Aside from creating delicious, hearty and wholesome homemade meals, a slow cooker is a wonderfully versatile yet economic small kitchen appliance. Yes, they make brilliant casseroles and stews, turning even tough cuts of meat into tender, juicy moresales, but they will also cook cakes, puddings, sauces and more.
When you use a slow cooker the inner pot is heated up, as it gets hotter heat is transferred up through the food and the sides of the pot, cooking the contents over a number of hours. This slow cooker comes with three different settings;
Top Tip: Vegetables often take longer to cook than meats so place these at the bottom of the inner pot when you start cooking.
Pulled pork, roast chicken, beef stroganoff, chilli con carne…… OK, so you may be familiar with cooking that type of dish in a slow cooker but have you ever tried pineapple upside down cake, chocolate brownies, a full english breakfast? You may have to prep some ingredients on the stove or in a frying pan, but most recipes are easily adapted to slow cooker versions. Check out the extra info tab for inspirational slow cooker recipes.
As with most things, slow cookers can be as healthy as you want them to be. One of the main benefits is the decreased need for oil and fats. The ceramic inner bowls of the Andrew James slow cookers are non-stick and because this cooking method helps to retain moisture you food remains tender and succulent without the need to add any extra butter, lard or oil.
A slow cooker only heats up to about half of the temperature of a conventional oven, and you are only heating a small area, so the amount of energy required to produce that heat is significantly reduced. Furthermore, the tempered glass lid helps to retain heat within the cooker whilst allowing you to see how cooking is progressing so you don’t release heat by needing to lift the lid.
As well as requiring less energy, you can save money by bulk purchasing, bulk cooking and even by buying cheaper cuts of meat. Slow cookers are brilliant for turning tough cuts into something infinitely more tasty that you get with a conventional oven because of the moisture they are able to retain. With our larger ovens you can cook plenty of portions then seal and freeze them for later. For meals with a high moisture content freeze then vacuum seal to make them last even longer.
You should only wash this inner ceramic cooking pot and the glass lid in warm soapy water with a soft cloth. The non-stick surface helps reduce the amount of cleaning required but if any food persists after rinsing leave it to soak for a few hours. The exterior of the slow cooker can be cleaned by wiping down with a damp, soft cloth.
1.5 Litre: Ideal for Small Families, Couples, or Individuals (120W)
3.5 Litre: 8-10 Average-Sized Servings (200W)
6.5 Litre: 16-20 Average-Sized Servings (320W)
8 Litre: 20-25 Average-Sized Servings (380W)
|Product Dimensions||1.5 Litre – 20.8H x 26.1L x 20.5W (cm), 3.5 Litre -22.2H x 33.5L x 25.6W (cm) , 6.5 Litre - 25.0H x 41.0W x 30.0W (cm), 8 Litre - 28.6H x 41.0L x 30.0W (cm)|
|Product Weight||1.5 Litre - 2.31 kg, 3.5 Litre - 3.7 kg , 6.5 Litre – 5.44 kg, 8 Litre – 7.9 kg|
|Package Dimensions||1.5 Litre -26.5H x 31.5L x 22.0W (cm), 3.5 Litre – 28.3H x 41.2L x 34.4W (cm), 6.5 litre – 30.0H x 47.5L x 39.0W (cm), 8 Litre – 32.1H x 48.0L x 39.0W (cm)|
|Boxed Product Weight||1.5 Litre - 2.61 kg, 3.5 Litre – 4.1 kg , 6.5 Litre – 6.1 kg, 8 Litre – 6.8 kg|
|Capacity||Size Options Available - 1.5 Litre, 3.5 Litre, 6.5 Litre, 8 Litre|
|Primary Material||Stainless Steel|
|Wattage||1.5 Litre - 120 Watts, 3.5 Litre - 200 Watts, 6.5 Litre - 320 Watts, 8 Litre - 380 Watts|
|Voltage||220- 240 V|
|Box Contains||Slow Cooker, Glass Lid, Manual|
|Additional information||Ceramic Bowl Dishwasher Safe|
With this Andrew James Slow Cooker, there are 3 settings - high, low, and auto. High: around 95 degrees, Low: around 85 degrees, Auto: Cooks for 4 hours on high and then switches to low.
Most meat and vegetable recipes require 8 to 10 hours on LOW, 4 to 6 hours on HIGH, and 5 to 7 hours on AUTO.
After your food is cooked, switch the slow cooker off and leave it covered with the lid on. There will be enough heat in the ceramic pot to keep it warm for 30 minutes. If you require the food to keep warm for longer, simply switch your slow cooker to the LOW setting.
When you place an order with Andrew James, depending on the item size our dispatch team will allocate the most efficient courier and service.
We aim to dispatch your order within one working day. The cut off time for a 24 hour delivery service is 1pm Monday to Friday. Any order placed after 1pm on a Friday will be dispatched the next working day (usually Monday). The 24 hour delivery service does not deliver on a Saturday or Sunday, please take this into consideration when placing your order.
If an order is placed on a Saturday or Sunday the order will then be dispatched on the next working day.
Courier Service Options
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24 Hours Delivery - £5.95
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If you spend more than £50 on Andrew James products, you will be eligible for a free upgrade to a 24 hour delivery service. To redeem simply add your items to the basket and select “DPD 24 Hour Delivery” at the checkout. This offer is only redeemable online when checking out with Andrew James.
Please note that when placing your order, you should choose a delivery address where a person will be available to sign for the parcel. If there is no one available to sign for a parcel, the delivery driver will leave a card to let you know a delivery attempt has been made. They will make up to 3 attempts to deliver before holding the parcel at their depot for collection.
Please take the dispatch time into consideration when buying during a UK Bank Holiday period. The Andrew James Warehouse does not dispatch items until the next working day.
Andrew James currently only offer delivery to UK mainland post codes. See our full delivery policy here.
You can return an item for a full refund within 30 days of receiving it.
Your item is also covered by a 2 year warranty, and we will replace any faulty items within this period.
However, spare parts such as Halogen Oven Bulbs, and consumable products such as Vacuum Sealer Bags are not covered by the 2 Year Warranty.
You can click here to see our full Returns Policy.
Please note spare parts for our products are available to purchase by contacting our team on 0191 377 8358 or email@example.com
Check out our delicious recipes below:
Red Pepper and Tomato Soup:
Thai Peanut Chicken and Butternut Squash Curry
Please note that these recipes have been tried and tested in our 6.5L slow cooker. The quantities of ingredients may need to be adjusted accordingly for any other sizes.