If you're umming and ahhing about whether to invest in a slow cooker, here's a good few reasons why you should buy.
Before we even get started on the delicious dishes you can whip up in a slow cooker, let’s talk about the cost. You can pick up one of our VonShef Slow Cookers for only £13.99 – and it’s big enough to feed a family of 10!
Once you’ve got it home, a slow cooker is a lot cheaper to run than a conventional oven. Plus, you can save money at the supermarket by buying cheaper cuts of meat like beef brisket, chicken thighs or pork shoulder. The longer cooking time tenderises tough meats, making them deliciously succulent and juicy.
Soups, roasts and hearty fare; pulled pork, fiery curries and vegetable stews; chillies, casseroles and barbeque: you can make pretty much anything in a slow cooker. It’s also a more wholesome way of cooking as the ingredients cook in their own juices, so there’s no need to add extra oils or fats.
Put your food in, set it and forget it. It really is that simple.
Whilst the food cooks for hours; preparation takes minutes. Chop up some veg, meat; season and add water. Flick the switch and that’s it. No stirring or mixing required.
Plus, cleaning up is a doddle. Forget the pots, pans, oven dishes or trays; there’s just one dish to soak in the sink.
Want to come home and put your feet up? With a slow cooker, you’re no slave to the kitchen: batch cook a week’s worth of meals in one go or prepare your meal in the morning and enjoy at night.
Read on to find out what dishes you wouldn’t believe you can make in a slow cooker! Cheesecake anyone?