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Tower Infinity 3.5L slow cooker review

Slow cooker recipes are a great shortcut for busy family mealtimes. Read our review of the budget-friendly Tower slow cooker to see how it stood up in our test.

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Tower Infinity 3.5l Slow Cooker Black and Rose Gold

Pros: cool touch handles
Cons: long flex cord

Star rating: 4/5

Available from: 
TJ Hughes (£24.99)
Amazon (£29.99)
Tower (£32.99)

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This simple, three-setting slow cooker from Tower comes with no added extras, fancy functions, tricks or flourishes, but what it does do is cook a tasty stew and curry.

Aesthetically, it has an elegant appeal with its rose gold handles and striking black exterior. It looks good on the worktop where it takes up little room yet will serve four decent portions of food.

For making beef stew, we seared meat in a separate pan as the inner pot is ceramic. Besides that, everything else was straightforward.

Tower slow cooker in a kitchen setting filled with a stew

We especially liked the selector knob on this cooker as it clicked precisely to each setting. There is an indicator light, which is always useful as a reminder that the cooker is on.

The finished dishes were impressive, the sauce and gravy for both a chicken curry and beef stew were thick and needed no more reduction, and all the food was deliciously hot.

The beef and chicken were cooked well, with especially tender meat. The vegetables in the curry were slightly overcooked, but the taste was good, and the spicing still tasted fresh and lively. The food can go straight to the table in the lovely-looking glazed black pot.

The cooker feels robust and reliable, and even when filled with hot stew or curry, lifting was easy and not too heavy. The outer casing did get a little hot when cooking on high, and we felt it preferable to stand the cooker on a heatproof mat to prevent any worktop damage.

The main irk was with the extraordinarily long flex cord, which got in the way on the worksurface and when storing.

Available from: 
TJ Hughes (£24.99)
Amazon (£29.99)
Tower (£32.99)

Specifications:
Type: slow cooker
Capacity: 3.5-litre 
Size:  22.5 x 27.5 x 35.5 cm
Settings: high, low and warm
Functions: power indicator light
Pot: black glazed ceramic
Lid: tempered glass with cool-touch handle
Guarantee: 3 years
Dishwasher: inner pot and lid
Oven and hob friendly: oven
Instruction manual: yes
Recipes: yes

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