• Always use the Slow Cooker insert on a dry, level surface.
  • Never operate the Slow Cooker without the removable EasySear™ Insert positioned in the stainless steel housing.
  • Never operate the Slow Cooker without food and liquids in the removable EasySear™ Insert.
  • Always have the stainless steel lid firmly in position on the removable EasySear™ Insert throughout the operation of the Slow Cooker unless it is stated in a recipe to have it removed.
  • Always use dry pot holders or oven mitts to remove the EasySear™ Insert or stainless steel lid when hot.
  • Do not place the removable EasySear™ Insert or stainless steel lid when hot on any surface that may be affected by heat.

The Breville Slow Cooker with EasySear™ Insert is designed specifically for flavor layering, a technique professional chefs use to enhance and deepen the taste of meals by using the same pan for browning onions, searing meats and creating casseroles, curries, soup, stock, and bolognaise.

For this reason, Breville has now developed a Slow Cooker with EasySear™ Insert. Simply remove the EasySear™ Insert from the Slow Cooker and use on the gas, electric, or ceramic stove-top to caramelize vegetables and sear meats before placing back into the appliance and starting the Slow Cooker function.

Searing and browning in the EasySear™ Insert on the stove-top may take a little extra time, and while not strictly necessary, the rewards are evident in the end result. The EasySear™ Insert keeps the heat stable and uniform allowing the meat to brown and form an even crust. Searing and browning seals in the moisture, intensifies the flavor, and provides more tender results.

Searing Guide

1.Remove the EasySear™ Insert from the stainless steel Slow Cooker housing and place onto a large burner or hotplate on the gas, electric or ceramic stovetop.
2.Coat the inside of the EasySear™ Insert with oil or butter.
3.Heat the EasySear™ Insert on a stovetop over medium to high heat.
4.Place food to be seared into the EasySear™ Insert in batches.
5.When finished searing, use oven mitts and carefully place the EasySear™ Insert back into the stainless steel Slow Cooker housing.

IMPORTANT:

  • The EasySear™ Insert is suitable for use on most electric, gas and ceramic stove-tops, however, it is not suitable for use on induction stove-tops.
  • The base of the EasySear™ Insert may cause scratching on glass/ceramic or halogen cook-tops.
  • Stir food in the EasySear™ Insert often when cooking on the stove-top.
  • Do not use metal utensils because they will scratch the non-stick coating on the EasySear™ Insert.
  • Do not heat the EasySear™ Insert when empty for prolonged periods of time as it may damage the cooking surface.
  • Do not place EasySear™ Insert in an oven that is hotter than 480°F (250°C).
  • While the silicone handles are heat-resistant to 480°F (250°C), it is not recommended to use for extended periods above 390°F (200°C).

Using the EasySear™ Insert as Stand Alone Cookware

This Slow Cooker is equipped with a die-cast removable EasySear™ Insert and Stainless Steel Lid to withstand temperature extremes. It can be used for browning and searing on a gas, electric or ceramic stovetop or as a traditional roasting pan for use in the oven.
The removable EasySear™ Insert and Lid are safe for use on stovetops and in conventional ovens up to 480ºF (250ºC).

With proper use and maintenance, these products will give many years of service and help to make this Slow Cooker a convenient, reliable and versatile meal maker.

NOTE: Use of the Stainless Steel Lid in a conventional oven may cause discoloration. This is normal and will not affect the cooking performance.

This Slow Cooker has three settings: LOW, HIGH and DUAL. Use the recommended guidelines offered in the recipe to determine cooking time and heat setting. Dishes can be prepared well in advance of mealtime and cooking time can be regulated so that food is ready to serve at a convenient time.

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.

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 flavor distribution.


The HIGH setting in this Slow Cooker cooks considerably faster than the DUAL or LOW settings and can be used if time is a constraint. Simply place your favorite meal on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours and you will have a slow cooked meal in a fraction of the time.

Dual Setting

The DUAL setting will begin cooking on HIGH and then will shift to LOW after approximately 2 hours of cooking time for added ease and simplicity.

Cooking Time Guides

It is almost impossible to overcook in the Slow Cooker, particularly when using the LOW setting. A general rule of thumb for setting cooking times for most slow cooked meat and vegetable recipes is:

  • LOW: 6 to 10 hours
  • HIGH: 3 to 4 hours
  • DUAL: 4 to 6 hours

Your favorite traditional recipes can also be easily adapted to this Slow Cooker. Simply halve the amount of liquid and increase the cooking time. The following is a guide to adjusting your favorite recipes:

Cooking Time on LOWCooking Time on HIGHCooking Time on DUAL
Traditional cooking time 35-60 mins6-10 hours3-4 hours4-6 hours
Traditional cooking time
1-3 hours
8-10 hours4-6 hours6-8 hours

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