Breville BPR700BSS Fast Slow Pro

Last updated date: January 29, 2019

DWYM Score
8.5

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We looked at the top 1 Electric Pressure Cookers and dug through the reviews from 10 of the most popular review sites including CNET, Wired, Good Housekeeping, Hip Cooking, Best Pressure Cooker, New York Times Wirecutter, Tech Gear Lab, BestReviews and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Electric Pressure Cooker you should buy.

Overall Take

The Breville Fast Slow Pro is a versatile, high-powered appliance that performs well in numerous scenarios. The lid and pot are dishwasher safe and the high-quality non-stick interior makes cleanup a snap. The three-way safety system, which includes a locking lid, manual steam release and safety valve, promote safe use. In our analysis of 78 expert reviews, the Breville Breville Fast Slow Pro placed 3rd when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 17, 2019:
Checkout The Best Multi-Cooker for a detailed review of all the top electric pressure cookers.

Expert Summarized Score
7.7
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
452 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The Breville Fast Slow Pro is a versatile multi-cooker that performs well under many scenarios, including searing meat, slow cooking and pressure cooking.
- CNET
A high-powered electric pressure cooker that helps you control the amount of pressure, cooking time, and how the pressure is released at the end of cooking.
- Wired
September 22, 2016 | Full review
As with most pricey cookers, the lid and the pot itself are dishwasher safe so you don’t need to wash it by hand for the sake of convenience.
- Carrie Cooks
March 13, 2018 | Full review
Excellent at pressure-cooking beef stew.
- Good Housekeeping
January 19, 2017 | Full review
I have three Breville Pressure Cookers. All work. Some of the reviews that are unfavorable appear to be user issues. It pays to learn all the in's and out's of pressure cooking. I have done my fair share of goofs but I figured out what I was doing wrong and all work perfectly now. The lid does not open because of safety reasons. It still has pressure. At first I did not like the detaching of the lid, but realized the benefit. It is very easy to clean. I still have control manually if I like things more or less cooked. I mostly use the auto setting. I am pleased with my results. Yes pressure cooking saves time, but it really adds flavor to many dishes like chicken. Breville is more expensive than many other brands but I think Breville really looked at ways to improve their product and make it better. There may be times that a product will malfunction and should be replaced. It happens! I believe every cook can use a pressure cooker in their kitchen! I appreciate Breville making a wider lip for cleaning drips and spills, cleverly providing a lift lid that holds open instead of me looking for a place in my kitchen to set the hot lid down, detachment of the lid for easy cleaning, an easy operating panel, and providing the circle plug found on all my Breville electric products. I would encourage anyone to take a look at the features a pressure cooker like Breville has to offer. This is one of my favorite gifts to give my family!
- Williams Sonoma
What impressed me the most is that the few automated programs I tried (with their pre-selected time, pressure and opening) worked while the other programs use the proper release for the type of food being cooked.
- Hip Cooking
December 14, 2015 | Full review
This unit also had a 3-way safety system that kept it safe for the average person to use. This safety features consists of a locking lid, a manual steam release and a safety valve. Which made me very comfortable using it.
- Best Pressure Cooker
Our previous upgrade pick, the Breville Fast Slow Pro, scored well due to its intuitive interface, sleek design, and altitude-adjust function.
- New York Times Wirecutter
Breville's signature interface with multiple selection knobs and a large LCD screen make what otherwise would be an overwhelming amount of settings and options feel intuitive and easily navigable. It really shines when it comes to prepping meats.
- Tech Gear Lab
It's advertised as a pressure cooker, but it can also sear, steam, sauté, and slow cook. Great digital display that changes colors as it cooks, releases steam, or pressurizes.
- BestReviews
What experts didn't like
It's difficult to get a good seal on the lid when it's time to use the pressure cooker function.
- CNET
At $250, twice as much as most other pressure cookers.
- Wired
September 22, 2016 | Full review
This cooker lacks the ability to cook yogurt.
- Carrie Cooks
March 13, 2018 | Full review
Quick release valve wasn't fast to release pressure.
- Good Housekeeping
January 19, 2017 | Full review
I had high hopes for the Breville pressure cooker. I loved the idea of all the different functions. However, the pressure cooker takes entirely too long to reach full pressure. I have been using the Cuisinart Electric Pressure cooker for years and it comes to full high pressure in half the time. I called Breville support and was told it could take up to 45 minutes to come to high pressure. If it takes that long to come to pressure -,it defeats the idea of cooking quickly in a pressure cooker. This pressure cooker will be returned.
- Williams Sonoma
The problem with the lid hinging to the right happens before and after pressure cooking. When I’m sauteing or browning ingredients my hand is always bumping into the lid.
- Hip Cooking
December 14, 2015 | Full review
The one thing that I really didn’t like about the Breville The Fast Slow Pro Silver is its ceramic cooking pot. While I didn’t necessarily have a problem with the ceramic pot, I do feel that it might be easily scratched and if that did happen, then it would start to retain odors.
- Best Pressure Cooker
he Instant Pot Ultra now occupies this Breville model’s spot because it offers all of those things while adding more functionality and an uncoated stainless steel cooking pot (the Fast Slow Pro has a nonstick coated insert), for $100 less.
- New York Times Wirecutter
The only real qualm we had with this machine is its price, as $250 is double what most cookers cost. If that sounds a bit steep we would recommend the still exceptional Instant Pot DUO60.
- Tech Gear Lab
Pot can retain "taste" of previously cooked meals and has a delicate finish.
- BestReviews

