HP8555 SecretChef® Electronic Sear and Slow Cooker 5.5L

The clever, unique, all-in-one Frypan and Slow Cooker. Sear and slow cook in the one pan without using the stovetop. Or use it just as a Frypan

SecretChef® Electronic Sear and Slow Cooker 5.5L is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 51.
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The SecretChef is designed as a Frypan and Slow Cooker in one, that sears and slow cooks in the one unit, no need to have separate pans, or to use the stovetop. Use as a Frypan or as a Slow Cooker, or if you're slow cooking, you can use both modes. It's handy when slow cooking, as you can brown your meats on the Frypan mode, then switch to Slow Cook mode for the remainder. It's so versatile you can create roast dinners, mouth-watering soups and desserts to hearty slow cooked casseroles and curries. Even sear a juicy steak or make bacon and eggs. Ideal for 6-8 people, and those who love leftovers.

Delicious Red Wine Slow Cooked Beef

See how simple it is to make a delicious slow cooked dish with your Sunbeam SecretChef® Electronic Sear and Slow Cooker

  • Electronic

    For fast heat up, accurate temperature control, even heat, automatic keep warm and timer. Preset any time, and monitor with the count down timer.

  • Brown/Frypan Function

    Brown/Frypan Function
    The frypan allows you to brown your meat in the one pan prior to slow cooking. Or you can use as a stand alone frypan.

  • Slow Cooker Function

    Slow Cooker Function
    Use as a frypan or a slow cooker. Slow cooker has High, Low and Auto Keep Warm settings.

Specifications & Features

Colour Stainless
Construction/Finish Metal Wrap
Dimensions H x W x D 270 x 460 x 310
Net Weight (kg) 6.35 kg
Cord Length (mm) 1200
Working Capacity (L) 5.50
Cook And Serve Bowl Yes
Count Down Timer Yes
Crock Sear pan
Crock Shape Banquet
Dishwasher Safe Bowl and Lid
Glass Lid Yes
Heat Settings Low, High, Auto Keep Warm
Keep Warm Setting Auto
Warranty Months 12
Warranty Type Replacement

Specifications and Features are subject to change without prior notification. Images are used for illustrative purposes only.

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Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from HP8555 slow cooker I have been a huge fan of slow cooking for many years, the only problem for me was you had to brown the meat in a fry pan transfer it to the slow cooker once cooked back into a pan to reduce the jus or add corn flour to thicken. I was so excited when I read about the HP8555 . I have been using it for some time and can only say this has to be one of the best products I have ever purchased, it browns, cooks and reduces all in the same pan .All the recipes I have tried have been cooked to perfection The insert is so easy to clean and light weight. I would highly recommend this product
Date published: 2016-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best thing ever! I have had this product for many years now and cannot understand why everybody does not own one. It is a one pot wonder because you can sear AND slowcook (not to mention fridge and reheat safely) and there are no other pots and pans to clean up. It is convenient to be able prepare food when you have the time and energy and not be confined to the hour prior to mealtimes. Only gripe is that there is not a smaller 3.5 litre option as I know my mother would love this but would not want to store a 5.5 litre cooker.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Slow Cooker Every! I purchased my Secretchef well over a year ago and it quickly became my favourite kitchen appliance. I have been slow cooking for years, but like many people found that the preparation required (i.e separate pots for browning and reducing) messy and time consuming. I am a food blogger and also admin a slow cooking recipe group on social media, so purchasing the right cooker for my needs was very important – I create and share lots of slow cooker recipes and these need to be tested in a reliable appliance. The searing/browning options and timer functions attracted me to this product and I have not been disappointed. After a year of constant use my non-stick pot is just as non-stick with no pitting or loss of coating. I don’t have a dishwasher, so my pot has only ever been hand washed in hot soapy water and I care for it as I would any other non-stick product (I only use plastic utensils, no abrasive cleaners or clothes, and avoid soaking etc). I don’t slow cook just so I can set and forget (although that is an added bonus for busy cooks), I slow cook for flavour and texture so I love that I can sear my meat, slow cook, then reduce the liquid all in the one pot. My sauces are tastier as I can reduce to thicken and intensify the flavours instead of adding lots of cornflour to my meals. The 5.5l rectangle insert fits a large roast chicken or joint of meat perfectly. It’s a great size for cooking for a family or batch cooking, with plenty of left overs. I have not found my cooker to cook too hot on low and wonder if those who have this problem have upgraded from much older slow cooker models that cook at much lower temperatures than modern cookers? Also when browning/searing ingredients cooking times will reduce slightly as the cooker is already warm, and the cooking process of the ingredients has already started. This takes some adjustment if you are new to browning meat or frying off your onions before slow cooking. I have cooked the Duck Ragu, Greek Lamb, Spiced Breakfast Fruit and Choc-Cherry Pudding from the user manual recipes. They were all tasty and the recipes easy to follow. Although, I have found that the cooking times in the user manual can be a bit over stated. For example a whole large chicken (2kg) takes approximately 4 hours on low, not 8 as suggested in the manual. A large leg of lamb cooks in 6-7 hrs on low and silverside 8-10 hrs on low. These times are consistent with other slow cookers that I have used in the past.
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product but I hope spares are available We have had this unit for approximately 18 months now and have cooked with this unit many times, however the non stick coating on the insert is starting to bubble. Is this available as a spare part? Also, we do not cook on high and only cook on low as high is too hot :-)
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ticks all boxes! I love my Secret Chef slow cooker! Perfect size for my growing family, easy to use and cooks wonderfully! I love the searing function...anything that saves extra washing up is a bonus!
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Touch handles I bought the SecretChef slow cooker online after a little research and Myer had a sale so I took a leap of faith and I absolutely love it. One of the best features is the cool touch handles so you can just lift the cook pot out straight onto the bench or table. Easy to use, easy to clean and being able to sear in the cooker cuts down time and cleaning while keeping all the flavour from browning in the pot.
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Secret Chef.....Let me count the ways I have had this slow cooker for 8 weeks now and am using it at least 3-4 times a week....lucky to drag my old one out of the cupboard once a month 1. love the browning function and the temp control that it provides 2. easy clean 3. one pot wonder....redces additional pan's/pots for washig up 4 light weight 5. rectangular shape......can take a good size lamb roast 6. nice looking appliance so i can leave it on the bench.....and use it ALL the time have been a great fan of Sunbeam all my life not only for innovation but good quality products! would be great to have a smaller version of this for smaller meals
Date published: 2019-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features, Easy as 1,2,3. I received from my wife for fathers day, I so far I have cooked a casserole and a slow cooked roast beef. What I love is the sear (browning) feature as I can prepare the vegetables as the meat is nicely browning. add a little white wine to remove the residue every thing is so easy to use. and especially to clean
Date published: 2015-09-25
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