Slow cookers sale alert: there are some seriously nice slow cooker models going at discounted prices at Argos. Before you rush to buy, though, what should we expect from the best slow cookers?
Heat settings are probably the most important feature: the more settings your slow cooker has, the more options you have for preparing a 'slow cooked' meal even if you don't really have the time.
Which brings us to the excellent slow cookers we've picked out that are currently on offer at Argos. From multiple heat settings to non-stick bowls and convenient cool touch design, these are guaranteed to make winter cooking a pleasure.
For £15, you can't go wrong with this simple slow cooker. It has three heat settings, including a keep warm setting, and a ceramic inner bowl. The glass lid lets you see through to watch how your cooking is going. Note that the ceramic bowl is handwash only.
Take your winter cooking to the next level with this sleek offering from Morphy Richards that is safe to go on a hob. The aluminium inner bowl is dishwasher safe; but what makes this slow cooker really special is the sear mode, which means you can crisp up your meat before slow cooking it. Yum.
This is another nice on-the-hob slow cooker, but this one has the ability to not only sear the food, but also to stir it to ensure perfectly even cooking. The handles of this slow cooker always stay cool, making serving easy.
Want some inspiration on what to make in your slow cooker? Check out our best slow cooker recipes.