Oh my goodness, I’ve got to say a resounding yes…..

I’ve used a slow cooker for donkey’s years, probably since they first came out, and I have to say, it’s an integral part of my kitchen. In fact I use my slow cooker nearly every day.

It was invaluable when I was working a ten hour shift. I used to prepare the food the night before, then either start it before I went to work or leave instructions for hubby to turn it on at a particular time and it would be ready for when I got in from work.

I cook just about anything in my slow cooker, from roasts, to stews and casseroles.

I’ve just had to buy a new one as I left my old one to heat up and cracked the ceramic inner pot. (Hubby wasn’t very happy with me). So I decided to get online and do some research before buying another one. A ceramic inner pot obviously wasn’t a good idea so I needed to look for an alternative.

I like to heat my slow cooker up before putting the food in as I usually like to start the food on the hob in a pan and transfer it over. (It saves on cooking time), and I don’t like to put it in a cold cooker hence warming it up first. So I really liked the sound of this Morphy Richards version. It has an inner pot you can actually put on the hob and sear/cook your food to start with, which is great because it saves me having to transfer from a pan to the pot.

I used it for the first time last night to make chilli sausage. (A family favorite), and being able to put it on the hob so I could sear the sausage and start it cooking was great.

Once it was all nicely simmering, all I had to to was lift it into the outer pot to finish cooking.

It has the usual 3 settings, low medium and high, it’s nice and simple to use and I think very good value for money.

It also looks really trendy as well, I bought the red one, it looks super cool in my kitchen. So far, I’m very happy with it..


Registered nurse, wife, mum and nana. I've had my share of 'hard times' when a child and also in the early years of being married. I learned a lot about how to make the pennies stretch further, so I'm going to share my little hints and tips with you...