Everything from curry to yogurt, grains, dhal and pudding is achievable in a slow cooker. These clever kitchen gadgets are the epitome of low-and-slow cooking, a method that intensifies flavour and tenderises ingredients like root vegetables – even large joints of meat can simply fall off the bone.
Tested by BBC Good Food experts with two slow cooker recipes, these particular models were chosen for reasons including their capacity and size, functions, and, of course, the finished result of the cooked meal.
Design features and ease of use do vary, as does the price of slow cookers. We recommend doing your own research ahead of Black Friday so you can choose the right model for your kitchen space and family.
We’ll be updating these Black Friday slow cooker deals regularly, along with our main Black Friday kitchen appliance deals page on our favourite tried and tested models, so check back here for all the latest offers.
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Which retailers have Black Friday sales running?
Below, you’ll find the biggest offers on our picks of the best slow cookers but for more Black Friday kitchen appliance deals, check out these sales.
- Very – discounts available on home tech including KitchenAid
- Argos – half price kitchen appliances
- Appliances Direct – 50% off brands
- John Lewis & Partners – save on large and small appliances including Kenwood and Magimix
- Wayfair – Christmas sale and daily deals
- AO.com – savings available on everything from the best dishwashers to microwaves
- Currys – ‘Black Fri-Yay!’ deals are live
- Amazon – Black Friday deals now live
- House of Fraser – £20 voucher with every £100 spent (T&C apply)
- Selfridges – up to 20% off kitchen and home including Le Creuset, Magimix and Smeg
- Lakeland – save on kitchenware and home appliances
Or with Christmas just around the corner, perhaps you’re after some gifts for foodies. Find plenty of inspiration in our reviews section and gift guides. Retailer-wise, Trouva, Amara, Not on the High Street and Ethical Superstore are great places to find quality kitchenware and unique personalised gifts.
Keen to give back with every purchase? Between 23-30 November, Ethical Superstore will not only be running a 20% discount across its site but also donating grocery items to the Newcastle West End Foodbank with every order over £30.
Best Black Friday slow cooker deals 2020
Ninja Foodi multi-cooker OP300UK, Black Friday deals
- Save 25% at Currys, was £199 now £149 (Save £50)
- Save 25% at Ninja Kitchen, was £199.99 now £149.99 (Save £50, plus a free Ninja apron)
- Save 25% at John Lewis, was £199 now £149 (Save £50)
- Argos is selling for £149.99
Best multi-tasking slow cooker
This kitchen gadget is a smart multi-cooker featuring slow cooking as one of seven functions. You’re also able to steam, air fry, sear/saute, bake/roast, cook and grill ingredients, so it’s a nifty bit of kit to have in the cupboard. A week ahead of Black Friday, the appliance is generally retailing around £149.99 from most main retailers who are out to compete. If you want to buy direct, Ninja has launched its own Black Friday Event, and has also shaved £50 off the Ninja Foodi’s RRP of £199.99.
Read our full 6-litre Ninja Foodi multi-cooker review.
Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 (5.7L), Black Friday deals
The benefit of an Instant Pot is that is performs several cooking functions at the same time, all of which will make your life easier. The main function is pressure cooking, which speeds up the cooking time of cheaper ingredients while adding more flavour than a slow cooker ever can. It does also slow cook. Read our comprehensive review of the Instant Pot Duo to learn about all this machine has to offer – we tested the 7-in-1 5.7L version but it’s available in smaller and bigger sizes. We’ve found a great Black Friday saving on Amazon – now £25 off the original RRP of £84.99.
Crock-Pot Lift & Serve digital slow cooker, Black Friday deals
- Save 17% at Amazon, was £59.99 now £49.95 (save £10.04)
Best kitchen-to-table slow cooker
This 4.7-litre CSC052 slow cooker is excellent value for money at full price, so any additional discount is a bonus. Among its impressive features is a clear digital screen, a smart hinged lid for drip-free lifting, three temperature settings (high, low and warm) and an adjustable timer, allowing you to set any duration between 30 minutes and 20 hours. Once the food is cooked, the model automatically switches to ‘keep warm’, so the pot can be brought straight to the table once you arrive home. The capacity makes six portions. RRP around £50.
Read our full Crock-Pot Lift & Serve digital slow cooker review.
Lakeland digital slow cooker, Black Friday deals
- Save 33% at Lakeland, was £59.99 now £39.99 (save £20)
Best slow cooker for families
One of many features we love about Lakeland’s 6.5-litre digital slow cooker is the fact that you can sear meat in the pot on the hob. It’s induction-friendly, plus the sheer size means that whole cuts of meat can be handled in one go. If you’re into batch cooking or are feeding a large family, this will offer six good-sized portions. RRP £59.99.
Read our full Lakeland digital slow cooker review.
Sage the Fast Slow Pro, Black Friday deals
- Save 24% at Currys, was £199 now £150 (save £49)
Best slow cooker for one
Deals on Sage appliances are always something to look forward to. From the Barista Express bean-to-cup coffee machine to The Super Q blender, its gadgets consistently perform well tested against other leading brands and models. Voted 4.5/5 stars by BBC Good Food experts, the Fast Slow Pro shares the brand’s iconic brushed-steel finish that’s both stylish and practical to wipe clean. It also has a small footprint, despite its 6-litre capacity. RRP £199.95.
