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Slow cooker or multi cooker ?

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lenamalk Tue 12-Jan-16 08:20:14

I want to buy a slow cooker or a multi cooker but can't figure out what would be more useful and would appreciate some reccomendations for both and someone explaining the difference to me...

cdtaylornats Tue 12-Jan-16 09:16:16


You can brown the meat first without having another pan to clean.

dreamingofsun Tue 12-Jan-16 11:32:15

what are you going to use it for? if its just slow cooking then i'd go for slow cooker as they are much cheaper. i never bother browning anything, except sausages anyway

dreamingofsun Tue 12-Jan-16 11:36:30

sorry ill at the mo, so missed your question. i've never used a multi-cooker, but when i googled they appear to do other things like make bread and cook rice. i wouldnt use it for any of this and it just makes the thing look way too complicated - one of the key things i like about slow cooking is chucking it all in a dish, switching machine on and then leaving - ie the simplicity.

have you used a slow cooker before? if not, I'd go for something really cheap. some people don't get on with the different way of cooking - if thats you then you've only wasted about £20

lenamalk Tue 12-Jan-16 11:51:20

I mainly want it to be able to make easy dinners with a full time work schedule but having an additional option of bread and other things looks good. As this one is going to be a present I don't mind getting a mid-range one. Any recommendations for a specific one ?

dreamingofsun Tue 12-Jan-16 11:53:30

sorry can't help there as i have a 25 year old slow cooker that they don't make any more.

ItsMyFuckingWedding Fri 22-Jan-16 16:53:50

I have the morphs Richards acti one and it's amazing. So much so that when I broke my old one I did next day delivery on my current one. Worth every penny

PurpleDaisies Fri 22-Jan-16 17:02:56

I've got a tefal 8 in 1 multi cooker. It's great as a slow cooker. It does really good rice and works as a steamer too. There are a variety of other programs too but I haven't tried them yet. Definitely worth buying.

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