Do you have a busy lifestyle and find you have very little time to prepare a meal when you get home from a hard day.
With a slow cooker you can plan your meals ahead by cooking it through the day while your getting on with your life.
Prepare your healthy meal the night before and switch on in the morning. The slow cooker takes up to 10 hours to slowly cook your food so you can time it to be ready when you get home.
A variety of foods can be cooked in a slow cooker, including main dishes, stews, soups, side dishes, poultry, meats and even desserts.
They are cheap to run as a slow cooker will use just a fraction of the power needed to run a conventional oven.
Below is a selection of the best selling slow cookers available.
Morphy Richards Accents 48702 Sear and Stew Slow Cooker – Red
Morphy Richards is well known for good quality products and their slow cooker is no exception.
This best seller has a capacity of 3.5 litres which they say should serve 3-4 people.
Its lightweight, dishwasher safe and has a non-stick coated aluminium pot for easy cleaning.
For full control it has three cooking settings low, medium and high so you can sear, stew or slow cook and a clear glass lid to help you monitor your cooking.
It comes in three colours, vivid red, black or brushed stainless steel so you should find a colour to suit your kitchen and it comes with a recipe book to get you started.
Crock-Pot Slow Cooker, 3.5 Litre – Aubergine
This is a good looking cooker from Croc-Pot with a very unusual aubergine colour.
There are two heat settings low and high and it also comes with a keep warm setting so you have full control of your cooking.
Suitable for 2-3 people with it’s 3.5 litre capacity.
The stoneware pot is removable and dishwasher safe, it also doubles as a convenient serving dish.
Cool touch handles for easy handling and a dishwasher safe glass lid so you can see how your food is cooking.
To get you started it comes with some recipes.
Morphy Richards 48715 Oval Slow Cooker 6.5 Litres – Stainless Steel
If you have a large family then this 6.5 litre capacity cooker from Morphy Richards should fit the bill.
It has three heat setting of low, medium and high to control your cooking and for different recipes.
Cool touch handles for easy handling and the removable cooking vessel can be placed directly onto the table for serving.
You can monitor your cooking through the toughened glass lid without letting any heat escape.
For cleaning many of the parts are dishwasher safe. Non slip rubber feet to keep it stable.
Crock-Pot Slow Cooker, 2.4 Litre – White
Are you after for a small slow cooker for up to 2 people then this good looking 2.4 litre cooker from Croc-Pot is the perfect size.
It has 2 heat settings of low and high for total control of cooking between 2-10 hours.
The removable stoneware pot is dishwasher safe as is the glass lid.
The glass lid also allows you to see how your food is progressing without having to remove.
The stoneware pot can also be used in an oven (without the glass lid) if you need to reheat.
It has cool touch handles on the main unit and the glass lid for your safety.
Russell Hobbs 19780 Compact Slow Cooker
This compact slow cooker from Russell Hobbs has a capacity of only 2.5 litres which is ideal for up to 2-3 people.
Three heat settings to choose from, warm, low and high which will cover all cooking applications.
The removable white ceramic cooking pot lets you serve at the table with less mess and more convenience.
The tempered glass lid allows you to view food whilst cooking without the need to remove it and loosing heat.
The cool touch handles and non slip feet keeps it safe and secure.