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Everything you need to know about the Russell Hobbs slow cooker

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Regular readers of my blog will know that I am a HUGE fan of my slow cooker. I have shared several slow cooker recipes in recent months, and have more in my drafts.

Today I am going to share with you my Russell Hobbs slow cooker review. The model that I have is the Russell Hobbs 23200 3.5l slow cooker and this is quite a new addition to my household. You can see my specific slow cooker model by clicking *here.

I previously had a cheap model, that I got from a supermarket for £10. When this was knocked in the cupboard it got a huge dent in it, so it was time for a replacement!

The ceramic inside the slow cooker then started to crack and I lost my confidence in using it overnight while in bed. I decided on this model, after reading a number of favourable reviews.

Russell Hobbs slow cooker review

This is a 3.5l slow cooker that is designed for cooking at least 4-5 portions of food. We are currently a family of 2, soon to be 3. I personally like to use my slow cooker to prepare a number of dishes.

These include slow cooker whole chicken, pulled pork, stock, pasta sauce, chilli and much more. With this slow cooker I am able to cook up a batch of meat, such as chicken breast, for making sandwiches for the freezer.

Slow cooker chicken tikka masala, slow cooker whole chicken, chicken pie and slow cooker chicken & prawn paella recipes

I often have leftovers and these can then be frozen for quick and easy midweek meals.

Read my Russell Hobbs slow cooker review and find out what delicious dishes I make

There are three settings on this slow cooker. 1, which is low. 2, which is high. 3, which is a keep warm function. This is ideal for us as I have been eating much smaller meals while pregnant.

With the keep warm function I am able to leave my slow cooker turned on and return for more hot food, if I want to, a short while later.

The cooking pot is fantastic, as it can be taken to the table to serve dinner. This is ideal when I have made chicken fajitas, for guests. I can just carry the pot over to my table and then everyone can help themselves. By microwaving my flour tortillas everyone can serve themselves.

Slow cooker enchilada mix step by step cooking photographs of the ingredients, enchiladas being browning in the oven and enchiladas once browned

The pot is strong and can be placed into the dishwasher too. Personally I soak my pot overnight, usually, and in the morning it just needs a quick rinse. There is a glass lid with this pot so you can see the progress your food is making without removing the lid.

Staying organised with a slow cooker

When I am having an organised day I will prepare bags of slow cooker dinners for the freezer. I can then place this in the slow cooker pot, in the fridge, overnight.

In the morning I place the pot into the slow cooker, put it on number 2 for 20 minutes and then turn it down to 1. I find that most dinners will cook in 3-4 hours on number 2 and 5-8 hours on number 1.

Slow cooker cottage pie. Get this ready in just a couple of minutes. #slowcooker #mince #dinners #slowcookerdinner #recipes #slowcookerrecipes

I have also left food overnight, such as porridge and chicken stock for 10-12 hours with no problems.

If you have a little less time on your hands, and don’t want to make all of your sauces from scratch, you don’t have to. I have personally used several jars of sauce recently, including a butter chicken sauce, with great results.

Just add your meat, vegetables and sauce into the slow cooker and cook on low for the day. At dinnertime, you can serve with whatever side you want, even just a microwave rice sachet if you’re short on time or effort.

Step by step cooking of the slow cooker chicken and prawn paella

A slow cooker is a fantastic way to save time and effort when it comes to making dinner. With a little forward preparation, such as meal planning with mince, you can save money and have delicious home-made dinners every night.

Russell Hobbs slow cooker – 1 or 2?

Wondering which setting to use? I always put it on setting 2 for at least 20 minutes, sometimes 1 hour, before turning it down to cook for 5-12 hours depending on the dish.

This helps you to heat the pot and also starts the cooking process. If you *buy the Russell Hobbs chalkboard slow cooker then this has self-explanatory heat settings.

Step by step photos of the Easy slow cooker chicken casserole recipe - in your slow cooker in just minutes and cooking all day. Come home to a delicious dinner!

Russell Hobbs slow cooker recipes

I’ve got a vast array of great recipes that were all originally created using the Russell Hobbs slow cooker:

Slow cooker whole chicken uk recipe

Gammon with a balsamic glaze in the slow cooker

Slow cooker chicken curry

Loaded chorizo potatoes in the slow cooker

Slow cooker beef keema curry

Ninja foodi roast potatoes, air fryer pizza with salad and garlic and herb dip, cajun chicken pasta in two red pots and vegan coleslaw with text overlay that says mealtime inspiration

Want to get Russell Hobbs slow cooker replacement parts? Head over to the Spares part of the Russell Hobbs website. You can pick up new lids and all sorts!

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I love my Russell Hobbs slow cooker! It's great for saving money & cooking delicious meals. #slowcooker #frugaleats #recipes #easydinners #cheapeats #roastchicken

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Saturday 13th of June 2020

Hi I just wanted to know can we put just slow cooker put in the oven??? Thanks


Sunday 14th of June 2020

Hi, I would say no. Usually the pots are not safe to the same temperatures as ovens. Best not to!

Deborah Bentley

Tuesday 10th of March 2020

Can I just put dry ingredients in without adding liquid ie bread making


Tuesday 10th of March 2020

Hiya, I haven't done this personally but I have definitely seen slow cooker bread. I'm not sure if there is any liquid in the bottom though so I'd suggest having a quick Google x

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