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Morphy Richards Evoke Slow Cooker Review And Stew Recipe

In an increasingly expensive world, I always enjoy nabbing a budget-priced product that works exactly to my needs and expectations, and that's exactly what I found in the Morphy Richards Sear and Stew Slow Cooker 3.5L 460014 Red Slowcooker.


In this post, I'll cover the features of the Morphy Richards Evoke Slow Cooker, its specifications, pros, and cons, how much it costs to run, my experience with the appliance, and finish off with sharing a delicious beef stew recipe.


What Is A Slow Cooker And How Much Do They Cost To Run?


A slow cooker, AKA crock-pot is an electrical kitchen-top appliance that cooks at low temperatures. A bonus of this way of slow cooking compared to cooking slowly in the oven is the lower energy usage.


This Morphy Richards Evoke Slow Cooker uses 163 watts of power, so to cook a stew for 8 hours costs just 42p*, compared to an average fan-assisted oven for 8 hours at 2kw, costing a whopping £5.44!


Even comparing this Morphy Richards model to the top-level model at Currys, the CROCK-POT CSC063 Slow Cooker costing £119.99, which uses 320w of power and therefore costs 83p* for 8 hours, the Evoke Slow cooker wins for cost-effectiveness over time.


*Based on UK: Energy Price Guarantee (October 2022) electricity rate of £0.34 per kW h at https://www.sust-it.net/energy-calculator.php


Where To Buy The Morphy Richards Evoke Slow Cooker And At What Cost?


Many suppliers offer the Morphy Richards Sear and Stew Slow Cooker 3.5L 460014 Red Slow Cooker.


I purchased mine from Currys for £44.99, it's also available from Amazon for £44.99.

Video from Currys.co.uk

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Specifications Of The Morphy Richards Evoke Slow Cooker


  • 25cm D x 333cm W x 20cm H

  • Glass lid

  • Aluminum cooking pot

  • Stainless steel exterior

  • 3.5l capacity

  • 163 watts power

  • 1m power cord

  • Dishwasher safe lid and pot

  • 3 Settings

  • Under 2kg

  • Cooking pot suitable for searing on gas and electric hobs



Pros And Cons Of Morphy Richards Evoke Slow Cooker


The Pros:

  • Under £50

  • Comparatively Low Power Consumption

  • Easy to clean

  • Simple to use

  • Lightweight

  • Great for time-limited days not needing to watch over the food

  • Easy to serve from the cooking pot (comes out of exterior)

  • Fits 1 whole small chicken

  • 2-year guarantee

  • Fewer dishes to clean!

  • Auto shut-off

  • Nonstick cooking pot

  • Nonslip feet

  • Oven safe pot

  • The manual/booklet has many recipes

  • Capacity to cook enough stew for up to 6 people

The Cons:

  • The cookpot doesn't work with induction hobs (for searing, although searing is not essential)

  • No digital display

  • No timer - although with phones, watches, Alexa and other smart devices these days, who needs a timer on their slow cooker?

I think the pros far outweigh the cons of the Morphy Richards model, do you agree?


Let's compare these features with the top-level slow cooker from Currys.


The CROCK-POT CSC063 Slow Cooker (at £119.99), has a larger capacity at 7.5l, a digital display with a timer, a delay timer, and a keep warm function. But this CROCK-POT model doesn't have auto-shut off, only has 2 settings, and has a higher energy consumption of 320 watts (compared to the Morphy Richards model). So using the parameters we used before, the CROCK-POT model would cost almost double to run at 83p for 8 hours of cooking time.


I like the idea of the timer delay, so I could wake up, pop the ingredients in the pot and set the time I want the cooking to begin, and not have to look at it again till dinner time when I want to serve it up. But, that's the pinnacle of slow-cooking simplicity right? Do I need that feature when I work from home most days? Not really, it will still only take 5 to 10 minutes to throw in the ingredients when I'm ready any time of day, and then just leave the slow cooker to work its magic.

 

Morphy Richards Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe 🥕

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Serves 4

8 hours on low setting (or 4 hours on high)
Super-easy

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves chopped

  • 4 carrots thickly sliced

  • 1 courgette chopped into bite-sized pieces

  • 3 tbsp wholewheat flour (or any plain)

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 2 tsp dried thyme

  • 2 tsp dried parsley

  • 3 tbsp tomato puree

  • 700ml beef stock

  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  • Salt and Pepper

  • Olive Oil

Method

  • Use the cooking pot (or a separate frying pan if you have induction hobs), to cook onion, garlic, carrots, and courgette for 5 minutes in olive oil, then set aside

  • Coat beef in wholewheat flour and season with salt and pepper, sear the beef in olive oil (in batches if needed), for 5 minutes or until browned on the edges

  • Add the seared beef, cooked veg mix, and all other ingredients to the cooking pot, stir well and pop in the slow cooker on low with the lid on for 8 hours (make sure beef is covered by the liquid)

  • The liquid should thicken and reduce over time, if it's too runny for your own liking, take the lid off and cook on high for the last 30-60 minutes to reduce it.

To Serve

  • Dish up the stew alongside some mash (my favorite is buttery sweet potato mash).

To store

  • You can freeze stew (once cooled), but be sure to completely defrost it before reheating.

  • Your stew will last 2 days safely in the fridge in an airtight container.

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Final Opinion On The Morphy Richards Evoke Slow Cooker?


This budget-friendly addition to my kitchen fits easily inside my under-counter cupboard and it's quick and easy to bring out when needed and get cooking. For under £50, and something I see myself using weekly or at least bi-weekly for the foreseeable future, that's money well spent I think.


I also love that I can batch cook with it, saving me time and energy. I live in a 2-person household so I can cook up to 6 meals, which equates to 3 days of cooking done in one go! #Winning!


Have you got a Morphy Richards Evoke Slow Cooker? I'd love to know what recipes you cook in yours.


Happy slow-cooking!


Jen - Author


 

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