Slow cookers: Good meals come to those who wait!
04 Feb 2014|
According to the BBC's Good Food website, slow cookers are making a bit of a comeback nowadays. With that in mind we thought we'd pick out and review three of our best slow cookers available for purchase both in-store and online. Although the three we've chosen all vary in price, they're all very easy to use and in most cases it's just a simple case of throwing all your ingredients into the bowl, switching on the power and letting time tick on by without a worry in the world.
The Crock-Pot is an ideal piece of kit for when the rain's pouring down outside and your taste buds crave a hearty meal. The Crock-Pot SC7500-IUK slow cooker takes care of your food cooking so you don't have to spend hours worrying about timings and what not.
With a whopping 4.7 litre capacity, you can make enough scrumptious food for the entire family, and more. It's great for big dinner parties too, as there are three heat settings for keeping food warm. This beast of a machine really does the hard work for you, and costing just £49.99 it's an absolute steal.
This slow cooker is dishwasher safe and includes a digital display allowing you to choose between two cooking programmes - high and low. The Crock-Pot is also useable in the microwave.
Because of its contemporary design, you can be excused for thinking the Breville is a little more hi-tech than it actually is. Simply throw in your ingredients, set your temperature and get on with your day before you return to a delicious meal ready and waiting for your attention.
Perfect for cooking curries, casseroles, pot roasts and soups, the VTP140 cooks for maximum taste. The stainless steel finish with transparent glass cooking bowl and lid will look mightily impressive in your kitchen, plus the clear glass means you can keep an eye on your food while it's cooking.
Unfortunately the VTP140 doesn't come with a timer and it doesn't have a digital display, which is a little surprising considering how modern this slow cooker looks. It does come with a keep warm function though, meaning that you can always keep that second helping of casserole hot for later.
The TEFAL slow cooker costs a very affordable £22.99, and it's ideal for those who regularly over or under cook their rice. It's also very stylish, isn't it? It wouldn't look out of place in any kitchen.
It comes with two heat settings for your convenience, ensuring you can make perfectly cooked rice with ease. The 2.2 litre CoolTouch cooker has a cool wall body and is dishwasher safe so it's no trouble to clean after use. There is also an automatic cook and keep warm function for extra convenience as well as a spoon, measuring cup and steam basket to complete your rice cooking experience.
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