Mention using a pressure cooker to anyone over a certain age, and it’s met with a comment about being careful, and hand-wringing. I know this because I was that girl, having been told about the pressure cookers my mom and aunts used thirty-plus years ago. It wasn’t until a few friends started sharing their pressure-cooker recipes and my Pinterest feed started filling up with them, that I had a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out) and needed to get my hands on one
Here’s the thing, pressure cookers have changed so much in recent years that I think they should change their name, so that people of older generations (and people like me influenced by them) won’t even realize it’s the same type of product, because I think those perceptions are holding a lot of people back.
Which means those people are missing out on ridiculously tender roast beef dinners made in under an hour.
And buffalo chicken.
And having dinner on the table in less time than it takes my Chinese food order to arrive.
Intregued? Read on.
The Breville Fast Slow Pro (in a nutshell) is a pressure cooker and slow cooker in one, and depending on the food being cooked, it identifies the right time, temperature and pressure by monitoring ingredients for accurate control as well as a hands free steam release.
What does one do with a pressure/slow-cooker combination? Well just about anything. You can pressure cook, slow cook, steam, reduce, sauté and sear complete with a fully interactive LCD to let you know how it’s all going!
The first recipe I tried was buffalo chicken – chicken breasts mixed with buffalo sauce and ranch powder dressing, cooked in a ridiculous time of 17 minutes (plus pre-heating time and pressure-release time). The kids had them on tortillas, hubby and I on lettuce wraps. This will be an easy go-to on busy days when we have activities in the evening.
I didn’t even get a photo at the end, and realized when it was too late – but picture your favorite fall-apart roast beef meal with potatoes, carrots and gravy and yes – it was amazing! I was also able to make the gravy right in the Fast Slow Pro at the end!
The third meal I made (yes, I have been pretty excited about using this versatile kitchen appliance!) was the Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff recipe I posted on the blog last week. Yes, that slow cooker meal was made right in the Breville Fast Slow Pro using the slow cooker setting!
The Breville Fast Slow Pro can be purchased directly from Breville.ca at a listed price of $369.99. I did a quick search online and found it at Best Buy, London Drugs, The Bay, and Sears for less! Remember that this product is used for searing, saute, slow cooking and of course pressure cooking so you’re getting several products in one which not only saves money in the long run but also counter space. Breville is well known for exceptional quality as well.