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Slow cooker reviews

Last updated: 02 March 2016

Which slow cookers make tasty meals with minimum fuss? We've lab tested the latest models to help find the best slow cooker for you. Our buying guide helps you decide which features you need, and how we test explains our testing rigour.

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In our test labs we give every slow cooker a thorough workout to help 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 see quickly 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 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.

Test results

Cooking performance - 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 - 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 - low
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  • Searing function
  • Food temperature at end of cooking time (°C, low / high)
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  • Cost/year: high setting
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  • Auto setting
  • Timer
  • Cooking bowl type
  • Bowl suitable for dishwasher/fridge
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