RUSSELL HOBBS 3.5L FAMILY SLOW COOKER
The RH 3.5L features a ceramic bowl, tempered glass lid, stainless steel base unit and OFF/LOW/HIGH/AUTO control dial with power indicator light.
LOW: Cooks at low power. This setting is to be used only after preheating the slow cooker on High for at least 20 minutes
HIGH: Cooks at maximum power. Adding cold liquids on high could cause cracking of the bowl. Cool liquids can be safely added in small amounts in the middle of the food, away from sides of ceramic bowl
AUTO: Cooks on High until it reaches temperature then it automatically switches to low and remains on low until switched off.
Usual precautions are advised with the bowl/base unit.
Fill bowl with warm water after use to prevent food baking on with retained heat and being difficult to remove.
External surfaces can be wiped with damp cloth.
Ceramic bowl is dishwasher safe.
Do not soak EXTERIOR of ceramic bowl in water due to porous nature of the base which can soak up water and cause cracking when next used.
The 3.5L wouldn’t fit very large roasts or soups in it but would be a great size for your average meat recipe, dessert or side dish for a family. It would be a great addition to a ‘family’ of slow cookers ie to own in addition to a 6L slow cooker for the larger roasts etc.
I own a 1.5L, a 3.5L and a 6L and I use my 3.5L more than any of my others because it’s the ideal size for most dishes and I find doesn’t cook as fast/hot as my large 6L.
I found this RH cooked a sausage casserole perfectly in 6hrs on low.
Nothing burnt or stuck to the sides and everything cooked through perfectly.
It was a breeze to clean too!
It’s a standard slow cooker with no advanced features like timers or searing functions etc but it has everything you need in the standard slow cooker range. I wouldn’t personally purchase a slow cooker that didn’t at least have high, low and auto so I’m pleased this one does.
It looks great, cooks great and is very affordable! Average prices seem to be $40 for this unit but I’ve found several on specials for as low as $23
I liked it enough that it will be a permanent replacement for my older 3.5L slow cooker from now on 🙂