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Russell Hobbs rhsc4 Rhscib 26rb fa 020317 web User Manual
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When using this appliance, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the
Read all instructions before, and follow whilst using this appliance.
To protect against electrical hazards, do not immerse the slow cooker cooking
base in water or any liquid.
Do not use it in a bathroom or near any source of water.
Do not use outdoors.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they
have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
This appliance is NOT a toy. Children should be supervised to ensure they do NOT play
with this appliance.
Always follow the instructions when using this appliance.
The temperature of accessible surfaces/parts may become very hot when the appliance is
operating and may remain hot for some time after the appliance has been switched off.
To avoid the possibility of scalding, keep clear of steam escaping around the lid area.
Do not touch any internal surfaces until the slow cooker has fully cooled.
10. Do not use the slow cooker to re-heat food that has already been cooked.
11. Dried beans (e.g. red kidney beans) must be boiled for at least 10 minutes before being
added to the slow cooker. They are poisonous if eaten raw or undercooked.
12. CAUTION: Do not operate on an inclined plane. Place the slow cooker on a stable, level,
heat-resistant surface and out of reach of children.
13. Route the power cord so it does not overhang, and cannot be caught accidentally.
14. Unplug the slow cooker when not in use, before moving and before cleaning. Let it cool
down fully before cleaning and storing away.
15. There are no user serviceable parts. If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer or similarly qualified person in order to avoid hazard.
16. Do not operate this appliance with a damaged cord/plug or after the appliance has
malfunctioned, or been dropped or damaged in any manner. Contact Customer Service for
examination, adjustment, repair or replacement.
17. To disconnect turn dial to OFF, turn off the wall power outlet then grasp the plug and
remove from wall power socket. Never pull by the cord.
18. Do not try to cook in the slow cooker without using the ceramic bowl.
19. Leave a clear space of at least 75mm (3 inches) around the slow cooker when in use.
20. Do not cover the slow cooker or put anything on top of it while in use.
21. Do not use the slow cooker near or below curtains or other combustible materials.
22. Keep the power cord, the slow cooker, and the ceramic bowl away from hotplates, cooktops and burners.
23. Do not put a hot ceramic bowl on a cold surface or in cold water as it may crack the bowl
or damage the surface.
24. Do not put cold water into a hot ceramic bowl or hot water into a cold ceramic bowl as it
may crack the bowl.
25. Do not use the ceramic bowl with any appliance (cook-top, stove, oven, microwave oven,
etc) other than the slow cooker.
26. Do not shock/bump the glass. The lid supplied with this is slow cooker is made from
tempered glass. However, this does not make it indestructible! Care needs to be taken
not to shock the glass as it may cause it to weaken and unexpectedly shatter into small
fragments for seemingly no reason.
27. Do not use accessories or attachments other than those supplied as specifically for use
with the slow cooker.
28. Do not use the slow cooker for any purpose other than that described in these instructions.
29. Do not connect this slow cooker to an external timer or remote control system.
30. For added safety, electrical appliances should be connected to a power outlet that is
protected by a residual current device (RCD), also often referred to as a ‘Safety Switch’.
Your switchboard may already incorporate an RCD. If unsure, call an electrician for
verification and fitting if necessary.
Congratulations on the purchase of your new Russell Hobbs 4L Slow Cooker. Each unit is
manufactured to ensure safety and reliability. Before using the Slow Cooker for the first time,
please read this instruction booklet carefully and keep it for future reference. Pass it on if you
pass on the Slow Cooker.
When using this appliance, basic safety precautions should always be followed.
1. Lid knob
2. Tempered glass lid assembly
3. Ceramic bowl
4. Cool touch handles
5. Cooking base
6. OFF/LOW/HIGH/WARM Control Dial
The slow cooker is controlled by a 4-position Control Dial:
The slow cooker is off.
Cooks at low power.
Cooks at maximum power. Take care that the food does not dry out. If additional
liquid is required during the cooking process, it should be preheated before adding
to avoid possible cracking of the ceramic bowl. Cool liquids can be safely added in
small amounts to the middle of the food, away from the sides of the ceramic bowl.
Rotate the control dial to WARM once the cooking time is over to keep the food
warm. Do not keep foods on the WARM setting for more than 4 hours.
NOTE: Do not use WARM setting to cook or to reheat food.
Health - The gentle cooking action reduces damage to vitamins and retains more of the
nutrients and flavours. Also, cooking in a slow cooker does not require any added oil or
Economy - Long slow cooking can tenderise the cheaper, tougher cuts of meat and uses
significantly less power than an oven or the small hobb on the average cook top.
Convenience - Prepare the ingredients the night before, put them in the slow cooker in the
morning and have a delicious meal waiting for you when you get home.
