Best-Rated Slow Cookers

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Aussies have rated Kambrook as the top pick in Canstar Blue’s latest slow cookers ratings, with five stars for performance, value for money, ease of cleaning, ease of use and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate slow cookers

Our review compares slow cookers on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which slow cooker they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 607 Australians for their feedback on the slow cookers, multi-cookers and pressure cookers they’ve purchased and used in the last three years.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their slow cooker brand(s) from zero to 10, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and 10 is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a slow cooker as an individual score, NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Performance: performs as described given frequency of use.
  • Features and functionality: adequate settings and features for purpose and/or advanced settings and features that enhance performance.
  • Design: aesthetically pleasing without compromising functionality, appropriate size and weight for product.
  • Durability: resistant to wear and tear caused by frequent use and/or accidental damage.
  • Value for money: quality and longevity of product for price paid.
  • Ease of cleaning: easy to disassemble/remove parts to clean machine effectively.
  • Ease of use: process for use is simple and efficient in achieving results, instructions are easy to understand.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.
  • Kambrook
  • Crock Pot
  • Russell Hobbs
  • Breville
  • Sunbeam
  • Kmart (Anko)
  • ALDI Lumina

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

1. Kambrook


Ratings result

Kambrook was rated five stars for performance, value for money, ease of cleaning, ease of use and overall satisfaction. It scored four stars for features and functionality, design and durability.

Editor’s notes

Kambrook offers two slow cooker models, both designed with easy to clean stainless-steel housing. Kambrook’s Temp Control Slow Cooker features three cooking settings, a simple control panel, 5.5 litre capacity, an integrated temperature probe, non-slip feet, cool touch handles and a wrap-around heating element for consistent cooking. Most Kambrook slow cookers come with a 2-year warranty for peace of mind.

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2. Crock Pot


Ratings result

Crock Pot was rated five stars for features and functionality, durability and ease of cleaning. It was rated four stars for performance, design, value for money, ease of use and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Crock Pot offers an extensive range of slow cookers with both manual and programmable settings. Many of its slow cookers feature locking lids, one-touch control, auto-warm settings, easy-carry handles and large capacities. Many models are also dishwasher safe, allowing for an easy clean up. Crock Pot slow cookers can be purchased in a variety of colours: black, blue, green, beige, grey, red, bronze and white.

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3. Russell Hobbs


Ratings result

Russell Hobbs was rated five stars for performance, design, durability, value for money and ease of use. It scored four stars for features and functionality, ease of cleaning and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Russell Hobbs offers a range of slow cookers that typically come in a brushed stainless-steel or matte-black design. Many Russell Hobbs slow cookers feature cool-touch handles, tempered glass lids, multiple heat settings and dishwasher safe parts. Russell Hobbs also offers a sous vide slow cooker (where you vacuum seal your food and cook it in water), a digital multi-cooker and an air fry and grill multi-cooker to suit all your culinary needs.

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4. Breville


Ratings result

Breville scored four-star ratings in all categories: performance, features and functionality, design, durability, value for money, ease of cleaning, ease of use and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Breville stocks a wide range of electric cookers including slow cookers, pressure cookers, multi-cookers, rice cookers and steamers. Many Breville slow cooking products feature brushed stainless-steel housing, LED display control panels, keep-warm functions, programmable settings and steaming capability. Breville also offers a range of electric cooker accessories including handle covers, steaming racks and extra lids.

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5. Sunbeam


Ratings result

Sunbeam was rated four stars for performance, design, value for money, ease of cleaning, ease of use and overall satisfaction. It scored three stars for features and functionality and durability.

Editor’s notes

Sunbeam slow cookers are commonly equipped with wrap-around heating elements, multiple heat settings, stainless-steel exteriors and keep-warm options. Its electronic slow cooker features a countdown timer. Sunbeam also offers an electronic multi-cooker for those after an all-in-one appliance.

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6. Kmart (Anko)


Ratings result

Kmart scored four stars for value for money. It was rated three stars for performance, features and functionality, design, durability, ease of cleaning, ease of use and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Kmart offers multiple slow cooker models, with different designs and capacities to choose from. Most Kmart slow cookers feature tempered glass lids, multiple heat settings and ceramic pots. Its most advanced model comes equipped with an LED display, stainless-steel housing and a large 6.5L capacity.

7. ALDI Lumina


Ratings result

ALDI Lumina scored three stars in all categories: performance, features and functionality, design, durability, value for money, ease of cleaning, ease of use and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

ALDI Lumina slow cookers are typically only available at Special Buys events. These models are most suitable for those looking to purchase a slow cooker on a budget. ALDI Lumina’s 3L Slow Cooker comes equipped with a tempered glass lid, multiple temperature options and a removeable ceramic pot.

8 Other slow cooker brands

Not all brands in the market qualify for our ratings (based on minimum survey sample size), but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth considering. Here are several more brands to check out before making a purchase decision.

  • Bellini
  • Contempo
  • KitchenAid

  • Kogan
  • Morphy Richards
  • Target

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About our consumer experts

Kate Lockyer: Content Producer

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Producer Kate Lockyer. She has completed a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Queensland. Kate’s been writing professionally for two years, and has worked as a content writer, media assistant and newsroom contributor for a variety of organisations and publications, including the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Service, community radio station 4ZZZ and Shelly’s Swim School.


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Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s slow cookers ratings:

  • 2023: Russell Hobbs
  • 2022: Crockpot
  • 2021: Russell Hobbs
  • 2020: Sunbeam
  • 2019: Big W Contempo
  • 2018: Russell Hobbs
  • 2017: Russell Hobbs
  • 2012: Russell Hobbs

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