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Weston A. Price Foundation - London Chapter Message Board › The best electric stockpot/slow cooker?

The best electric stockpot/slow cooker?

James L.
user 21913931
London, GB
Post #: 25
Hi, any ideas anybody?

I want to try and get as large a capacity as possible. I've seen one that has a 'non-stick' surface but I heard that 'non-stick' is not very healthy...

Thanks for any advice.

user 47390302
London, GB
Post #: 25
I like this glass one I have:­
And glass doesn't leach.
lesley from K.
user 57284862
London, GB
Post #: 19
I use a big glass slow cooker. Got it second hand at a boot fair. I wouldn't consider a 'non-stick' finish - I use stainless steel or glass for everything (though my frying pan is seasoned iron, £13 from a restaurant supplies shop).

This site is good to make you think about exactly what you want though (but look at them on the shelf in a high street store before buying, then look for 'pre-loved' versions):­
A former member
Post #: 15
I have the same one that Claire mentioned. I really like it but be warned it does run too hot so things cook quicker which is a bit of pain if you are leaving it on during the day without supervision (kind of the idea of a slow cooker though!) I heard that all modern slow cooker run hotter now in case we all get food poisoning lol.
user 83740082
Ryde, GB
Post #: 2
This is the one we have and it is fabulous!­
James L.
user 21913931
London, GB
Post #: 26
I put this message up a few months ago and ended up getting one that was too small. So I'm trying to find the best stockpot that meets these requirements (or at least minimises compromise):
• 8 litres plus capacity
• Electric slow cook
• No leaching
Anybody know anything that fits (or nearly fits) this bill?

Philip R.
Group Organizer
London, GB
Post #: 1,740
I would be surprised if the new models leach anything. We have a six litre slow cooker. Only issue is, that you need a correspondingly large freezer, plus containers capable of storing frozen stock or stew, unless of course if you have a large family who will eat it before it goes off.

This one, from Netherton Foundry does not meet your size requirements, but it is cast iron and MADE IN BRITAIN. Of course, you could always get a cheap, large one for big stocks, roasting a large bird, etc. that lives in your store cupboard, and then have one of these for when you cook something special, a smaller meal, and want a nicer piece of kit that can look great on the kitchen worktop. Just the sight of the tagine lid makes me hungry!

I also love their garden hob, for outdoors slow cooking, for those long, slow days out in the garden. Yes, it will be summer again one day!!

James L.
user 21913931
London, GB
Post #: 27
Hi Phil

Hope you're well, and thanks for the steer on this.

I do have quite a large freezer. What make is your 6-litre slow cooker?


user 110366572
London, GB
Post #: 23
Oh my goodness Phil I love that slow cooker! I love that it's cast iron and not bulky.... I think I have to have it....
user 119255482
London, GB
Post #: 2
If you have the money for it or are an acolyte of Blumenthal and other Sous-vide supremos, this 'posh' slow-cooker is impressive : SousVide Supreme Demi by Lakeland for the Kingly sum of 250 quid.

Myself, i use a crock-pot, 5L - many know Crockpot invented the first electric slow cooker 'rival'; their website might have the capacity the OP requires with all the bells and whistles minus the gargantuan sum.
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