The Morphy Richards 48715 Oval Slow Cooker is a temptingly big slow cooker. Weighing in with a whooping 6.5 litre pot with a working capacity of 4.5l. There is no problem with fitting a joint of meat into it or a whole chicken. If you are looking for a slow cooker that will accommodate a bigger, busy family or someone who likes to entertain then this could be the one for you.
Let’s be honest there are no fancy gadgets to this slow cooker however it has all the features that a good all round slow cooker should have:
- 3 temperature settings – low, high and warm
- an ‘on’ indication light
- a toughened glass lid to view your cooking creations and monitor without lifting the lid
- The cooking vessel can be brought to the table if required
- Dishwasher proof – always need this in a any busy household
Morphy Richards are dominating the sales charts of Amazon.co.uk. Their slow cookers feature 5 times in the top ten amazon best sellers. I think a lot of this is down to their look, simplicity and price. Morphy Richards makes good looking cookers that come in a variety of colours or finishes.
The Morphy Richards 48715 Oval Slow Cooker 6.5 Litre comes in stainless steel finish and looks really attractive in a sleek, modern kitchen.
A 6.5 litre capacity slow cooker allows for whole roasts to be cooked in it. The oval shape perfect for cooking pot-roasted joints or meat.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
Here are some excerpts of reviews from Amazon.co.uk customers.
“You can easily fit a joint/whole chicken in this slow cooker.”
“Was meaning to get one of these for ages. Have tried a selection of meals and very happy with results. Opted for the larger volume dish and glad I went for bigger.”
“It’s my first ‘crock-pot’ and I can only wonder why I haven’t used one before now. I’m very happy with the Morphy Richards 48715 (6.5litres). I use it over-night on low and store the food ready to reheat when we want it. I cook for people and what’s left I freeze for another meal later on.”
Amazon has received 450 reviews for this slow cooker and only 30 of those were negative. These ranged from a wobbly lid, poor delivery and cooking temperature was a little high. For an appliance to receive only 7% negative reviews, I think, indicates just how popular and effective this slow cooker is.
OUR OVERALL OPINION
As with most cooking appliances it takes a bit of time to get them performing ‘just right’ so although some reviewers feel it cooks a little on the hot side it might just take a little getting used to. Personally my slow cooker is on the hotter side but I actually like this and feel that it gives me the ability to blast a meal on high if I need it cooked quicker than expected.
I think for size, price, and style it is a good all round slow-cooker. As one amazon reviewer says “It would make a great gift for Christmas”.
You can buy this slow cooker at Amazon.co.uk. Click the link below.