An absolute kitchen staple, especially when winter comes around, a slow cooker can be used to ensure that your dinner is ready and waiting for you when you get home from work. From curries and stews to roasted meats, there’s a whole range of things that can be created using a slow cooker.
Here, we take a look at three of the best slow cookers available, and why they will be great additions to your kitchen.
Crock-Pot CSC026 DuraCeramic Saute
The highest rated slow cooker by Which?, the Crock-Pot CSC026 DuraCeramic Saute is very easy to use and produces great tasting food. Priced at just under £95, it is one of the more expensive slow cookers on the market, but it’s range of features makes up for this.
Boasting a multi-use bowl which can be used with all hob types, including induction, the Crock-Pot CSC026 DuraCeramic Saute also has a 20-hour LED timer which gives you plenty of scope when it comes to planning your meals, and will automatically switch to keep-warm mode once it’s ready.
The Crock-Pot CSC026 DuraCeramic Saute’s 5l capacity means that it can be used to feed families of 4 or 5, and it comes with a recipe book so you’ll be able to start cooking as soon as it arrives.
In addition to this, the slow cooker’s DuraCeramic coating makes it non-stick and very easy to clean, which is certainly a welcome benefit.
Morphy Richards 461010 Sear, Stew and Stir Slow Cooker
The Morphy Richards 461010 Sear, Stew and Stir Slow Cooker also come highly rated by Which?, and its automatic stirring mode certainly makes it stand out from the crowd.
It produces amazing meals, no matter if you’re making a stew or roasting meat, and its inner bowl can be used on the hob so you can sear your ingredients before setting them to slow cook.
With the Morphy Richards 461010 Sear, Stew and Stir Slow Cooker, there are four temperature settings to choose from, but it doesn’t have a keep-warm function.
However, setting the slow cooker to its lowest temperature can overcome this issue.
Breville VTP169 Compact Slow Cooker
The Breville VTP169 Compact Slow Cooker is priced at less than £20 which makes it a great option for those hunting for a slow cooker on a budget. Despite its low cost and compact size, this slow cooker still comes highly rated by Which? and has been named as one of their Best Buys.
Particularly good at cooking stews for smaller households, the Breville VTP169 Compact Slow Cooker has a 1.5l capacity, and its lid and bowl are dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.
Although the Breville VTP169 Compact Slow Cooker can make a great stew, it isn’t large enough for roasting meat, and it’s not as high quality as the more expensive options. However, if you’re looking for a space-saving slow cooker for making winter warmers, this is certainly a good option.
Now that you know all about some of the best slow cookers on the market, it’s time to decide which one you should buy today.