Remove all packing materials.
All parts of the Slow Cooker need to be thoroughly cleaned before being used for the first
time (see ‘Care and Maintenance’).
Some of the recipes call for meat to be browned and/or vegetables to be sautéed. Do this
in a pan – not in the ceramic bowl. Do not use the ceramic bowl for cooking anywhere other
than inside the slow cooker.
Thaw frozen food completely before adding to the ceramic bowl.
Soak dried peas and beans for 8 hours (or overnight) before cooking, to soften them.
WARNING: Dried beans (e.g. red kidney beans) must be boiled for at least 10 minutes
before being added to the slow cooker. They are poisonous if eaten raw or undercooked.
Lentils do not need soaking overnight.
Store ingredients prepared beforehand (e.g. the night before) in a refrigerator. Do not put the
slow cooker or the ceramic bowl in the refrigerator as it may cause the bowl to crack when
Root vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions, etc.) take much longer to cook that meat. Cut them into
5mm slices, sticks or dice. If possible, sauté gently for 2-3 minutes before adding to the ceramic
Dried vegetables must be immersed in the cooking liquid.
When cooking with rice, use at least 150ml of cooking liquid for each 100g of rice.
Pasta is not suitable for slow cooking – it will become too soft. If your recipe requires pasta,
it should be stirred in 30-40 minutes before the end of the cooking time.
Most recipes can be cooked on either HIGH or LOW. Many recipes will give the time for both.
Often used for longer cooking times, 8–10 hours, or less tender cuts of meat.
Cooking on high setting is similar to a covered pot on the stovetop. Foods will cook
on high in about half the time required for low cooking. Additional liquid may be
required as foods can boil on high.
WARM: Only use to keep cooked foods at a food-safe serving temperature and should not be
used to cook foods. It is not recommended to use WARM for more than 4 hours.
Decide when you want to eat and when you want to start cooking.
Find a recipe that suits your timings. If you want to eat at 6pm and you need to start
cooking at 8am, find a recipe that takes about 10 hours.
Prepare the food as described in the recipe.
TIP: Cut food into similar sized pieces to ensure food is evenly cooked.
Sit the slow cooker on a stable, level, heat-resistant surface and out of reach of children.
Connect to the wall power outlet and switch the outlet on.
Remove the lid and place the food in the ceramic bowl.
Replace the lid.
Turn the dial to the desired heat setting.
NOTE: Do not use the WARM setting to cook.
NOTE: A recipe that takes 10 hours would only ever be cooked using LOW setting.
When cooking time is done, either turn the control knob to WARM or switch the appliance
OFF. Do not keep foods on the WARM setting for more than 4 hours.
Using oven gloves remove the lid from the slow cooker and set it on a heat proof surface.
Serve the food.
Unplug the appliance when not in use and always allow the slow cooker to completely cool
before cleaning.
TIP: Cleaning can be made much easier if you remove all the cooked food from the
ceramic bowl, then fill it with warm water (see ‘Care and Maintenance’).
There are a few recipes in this book to get you started.
Use them initially to familiarise yourself with the capabilities of your slow cooker. Then using them as
a guide, vary the ingredients, vary the quantities and taste the results. Keep notes, write down what
changes you make, and you will quickly build up a range of recipes which suit your taste.
To adapt your own recipes for the slow cooker, we suggest you find a recipe which uses similar
ingredients and use that as a guide for timing and liquid quantity, along with the food preparation
guidelines given earlier.
NOTE: Be careful with quantities – once all the initial ingredients are put in the ceramic
bowl, it shouldn’t be more than ¾ full, to allow for expansion.
If homemade soup appeals to you, then try some in your slow cooker. Tasty, homemade soups
can be left simmering all day or overnight. Soup benefits from long cooking, so there is no need
to worry if it is left for a few hours longer than intended. Flavours develop and infuse slowly and
Tips for making soup in your slow cooker:
Trim and cut up the meat and/or vegetables to similar sized portions to ensure even
Sear food lightly in a large pan with a little cooking oil for a richer flavour.
For a thicker soup, stir in flour or cornflour, and then gradually add stock.
Do not add milk until the final half hour of cooking.
Cream or egg yolk may be added just before serving.
Before doing anything else, unplug the slow cooker from the wall socket.
Using oven gloves, remove the lid and ceramic bowl and place them on a heatproof
Even if you do not intend to wash up right away, fill the ceramic bowl with warm water,
otherwise the residual heat may bake any food debris on the ceramic bowl, making its
eventual removal more difficult.
WARNING: Do Not add cold water to a hot ceramic bowl.
