Aldi is selling a £15 chalkboard slow cooker that lets you write notes on the pot

From warming stews to healthy soups, nothing says autumn quite like a cosy slow-cooker recipe – and now Aldi’s giving you the chance to pick up a very clever version for a fraction of the cost of many high street brands.

The budget German supermarket has welcomed the chilly season by launching a £15 chalkboard slow cooker that not only simmers your favourite dish to perfection, but also gives you the option to write handy notes or timings (or instructions to other family members) directly on the pot.

Aldi chalkboard slow cooker

The Ambiano 4 Quart Slow Cooker has a 3.5 litre capacity and offers three settings – low, high, and a keep warm function. The ceramic pot where you actually put your ingredients is removable for easy cleaning, and the handles have a ‘cool touch’ technology so you can carry it around to serve. You even get three sticks of white chalk included in the box to get you started.

With all of this for a £14.99 price tag, it’s no surprise that customers have already started pre-ordering the slow cooker in droves ahead of its 4 October release date.

aldi chalkboard slow cookerAmbiano Chalkboard Slow Cooker, £14.99, Aldi

Those who’ve managed to get their hands on one say it’s well worth investing in, with an average of 4.9 out of five stars from reviewers already.

‘This is a smart easy to use slow cooker and very good value,have used it once so far and I’m very happy with my purchase – perfect for stews requiring longer cooking time,’ says one happy customer.

‘Great little slow cooker, large enough to make meals for family of 4. Easy to clean and the chalk board is really handy to keep track of the time,’ agrees another.

Need something with a larger capacity? Check out the Ambiano Triple Slow Cooker which also available now as an Aldi Specialbuy.

aldi slow cooker

Ambiano Triple Slow Cooker, £39.99, Aldi 

With three non-stick pots that give you the option to cook multiple meals simultaneously, it’s ideal for batch cooking and big families.

However, if you want one, you’ll need to venture out into the cold in person, as this one’s completely sold out online and is now only available in stores.