Sizzle to Simmer Slow Cooker
Sizzle to Simmer Slow Cooker
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Please read the manual fully before using the appliance and keep the
manual safe for future reference.
Important safeguards
the voltage in your home.
When using any electrical
precautions should always be
followed, including:
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
supervision or instruction
appliance in a safe way and
involved. Children shall not
play with the appliance.
maintenance shall not be
made by children unless they
are older than 8 and
supervised. Keep the appliance
and its cord out of reach of
children less than 8 years old.
Always ensure the voltage on
the rating label corresponds to
Check the power cord and
plug regularly for any
damage. If the cord or the
plug is damaged, it must be
replaced by a qualified
electrician or a service repair
centre. If in doubt please
contact our customer service
The appliance is intended for
domestic use only. Industrial
or commercial use will void
the warranty. The supplier
cannot be held responsible
for injury or damage if the
appliance has been used for
anything other than its
intended use.
Incorrect operation and use
can damage the appliance
and cause injury to the user.
Do not use the appliance if it
has been dropped or
damaged in any way. If the
unit has been damaged take
the unit for examination and
or repair by an authorised
service agent.
Do not immerse or expose the
motor assembly, plug or the
power cord in water or any
other liquid for any reason.
Never handle or operate the
appliance with wet hands.
If the supply cord is damaged,
it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or by someone
who is suitably qualified to
avoid a potential hazard.
Do not let the cord hang over
the edge of a table or counter.
Ensure that the cord is not in a
position where it can be pulled
or tripped over accidentally.
extension cord, ensure that
the extension cord is equal to
or greater than the power
consumption of the appliance
to avoid overheating of the
appliance and extension cord.
Do not use any other
appliance on the extension
cord. Do not place the
extension cord in a position
where it can be pulled on by
children or animals or be
tripped over.
Do not allow the cord to touch
hot surfaces and do not place
the cord near hot gas, electric
burners or in a heated oven.
Always operate the appliance
on a smooth, even and stable
surface. Do not place the unit
on a hot surface.
Always remove the plug of
the appliance safely. Do not
pull on the appliances cord to
remove the appliance plug
from the electrical socket.
Use of an extension cord with
recommended. However if it  Be cautious at all times when
moving the slow cooker as it
is necessary to use an
will contain hot food, water
or other hot liquids.
plugged in when it is not in
Do not use the slow cooker for
anything other than its
intended use.
Do not switch on the slow
cooker if the pot is empty.
Allow the lid and pot to cool
down before cleaning it with
Never touch the surface of the
slow cooker during operation
as it can get very hot. Always
use the handles or knobs
Do not touch any hot surfaces
of the appliance.
Always use oven gloves or a
cloth when removing the lid or
handling contents.
Never cook food directly in the
base unit, always use the pot.
Do not use the appliance if the
pot or glass is cracked, chipped
or damaged.
Do not leave the slow cooker
Do not switch on the slow
cooker when it is upside
down or on its side.
Always handle the glass lid
and pot with care as they are
Appliance components illustration
1. Removable aluminium bowl
7. Start/ Cancel button
2. Stainless steel housing
8. Keep warm indicator light
3. Control panel
9. Lid handle
4. Tempered glass lid
10. Side handle
5. Delay and set button
6. Up and Down button
Before first time use
element has not turned on. When the
LED display has illuminated, press the
set button and it will display a default
time of 04.00 hours. The slow cooker
will automatically be set to HIGH on the
 Before using the cooker for the first
time, remove all labels and tags from
the product.
 Wash the pot and glass lid in hot soapy
water with a sponge or a dishcloth,
rinse and dry thoroughly.
 Press the set button until the correct
selected, indicated by the red
indicator light.
 Do not immerse the slow cooker base in
water or any other liquid.
 During initial use you may notice a slight
odour, this is due to the burning off of
residues that have been left on during
the manufacturing process. This is
completely normal and will disappear
after using the unit.
 Press the UP and DOWN buttons to set
the cooking time. The time will jump
by 30 minutes. You can set the cooking
time for 2-20 hours.
 After setting the operating mode and
the cooking time, press the “Start/
Cancel” button. The slow cooker will
now start operating and the cooking
time will start counting down. Ensure
that the lid is on the appliance as it will
retain valuable heat.
 Place the cooker on a flat level surface.
 You can brown any food that you use in
your recipe in the aluminium pot. To do
so, just remove the bowl from the slow
cooker and use it as you would a frying
 After the cooking process has finished,
the keep “WARM” function will
automatically illuminate.
 Do not overfill the slow cooker. Only fill
the slow cooker until it is three quarters
 If you wish to stop the process, hold
approximately 3 seconds.
 Defrost/ thaw meat fully before adding
it to the slow cooker.
 After the cooking process has finished
unplug the cord from the electrical
 Please note the slow cooker should not
be used to re-heat cooked food.