Do not soak the exterior of the ceramic bowl in water. The base is porous and will soak
up water which may cause it to crack when heated. Wash the lid and ceramic bowl in hot
soapy water using a cloth or sponge, then rinse and dry thoroughly. Do not use a scouring
pad. The ceramic bowl and lid may be washed in the dishwasher.
All other surfaces, internal and external, should be wiped with a damp cloth. You may use
a little mild household detergent (washing up liquid) if necessary. These surfaces should be
dry before re-using the slow cooker or storing it away.
After some time in use, the glaze on the ceramic bowl may develop ‘crazing’, a network of
small cracks. This marking is superficial and should not be a cause for concern.
Do not immerse the body of the slow cooker in water or any other liquid.
Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners.
Make sure that the appliance is thoroughly dry. Never wrap the cord tightly around the
appliance; keep it loosely coiled. Placing the lid on upside-down for storage can help save
Food is undercooked while
slow cooking
Food is overcooked while
slow cooking
The meat was done
but the vegetables were
under-cooked while slow
May have used the wrong
The power may have
been interrupted.
The lid may have been
improperly placed on the
ceramic bowl.
Lid has been removed
too many times during
Make sure you use the
correct setting for the
If the power was
interrupted and you
don’t know for how long;
discard the food.
Make sure the lid is
placed evenly on top of
the ceramic bowl.
Keep the lid closed. Every
time the lid is removed it
adds 15–20 minutes to
the cooking time.
There may be a difference •
between your favorite
recipe and the operation
of the slow cooker.
Not all slow cookers cook
exactly the same; the
settings could be cooking
slightly different than slow
cookers that have been
used previously.
As you use the slow
cooker settings, make
note of any changes in
time on your favorite
The foods may have been
improperly placed in the
slow cooker.
Place the vegetables on
the bottom and sides of
the ceramic bowl.
Place the meat on top
of the vegetables and in
the center of the ceramic
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failure does not amount to a major failure.
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a (Warranty Period) period of 2 years from the date of purchase.
If the Goods prove defective within the Warranty Period by reason of improper workmanship
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to misuse, abuse, accident or non-observance of manufacturer’s instructions on the
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Serves 4
600g chicken breasts
400mL apricot nectar
1 sachet French onion soup
1 tbsp curry powder
400g canned apricots, drained
Cut the chicken into small pieces. Place all ingredients into the slow cooker and stir until
well mixed.
Cover and cook on LOW for around 8 hours.
Serve with steamed rice and vegetables or pasta.
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Recipes are to be used in conjunction with the RHSC4 Slow Cooker by Russell Hobbs. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may
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Serves 6
4 large all-purpose potatoes, peeled, cut into ¼-inch thick slices
2kg trimmed, boneless leg of lamb, tied
1 tsp salt
½ tsp coarsely ground black pepper
6 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
4 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
½ cup vegetable stock
Preheat the slow cooker for 20 minutes on HIGH.
Layer potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker ceramic bowl.
In a small bowl, mash the salt, pepper, garlic, and rosemary together with a fork to form a
paste. Rub all over the lamb.
Heat the olive oil in a large frypan over a high heat and brown lamb on all sides. Put
browned roast in the ceramic bowl on top of the potatoes.
Pour the stock in the frypan and bring to boil. Pour over the meat.
Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook for 4-5 hours on HIGH or 9-10 hours on LOW.
Serves 4
2 tbsp olive oil
1kg chicken thigh fillets
1kg chicken drumsticks
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, sliced very thin
400g white mushrooms, sliced thin
⅓ cup dry white wine or chicken stock
2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 Tbsp minced parsley
2 carrots peeled and chopped
1 cup pitted kalamata olives
2 celery sticks, chopped
In a large frypan over medium-high heat, brown the chicken, onion, and garlic in the olive
Combine the sautéed chicken, onion and garlic with all the remaining ingredients, except
the parsley, in the slow cooker ceramic bowl.
Place the lid on the bowl and cook for 3-4 hours on high or 7-8 hours on LOW.
Season with salt and black pepper to taste and stir in the parsley before serving.
Serves 6
1 cup caster sugar
1 ½ self raising flour, sifted
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup, light brown sugar
¾ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp cocoa powder, extra
2 ½ cups boiling water
Icing sugar, to serve
Ice-cream / cream, to serve
90g butter, melted and cooled
Preheat slow cooker for 20 minutes on HIGH.
Grease the slow cooker bowl.
In a separate bowl, combine butter, vanilla extract, caster sugar, flour, cocoa powder and
egg. Pour evenly across base of slow cooker bowl.
Sift brown sugar and extra cocoa powder over mixture.
Using a spoon, gently and evenly pour the boiling water over the mixture.
Cook on HIGH for 2 ½ hours, or until centre is firm.
Serve with sifted icing sugar, and cream
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