For people like me who easily get worried about the right choice when it comes to comparing a series with a specific advanced model, this is the article for you.
In this article we are going to look at the main features as well as the prime differences of and between the Elite Platinum (a while line of products like the Instant Pot) and the Breville Fast Slow Pro. If you are looking to be clear of doubts or are considering purchasing any one of them, then this article is for you.
- What are the main features of the Elite Platinum Series of Electronic Pressure Cookers?
- The main features of the Breville Fast Slow Pro
- The Main Differences
- The Verdict: Which one should you choose over the Other?
What are the main features of the Elite Platinum Series of Electronic Pressure Cookers?
Well, the Elite Platinum Series of electronic pressure cookers has several models in it. While all of them have some minor differences which makes it all the more important to research carefully before choosing one for your home, there are several things which all of them have in common, which, at the same time, sets the whole series apart from almost all other electronic pressure cookers in the market.
These major similarities are:
- All Elite Platinum Pressure cookers are certified to be completely safe. All of them have excellent safety measures. They ensure you the same safety as the Instant Pot (although they do have a lot of differences).
- The Elite Platinum Pressure cookers are most certainly price friendly, while they may not be cheapest in the market, they surely are priced sensibly judging by their features and quality.
However, there are quite a few models out there which go under the family name of Elite Platinum, let us look at their prime specifications individually:
1. Elite Platinum EPC-808
- 13 preset functions.
- Volume of 8 quarts.
- Stainless steel body.
- A wattage of 1000.
2. Elite Platinum EPC-1013
- 8 functions.
- A huge volume of 10 quarts, this is one of the rarer size options.
- Manual cook and timer delay.
- A wattage of 1400.
- Made in two layers to ensure safety.
- 12 hour warming setting.
3. Elite Platinum EPC-813
- 9 preset functions to choose from.
- Volume of 8 quarts.
- Very high safety features.
- Wattage of 1200.
- Aluminum body.
- A function that continues the process going on in case of a brief power failure.
4. Elite Platinum EPC-678
- 11 preset functions.
- Volume of 6 quarts.
- The Slow cook feature is present.
- Wattage of 1000.
5. Elite Platinum EPC-607
- 6 preset functions.
- Volume of 6 quarts.
- Wattage of 1200.
6. Elite Platinum EPC-414
- 9 preset functions.
- Volume of 4 quarts.
- Wattage of 800.
7. Elite Platinum EPC-55
- 5 preset functions.
- Volume of 5.5 quarts.
- Wattage of 1000.
The main features of the Breville Fast Slow Pro
The Breville Fast Slow Pro is one of the most advanced electronic pressure cookers ever made. It is one of the three models that Breville has ever launched and is arguably one of the best electronic pressure cookers (if not THE best) that are available today.
In fact, this pressure cooker is equally ahead of all competitors in all the fields (from functionality, through easy operation up to the safety features that it is packed with.) In fact, several critiques have often dubbed this one as THE Breville Pro.
The main features that this beast of a model offers its potential customers are as follows:
- It has a color changing LED display, the color changes with the function that you set so it is super easy for the chef to remember and/or check what function they have turned on.
- It is almost completely automated. Except selection the function, it has almost nothing that has to be done manually. (If you want to go for such automated machines, you might want to consider the brand new Instant Pot Plus 60)
- It boasts of a volume of about 6 quarts.
- It has a 3-Way Safety System consisting of: safety locking lid, automatic hands-free steam release and safety-valve.
- It has dual sensors at the top and bottom to ensure that the pressure is measured perfectly and the cooking goes on perfectly.
- It has 11 preset pressure cook settings and one custom setting feature where you can select all the details in order to perfectly cook the recipes that you wish to try out on your own.
- The cooking timer does not have any limit.
- It has a wattage of 1100.
The Main Differences
The main differences between the Platinum Elite and the Breville Fast Slow Pro are as follows:
- The Breville Fast Slow Pro is one model while the Elite Platinum is a series with 7 models in it.
- While the Breville Fast Slow Pro has 11 preset settings, some Elite Platinum models have more preset features for you to choose from in order to ensure that you can perfectly cook what you are planning to cook.
- The Breville Fast Slow Pro has a volume of 6 quarts while the Elite Platinum has a volume of 4, 5.5, 6, 8 or 10 quarts depending on the specific model you’re looking at. However, if you are looking for even smaller volumes, you might want to go for the Cosori Electric Pressure Cooker.
- The Breville has a much superior display and selection system than the Elite Platinum.
- The Breville Fast Slow Pro, in comparison to equal volume models of the Elite Premium, has a greater wattage than the Elite Platinum EPC-678 (1000 watts) and a lower wattage than the Elite Platinum EPC-607 (1200 watts).
- Finally, we must look at the thing that is indispensable when it comes to judging from an economic standpoint, while the Breville Fast Slow Pro is one of the most automated pressure cookers and while it is highly functional (one of the best in the entire market in that aspect) it is also fairly expensive. The Elite Platinum, although also moderately high end, is comparatively cheaper than the Breville Fast Slow Pro.
The Verdict: Which one should you choose over the Other?
The Elite Platinum, as obvious from the above article, covers a really versatile range while the Breville Fast Slow Pro is actually a specific high end model that serves a lot of functions but doesn’t really boast of versatility beyond its special zone.
That being said, let us look at it from some potential perspectives:
- From a perspective of preset features, while the Breville Fast Slow Pro is more versatile, the Elite Platinum models might offer you more preset features. The right choice here would depend on the specific features you’re looking for.
- From a perspective of simpler and yet more effective interface, the Breville Fast Slow Pro is the clear winner. Although, if you judge among all the models, the best model in this aspect is the newly released Instant Pot Ultra.
- If you’re looking for a moderately low volume of 4 quarts or a volume higher than 8 quarts, then (although an excellent choice) the Breville Fast Slow Pro can not be brought into consideration.
- Finally, if you are looking at it from an economic perspective, then it must be clear to you that the Breville Fast Slow Pro is one of the high-end electronic pressure cookers available and is pretty expensive. The Elite Platinum, although also more expensive than the average product out there (it gives more functionality than the average product to make up for it) , is cheaper than the Breville Fast Slow Pro and thus the answer for people who are going to judge at it based on cost. (Please do keep in mind here that if you want to go for even cheaper models you might want to consider the Bella Electric Pressure Cooker and the Tayama Electric Pressure Cooker.)
Finally, however, it must be kept in mind that the specific one you need would depend on your needs and you must keep them in mind at every moment. Do not hesitate to explore in order to find out what is the best for you before deciding on a model to purchase, because these basic items of daily use decide the nature of our house and of our life!