A slow cooker from Morphy Richards is under £20 right now in the Amazon Prime Day sales, down from £24.99. That's a 20% discount – so if you've been on the fence about buying one, now could be your chance.
Slow cookers are by far the cheapest kitchen appliance to run and once you've found a few easy recipes you'll be all set. With the squeeze on the back pocket very tight right now, this energy-efficient swap is a smart way to save energy at home, while broadening your cooking repertoire.
Amazon Prime Day slow cooker deal
If you have a little more to spend the Morphy Richards Sear and Stew Slow Cooker at Amazon is also reduced by 25%, costing £55.99 for the 6.5 litre version. Our review gave it a five-star Ideal Home rating, when putting it through its paces we found it was easy to use and even easier to clean making it one of the best slow cookers we tested.
The smaller model is great for cooking up stews and soups for a small family, or couple short on counter space.
How much does it cost to run a slow cooker?
The best slow cookers are energy efficient and cheap to run. To work out the energy cost of any appliance, you need to know the wattage, that 1000W is a Kilowatt (kW), and that the cost of a kW per hour is around 34p.
The Morphy Richards slow cooker's product details show that it has a wattage of 163 watts. 163 Watts converted into Kilowatts is: 163 divided by 1,000, which is 0.163kW.
So to run this slow cooker for one hour, the calculation is: 0.163 x 0.34 = 0.05, which means running it for eight hours would cost you 44p (5p x 8 hours). To put that into context an average oven costs around 70p to run for an hour.
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Millie Hurst was Senior Content Editor at Ideal Home from 2020-2022, and is now Section Editor at Homes & Gardens. Before stepping into the world of interiors, she worked as a Senior SEO Editor for News UK in both London and New York. You can usually find her looking up trending terms and finding real-life budget makeovers our readers love. Millie came up with the website's daily dupes article which gives readers ways to curate a stylish home for less.
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