Lakeland Brushed Chrome Family Slow Cooker Review – A Straightforward Joy

For what the Lakeland Brushed Chrome Family Slow Cooker can do, it can do it well. There are no fancy controls, no extra features, and this is definitely not your all-in-one type of kitchen appliance. There is just a single knob that will allow you to select one of three heat levels, them being low, high, or auto. There’s also a little red light found at the front and just above the knob that will tell you that the device is turned on. It is a barebones slow cooker that you can enjoy with its simplicity.

Lakeland Brushed Chrome Family Slow Cooker Review - A Straightforward Joy

The Lakeland Brushed Chrome Family Slow Cooker is as Simple as it Can Get

The Lakeland Brushed Chrome Family Slow Cooker is over-save to 150-degrees Celsius. The pot is a bit on the heavy side, which means that you need to pull quite a bit of muscle to lug it around. Even more muscle needs to be pulled when food is inside it. However, this also means that this particular kitchen appliance is solidly built and can retain heat pretty well. The pot, as well as the glass lid are both dishwasher-friendly as well.

Just like its feature set, the Lakeland Family Slow Cooker is very discreet looking. It is of the brushed-chrome oval-shaped variety that is wide but shallow. Because of the rotary dial found at the front of the unit, it is almost retro-looking.

Going back to its weight, it weighs more than 2-kilograms. This is four times the average weight of a metal slow cooker pot. It does make you want to pull more muscle into carrying the thing (especially when there’s food inside), but this also means that the pot is over-safe (for up to 150-degrees Celsius).

This is a 3.5-liter cooker which has a working capacity of 2.5-liters. Why the extra 1-liter in capacity? This is to allow room for bubbling and simmering. With this size, it can easily cook curry for a group of six.

Because of its straightforward and utterly simplistic design, then there’s no need to read through the instruction manual. Just fill the pot with your desired ingredients, with the desired amount, close the lid, and choose your setting.

The end result is that the Lakeland Brushed Chrome Family Slow Cooker will cook your food perfectly well. For example, using the low setting to cook honey and raisin granola will let it come out with even consistency. If you’re looking for a pot that doesn’t have the smart features and is still found in a fairly reasonable price point, look no further because this is it.


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