6.5L Slow Cooker plus Recipe Book with 3 year warranty for £16.99 @ Aldi from 22nd
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6.5L Slow Cooker plus Recipe Book with 3 year warranty for £16.99 @ Aldi from 22nd

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Found 17th Oct 2015
6.5 litre removable ceramic pot (dishwasher safe)
Glass lid with heat-insulated handle
Anti-slip feet
Adjustable thermostat – low/high/keep warm settings
Available in 3 colours
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Highly recommend a large slow cooker like this, especially great at cooking whole meat joints.

Roll up some foil into balls and flatten slightly then pop a whole chicken on top, pour a little chicken stock, garlic etc into the bottom, stick on low for 8 hours or more & you'll b get the softest most succulent chicken even that just falls off the bone.

Cheaper cuts of beef like brisket work really well too. Pork with Apple & cider. Turn it on and got out for the day come home to amazing hit meal that's cost next to nothing in electricity to cook.

£17 for a 6.5L slow cooker with a long warranty, brilliant!
I have this slow cooker.... brilliant
Rich44

Highly recommend a large slow cooker like this, especially great at … Highly recommend a large slow cooker like this, especially great at cooking whole meat joints. Roll up some foil into balls and flatten slightly then pop a whole chicken on top, pour a little chicken stock, garlic etc into the bottom, stick on low for 8 hours or more & you'll b get the softest most succulent chicken even that just falls off the bone. Cheaper cuts of beef like brisket work really well too. Pork with Apple & cider. Turn it on and got out for the day come home to amazing hit meal that's cost next to nothing in electricity to cook. £17 for a 6.5L slow cooker with a long warranty, brilliant!



sounds like pork with apple cider really turns you on dickie boy
ooo 6.5litre....nice...mmmmmmm.hot for me!!;)
Cheaper cuts of beef like leather..slowly cooked over 3 days,Perfect for winter.
Good to hear what people put in their slow cookers. Like to keep it simple myself. Today, shoved some chicken thigh fillets in there, threw a tin of balti curry in there, chopped a pepper and left it all day on low. Lovely. Stocked up on toilet roll fortunately as well.
Rich44

Highly recommend a large slow cooker like this, especially great at … Highly recommend a large slow cooker like this, especially great at cooking whole meat joints. Roll up some foil into balls and flatten slightly then pop a whole chicken on top, pour a little chicken stock, garlic etc into the bottom, stick on low for 8 hours or more & you'll b get the softest most succulent chicken even that just falls off the bone. Cheaper cuts of beef like brisket work really well too. Pork with Apple & cider. Turn it on and got out for the day come home to amazing hit meal that's cost next to nothing in electricity to cook. £17 for a 6.5L slow cooker with a long warranty, brilliant!



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I like my chicken skin cooked and crispy
davidbrent

Good to hear what people put in their slow cookers. Like to keep it … Good to hear what people put in their slow cookers. Like to keep it simple myself. Today, shoved some chicken thigh fillets in there, threw a tin of balti curry in there, chopped a pepper and left it all day on low. Lovely. Stocked up on toilet roll fortunately as well.



What real difference does it make over 30 mins in a regular pot?
a3lawy

What real difference does it make over 30 mins in a regular pot?



It doesn't really, for tender meat such as chicken thighs. I swear some people just like to prepare it all in advance so they can come in the door from work, to lovely cooking smells and dinner ready - fairynuff. It comes into it's own with cheaper, tough cuts of meat that would take about three hours in a conventional oven, eg. oxtail. I did ribs in mine, which actually came out so tender that when i went to pick the first one up, the bone slid right out in my fingers. They were actually too tender and falling apart!

Word of warning - unless you batch cook a lot of large portions of food, this cooker is MASSIVE. I got one this size and no word of a lie you could bathe a small baby in it! A packet of chicken thighs would be lost in it.
This is a great deal! My 6.5ltr slow cooker is a few years old and using it a few days a week I worry it'll break and I'll be done for. Might buy one to keep for when it does happen!

