Giveaway: Win a 4.7Litre Crock-Pot Stoneware Slow Cooker (RRP £89)

Giveaway: Win a 4.7Litre Crock-Pot Stoneware Slow Cooker (RRP £89)

Giveaway: Win a 4.7Litre Crock-Pot Stoneware Slow Cooker (RRP £89)


Win a 4.7Litre Crock-Pot Stoneware Slow Cooker

(RRP £89)

Giveaway: Win a 4.7Litre Crock-Pot Stoneware Slow Cooker (RRP £89)

Giveaway: Win a 4.7Litre Crock-Pot Stoneware Slow Cooker (RRP £89)

The mercury is rising and we may not be thinking about casseroles and stews just yet, but, this lovely family-sized 4.7Litre Crock-Pot Stoneware Slow Cooker would be a brilliant addition to anyone’s kitchen for the cooler months as well as for cooking pulled pork & barbecued brisket  in the hotter months, for sandwiches. I am lucky enough to have one of these slow cookers myself, and I absolutely love it – winter or summer – it makes cooking all sorts of  recipes a breeze; you can even make jams and preserves in it! This fabulous slow cooker boasts the following features:

  • 4.7 Litre capacity – ideal for up to 5 people.
  • 2 heat settings and keep warm function.
  • Removable pot can be used on the hob, in the microwave, oven, freezer and refrigerator.
  • Includes 15 recipes exclusively created by Phil Vickery.

Since 1971 the Crockpot brand has led the way in developing new slow cooking techniques and product features from easy to clean removable stoneware to digital countdown timers. You an poach, stew, braise, simmer, infuse, roast and bake in a Crockpot slow cooker. If you are running late you can keep the food warm or even reheat your food.

Giveaway: Win a 4.7Litre Crock-Pot Stoneware Slow Cooker (RRP £89)

Giveaway: Win a 4.7Litre Crock-Pot Stoneware Slow Cooker (RRP £89)

The lovely people over at have offered me one of these amazing slow cookers as a prize for all Lavender and Lovage readers! All you have to do to enter is to fill in the rafflecopter as shown in the instructions below:

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Slow Cooked Brisket of Beef with a Medley of Root Vegetables ~ Slow Sunday ~

Slow Cooked Brisket of Beef with a Medley of Root Vegetables ~ Slow Sunday ~

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  1. Serena says

    There’s nothing better than a good beef stew, with dumplings. Lots and lots of dumplings!

    Sometimes I use my parents slow cooker to make bone broth, but I dont have my own so I havent been able to experiment much!

  2. Laura Silver says

    I love to make a form of risotto in mine. Slow cooked chicken pieces, carrots, peas… then rice at the last 1hr to soak up the gravy. The kids are mad on it <3

  3. Becky John says

    I make Welsh Cawl in mine, lamb, potatoes, swede, carrots, leek, parsley & stock, whole family loves it on cold winter nights.

  4. Diane Vandermast says

    I’m a vegetarian, and love cooking beans in my slow cooker. My favorite recipe is to start with nearly-cooked beans then add crushed tomatoes, a fair amount of cumin, smoked paprika, and a bit of chipotles in adobo. (I never add salt, tomato, or any acid ingredient at the beginning because my beans never seem to soften properly when I do.) My slow cooker is about 10 yrs old, and seems to be getting really tired, so winning a new one would be great!!

  5. alison johnson says

    Whole chicken – its great just put the whole chicken in before you go to work and its perfect when you get home – can be used in summer with a salad or in winter with potatoes and veg. The meat just falls from the bone.

  6. Jason Henson says

    Has to be beef stew and dumplings, brilliant comfort food in the winter and you cant beat that smell when you walk in the house!!

  7. Stephanie Tsang says

    I have shared your Easy Cheesy Family Fish Pie Recipe for the 5:2 Diet (300 calories) on Twitter as @pookybearcheung

  8. Paul Kendall says

    My mum always done a blinding Stew and dumplins… In the winter I still go and see her and get her to cook this… cannot go wrong – traditional healthy food

  9. Kelly Young says

    I don’t have a favourite recipe as I’ve never owned a slow cooker, but if I won this I’d definitely give the Slow Cooked Brisket of Beef with a Medley of Root Vegetables recipe a go, it looks mouth-wateringly delicious!

  10. Chevaune Stanley says

    The smell of a Chicken Curry on a cold wet, Winter’s night is what I look forward too. the slow cooker does its magic (before I dropped it) so I’m met with the aromas of curry spices when I get in from work – magical !