Operating the appliance
NOTE: Always wear oven gloves when
handling the bowl after cooking as it will
be hot.
 Plug the power cord into the mains
electrical supply. The LED display will
light up, please note that the heating
Setting the pre-cook Timer
with slow cooking have always been
soups and casseroles, but you can also
make most modern family meals and
dinner party dishes. This pot is
convenient as well as stylish enough to
take straight to the table for serving.
(Always place the pot on a heat proof
mat or surface).
If you wish to start your slow cooking at a
later time then you need to set the delay
 Follow the steps 1-2 as previously
mentioned in the section “operating the
 After setting the timer, press the delay
button. You will see the green light
 Slow cooking is ideal for cooking
tougher cuts of meat, as it gives them
long, gentle simmering that ensures
that they become tender and full of
 The time in the LED display will be
flashing. Set the amount of hours you
wish to delay the timer by using the up
and down buttons. For example if you
wanted the slow cooker to start cooking
at 3pm and it was 9am in the morning
you would set the time delay to 6 hours.
Preparation and suitable slow cooked
Most foods are suited to slow cooking
methods, however there are a few
guidelines that need to be followed:
 Press the Start/Cancel button to begin
the operation.
 Cut vegetables into small, even pieces
as they take longer to cook than meat.
They should be gently sautéed for 2-3
minutes before slow cooking. Ensure
that root vegetables are always placed
at the bottom of the pot and all
ingredients are immersed in the
cooking liquid.
 The hours until cooking time will be
displayed in the LED display and will
begin to count down. The cooking will
begin once the countdown reaches
 To cancel the operation at anytime
press and hold the Start/Cancel button
 We recommend you trim all excess fat
from the meat before cooking, since
the slow cooking method does not
allow fat to evaporate.
Slow cooking general advice
 Slow cooking has always been the best
way to prepare a nutritious hot meal
with minimum preparation and fuss.
 If you are adapting an existing recipe
from conventional cooking, you may
need to cut down on the amount of
liquid used. Liquid will not evaporate
 The types of meals that are associated
from the slow cooker to the same
extent as conventional cooking pans
and methods.
the food the night before and store the
food in a covered container in the
refrigerator. Transfer the food to the
pot and add the liquid/gravy. Select the
low or high setting.
 Never leave uncooked food at room
temperature in the slow cooker.
 Most meat and vegetable recipes
require 8-10 hours on low or 4-6 hours
on high.
 Do not use the slow cooker to reheat
 Uncooked red beans must be soaked
and boiled for at least 10 minutes to
remove toxins before cooking them in
the slow cooker.
 Some food or ingredients are not
suitable for slow cooking, such as
pasta, seafood, milk and cream. These
foods or ingredients should always be
added towards the end of the cooking
Tips for slow cooking
 The slow cooker pot should be at least
half full for the best results.
 Many things can affect how quickly a
recipe will cook: water, fat content
and the initial temperature and size of
the food.
 Slow cooking retains moisture. If you
wish to reduce moisture during the
cooking process, remove the lid after
cooking and turn the control to high (if
already set to low) and simmer for
around 30 to 45 minutes.
 Cutting food into small pieces will
speed up the cooking process. A
degree of “trial and error” will be
required to fully optimise the potential
of your slow cooker.
 Do not unnecessarily remove the lid
during the cooking process as the build
up of heat will escape. Each time you
remove the lid you will have to add an
additional 10 minutes to the cooking
 Root vegetables usually take longer to
cook than meat, so try and arrange
vegetables in the lower half of the pot.
 After the food is cooked, switch the
slow cooker off and leave it covered
with the lid on. There will be enough
heat in the pot to keep it warm for 30
minutes. If you require your food to be
kept warm for longer switch the
cooker to the warm setting.
 When cooking soups allow 5cm of space
between the top of the pot and the
food surface to allow for simmering.
 Many recipes demand all day cooking in
the slow cooker. If you do not have time
to prepare food that morning, prepare
 All food cooked in the slow cooker may
be covered with a liquid, gravy or
2 squares dark chocolate
Cumin, coriander and oregano to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
Tips for slow cooking
Chilli, to taste
 Prepare your liquid, gravy or sauce in a
separate pan and completely cover the
food in the pot.
1 glove garlic
 By pre-browning the meat and onions in
aluminium pot seals in all the juices and
flavours. This will improve the flavour
but is not necessary If time is limited.
1. Brown the pepper, garlic, onion and a
tsp of vegetable oil to the aluminium
pan and brown. Then, add the kidney
beans and chopped tomatoes and
cook for five minutes.
