Breville 4 in 1 Multi Functional
Far more than a humble slow cooker, this beast of a kitchen appliance can steam, stew, brown and even fry. There are also special options for cooking pasta and rice and a nifty temperature gauge to ensure nothing gets burnt. Basically, you could ditch everything else in your kitchen and just use this.
Price: £54.99 | Breville
SousVide Supreme Demi
Cooking sous vide eliminates the guess work from cookery, instead giving you perfectly crafted meat every time. Simply vacuum bag up your item, pop it in the water-bath and then relax. A few hours later you'll have a perfectly cooked steak (or any other delicious animal)
Price: £249.99 | Lakeland
Renowned across the pond in the States, Crock-Pot is synonymous for creating great slow cookers. This Countdown model, which has a nice glossy black finish, packs a 4.7L capacity – enough for about five people, along with two heat settings and a 'keep warm' function. A handy programmable timer will also alert you when your tasty dish is ready to devour.
Price: £45 | Crock-Pot
Morphy Richards Partition Pot
With its divided pot, this slow cooker is a great choice if you have a few fussy eaters in the family. Simply prepare a couple of different options and everyone will be happy. The main pot is ceramic – for quick cleaning and you can easily alter the heat setting depending on what you've decided to rustle up.
Price: £39.99 | Morphy Richards
Russell Hobbs Compact
One for the smaller households, this cooker only has a 2.5L capacity, yet that makes for a much more compact and easy to store product that won't need its own dedicated cupboard. There's a removable ceramic pot on the inside which can be cleaned with ease, along with three temperature settings.
Price: £18.99 | Russell Hobbs