    Have never owned a slow cooker but everytime my friend has a party she always does a chicken curry in her which is so gorgeous. The meat is so tender.

  12. Liz Thomas says

    Just the best way to cook chick peas. Place the rinsed dried peas in the pot with water to cover generously, add a small piece of seaweed (Japanese kombu or the like) and leave on low for several hours until the peas are tender.

    Good to do a big batch and then freeze — plenty of ready done peas for quick hummus, curry, etc., when you feel like it.

  13. A Stordy says

    Usually soups in winter, like chicken and sweetcorn, beef meatballs in broth with loads of ginger, carrot and coriander, vegetable, it is endless

  14. Linda Tweed says

    I don’t actually own a slow cooker, which is why I would love to win one. The first thing I think I would make with it is bolognese sauce. When you gently stew the ground beef for hours, it becomes melt-in-your-mouth fantastic, but usually I don’t have the time to do it in a pot. I would love to experiment with the different kinds of foods I could cook this way, and it would make dinner time so much less of a hassle.

  15. says

    Pot roast beef, it makes such lovely gravy. Okay, so it is more of a winter dish, but it isn’t always hot in summer. And the leftover meat is so good in a sandwich with beetroot chutney.

  16. Annie Costa says

    Lamb Kleftiko(this is a traditional Greek way to cook shoulder of lamb)slow-cooked for 4 hours!

  17. says

    I love to make a pot roast with brisket, but I also like to make porridge overnight in a slow cooker. I had one years and years ago but gave it away when I was home all day. Would love to have another one.

  18. says

    My favourite slow-cooked winter meal is a good old-fashioned melt-in-the-mouth beef stew with herby dumplings with some nice crusty bread or a crusty roll – the perfect meal for my partner and I as I don’t eat a lot of meat but love the flavour in the juice, and he is a devout carnivore that will eat a few veggies , so we both get exactly what we want from a stew like this. Sometimes I’ll do lamb or chicken stews or a hotpot – I just love how tender meat is when slow-cooked.

  19. Emma Holness says

    I love a chicken casserole in winter, it’s a great way to use left over vegtables and it’s nice and warming.

  20. Sarah Fawcett says

    My favourite is lamb shanks in the slow cooker, just love how the meat falls off the bone, delicious

  21. sarah davison says

    I love making my joint of beef in the slow cooker – I just add a little water with a few carrots, onions etc and it also makes the best gravy

  22. Jennie Silver says

    Nice chicken breast pieces slowly cooked with tomato soup, Baked beans and some oxos. MMmmmm lovely for a 2 day meal with the second day gravy nice and thick :-)

  23. George Worboys Wright says

    Pulled Pork is great and makes a change from the normal casseroles & stews everyone makes!

  24. Helen Southam says

    Curries are lovely done in a slow cooker, gives the spices a chance to infuse well with the sauce. Yummy!

  25. Kelly Young says

    I shared Salted Caramel and Chocolate Fudge Birthday Cake Recipe -

  26. katrina adams says

    I love Chicken Korma cooked in the slow cooker. The flavours have a chance to infuse and it tastes amazing. It makes the kitchen smell great too.

  27. Val Pownall says

    I absolutely love lamb shanks – my favourite ever meal! So much better cooked in one of these!

  28. says

    There’s a recipe called “maple syrup chicken” from the Cook Yourself Thin cookbook that’s meant to be cooked in the oven, but I do it in the slow cooker and discard the juices, keeping just the chicken. It’s delicious – served with rice, or shredded in a wrap with home-made Paleo mayonnaise and salad.

  29. Judith Eddington says

    I love roasting a chicken in my slow cooker-so easy and so little waste afterwards as the meat falls off the bone

  30. Danielle Graves says

    I love making honey and mustard pulled pork in the slow cooker – in fact it’s what we are having for Sunday lunch this week!

  31. says

    I haven’t used a slow cooker before but I’d love to try. The oven night porridge in the slow cooker is one thing that I’ve always wanted to taste

  32. Jessica Hurlow says

    I do a spicy lentil stew – I either use diced lamb or whole skinless chicken thighs, lentils, chopped onion, peppers, diced butternut squash, red split lentils, stock, harissa paste, garlic and dried rosemary. Once it’s cooked I add fresh lemon juice. A BIG hit in my house!

