Slow cookers: Best Buys Best buy

Slow Cooker

Want a slow cooker you can rely on to cook great food?

A slow cooker is a convenient and easy way to make a delicious meal and save money. But in the shop there is no way of telling whether a slow cooker is capable of creating the beautiful stews and rich sauces that you and your family crave. But that's where Which? is able to help.

We've tested a number of slow cookers from big brands such as Morphy Richards, Crock-Pot and Breville to see if they live up to their claims.

  • Which? Best Buys slow cookers are easy to set up and use, and are also easy to clean.
  • We test the actual cooking capacity of the slow cooker as this usually differs from what's stated on the box.
  • With a Best Buy slow cooker, sauces came out tasting rich while meats are tender.
The Best Buy slow cookers aren't always the most expensive. Find out which models we recommended with a £1 trial to Which?

Video: What makes a Which? Best Buy?

We test thousands of products each year at Which? in a controlled environment that enables us to accurately repeat each test on each product - meaning our reviews are directly comparable. We buy the products we test ourselves, and go through great lengths to shape our test programmes to match the way you use the products.

Find out more about how we test products and how we find the models that deserve to be Best Buys in the video below.


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Slow cooker reviews you can trust

From how well the timer controls work to how it cooks the food, we look at all aspects of the best - or worst - slow cookers to ensure you buy one that will be easy to use and will cook great food.

Which? is independent - we work for you, the consumer, so you can be sure that our product recommendations are influenced only by our test results. We don't take advertising and we buy all the products that we test. This means that as well as recommending great products, we can highlight the ones to avoid.

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  • Reviews of 18 slow cookers.
  • 5 Best Buy slow cookers for versatile and energy-efficient cooking.
  • Reviews of slow cookers from 6 companies including Morphy Richards, Crock-Pot, Breville and Cuisinart.