6.5Litre Slow Cooker
Model No. SC-65-0001
Care & Instruction Manual
For household and indoor use only
Please read these instructions before use and retain for
future reference
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Electrical safety
 You should only plug the appliance into a 220V‐240V AC, 50Hz
supply. Connecting it to other power sources may damage the
appliance and will invalidate the guarantee.
 Switch off and unplug when not in use and before cleaning the
 Keep the appliance and its cord out of reach of children less than
8 years.
 Do not allow children to use the appliance without supervision.
 This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and
above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have
been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved.
Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user
maintenance shall not be made by children unless they are older
than 8 and supervised.
 Keep the cooker housing, cable and plug dry and away from areas
where it is likely to get splashed. Never immerse in water.
 Do not pull on the cable to disconnect from mains supply.
 Do not operate the appliance if damaged or after it malfunctions.
In the event the supply cord is damaged, in order to avoid a
hazard it must only be replaced by a qualified service engineer,
with a suitably approved part.
 This appliance must be positioned so that the plug is accessible
and the plug socket is within easy reach of the power cord.
 The appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an
external timer or a separate remote-control system.
 This appliance must be plugged in to an earthed socket outlet.
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 This appliance is intended exclusively for use in domestic
households. It is not suitable for commercial use.
 Do not place the slow cooker housing on or near a hot gas or
electric stove. Do not place in an oven.
 Do not cover and allow the slow cooker cool fully before storing.
The surfaces of the slow cooker are liable to become hot
during and immediately after use; wear oven gloves when
handling the appliance and long handled utensils when
checking the food. The heating element is subject to
residual heat after use.
 Do not use the slow cooker near or under surfaces that are heat
sensitive or those that may be damaged by steam.
 To prevent burns, remove lid slowly and with the underside of lid
angled away from you to allow any steam to escape gradually.
Do not reach over the appliance while it is working.
 Only use with the parts provided.
 The removable bowl will not withstand sudden temperature
changes. Always ensure the bowl is at room temperature before
adding hot or cold items.
 This appliance can cause personal injury if misused.
 Thoroughly defrost frozen meat, poultry, fish and seafood in the
refrigerator before cooking. Keep raw meat and poultry separate
from cooked foods.
 Always wash hands after handling raw meat and poultry, before
handling any ready to eat foods.
 Wipe and disinfect surfaces that have been in contact with raw
meat and poultry.
 Use separate utensils for handling raw meat/poultry and cooked
food or wash them thoroughly between use.
 To check whether meat, particularly poultry, is cooked, pierce
the flesh with a skewer or fork; the juices should run clear.
Ensure the product is piping hot throughout.
 Fish is cooked when it appears opaque and can be flaked easily.
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Glass lid
Power indicator
Removable bowl
Cooker housing
Control knob
To use
This slow cooker has a total volume of 6.5 litres. Do not fill liquids to
the brim of the bowl; leave a minimum of 1cm between the rim
where the lid sits and the top of the liquid. The maximum quantity /
volume of food / liquid that should be used in this slow cooker is 6
1. Before using for the first time. Wash loose parts (removable bowl
and lid) in hot water with a little washing up liquid. Rinse and dry
2. Place the cooker housing on a stable, flat, heat resistant surface
and away from surfaces that may be damaged by steam.
3. Fully unwind the cable, plug in and switch on. For your safety do
not allow the cable to dangle over the edge of units.
4. Cover the bowl with the glass lid and place the bowl into the
cooker housing.
5. Using the function switch, select HIGH (the indicator light will
illuminate) and allow the bowl to preheat for 20 minutes. This
time can be used to prepare the ingredients.
6. When the bowl has preheated, place the ingredients into the
removable bowl. Do not overfill and do not fill to the brim.
7. Refit the lid and select the cooking temperature of choice.
Cooking food on HIGH will require less time than cooking on LOW
and the slow cooker can operate on LOW all day if required.
