Black Friday slow cooker deals – the best offers for soups, stews and more

Take the pressure out of a home cooked meal with these Black Friday slow cooker deals

There is nothing we crave more than a chunky soup or a heart warming stew on a cold winter's day. However, these dishes can take hours to prepare, however if you have the help of a slow cooker you can ditch all that time spent hovering over a pan in favour of a simpler cooking method. If you have a hankering for an easy to make tender, meaty stew, these Black Friday slow cooker deals deserve a place in your kitchen.

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The beauty of the slow cooker is it's so easy to use. Simply pile in the ingredients and set the temperature in the morning before dashing off to work or on the school run. Come dinner time you will be met with an easy home-cooked meal.

We have rounded up some of the best Black Friday slow cooker deals on offer. Once you've added one of these to your kitchen you'll never know how you did without it.

Black Friday slow cooker deals

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Russell Hobbs Precision Slow Cooker & Sous Vide: Was £99.99, Now £78.99, Very (opens in new tab)

This clever slow cooker will have you cooking like a chef in no time with the clever Sous Vide function. You can prepare vegetables and meat in advance before dropping it in to cook. For £78.99, you can get one a gadget worthy of a chef's kitchen.

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Lakeland Digital Slow Cooker: Was £59.99, Now £39.99, Lakeland (opens in new tab)

This versatile slow cooker is both hob and over safe. For this weekend only it is reduced by £20. The digital timer makes it easy to plan cooking times and see how long you have left.

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Crock-Pot SCCPRC507B slow cooker: Was £79.99, Now £39.99, Currys (opens in new tab)

Pick up this Crock-Pot slow cooker for half price in the Curry's Black Friday sale. Perfect for large families, this 4.7 litre slow cooker will feed up to six people. The 20 hour digital timer means you can plan ahead so your dinner is cooked to perfection for when you need it. It even features a warming function, just incase your dinner guests are running a little late.

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Tefal RK302E15 Multicook 8-in-1: Was £69.99, Now £58.58, Amazon (opens in new tab)

If you are looking for a multi-tasking gadget that will slow cook a bowl of chili, but can also be used as a rice cooker this will do the trick. The 5 litre size makes it ideal for most families. It can even be used to bake cakes. You might start to wonder why you need an oven!

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Morphy Richards Sear and Stew Digital Slow Cooker 3.5L: Was £54.99, Now £37.99, Amazon (opens in new tab)

This striking red number scored a 4 out of 5 in our Ideal Home slow cooker buying guide. If you are new to slow cookers, this is a very user friendly version. Plus at £37.99, it is also very purse friendly with a £17 discount.

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Morphy Richards 461014 Sear & Stew 6.5 Litre Aluminium Slow Cooker: £44.99, Now £37.99, Amazon (opens in new tab)

This easy to use slow cooker is the perfect for new slow cooking converts. The aluminium pot is  hob proof, ideal for sautéing before you start slow cooking. Then once it's in the pot, you can choose from three settings. It couldn't be easier.

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Is it worth it to buy a slow cooker?

Crock-Pot slow cooker on a kitchen counter

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In short, slow cookers are worth it. Low-temperature slow cooking is a method favoured by Chefs for bringing out the best in food. Gentle cooking draws out the flavours and can be used to tenderise tougher cuts of meat. Whether it is a shoulder of lamb or skirt steak, a slow cooker will make sure you get the most out of it.

Food quality aside, they are also very handy for those with a busy lifestyle. The ingredients can be piled in the morning before running out on the school run, or to work. At the end of the day, you will be met with a hot delicious meal that doesn't skimp on flavour or quality.

If you enjoy a bowl of porridge on a winter morning, you can even throw your oats in the night before for an easy wholesome breakfast. Cooking with a slow cooker is a boom to anyone looking to eat more healthy and tasty meals. They use little oil to sear meats and work miracles on leaner cuts.

Another bonus with a slower cooker is they are very economical. They use less energy to cook food compared to other methods. You can leave it on all day, and it will literally cost you pennies. You can also invest in cheaper cuts of meat, that you'd usually avoid for being too tough.

Is a 3.5 Litre slow cooker big enough?

A 3.5 Litre slow cooker is the right size if you are cooking for three to four people. Slow cookers can range in size from 1.5 litres to 6.5 litres. It is important to bear in mind how many people you will be cooking for when choosing the size.

As a rough guide, 1.5- 3 litres will feed a one-two person household, 3.5 litres will suit three to four people, but for a larger family, anything over 5 litres should suit. If you are a fan of batch cooking for the freezer a 6-litre slow cooker could also be helpful.

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Treat yourself to a comforting slow cooked stew this winter.

Rebecca Knight
Rebecca Knight

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.