Slow cooker recommendations

(9 Posts)
HolidayHeidi Mon 27-Jul-15 14:04:11

For a family of 5 please. Do I need one with a timer or just different heat settings? What size do I need? Do I need one that goes on the job too?

HolidayHeidi Mon 27-Jul-15 14:04:28

On the hob!

gamerchick Mon 27-Jul-15 14:07:44

Just get a good sized one. Small ones don't do the trick I think. A bigger one you get some left to sling in the freezer.

Low, high and auto is all the settings I need.

HolidayHeidi Mon 27-Jul-15 14:08:36

Thanks. What is auto setting? Is that a timer?

MrsPeabody Mon 27-Jul-15 14:12:15

I liked having one that had timings and then would switch to 'warm' when I wasn't home in time.

Agreed, the bigger the better wink

Clutterbugsmum Mon 27-Jul-15 15:10:16

I have a 3.5 litre this one It does enough for us, but my children are 11,7 and 6.

I did have a 6.5 litre one which I got rid of because it was too big.

girlandboy Tue 28-Jul-15 16:40:45

The auto setting starts itself off on High, and then after so long it changes to Low.
Mine has the 3 settings on like gamerchick says, but I've only used High and Low.
Mine's 3.5 litres and that does for a family of five.

gamerchick Tue 28-Jul-15 18:05:02

I've never used the auto on mine but I agree a timer would be handy thinking about it, especially for overnight cooking.

busjs79 Wed 29-Jul-15 13:33:19

Don't need to spend more just to get a built in timer - buy one like you'd use for a lamp to come on in the evenings! Works perfectly so I can time the slow cooker to start so that it is finished just as I get home!

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