Do slow cookers use a lot of electricity?

Published On: December 7, 2023

Cooking your Christmas dinner can be a time-consuming and expensive task, taking hours to prepare every aspect of the dinner. Solely using an electric oven can worsen this experience and cost you an arm and a leg in energy bills. With the use of a Rice Cooker + Steamer and Slow Cooker, you can save both time and money using a more energy-efficient product to cook each part of the dinner.

Warm your Christmas dinner up like a pro

Our Superior Slow Cooker is the perfect helper at Christmas. Its 7.1L capacity can keep up to 10 portions of food warm for hours, leaving you free to concentrate on other aspects of cooking. This function can be a lifesaver when hosting a busy Christmas dinner for large groups of people. Serve the food straight from the kitchen to your table with our lightweight removable inner pot which has easy-grab handles making serving a breeze and saving on the washing up.

Reheat your Christmas leftovers

Warming your leftover Christmas dinner is a breeze, simply put your meat, veggies and sides in the Slow Cooker and select the warm function to slowly heat your food to the desired temperature. With the 800W power of the slow cooker, it will help to save on your energy bills compared to cooking with an electric oven. The overall quality of the food is also questionably more delicious as slowly warming the food up, produces more evenly cooked food ideal for a Boxing Day snack.

Unlock Steam Brilliance!

Embark on a culinary journey this Christmas with the exceptional steamer function on our Rice Cooker. Elevate your Christmas dinner with perfectly steamed vegetables, as this appliance becomes your indispensable tool for creating a festive feast. Embrace the magic of steam and unlock healthy and delicious sides to pair with your succulent turkey.

With the Rice Cooker’s low Wattage of only 600W, it is by far a more energy-efficient way to cook your veggies compared to the oven which requires an average of 1500 Watts per hour as quoted by Endesa.

What’s the verdict

There are many factors to consider when assessing the energy output of an appliance especially when comparing a slow cooker with an electric oven. Areas to consider; the size of the appliance, the duration it will cook for, the meal you cooking and the cooking time.

  • MoneyEdit.com have done the calculations and determined a regular-sized slow cooker uses on average 4.08p per hour to cook while an eclectic oven uses 21p an hour or (0.63kWh).
  • To answer this blog’s question ‘Do slow cookers use a lot of electricity?’ the answer would have to be no, it is a by far cheaper alternative to cooking with an electric oven.
  • When looking at ways to reduce your energy bills this Christmas why not consider using a Slow Cooker or Rice Cooker