I currently have a huge beef joint in mine ready for Sunday lunch, it is an ideal size for us. Family of five, often plenty of food left for second helpings or leftovers for lunch the next day.
a3lawy

What real difference does it make over 30 mins in a regular pot?



For me, any cut of meat tastes better slow cooked all day in there than a shorter time in a regular pot. Especially with something like curry where it has all day to marinate in with the spices etc.
Heat, good size and good price.
philphil61

butbutbutI like my chicken skin cooked and crispy



​Then you need the larger version. An oven.
Far too big! I used to a Frigidaire of the same size. It took up so much room in my cupboard and I sold it.
I've already got a large, slow cooker. She wasn't like that when I met her.
Awesome deal, been looking at a bigger one for awhile but twice the price. I have a standard 3L but never have enough room for all the veg for my beef and ale stew I cook. I do plenty of batch cooking for my partner and kids to freeze so in need of a bigger one thanks op
Gammon in cider or beef in a tin of tomatoes, Passata, Italian herbs and Beef stock cube.
aym280

Far too big! I used to a Frigidaire of the same size. It took up so much … Far too big! I used to a Frigidaire of the same size. It took up so much room in my cupboard and I sold it.



Haha mine was the Frigidaire one too! It will have been the same one I bet. A great cooker as it has the "auto" setting that Which? always recommend. I gave mine to my sister and I believe she uses it quite regularly.
God you get some bellends on here that think they're sooooooo funny, sigh
I recommend pressure cooker over a slow cooker. More versatile, better quality too.
a3lawy

[quote=davidbrent] Good to hear what people put in their slow cookers. … [quote=davidbrent] Good to hear what people put in their slow cookers. Like to keep it simple myself. .



I'd like to put my Mrs in the slow cooker shes a little tough sometimes in the hope that it will soften her up a little
pepperlic

I recommend pressure cooker over a slow cooker. More versatile, better … I recommend pressure cooker over a slow cooker. More versatile, better quality too.



They are completely different!
the question is, how easy is it to clean? cause i have 5 litre, and very hard to clean. cheap does not always mean good, i have many slow cookers, and the 5 litre pot is very hard to clean, considering normally none stick,

if someone buys please post how easy to clean, or is it a brilo pad job?
Love my slow cooker, come home after a long day to lovely cooked meals.
I like slow cookers but I think I've wasted loads of food with them.
bigsky

They are completely different!


Not completely different. The same sort of thing can be made in both. Just slow cookers just dry out meat of any stew It you want tender, juicy meat get a pressure cooker.

Vegetable stews then slow cooker should be the go to.
therealslimkaty

Haha mine was the Frigidaire one too! It will have been the same one I … Haha mine was the Frigidaire one too! It will have been the same one I bet. A great cooker as it has the "auto" setting that Which? always recommend. I gave mine to my sister and I believe she uses it quite regularly.



Nice to knowI only paid £13 for it. I sold mine for £3.50 in a boot sale and the old lady had the cheek to ask me to lower the price. Funny thing is that slow cooker really does nothing for taste, but I have to use it to save money. Broke after having a lean-to and paying my son's university accommodation fee! Now I have a 3.5L one from Tesco and the sauce keeps dripping into the metal whilst the Frigidaire was so clean. Tesco does sell some terribly stuff.
raymogy

the question is, how easy is it to clean? cause i have 5 litre, and very … the question is, how easy is it to clean? cause i have 5 litre, and very hard to clean. cheap does not always mean good, i have many slow cookers, and the 5 litre pot is very hard to clean, considering normally none stick,if someone buys please post how easy to clean, or is it a brilo pad job?



