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Would you recommend your slow cooker?

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SultanaofTring Tue 14-Jun-11 22:01:50

My slow cooker has broken beyond repair. I need to buy another one - would be really grateful if anyone could recommend their model? Or ones to avoid? Have searched the threads but they are a bit out of date.


My broken one (in case you are interested, I know there are some slow cooker obsessives around) was a Wahl James Martin one, quite cheapy I would have thought (it was a present), it has lasted about 3 years and we used it about twice a week.

SultanaofTring Tue 14-Jun-11 22:07:38

<panics at the thought of purchasing the wrong slow cooker>

SultanaofTring Tue 14-Jun-11 22:52:57

<slinks off to>

SecretNutellaFix Tue 14-Jun-11 22:59:07

I have a morphy richards 6.5l one. I love it.

SultanaofTring Tue 14-Jun-11 23:14:29

Thank you very much, will investigate that one.

valiumredhead Wed 15-Jun-11 10:29:43

I also have a 6.5 one which is fab for going gammons and whole chickens in. It's an Anthony Worral Thompson Breville one.

valiumredhead Wed 15-Jun-11 10:30:28

It was £30 iirc but I have had it 5 ish years. Still going strong!

There's an offer on the Tescos one atm - it's down to a tenner here but it's not as big as some of the others

deemented Wed 15-Jun-11 10:36:43

I have three slowcookers blush

And this one is my biggest one. It works brilliantly and is a great size for doing batch cooking.

SultanaofTring Wed 15-Jun-11 12:42:36

ooh, thanks for the recommendations smile

3 slow cookers?! grin

deemented Wed 15-Jun-11 12:46:42

Oh yes!

The small one - 1ltr - does for puddings, fondues, jams and chutneys etc. 3ltr one is good for everyday stuff, as is my big one, but i also use that for whole chickens, chocolate brownies, making soaps and candles etc.

SultanaofTring Wed 15-Jun-11 13:30:02

Soaps and candles! You have opened up a whole new hobby for me there...

deemented Wed 15-Jun-11 13:30:48

Oh yes! grin

aristocat Thu 16-Jun-11 12:12:09

this breville is what i use, it is an excellent size smile

simonthedog Thu 16-Jun-11 12:14:58

i've got a lakeland 3.5l one which is good. £31

becknotts Thu 16-Jun-11 17:07:17

I have been happily using a 6.5l Cookstore one from Argos , works brilliantly was on sale for 15pounds. I use it constantly.

I had the much more expensive Crock-Pot® - Original Slow Cooker, bowl cracked after only two months and customer service were hopeless would not replace insisting I buy a new part which was more than the cost of buying a cheaper slow cooker

SultanaofTring Fri 17-Jun-11 13:06:48

Thanks everyone, very useful info. That is rubbish about Crock-Pot®. I'll cross them off my list.

Naoko Fri 17-Jun-11 19:16:59

I have that £10 tesco one and it's great. Had it two years, never failed me yet. Might not be big enough for some people though.

Naoko that's good to know, I was thinking of getting it for a friend as a wedding present.

osd Fri 17-Jun-11 19:22:11

Ovens slow cook, am i missing the point? confused

ItsNotRocketSurgery Fri 17-Jun-11 19:23:06

I don't think slow cookers have that much to differentiate them really. It's a pot, in a thing that heats it up. With a plug on it.

ItsNotRocketSurgery Fri 17-Jun-11 19:23:42

osd Slow cookers you plug in and leave on all day - they don't use much electricity and you can safely go out for hours knowing the house isn't going ot burn down.

zipzap Fri 17-Jun-11 19:28:50

Yes. Got a ciao art one that is great for casseroles etc but also for roast chicken or roast lamb...

However if you want one that is just to do a couple of portions it would probably a bit big.

zipzap Fri 17-Jun-11 19:31:40

Arrgghh. Stupid autocorrect.

Meant to say the cusinart one not ciao art!

silverten Sat 18-Jun-11 16:29:13

Can you get a chicken (whole) in a 3.5 l one? Or should I get a bigger one?

Anyone got a 4-in-1 cooker? One of those ones that does frying/slow cooking/steaming/rice? Are they any good?

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