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Review: VonShef 3.5L Slow Cooker

Food lover Gaby and her equally foodie partner Mark, cook up some American-inspired baby back ribs using a VonShef 3.5L Slow Cooker. Here’s how they got on.

Babyback Slow Cooker Ribs

Why do you like the slow cooker?

I’m a bit of a one‐pot wonder when it comes to cooking. As in, I’m a bit slap‐dash and not good at balancing delicate flavours or mastering techniques which require a lot of concentration. However, I can rustle up a dish with big, bold flavours - which is why the VonShef 3.5L slow cooker is my ideal kitchen companion.

Why do you like best about slow cooking?  

I cook for myself and my partner who is really into his food. We love cooking and eating together, but after a long day at work, neither of us really have the energy. So I like that the slow cooker allows me to quickly throw the ingredients into the dish in the evening, and then all I have to do is switch the machine on in the morning before we leave for work, and when we return, there’s a delicious meal ready to tuck in to.

What dish did you make?

BBQ baby back ribs. The rub was made with spices that I already had in the cupboard so was really hassle free. It’s easy: you just prepare it the night before and throw it in!

The ribs were sweet, sticky, salty, tender, moreish and so easy to make. You just turn the slow cooker on high for an hour, and then turn it down to low for 8 hours. The meat gets really tender in the slow cooker and just falls off the bone.

Was there any issues? Or parts you found fiddly?

Absolutely nothing.

What was the product’s standout quality?

The ease of use, and the fact that you can turn it on, leave the house and come back to something beautifully cooked. No stirring or turning required. It’s very difficult to overcook something, and the pan is non‐stick so easy to wash‐up too.

And worse?

It’s quite large so you may want to clear a bit of space in a cupboard for it, rather than keep it on the worktop. However, although it’s more of a family-sized slow cooker, it’s not unsightly and as it’s black it matches the rest of our kitchen gadgets. It’s very easy to pop back in the cupboard after use too.

Buy the VonShef 3.5L Slow Cooker here.

 

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