People often think of slow cookers as winter cooking appliance but actually they are great all year round especially in the summer as you can cook a myriad of meals without heating the whole kitchen with the oven on .
The other plus of the slow cooker is the convenience of coming home to a cooked meal with very little work just serve and eat, slow cookers are now way more sophisticated that the one button dial you can buy the Tefal CY701840 Cook4me Multi Cooker this is almost like a personal assistant in the kitchen it allows you to rapidly pressure cook, steam, brown, reheat and keep your food warm.
Take our pick from our favourites
Tefal CY701840 Cook4me Multi Cooker £219.00 John Lewis (Shop Now)
The Cook4me will become your own personal cooking assistant. It comes with 50 pre-programmed recipes and guides you step by step to cook tasty meals for up to 6 people. At the push of a button, cook a variety of meals and reduce the amount of time spent in the kitchen.
Sage by Heston Blumenthal BPR700BSS The Fast Slow Pro Slow Cooker £199.00 John Lewis (Shop Now)
Whether you've got all day or just a few hours to cook that special meal, the Sage by Heston Blumenthal BPR700BSS The Fast Slow Pro Slow Cooker will solve all your cooking needs. Combining the benefits of a slow cooker and pressure cooker into one handy unit, the Fast Slow Pro brings the best of both worlds to your kitchen in a stylish and space saving option. This model's extensive range of programs take the guesswork out of cooking and will deliver the best results no matter what dish you might be whipping up.
Pressure King Pro 12-In-1 Digital Pressure Cooker £69.95 John Lewis (Shop Now)
Create delicious and nutritious home-cooked meals with ease using the Crock-Pot CSC026. Rustle up a variety of hearty dishes from soups and casseroles to tasty tagines. With a spacious 5L capacity the Crock-Pot CSC026 is ideal for families and entertaining.
Featuring a removable, die-cast pot the Crock-Pot CSC026 can be used to saute ingredients on the hob before slow cooking to maximise flavour. A useful keep warm function guarantees piping hot food is available until you are ready to eat. The digital timer with LED display will countdown the minutes and automatically switch the cooker to warm when cooking time is up.
Bella® Cook and Serve 3 Pot Slow Cooker £69.99 Lakeland (Shop Now)
Whether it’s a selection of curries for a family night in or an informal buffet gathering with friends, this 3-in-1 slow cooker is just the ticket. With separately controlled cooking pots, you can make three totally different dishes at the same time, all cooked while you’re busy doing other things. And thanks to the keep-warm function, it doubles as a serving station allowing guests to help themselves when they’re ready for seconds. To keep everything to hand and mess to a minimum, the pots also feature spoon notches and lid stands.
Morphy Richards® 4.5L Sear and Stew Compact Slow Cooker £39.99 Lakeland (Shop Now)
Enjoy delicious, home-cooked meals with ease in this Crock Pot Manual 2-Person 2.4 Litre Slow Cooker - ideal for individual or 2-person households. The Low setting means dishes like casseroles, curries, soups and stews can be prepared in the morning, and enjoyed when you return home in the evening.