Read our full Sage the Fast Slow Pro review.
Tefal RK302E15 Multicook 8-in-1 multicooker, Black Friday deals
- Save 16% at Amazon, was £69.99 now £58.50 (save £11.49 on the 5-litre model)
- Save 14% at Sonic Direct, was £69.90 now £59.90 (save £10 on the 5-litre model)
Best value multicooker
Multicookers win on the versatility front. Rated 4.5/5 stars when tested, the Tefal eight-in-one model not only looks the part with a fingerprint-free stainless steel outer, but has six programmed recipes in addition to its two cooking functions for steaming and slow-cooking. The lid is vented, so despite the tight seal, steam can escape to avoid any build-up of pressure. It also pops up easily for mess-free checking. RRP £64.99.
Read our full Tefal RK302E15 Multicook 8-in-1 multicooker review.
Morphy Richards 3.5-litre 460009 Sear, Stew & Stir slow cooker, Black Friday deals
- Save 6% at Amazon, was £54.99 now £51.49 (plus free delivery) (save £3.50)
- Selling for £47.96 at ASDA
Best everyday slow cooker
The Morphy Richards model is robust, easy to use and well made. Rated 4.5/5 stars by the BBC Good Food team, two of its functions in particular stood out during testing. The first is the ability to sear meat in its aluminium pot directly over the gas hob before slow-cooking. Plus, a motor in its lid can hold a removable stirrer, which comes in handy for casseroles and curry recipes. RRP £54.99.
Read our full Morphy Richards Sear, Stew & Stir slow cooker review.
Tower Infinity 3.5-litre slow cooker, Black Friday deals
Best no-nonsense slow cooker
Now available for £21.99, this 3.5-litre Tower is an excellent deal. The brand itself was selling it for £24.99, so in reality, savings are more around £3 from the recommended retail price, but a saving is a saving. Rated 4/5 stars when tested, impressive features include its cool-touch handles, long flex cord, three heat settings and elegant design. RRP £24.99.
Read our full Tower Infinity 3.5-litre slow cooker review.
Salter EK2842 chalkboard 3.5-litre slow cooker
Best slow cooker for innovative and practical design
With its great cooking results and reasonable price, this is an excellent option, especially for those with limited kitchen space. The quirky, chalkboard finish is a surprisingly useful feature for noting cooking times, as the machine doesn’t have a timer. The stay-cool handles live up to their name, allowing you to easily lift out the inner pan. RRP £39.99.
Read our full Salter chalkboard slow cooker review.
Ones to watch
Wilko 6-litre slow cooker, Black Friday deals
Wilko discounted its 6-litre slow cooker by £5 earlier this month making its already budget-friendly slow cooker even more affordable, so we’ll keep an eye out in case the offer returns on Cyber Monday. Its strength lies in its simplicity. This is a family-sized slow cooker that easily makes enough for six. For best results, we recommend using the low setting, as the high alternative gets ferociously hot. The outer shell also heats up, so this is one to keep at the back of the kitchen counter, away from your kids. On the low setting, our chicken curry recipe was full of tender meat, perfectly cooked and smothered in a delicious sauce. RRP £25.
Read our full Wilko 6-litre slow cooker review.
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When is Black Friday 2020?
We’re expecting Black Friday to look very different this year. Falling on 27 November, the annual shopping event will see deals run on homeware and kitchen appliances until Cyber Monday on 30 November.
High street retailers are already competing for your buying power against the likes of online giants including Very.com and Amazon. Now that non-essential retail stores are closed until 2 December due to new national restrictions, Black Friday offers are already appearing.
Currys has now launched its Ready Set Go sale featuring Black Friday prices on everything from small kitchen appliances to children’s toys. Lakeland has also launched its own event on the digital slow cooker. Now is a good chance to pick up a top bit of kit with a great discount ahead of Christmas.
If you’re wondering which slow cooker to pick up in the Black Friday sales, take a look at our best list for some tried and tested recommendations. We only feature models that perform best across testing criteria, including value-for-money at the product’s original RRP price. Because of this, when Black Friday kitchen appliance deals ramp up, you’ll know there will be great savings to make.
How to get a good deal on Black Friday
- Slow cookers vary in price quite broadly, so do your research in advance and decide on the functions you need and the model you want ahead of time. Our pick of the best slow cookers is a good place to start.
- Get to know the RRP of your chosen model in advance, so you’ll be able to spot a good deal when it comes around.
- Stick to your list. With so many Black Friday deals flying around, it’s easy to be seduced by deals on other gadgets you don’t necessarily need.
- Only buy what you can afford.
- Retailers such as AO.com, John Lewis & Partners and Currys PC World all offer a price-match guarantee, so it’s worth shopping around online.
- When you see a deal you like, buy! We’re expecting stock to sell out fast this Black Friday.
Should I wait for Cyber Monday?
Online retailer deals are already starting. Although the biggest offers may be saved for the actual Black Friday event, we’d advise buying when you see a price you like. Cyber Monday used to be the dedicated day to find great offers online, but this isn’t always the case anymore.
This year, thanks to major online competition between brands, high-street giants and online retailers, there will be plenty of deals to take advantage of ahead of Cyber Monday.
Check back here for all the latest news and best Black Friday slow cooker deals.
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