 When cooking joints of meat, ham and
poultry etc. the size and shape of the
joint is important. Try to keep the joint
in the lower 2/3 of the pot and fully
cover it with water. If necessary cut the
joint into two pieces. Joint weight
should be kept within the maximum
2. Put the aluminium pot into the Slow
Cooker base, season to taste with the
above ingredients and cook for six
hours on LOW.
3. Brown the Quorn mince in a separate
pan and add it to the chili 30 minutes
before the end of the cooking time.
Slow Cooker recipes
4. Once the chili has finished cooking,
melt the chocolate squares in the hot
chili and stir through.
Please note these recipes have been
tested in our 6.5 litre slow cooker. If you
have a smaller model, the quantities of
ingredients will need to be adjusted
Stuffed peppers
4 large bell peppers
Vegetarian Chili con Carne
250g beef mince
400g Quorn mince
1 onion, chopped
2 peppers, diced
3 tins chopped tomatoes
2 tins kidney beans
1 cup quinoa
1 onion, diced
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tins chopped tomatoes
Seasoning to taste
Cheese of choice
2 tbsp. tomato puree
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1. Cut the tops off the peppers and scoop
out the membranes and seeds.
1 small glass cold water
2. Combine the beef, onion, quinoa, 1 tin
of tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and
seasoning in a bowl. Stuff each pepper
with the mixture.
3. Fill the aluminium pot with the
remaining 2 tins of tomatoes and add
the stuffed peppers. Cook on LOW for
six hours or HIGH for four hours until
the peppers are tender and the beef is
cooked all the way through.
4. Half an hour before serving, sprinkle
cheese on top of the peppers and let it
Note: You can brown the mixture in the
aluminium bowl before using the slow
cook function. If you do so, reduce the
cooking time.
Beef and Ale Stew
500g braising beef
1. Chop up beef into cubes and trim off
the fat.
2. Chop onions and fry them with a little
oil until they are lightly browned in the
aluminium pan.
3. Add the carrots and tomato puree and
fry in the pan.
4. Add meat and cook until lightly brown.
5. Mix the cornflower into the cold water
and add to the pot, along with all the
other ingredients except the potatoes.
6. Return the pot to the slow cooker and
cook on HIGH for four hours or LOW
for six.
7. Add the potatoes and a splash of
Worcestershire sauce an hour before
the end of the cooking time.
Note: For added richness, mix in two tsp
of Bisto granules in two tbsp. of hot
water and add to the pot 10 minutes
before the end of the cooking time.
200ml hot beef stock
200ml ale
4 carrots, chopped
Beef Curry
2 tsp cornflour
1kg stewing beef
Salt and pepper to taste
2 large potatoes, cubed
2 onions, chopped
2 tins tomatoes
2 potatoes, cubed
1 1/2 tbsp. medium curry powder
1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
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1/2 tsp white pepper
1/4 cup apricot jam
3 bay leaves
2 onions, cubed
1 green pepper, sliced
1 tbsp. turmeric
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1. Chop the onion and add it to the
aluminium pot and lightly brown.
2. Add all the spices to the pot and mix
together with the onion.
3. Add the beef to the pot and lightly
4. Add the tins of tomatoes, chopped
pepper and all the other ingredients
except the potatoes.
5. Put the pot back in the slow cooker and
set it to cook for four hours on HIGH or
six hours on LOW.
6. Add the potatoes an hour before the
end of the cooking time.
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individual parts.
Electrical Information
Always ensure the voltage on the rating
label corresponds to the power supply
where the product is being used.
WARNING! This product must be
connected to an earthed electrical power
supply. The green/yellow conductor in the
supply cord must be connected to the
Earth terminal in the plug. The power
supply must have an Earth connection.
Precautions should be followed for safe
cable management and connection to the
power supply
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted
follow the fitting instructions supplied with
good quality BS1363A plugs. If in doubt
consult a qualified electrician or appliance
repair agent.
 Safely dispose of the old plug.
 Connect the green/yellow lead to the
earth “E” terminal.
Recommended fuse: 13A
If an extension cable is required, it must
have an earth conductor. To avoid
overheating the extension cable should
be rated no less than 13A and be fully
unwound before use.
Do not attempt to modify electrical plugs
or sockets or attempt to make an
alternative connection to the electrical
Disposal of the appliance
Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment
(WEEE) Waste & Recycling
Disposal of Electrical and Electronic
Non-household waste. This product must
not be disposed of together with ordinary
household waste.
Separate collection of used products,
batteries and packaging allows the
recovery and recycling of materials. Reuse of materials helps prevent environ­
mental pollution and reduces the
demand for raw materials.
Local authorities, retailers and collection
organisations may provide for separate
collection of elec­trical products,
batteries and packaging.
 Connect the brown lead to the live ter­
 Connect the blue lead to the neutral
“N” terminal.
Contact details
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P C Henderson Premises
Bowburn North Industrial Estate
Co Durham
Customer Service / Technical Support
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