure cook all in the same pot. Cuts down on clean-up!
I love that there are so many features
Love the auto features!
I love the fact that it automatically adjust time, temperature and pressure between fast and slow cooking
The fully interactive LCD to tell when its building pressure, cooking and releasing steam.
I like that minimizes overcooking.
I absolutely love the Auto-Pulse to minimize the risk of over-cooking!!!!!
I’ve never had a pressure cooker or used one and have always been curious. I’m not too keen on my current slow cooker it seems to be too hot on low even. I love that this appliance does both and more saving space and time.
I like how it traps the flavors and aroma in and gives the final product more depth in flavors.
I love that I’ll be able to put in my ingredients, turn the machine on and then go about my other chores without spending more time making something to eat.
What appeals to me about the Breville Fast Slow Pro is that it appears to be easy and safe. I like your very accurate description of the old pressure cookers, I too remember the hissing.
I love that it’s a two in one!
The speed of cooking and the flavors.
I like that you can program it from 2 hrs to 12.
I love that the Breville’s simple controls and exclusive dual sensor technology remove the guess work. Perfect for a newbie like me. Thank you for a wonderful post and giveaway :) Good luck all!
Breville’s simple controls and exclusive dual sensor technology remove the guess work if what I like the best
I like that it’s easy to use, I can’t stand anything that is complicated!!!
My mother owned a pressure cooker and it scared me terribly, Breville makes it safe and not complicate
I love how versatile and multi-functional it is!
I love the flexibility of it! Would save space in the kitchen!
I like the dual sensor technology
I like that it automatically releases steam to minimize the risk of over-cooking.
I don’t own a slow cooker or a pressure cooker, but wanted to have both, or at least one of them… So, to get 2 in 1… seems like the perfect match.
It appeals to me to use the Breville Fast Slow Pro to pressure cook, slow cook, steam, reduce, saute and sear! All this in one appliance is a dream come true!
I like the keep warm function turns on after cooking and stays on until your ready to eat.
Love the quality of the brand I love that it has auto-release and that it is digitally controlled.
I love that it is multi purpose. Slow & Pressure. I could really use this in my life.
I love how it is easy to use!
I love that it is multipurpose!
I like that the steams and aromas are kept inside so that you get most of the flavour of your food. The high and low settings are great also!! Need one now!
I love that it takes all the work out of cooking tender dishes for long periods of time.
Love the different “Modes ” it has to prevent over cooking.
I love the versatility of the product.
I like that with trying to eat healthier that I have so many options with the soft fast cooker. Can do a chicken and dressings.
I like that everyone who’s done a review on it says its fast cooking and will save time. I don’t like that some people say they found that many settings to be overkill.
This appeals to me because it’s so versatile and would be so helpful in the kitchen! Now that we have a newborn, anything that makes cooking easier would be lovely!
What appeals to me about the Breville is that
it automatically adjusts itself while cooking.
“The ‘Auto-Quick’ and ‘Auto-Pulse’ modes automatically release steam to minimize the risk of over-cooking.
That’s fabulous and I love that it’s a dual slow cooker
and a pressure cooker that is so much more safer than the older types.This is a dream come true for
someone like me who enjoys cooking.
i love all breville products they work great , and make cooking easier ! thanks for the chance
Being able to cook dishes that I usually don’t have the time for
I love how fast things cook and that I’d be able to cook dishes I usually don’t have the time for!
What a wonderful appliance for busy mothers and housewives anywhere. With so many ways to use this multipurpose appliance, it will be fun to try and create new and delicious recipes.
I really like the auto features!
This is what I like “The ‘Natural’, ‘Auto-Quick’ and ‘Auto-Pulse’ modes automatically release steam to minimize the risk of over-cooking.”
I trust the Breville brand & I love the auto settings!
I love that it’s both a pressure cooker and a slow cooker. I have been hearing so many rave reviews, I would love to try this for myself!
I like the variable settings
I love the auto settings and don’t have to worry to watch over the pressure cooker!
What appeals to me is that the Breville takes the fear I have out of pressure cooking.Its nice that it automatically adjusts temperature, time and the pressure.
What appeals to me the most about the Breville Fast Slow Pro is that it is multifunctional being a combination modern day pressure cooker and slow cooker small applicance, and that the slow cook settings are from 2 -12 hours that keep warm after cooking so in the morning can program it, then by the time we are home from work and school, supper will be ready and hot!! What a great convenience I would love to try!
so much food porn…. I see that soup and get hungry all over again
I love that the new pressure cookers detects when and how the pressure should be released and everything is automated.
I love the auto settings and don’t have to worry to watch over the pressure cooker!
My mother in law cooks with a pressure cooker and it always intimidated me (the pressure cooker…not my MIL). This machine makes it look so easy!
Love that it safely makes flavorful foods so quickly
This makes using a pressure cook look so easy! Dying to try it
I’m interested in this product because it seems to be intuitive and make all cooking easy
I don’t own a slow cooker and this looks like it’s easy to program and clean. I’m sure i’ll have fast easy meals done in no time!
The auto features are really cool. Love this slow cooker!!
I HAVE NOT OWN A PRESSURE COOKER AND WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ONE, THE BENEFITS OF BEING A SLOW COOKER AND PRESSURE COOKER IS PERFECT TO PREPARE AN EASY MEAL FOR MY FAMILY.
I like the easy to use buttons and timers. Pressure cookers intimidate me and this one seems to take that ‘pressure’ away. See what I did there? ????
I love soup, and this one seems easy to make
I’ve never tried making soup in my slow cooker but yours looks really good