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I've had two previous slow cookers in the past and never really used them because they either burnt everything or were just too much hassle to use. I purchased this Lakeland one a couple of years ago and have to say how much I love it. Nothing burns anymore and the Auto setting is perfect for me as I work during the day and cannot sit around for two hours to turn something down from high to low. Will Lakeland ever make one where the internal pot can be used on the stove, similar to crockpot's offering?
Published 27 May 2014
Excellent slow cooker”
I had never used a slow cooker before, but I couldn't go past this one because of the reviews and price. It really is excellent value for money. Works very well and is good quality.
Published 06 Jan 2014
a kitchen must have”
I bought the small slow cooker last year as there's just two of us but was so impressed that I bought the large one last week so I can batch cook for the freezer. They're very easy to use with great results. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Published 31 Jan 2013
Getting a new one!”
I had one of these slow cookers from Lakeland a few years ago and used it several times a week for about 4 years before the porcelain gave out. When I replaced it I went with a Crock Pot brand, thinking I'd prefer it, but after only six months, I'm replacing it with a new one from Lakeland. I missed the light that this one has and the temperature of this one seems much more accurate. Great product, good value, definitely recommend this.
Published 03 Dec 2012
Lakeland Brushed Chrome Family Slow Cooker”
by Mrs GOUGH
I have returned two of these slow cookers for the same reason - the black plastic control knob is very easily broken (and unusable) if you angle the cooker and the knob touches a firm surface. Previous reviews have highlighted this problem.
Published 09 Nov 2012
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review.The supplier has been working to improve the strength of the handle so we hope the replacement you've received will last longer.
minor problems but a great cooker”
Like"concerned" I too find that fluid bubbles out of the side of the lid when cooking on HIGH and have to ensure that the lid is on exactly in the middle. A heavier or slightly larger lid would probably eliminate the problem. I was also disappointed to find that the oval shape makes the cooker unsuitable for cooking cakes and puddings that have to be cooked in a circular dish or cake tin as they don't fit. However for stews, soups etc it is excellent and so easy to use.
Published 08 Jun 2012
Burnt too many times!”
by Mrs Harding
I used my 'Croc Pot' for many years until someone dropped the lid so I had to buy a new one. I bought this about 6 months ago and am rather disappointed with it. The outside gets very hot and I have burnt myself once too often, the cooker is light weight so you cannot hold the lid and stir as it moves about so this is when I go to grab the handle and the side of my hand gets burnt! Also when slow cooking a chilli I found I had to stir it hourly as it started sticking on the bottom, also the screws inside the main body have gone rusty- Im afraid Im on the search for a better sturdier one.
Published 08 Jun 2012
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I have had my Lakeland 3.5 litre slow cooker for only 3 days and have already odered one for my daughter and recommended it to 5 friends.Meat is tender, tasty and succulent and vegetables keep their form and don't turn into mush.
Published 03 Mar 2012
The best slow cooker at a fab price”
I love this slow cooker, it is cheaper then a lot of models but it does everything it should. I use this at least 3 times a week for everything from pot luck chicken to curry and soup. It is easy to clean and store and the settings are perfect for every meal. I have even done a breakfast stew left over night and it was perfect. Chickpeas left on high for 8 hours cook through and save a lot of money. This is a must have item and worth every penny.
Published 22 Feb 2012
by Mrs sillence
Dear Lakeland , I recently had delivered to Italy my first ever slowcooker. All i can say is how ever did I manage before !. We have a farm and so we are always busy so this is great .I am not always running in to check on my meals . A big thankyou from myself and my always hungry husband !! speedy delivery also ,Brilliant .
Published 07 Nov 2011
This review is for an older version of this product
by Mrs Judith Hubble
I am so plesed with this buy, have done sweet and savoury dishes, I invested in the slow cooker cookbook from Lakeland as well, and the two together are fab, many thanks to all the lads and lassies
Published 26 Oct 2011
One of the best things I have ever bought!”
by Mrs Williams
I wish I had thought of this sooner, but a new job with a commute and no time to cook prompted me to buy this and I haven't looked back. I bought the lakeland cookbook which has fantastic and diverse recipes - in fact Lamb Rogun Josh is simmering away at home waiting for me. So far I have cooked caseroles, chilli, tagines, chinese broth and curry in this amazing gadget. Cheap cuts of meat are best so it saves money too. I chop the ingredients in the evening and put them in a bowl in the fridge, throw it all in the cooker before I leave for work then come home to delicious supper. Perfect :)
Published 23 Sep 2011
I have the smaller one (reviewed), and now this one too. I have just done a bulk quantity of multi fruit compote using both at the same time, fabulous. This is a good all round average size. They look smart & classy. The switch feels very strong with a definite click and the light is bright enough even in bright daylight. I particularly like having an 'auto', as it gives whatever you are making a kick start and then reduces to a lower heat without you having to be there. What you can cook in these slow cookers knows no bounds & it's quite easy. Like the small one, I thoroughly recommend them.
Published 26 Jul 2011
I am new to slow cooking, and had no idea how versatile they are! At the moment I am still experimenting but I have made superb cakes and desserts in mine so far - and the intention was to make main course meals! I bought The Slow Cooker Cookbook at the same time and that has been invaluable - I cannot for the life of me understand why it is poorly reviewed by some customers. My only thought on any future purchase would be the capacity - this cooker is oval in shape and so you are restricted by the width of the cooker (so for cakes and desserts you can only use a maximum 7" bowl or cake tin). Very pleased with this purchase and for the price it is fantastic value for money and a kitchen gadget which I know is going to be well used!
Published 18 Jan 2011
Lakeland slow cooker 3.5 litres”
I have used this cooker several times and am pleased with the results, however the external chrome body does get very, very hot! It does have a sticker stating hot surface, but have burnt my fingers a couple of times - so be aware.
Published 12 Sep 2010
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Worth every penny!”
My gas oven is too hot at low temperatures so I bought this slow cooker. I am so glad I did as it really does cook casseroles at a gentle simmer. My husband was delighted with my first effort, a tender chicken casserole on a bed of chopped veg in a light creamy sauce. I am looking forward to using this excellent product a lot in the coming autumn and winter months. The only drawback is that these settings are not sufficiently clearly explained in the brief instructions that come with the cooker.This 3.5 litre cooker is perfect for 2-4 persons.
Published 07 Aug 2010
by Ms Kanaouti
I am concerned about bubbles that come out of the lid after the first few hours of cooking time. I have read elsewhere that this is not supposed to happen, and I'm having second thoughts about leaving the cooker alone at home, without my supervision, when I have to go out. Otherwise I'm pleased, but I'm not sure whether this is not a fault of the specific appliance.
Published 18 May 2010
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Super soup maker”
by Brian Sanders
My wife has used her slow cooker many, many times since I bought it for her. We used to have another cooker which was good but clumsy. This one is attractive looking and very effective. We use it mainly for soups, stews and hot-pots and it works wonders; and I believe it is economical to run. Very pleased we bought it when we did.
Published 15 Feb 2010
Best ever cooker”
Got one this year and have found it one of the best things I have ever bought. Had to visit my mother in hospital for the last two months and it is so good to come home to a lovely smell from the Slow cooker. Have used if for lots of meat dishes and also to cook ham. The ham just melted in the mouth and I did not have to keep topping up the water like you do when you cook it in a pot.
Published 12 Feb 2010
Save a bob or two”
by Angela Tinston
What a wonderful piece of equipment, really pleased with it and very economical to run as well as producing great meals and soups etc.
Published 12 Feb 2010