From The Manufacturer

The combination pressure and slow cooker that knows the time, temperature and pressure. Some foods are tender with time, others are tastier under pressure, but how to know the exact pressure, temperature and time different foods need ? Its all possible with the 'Fast Slow Pro' a multicore unit with pressure and slow cook menus that automatically adjust time, temperature and pressure between fast and slow cooking. The dual sensors at the top and bottom monitor ingredients for more accurate temperature and pressure control, while the hands free steam release automatically to maximize flavor and texture. You can pressure cook, slow cook, steam, reduce, sauteacute; and sear with the press of a button. Rely on the fully interactive LCD to tell you when its building pressure, cooking and releasing steam.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Instant Pot DUO
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 8
2. Mealthy MultiPot 9-in-1 Programmable
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 9
3. Breville BPR700BSS Fast Slow Pro
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 10
4. Ninja 4-in-1 Multi-Cooker
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 4
5. Instant Pot Ultra
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 4
6. Instant Pot Smart WiFi
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 3
7. Instant Pot DUO Plus
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 3
8. Instant Pot Smart WiFi
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt.
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 2
10. ZENY 6
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 1
11. BESTEK
Overall Score: 7.3
Expert Reviews: 1
12. Gourmia GCR1700
Overall Score: 7.2
Expert Reviews: 3
13. Instant Pot Lux
Overall Score: 6.5
Expert Reviews: 9
14. Tayama TMC-60XL
Overall Score: 5.8
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Electric Pressure Cookers

Cooking at home means using a wide array of preparation methods. You could have a dozen single-use appliances cluttering your countertops and cabinets in order to make delicious meals quickly and easily. Or, you could have a single multi-cooker that does everything you need and helps your home feel tidy and calm.

If you have limited space in your kitchen or simply appreciate the peace that comes from having a decluttered place to prepare and enjoy meals, a multi-cooker could become your most treasured appliance.

Multi-cooker capabilities vary from one brand or model to another. However, there is a good chance you can find one that performs many of the meal prep procedures you regularly use to feed your family.

While most multi-cookers can slow cook meals, a slow cooker is not necessarily a multi-cooker. Slow cookers might have multiple heat settings but only one function, while multi-cookers can have a slow cooking function as well as several other options.

Some multi-cookers can boil, bake or brown food. You can meal prep a batch of hard-boiled eggs one day and bake a ham the next.

