About Slow Cookers and Crockpots

Slow Cookers and CrockpotsSlow cookers, crockpots or crock pots?

Whatever you call them, they are small electrical appliances, used in homes for over 40 years to cook food slowly. You put in your food and leave it to cook – while you get on with more interesting stuff in life.

Slow cookers and crockpots all look pretty much the same but they vary in size, depending on how many you want to feed, and some of them can be left on a timer. All have removable, dishwashable inners and usually toughened glass lids.

They come in the following sizes:

  • 1.5L – for one person
  • 3.5L – for up to 4 people (most popular)
  • 4.7L – for 4-5 people
  • 6.5L – for 5+ people

Choose from manual or programmable:

  • Manual – 2 or 3 heat settings, you have to turn them on and off
  • Programmable – multiple time and temperature settings, great if you are out all day


There’s very little difference in price from online stores. I suggest you buy from the company you either usually or prefer to shop from.