Dump it in a dishwasher - the ceramic bit. Comes out clean every time. Or soak it overnight and spray some cif and leave it for a while. Then use a scratch sponge. Make sure you wear glove or your skin will be taken off by the yellow cleaning agent.
I bought this aldi slow cooker this time last year, does what it says on the tin, great item and still working fine.
shakerstevens

I bought this aldi slow cooker this time last year, does what it says on … I bought this aldi slow cooker this time last year, does what it says on the tin, great item and still working fine.


how easy is it to clean? and does the lid fit tight, i have a couple od big ones and the lids rattle, not good fit, but lost receipt.
Edited by: "raymogy" 18th Oct 2015
shakerstevens

I bought this aldi slow cooker this time last year, does what it says on … I bought this aldi slow cooker this time last year, does what it says on the tin, great item and still working fine.


that's exactly what i mean, never have i had to do that with slow cookers before, quick wipe and good, a slow cooker should not need to be scrubbed and soaked over night. i no longer work in hotels an restaurants, so dont have a dish washer.
Edited by: "raymogy" 18th Oct 2015
I use my slow cooker all the time, I've recently found out that if you just put a whole chicken in it without any liquid it cooks it perfectly and even crisps up the skin.
pepperlic

I recommend pressure cooker over a slow cooker. More versatile, better … I recommend pressure cooker over a slow cooker. More versatile, better quality too.



Can you leave a pressure cooker on and go out all day then come back to a brilliant meal?

no.

pressure cookers are good, but they completely different cooking tools
Edited by: "banterchicken" 18th Oct 2015
banterchicken

Can you leave a pressure cooker on and go out all day then come back to a … Can you leave a pressure cooker on and go out all day then come back to a brilliant meal?no.pressure cookers are good, but they completely different cooking tools



You need to spend a bit more for an electric one if that's what you want. Amazon have some for around 100.

You can't get a brilliant meal from a slow cooker. Pressure cookers you do have to be in the room for 40 mins whilst it cooks, but it is worth for an actual brilliant meal. Great for loads of things as well beyond just stews.
raymogy

how easy is it to clean? and does the lid fit tight, i have a couple od … how easy is it to clean? and does the lid fit tight, i have a couple od big ones and the lids rattle, not good fit, but lost receipt.


easy enough as the main pot is removable, so I just stick that and the lid in the dishwasher. The main unit should just need a damp cloth every now and then. Yes the lid fits tight, it has a small hole in the lid to let out steam. It never rattles thanks to the steam hole
raymogy

that's exactly what i mean, never have i had to do that with slow cookers … that's exactly what i mean, never have i had to do that with slow cookers before, quick wipe and good, a slow cooker should not need to be scrubbed and soaked over night. i no longer work in hotels an restaurants, so dont have a dish washer.


Although I do plonk the pot in the diswasher it would be easy enough to clean by hand, especially the dishes I've done like casserole etc
banterchicken

I use my slow cooker all the time, I've recently found out that if you … I use my slow cooker all the time, I've recently found out that if you just put a whole chicken in it without any liquid it cooks it perfectly and even crisps up the skin.


Yes, the skin crisps n its own fat juice released whilst heating up, whatever you do though dont leave it for hours and hours unattended and go out, fat content is individual to the animal and of it dries out all the body fat it can be a fire hazard, certainly dont do it on a 9-5 to work.


Is this digital with a timer ? These are the best, I place mine in the spare very cold bedroom with the windows open like the chicken is in the fridge and have it come on 2 hours before I am due back.
pepperlic

You can't get a brilliant meal from a slow cooker.



You're the first person I've ever heard say that. I mean even if you only do chilli or stew in it... I class those as brilliant meals.
banterchicken

You're the first person I've ever heard say that. I mean even if you only … You're the first person I've ever heard say that. I mean even if you only do chilli or stew in it... I class those as brilliant meals.



Stew I can totally see, as the meat takes hours to tenderise properly. But people cooking chilli or other mince dishes I can't understand at all. None of them need more than about an hour simmering at the most, to get lovely tender mince, so to cook it for hours on end doesn't make sense to me.
therealslimkaty

Stew I can totally see, as the meat takes hours to tenderise properly. … Stew I can totally see, as the meat takes hours to tenderise properly. But people cooking chilli or other mince dishes I can't understand at all. None of them need more than about an hour simmering at the most, to get lovely tender mince, so to cook it for hours on end doesn't make sense to me.



​I always cook chilli and curry in one! It enhances the flavour and tastes much better! It's like when you make soup and leave it overnight it tastes better in the morning rather than just rush cooking and scoffing !! lol
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