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Last updated: 19 March 2018

We've tested the latest slow cookers in our labs to help you find the best.

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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 see which models come out on top.

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Features

Searing function

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With this function you can sear directly in the unit. Without this function you need to sear in another pot on the stovetop. Some models allow you to sear in the cooking bowl, but on the stove top - these are indicated in the table.

Auto setting

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Starts the process on high to bring the food up to temperature and then switches to low temperature for the remaining cooking time.

Timer

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Alerts you when cooking is finished.

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Ease of use score

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How easy the cookers are to assemble, store and clean. We also consider the external temperature of the cooker surface, handles and controls during operation.

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Cooking performance score - high

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The chilli shredded beef test (with dried beans) establishes how well the appliance can cook a dish at high temperatures over a shorter time (five hours) without food sticking to the bottom. The dish is scored for appearance and texture, with deductions for dark or dried-out areas, overcooked texture or food stuck to the pot.

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Cooking performance score - low

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The corned beef test, with standard-sized pieces of corned silverside, checks the appliance's ability to cook a dish at a low temperature over an extended period of time (eight hours). The dish is then scored for appearance and texture, with deductions for dark or dried-out areas, overcooked texture or food stuck to the pot.

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  • Cooking performance score - low
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  • Ease of use score
  • Food temperature at end of cooking time (°C, low / high)
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  • Bowl suitable for dishwasher/fridge
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