  33. Jayne says

    i would make a slow cooked curry with meat and a sheep’s head its called nehari its very delicious .with lots of onion tomatoes and spices salt and pepper garlic ginger [fresh] and a secret or two hehhe

  34. Jaki says

    I like a good offal casserole. Primarily beef heart with liver and kidneys, onions and carrot, and a splash or three of red wine.

  35. Erika Holt says

    Slow cooked pork, in a home made rub. The pork is so juicy and just falls apart and melts in your mouth!

  36. sian hallewell says

    I love a slow cooked beef stew, win, win. cheap cuts of meat that taste so succulent with long slow cooking. (I had some only yesterday.)

  37. Karen Barrett says

    I shared A Cup of Tea and a Biscuit: Jumbles (Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

  38. Jamie Glew says

    I make a really nice soup made from sweet potato, chorizo and haricot beans! It’s perfect for either summer or winter!

  39. Gena says

    Im not sure as I have never owned a crock pot before but I am excited to try out a few recipies! You can even use it to make your own yoghurt in one recipe I found x

  40. Julie Thomas says

    Chicken breasts with bacon wrapped round them, slow cooked in a little chicken stock – perfectly tender, a treat!

  41. Nicola D Seary says

    My favourite is Beef Casserole with Dumplings.I add Beef,Carrots,Gravy,Mushrooms and sometimes a few New potatoes then add the dumplings about an hour or so before I want to dish up.Tastes amazing with Fresh Crusty bread with butter during the Winter.

  42. rebecca wargen says

    shin beef, celery, carrots, herbs and tomatoes – whack it in before work and come home to the best smell ever!

  43. says

    My girlfriends mum has a slow cooker and we made Pulled pork using Heinz smoked BBQ sauce with honey and omg… it’s just moist and amazing… with crusty bread and lurpak spreadable… heavy in a meaty mouthful!

  44. Irene Wright says

    pork & tomato, peppers, garlic, etc – everything in the fridge with a Knorr herb pot and thicken with tomato puree & whatever tinned beans I have in the store cupboard. Just bung any vegetables in and each time I make it up, it tasted slightly different.

  45. Susan El Carter says

    I shared Nigel Slater’s Black Banana Cake on twitter

    Great way to use up bananas that have gone over – had one like that last week – chopped it up and chucked it into my bun recipe. They were a little flat but tasted great.

    When our local bakery closed down, some years ago now, I bought a huge baking tin that just about fit in my oven. I use it for making family size lasagne as well as baking.

  46. Diane Carey says

    Corned Beef Hash. But I deffo need to use my slow cooker more and find some new recipes. Going to definitely do more this winter

  47. Rebecca Nisbet says

    I love doing a homemade sausage casserole, where you don’t pre cook the sausages just let me boil in the casserole slowly all day mmmm!

  48. krystina dryden says

    I make a tasty Moroccan stew in mine and the kids love the sticky toffee puddings which are always super light!

  49. Teresa Sheldon says

    this looks a fab slow cook and I’d love to cook my home made chicken stew with dumplings in it on a cold autum day

  50. Andrew Halliwell says

    Casserole. Doesn’t matter if it’s beef, chicken, turkey… Love em all.
    Quite partial to pork and apple hotpot too.

  51. Jennifer says

    I don’t have one of these but friends have said how brilliant they are. Would love to win this especially with winter coming up

  52. elisa wright says

    I love coq au vin cooked slowly in a casserole dish in the oven but i’m sure it would be even better in a slow cooker, i’ll let you know if I win!

  53. Fiona Mackenzie says

    I’ve been wanting to try a whole host of slow cooker receipes – the first one being to slow cook some beef to use in burritos

  54. Paula Smith says

    Oooh I love a slow cooked spicy chicken and bean stew, served with lovely crispy baked potatoes. My favourite meal for a cold winters night

  55. Lisa Ellison says

    Nothing beats a heart warming beef stew but it has to have parsnips in and I dont like them, but it just doesn’t taste the same without.

  56. Naomi Buchan says

    Christmas stew. We put left over venison/beef in a big pan with mulled wine, red currant jam and pepper cooked for about 6 hours then add veg and dumplings. Everyone in my family loves it x

  57. Marina Wilson says

    I love lancashire hotpot done in a slow cooker for winter. Just throw everything you need: using up all your harvested veg and some good neck end chops..when you walk in at teatime after a long hard winter’s day at work, the aroma just gets your mouth watering and it feels like being a kid again when mummy used to make it.

  58. Rachel Butler says

    Nothing beats a traditional Irish Stew! And being from Northern Ireland and using my nannys secret recipe! Yummy!