Other multi-cookers might steam, stew and slow cook foods. You can use them to whip up your favorite crockpot meals, put together a thick and hearty soup or make a big batch of perfectly fluffy rice.

There are multi-cookers that can grill, roast, simmer and even fry your favorite foods. You can fill it with ingredients in the morning and have a meal ready when you get home.  Or you can pull frozen meat out of the freezer after work and use the cooker to have dinner on the table before everyone gets hangry.

You are not limited to using a multi-cooker for making main courses, either. You can have warm, nourishing oatmeal at the ready when everyone wakes up in the morning. You can create creamy, fresh yogurt for snacks or cooking. You can even make fun, decadent dishes such as fondue or cheesecake.

Having fewer appliances or pots and pans can mean lighter dishwashing duties, a cooler kitchen and quicker cooking time all around.

A multi-cooker could also be handy at holidays when the oven and stovetop are all in use, but there is one more significant dish you still want to prepare.

Multi-cookers typically have glass lids, allowing you to keep an eye on foods while they are being prepared. They usually have built-in timers that automatically shut off the appliance when the food is ready. In addition, most have non-stick interiors that make cleaning up fast and easy as well.

DYWM Fun Fact

The cutting-edge features of modern multi-cookers might make it seem as though these trendy tools are a brand new idea. However, multi-cookers have been around for decades, although they have taken many different forms. In the 1970s, Sunbeam introduced the Vista Multi-cooker Frypan. The portable appliance consisted of a square pan with rounded corners that rested on a heating element encased in metal on the bottom and large, flat, plastic handles on either side. The tall cover had a handle as well as a vent that opened and closed with the twist of a dial. The power cord featured a temperature dial along with cooking temperatures for a variety of foods, such as bacon at 340; fries at 320; and cake at 300. This multi-cooker could serve as a wok as well.

The Electric Pressure Cooker Buying Guide

  • When shopping for a multi-cooker, it is essential to consider what you plan to cook. If roasts and stews are some of your favorite meals, it would likely serve you well to search for an appliance that bakes, roasts and slow cooks. If it’s just not dinner for you unless pasta is involved, you might want to look for a multi-cooker that has a built-in stirring feature as well as a strainer insert.
  • Consider how much space you have available. If a new multi-cooker will be replacing multiple other appliances, you might have the option of opting for a cooker with a larger footprint. However, if real estate in your kitchen is at a premium, looking for something slim and streamlined will likely make you happier in the long run.
  • Think about accessories and extras that are included with or can be purchased for certain multi-cookers. These can provide even more options when it comes to the types of dishes you could make. They can require additional storage space as well.
  • Comparing the power capacity of similar multi-cookers can help you determine which is a better fit. An appliance with a higher wattage will cook foods more quickly and tend to stand up better to heavy usage.
  • If you are considering a multi-cooker that has pressure cooking capabilities, make sure that it includes adequate safety provisions such as a locking lid and a steam-release valve.
  • Find a multi-cooker that includes features to help keep foods safer as well. A timer with automatic shut-off is wonderful for preventing burnt or overcooked, dried out foods. But if your cooker turns off before you get home and your meal is not kept warm, it might not only be less palatable, but dangerous to eat as well. Another feature to look for is 3D heat mode, which ensures that all of the food in the appliance is surrounded evenly by heat so that nothing is over or undercooked.
  • Look into how easy (or difficult) a model is to clean and maintain. Sealed touch panels can be easier to wipe down and keep free of debris than buttons or dials are. In addition, all parts that require cleaning should be simple to remove, easy to wash (dishwasher safe is ideal) and a breeze to put back together when you are finished.
  • Of course, your budget is an important consideration when shopping for any new kitchen appliance. Multi-cookers can be highly affordable, especially if you only want something basic. The Zeny 6-quart model, for example, typically comes in under $50. Those that have more advanced features, include additional accessories or are made using higher quality materials can cost significantly more. The Instant Pot Duo, for instance, can range in price from $80 to $150, depending on the size. Determining what characteristics matter the most to you can help you select the best multi-cooker within your desired price range.