8. When the cooking is complete, select the WARM function to keep
the food warm (maximum 4 hours) until it is ready to serve.
9. When ready to serve, turn the slow cooker off using the function
switch. The indicator light will extinguish.
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General cooking advice
 All ingredients must be fully thawed before cooking.
 Vegetables such as carrots, potatoes and turnips require longer
cooking than many types of meat and should be cut into the
smallest sizes practical. Place in the bottom or the sides of the
bowl and cover with liquid.
 Dried pulses need to be soaked overnight before adding to the
slow cooker and in some instances (e.g. red kidney beans)
require boiling for a minimum of ten minutes to ensure that they
are safe to eat. Follow ‘on pack’ guidance when using dried
 Trim excess fat from meat, as the cooking method does not
allow the fat to drain away.
 Avoid lifting the glass lid during the cooking process as this
breaks the seal formed around the lid and adds time to the
cooking process.
 If adding fresh milk or yoghurt, this should be done in the final
two hours of cooking. Evaporated milk may be added at the
start of cooking.
 When adding liquid or stock to the slow cooker use hot liquid to
reduce the cooking time.
 Part cooking or sautéing vegetables and browning meats before
they are added to the slow cooker can reduce cooking times.
 Rice, noodles and pasta are not recommended for long cooking
periods. Cook them separately and then add to the slow cooker
during the final 30 minutes.
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Guide to adapting recipes
 Less cooking liquid is required than conventional recipes as
liquids do not boil away in a slow cooker.
 Cook with the lid on and add most ingredients at the same time.
 Most uncooked meat and vegetable combinations will require a
minimum of 3 hours cooking.
 The cooking times stated in the table below give approximate
conversion times for recipes. For slow cooker recipes, techniques
and specific cooking times consult a specialist recipe book.
Your recipe
30 minutes
31 - 60 minutes
1 - 3 hours
Slow cooking times
6 - 8 hours
3 - 4 hours
8 - 10 hours
5 - 6 hours
10 – 12 hours
7 – 8 hours
Clean after each use.
1. Switch off and unplug the slow cooker and allow it to cool
2. Wash loose parts (removable bowl and lid) in hot water with a
little washing up liquid. Rinse and dry thoroughly. Not suitable
for the dishwasher.
3. Wipe the external surface of the slow cooker housing with a soft
damp cloth and dry surfaces with a soft dry cloth. Do not use
detergent or abrasives as these may scratch the surface. Never
immerse the cooker housing in water.
Technical specification
Rated voltage
Power consumption
Class rating
BS 1362 fuse
Bowl capacity
Cooking capacity
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220-240V AC 50/60Hz
I (Earthed)
6.5 litres
6 litres
Plug / Wiring advice
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the
following UK electrical code:
Non-rewireable plug
This appliance may be fitted with a “non‐rewireable” plug. If you
need to change the fuse in a “non‐rewireable” plug, the fuse cover
must be refitted. If the fuse cover is lost or damaged, the appliance
must not be used.
Rewireable plug
The colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in a
rewireable plug. Rewireable plugs should only be replaced by a
suitably competent person.
If in doubt, consult a qualified
The BLUE wire must be connected to the
terminal marked with the letter N
The BROWN wire must be connected to the
terminal marked with the letter L
The GREEN & YELLOW wire must be
connecting to the terminal marked with the
letter E or the earth symbol
Recycling electrical products
This marking indicates that this product should not be
disposed with other household wastes throughout the EU. To
prevent possible harm to the environment or human health
from uncontrolled waste disposal, recycle it responsibly to
promote the sustainable reuse of material resources. To return
your used device, please use the return and collection systems
or contact the retailer where the product was purchased. They
can take this product for environmental safe recycling.
If you encounter any problems
with this product please call our
customer care team on
0345 640 30 30
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Produced in China for
Argos Limited,
489 – 499 Avebury Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 2NW. UK.
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