Pifco Slow Cooker

by Lesley
(UK)

I have a Pifco slow cooker. I had it as a wedding present in 1981 and it's still going strong.


I don't know if they even make this model any more, but I've used it constantly over the last 30 years and it's still going strong.

It has a removable casserole dish with a glass lid. I've seen a few reviews where people are complaining that they've broken the lid, so I've always extremely careful when I handle mine. I know that if the lid gets broken it's irreplaceable and I'd hate to be without this.

The dish is oven proof, so you can put it in the oven to finish off if you want to, although I very rarely do. It's also dishwasher proof, so I don't have to wash it up by hand.

I prepare the vegetables and meat, then layer them in to the dish, veg on the bottom because it cooks slower than the meat. I never buy expensive cuts of meat because cooking it slowly all day means that it comes out very tender. I love meat that falls to pieces when you serve it.

Even though this a really old appliance, and the ONLY electrical appliance that I had as a wedding present that is STILL working, it's one of my favourites. I would not be without this for anything.

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Feb 25, 2016
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Amazing Pifco Slow Cooker NEW
by: Ann W

I've had my Pifco slow cooker since 1984 and it still works perfectly. I have in the past bought a more up to date competitors model and have got rid of the new one as it did not compare. Our friends who come to dinner always ask me to make what is now my legendary steak pie. I cook a beef stew slowly in the slow cooker overnight and decant the stew into a wider pie dish and cover with puff pastry and finish off in the conventional oven. The meat melts in your mouth. Thanks to Pifco for an amazing appliance that has stood the test of time.

Aug 26, 2011
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Corning Ware dish
by: Lesley

Mine is the same, it's very discoloured but it's still working fine.

I think that putting it in the dishwasher has probably taken off some of the glaze.

I'm always very, very careful with mine because as you say I don't know whether you can even get a replacement dish for it, so I don't want mine to get broken. It's far too useful to be without and the modern ones are nowhere near as good!

Aug 26, 2011
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Pifco, slow cooker
by: A Phillips

, I don't know the model, but it is red with a glass lid, about 25-30 years old, my problem is that the ceramic dish corning ware it's called , has become very discoloured and scratched i'm wondering if and where I can get a new one.

Mar 31, 2011
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Yes we got one as a wedding present in 1979.
by: William Holmes

The glass lid of ours got broken but we discovered that our much more recent Cookworks rice cooker has a lid which fits the slow cooker perfectly so, in a way, the original lid isn't really "irreplaceable"!

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