6 best slow cookers that will help perfect your favourite winter recipes

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If you’re like us and you’re always searching for the next ‘easy dinner recipe’ to tackle for a weeknight meal, then you’ll want to be acquainted with arguably one of the handiest kitchen appliances on the market – the slow cooker. 

Often seen taking centre-stage during winter, thanks to its ability to make comforting, hearty meals when the weather is sad and gloomy, there is a lot to love about the humble slow cooker.

(Credit: Image: Crock-Pot)

What is a slow cooker?

If you could take a stab in the dark and guess what a slow cooker is based on its name, and you presume it’s an appliance that cooks foods and recipes…slowly, then you’d be right. 

A slow cooker is a handy kitchen appliance that can live on your kitchen countertop, designed to cook food at low temperatures for a long period of time (i.e. a couple of hours) – they’re perfect for soups and stews, aka winter saviours.

What is the best slow cooker in Australia?

With an array of slow cooker options available, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to present to you the best models that will make satisfying weeknight meals – with little fuss. 

Read on for our picks of the best slow cookers to add to your kitchen counter in Australia. 

The best slow cookers in Australia 2023


Breville The Smart Temp 6L slow cooker, $143.20 (usually $179), Myer

You’ll be greeted with juicy, tender meat for a tasty weeknight dinner in just eight hours. This slow cooker from Breville features an IQ temperature sensor that prevents overcooked meals, and its automatic keep-warm function ensures your meals are at their perfect temperature when served. 



Crock-Pot digital slow cooker with hinged lid, $79 (usually $99.95), Amazon

The original slow cooker brand – Crock-Pot – has revolutionised its iconic design with a modern twist. With a digital timer that allows you to set your cooking time from as little as 30 minutes to 20 hours. Plus, with its removable oven-safe bowl, it means you can serve your favourite dishes straight to your dinner table. 



Russell Hobbs 7L slow cooker in matte black, $79, The Good Guys

With its large seven-litre capacity, this Russell Hobbs slow cooker enables you to create exciting dishes for the entire family. Plus, with its black finish, it’ll look perfect in any modern or contemporary kitchen. 



Cucina Essenziale slow cooker in black, $49.95 (usually $79.95), Myer

If you love seeing the progress of your cooking, the see-through glass dome lid this slow cooker provides makes monitoring your food easy. With its cook-and-serve removable ceramic bowl, it means there are also fewer dishes to worry about after dinner. What’s not to love?



Tefal Easy Rice & Slow Cooker Plus, $190, Appliances Online

We love multi-functional and versatile cooking appliances, and this Tefal Easy Rice and Slow Cooker Plus is just that. Cook perfectly fluffy rice and delicious slow-cooked stews all in one handy appliance. Featuring AI Smart Cooking Technology, this slow cooker takes the guesswork out of cooking, ensuring perfect meals every single night. 



Morphy Richards 6.5L electric sear & stew slow cooker, $109.99, Amazon

Stylish and functional is this Morphy Richards slow cooker. Featuring three temperature settings and a large 6.5-litre capacity, it’s a handy helper in the kitchen for busy nights. 


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