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Slow cooker or oven?

Lildebz02
Lildebz02 Posts: 1 Newbie
edited 24 November 2022 at 11:12AM in Old style MoneySaving
Been reading advice to ise the slow cooker to save on energy. However just read an article in The Sun newspaper app which said to use an electric oven (mine is gas, doesn't give figures for gas) is £66 per year daily for 30 minutes use. Yet it says a slow cooker on for 8 hours, which I thought was energy saving is £13.80 per month used daily, which unless my math is bad costs more, and you can fit more and put variety in an oven. I would Imagine if the slow cooker price is correct then even a gas oven would cost less. I am so confused over all of the advice being thrown out there and also don't understand how a family of five can make a meal in an air fryer without using the oven partially, defeating the purpose of purchase. Got the ninja foodi max air fryer and grill and have not found a full meal for 5 I can fit within it

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  • Katiehound
    Katiehound Posts: 7,550 Forumite
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    Sorry I can't really help except to say that I know the cheapest method is using a microwave because generally you only use it for a few minutes.

    To put the oven price (use) in context who uses an oven for just 30 minutes?
     Firstly it has to heat up to reach the required temperature. Gas is cheaper than electric so I think using the gas hob is a reasonable price.

    have you seen Jamie Oliver's £1 meals programme? - he had some fuel pricings on there- September figures, but it might give you some ideas. Plus some of the meals he made looked good

    Slow cooker- is that on high or low setting?

    Maybe you can cook a meal for 5 in the air fryer (I don't have one) and cook the veg in the microwave
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  • born_again
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    Watched a u-tube video of someone making bacon & egg on toast in one... Took 10 mins to cook (if thick bacon needs longer) Max of 5 mins in frying pan & toaster... 
    Great money saving idea. Not...

    Fan oven does not require pre-heating 👍
    Life in the slow lane
  • Katiehound
    Katiehound Posts: 7,550 Forumite
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    Fan oven does not require pre-heating 👍
    I understand air fryer does not require pre heating but my fan oven certainly does
    Being polite and pleasant doesn't cost anything! --
    Many thanks
    -Stash bust:in 2022:337
    Stash bust :2023. 120duvets, 24 bags, 43 dog coats, 2 scrunchies, 10 mittens, 6 bootees, 8 glass cases, 2 A6 notebooks, 59 cards, 6 lav bags,36 angels,9 bones, 1 knee blanket, 1 lined bag,3 owls, 88 pyramids = total 420 total spend £5. Total for 'Dogs for Good' £546.82

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  • Pollycat
    Pollycat Posts: 34,675 Forumite
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    Fan oven does not require pre-heating 👍
    I understand air fryer does not require pre heating but my fan oven certainly does
    Mine does too.
    But it is quite old.
  • -taff
    -taff Posts: 14,492 Forumite
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    Lildebz02 said:
    Been reading advice to ise the slow cooker to save on energy. However just read an article in The Sun newspaper app which said to use an electric oven (mine is gas, doesn't give figures for gas) is £66 per year daily for 30 minutes use. Yet it says a slow cooker on for 8 hours, which I thought was energy saving is £13.80 per month used daily#
    depends who you rea doesn'tit?

    but you can wok it out yourself if you know the watts used and the time and your priceperunit.
    https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-11311005/How-work-appliance-costs-run.html

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