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Last updated: 27 March 2023


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Slow cookers are great for making hearty winter meals, but can also be used during the summer to make a pot roast or one-pot meal without heating up your kitchen like an oven. In our test labs we give every slow cooker a thorough workout to find the models that:

  • perform well on low and high settings without drying out your dinner
  • are easiest to use.

We also give you good and bad points for each model and tell you about any special features such as searing, auto-cook functions, timers and whether or not the bowl is dishwasher-safe. Our Recommended list will help you quickly work out which models come out on top.

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    • Delayed start
    • Pre-programmed settings
    • End of cooking indicator (visual/audio)
    • Keep warm or automatically switch to warm
    • Recommended
    • Overall score
    • Cooking performance - low
    • Cooking performance - high
    • Ease of use
    • Food temp at end of cooking (°C, low / high)
    • Cost/year: low setting
    • Cost/year: high setting
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    • Bad points
    • Price
    • Searing function
    • Auto setting
    • Timer
    • Cooking bowl type
    • Bowl suitable for dishwasher/fridge
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    • Claimed capacity (L)
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