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5.0 out of 5 stars Morphy Richards 48710 Oval Slow Cooker, 9 Oct. 2007
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This review is from: Morphy Richards 48710 Oval Slow Cooker 3.5 Litres - Stainless Steel (Kitchen & Home)
When choosing a size of 'Slow Cooker', it might be worth noting that although this shows as a 3.5L capacity, this actually means a maximum working capacity of c 2.5L (In the case of the larger version, Morphy Richards 48715 Slow Cooker Stainless Steel 6.5L 350W, the maximum working capacity is c 4.5L)

Sturdily boxed, comes complete with an adequate recipe choice to get started, so no need to purchase an additional cook book.
Stainless Steel base, with three cooking settings - low, medium and high, with 'medium' being the standard setting (6-8 hours)

Removable OVAL ceramic crock pot which is easy to clean out with hot, soapy water or, simply, pop it in the dishwasher.
(nb Due to the porous base it shouldn't be left standing in water for long)

Box Detail:

* Toughened glass lid
* 'Cooltouch' handles
* 150 Watt
* Non-slip feet
* Power indicator
* 2 year guarantee

Contents include a concise instruction booklet, including a 'dos & do nots' section, which includes the following information:

* 'If using frozen meat and/or vegetables they need to be completely thawed out first.
Pasta, seafood, milk and cream should be added towards the end of the cooking time....
If you need to pre-cook or brown foods prior to slow cooking, this must be done in an alternative pan. Do not try to brown or pre-cook food in the slow cooker.....'

Recipes include:

* Vegetable Soup
* Chicken and Mushroom Casserole
* New England Beef
* Hungarian Goulash
* Chilli Con Carne
* Beef Curry
* Irish Stew
* Vegetarian Curry
* Pears in Red Wine
* Rice Pudding

The only re-education I have really needed is avoiding the temptation to open the lid and prod the contents during cooking, too often!

'Removing the lid will allow valuable heat to escape, reducing the efficiency of your slow cooker and increasing the cooking time. If you remove the lid more often than a couple of times to stir or add ingredients then you will need to allow 10-15 minutes extra cooking time each time the lid is removed.'

Manufacturer's Description:

'The healthy alternative to ready meals, slow cookers offer a convenient way to make fresh food. Easy to use, a slow cooker can be left safely cooking away while you are out and about so you can enjoy freshly cooked meals without being tied to the kitchen. Simply add the ingredients to the crock pot and the slow cooker will gradually cook your meal over the course of several hours meaning you're in control of the ingredients and when you eat.

Colour: Stainless Steel A New Oval Shape Slow Cooker That Brings Style Into Your Kitchen. It Can Be Used To Prepare Large Quantities Of Food As Well As Small Ones. It Comprises An Elegant Removable Crock-pot That Can Be Taken To The Table For Serving. The Glass Lid Allows You To Monitor Cooking Without Letting Heat Escape And The Crock-pot Goes Into The Dishwasher. - Use Pot To Serve At Table - Glass Lid For Monitoring Cooking - Variable Thermostat - Dishwasher Proof Removable Crock-pot - 2 Year Guarantee'

All in all, an excellent little machine for less that £17 (at the time of writing).
It does the job it says it will and I turned out a beautiful dish of 'Beef in Red Wine', on the lowest setting.

Perhaps one consideration when comparing more expensive alternatives, apart from the actual cooking capacity previously mentioned, is that there is no facility to pre-set a start time for this Morphy Richards slow cooker.
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Initial post: 24 Jan 2013 13:36:39 GMT
Ivo says:
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Posted on 21 Jan 2014 21:44:00 GMT
Leena says:
you can always use a timer on the wall socket to turn it on and they can be set to switch off, simple.lol

Posted on 28 Jan 2014 15:39:55 GMT
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Posted on 28 Jan 2014 15:46:50 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Jan 2014 15:47:15 GMT
I am sorry, Ivo - I have missed this question and I am probably too late in responding, especially as you haven't got 'track comments' turned on.
Leena has kindly offered a solution, otherwise something like this may be the route to go (depending on the size you are looking for) :

Crock-Pot Digital Countdown Slow Cooker, 4.7 Litre - Gloss Black

I believe that it turns off when 'ready to serve' and keeps the contents at a steady temperature in the meantime, but I have no experience of these machines to share.

Posted on 8 Feb 2014 16:17:16 GMT
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Posted on 9 Feb 2014 15:45:39 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Feb 2014 17:08:54 GMT
Just to say that, contrary to what 'Amazon Customer' (A2T94WRWJ64DP2) says in her tracked comment :

From the use & care booklet, supplied with my machine at the time of purchase, from Amazon-UK:

Pg 19:

'The crock pot and glass lid may be washed in a dishwasher or wash by hand in hot soapy water........'

Photographic evidence in the image above, and this can be confirmed by the instruction booklet for the model on the Morphy Richard's website : IB48710.pdf
http://www.morphyrichards.co.uk/Pdf/IB48710.pdf

For anyone with any concerns - over the last 6+ years - my ceramic pot and lid have been in and out of the dishwasher and both are still going strong.
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