4 OF THE BEST SLOW COOKERS
Crock-Pot CSC026 DuraCeramic Saute, £97.94
Really easy to use and gives excellent, even cooking results. It’s easy to clean and the pot can be used on all hobs (including induction) to brown meat before slow cooking, as well as in the fridge or freezer It automatically switches to keepwarm mode and the instructions are clear and logical.
Morphy Richards Evoke Sear & Stew 3.5l, £30 from www.ao.com
Three easy-to-use heat settings. The pot and lid are dishwasher safe and oven safe, so ideal for browning dumplings or shepherd’s pie. The cooking pot is hob-proof so perfect for searing meats. Light and easy to store.
Morphy Richards Digital Sear and Stew 3.5l, £48
Holds a generous 3.5l and easily fits a whole roast chicken inside for a slow, tender roast. You can programme the cooking time for up to seven hours on high, or ten hours on low. It’s very easy to clean as the pot can be placed in the dishwasher. It can also be used on a gas or electric hob to prebrown meat
Breville VTP169 £16.95
Excellent for cooking stews, it’s easy to use and even easier to clean. As this is a compact model, it’s ideal for smaller households or a single person. There’s no keep-warm setting on this model but the instructions suggest using the low setting instead.
Both the lid and dish can be washed in the dishwasher.