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This £14 Argos slow cooker makes hearty meals with minimal effort

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Snap up this top-rated slow cooker while it's discounted. (Argos / Cookworks / Yahoo Life UK)

A gadget that has stood the test of time, and delivers delicious home-cooked meals at the touch of a button: the well-respected slow cooker. Often forgotten about as far as kitchen accessories go, especially with the trend for air fryers continuing to dominate, slow cookers are actually having a resurgence.

Perfect for cooking up hearty, wholesome meals without too much effort on your part, they're ideal for those time-strapped cooks that find little time to pour as much love into meals as they would like.

Not just that, they're great if you're looking looking to cut back on household expenses, too, as they're super cheap to run.

But with dozens of models on the market, all ranging in price and capabilities, it can be tricky narrowing down your options. Unless you stumble across one like this, that's highly-rated and does everything you need it to — say hello to the Cookworks 1.5L Compact Slow Cooker from Argos.

Available now for an even more affordable £14.40 down from £18, it's been described by shoppers as a "great little appliance" and "just the right size".

🛍️ Product on sale: Cookworks 1.5L Compact Slow Cooker
💰 Best deal we've found: £14.40 down from £18
⭐ Average star rating: 4.8 out of 5
🛒 Reasons to buy: Perfect for two, cost-effective, simple-to-use, compact in size, includes matching recipe book

Perfect for two, this compact, easy-to-use slow cooker makes cooking winter meals a breeze. 

£14 at Argos

Why we rate it

With a 1.5 litre capacity, it's the perfect size for making one or two servings. Its compact design also makes it suitable for smaller spaces, or for those with little storage.

Complete with a ceramic, removable bowl, three heat settings and toughened glass lid, it's simple-to-use and requires minimal hands-on time. Simply set it, and forget it.

Slow cooking has never been easier. (Cookworks)

£14.40 £18 at Argos

The glass lid allows you to check the progress of the food without having to open it up, while the handy "keep warm" setting is a great way of avoiding overcooking.

If that wasn't enough, it even comes with a matching cookbook for recipe inspiration.

What the reviews say

Rated an impressive 4.8 out of five by happy shoppers, it's clearly the perfect helping hand in the kitchen.

  • "Absolutely perfect for one or two people. Doesn't take up much room to store."

  • "This has been a great buy. I like that it has low, high and keep warm which is perfect. It’s easy to clean. It’s a nice size for one or two people."

  • "Got my little slow cooker a couple of weeks ago and I love it. It's small but ideal for my needs, I've made some lovely casseroles and soups."

  • "This has been in use non-stop since I bought it. Stews, soups and rice pudding. It was excellent value for money and will not end up at the back of the cupboard like other kitchen gadgets."

  • "I bought this slow cooker less than a month ago now and it has been the best decision made thus far, it’s very handy to have in the household especially if your family loves a good home cooked meal."

Shop now: Cookworks 1.5L Compact Slow Cooker | £14.40 (Was £18) from Argos

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For even more recipe inspiration, be sure to snap up this best-selling slow cooker cookbook from Amazon, filled with fuss-free, tasty meals.

Make the most out of your slow cooker with this cookbook filled with recipes that require minimal prep and are under 500 calories.

£10 at Amazon