I always discuss with people throughout the day is what are you having for tea? So many people have told me that there slow cooker is on whilst they speak. From my work colleges, to my friends and my family – it seems nearly everyone has got one! When I ask how they find having one, I always get such a positive reviews of having one – the ease, cheap to run on electric, how there slow cooked stewing beef just falls apart in their mouths. The temptation was all too much and I just had to get one using my Christmas money :)Like a lot of things I purchase in life, I love to look around to make sure I’m getting the best deal. I looked in the supermarket sales, in home ware stores and online. The best deal I found was on Amazon here (The fact I got amazon vouchers for Christmas helped too – A good idea to get some for someone if you’re stuck). I got this Morphy Richards Accents 48703 Searing Slow Cooker for just £22.49 and free delivery :). I got my slow cooker in black, but they do stainless steel, silver and red but may vary in model. The reason I chose a branded one is because I have had a few supermarket ‘own’ kitchen gadgets, nearly all of which have broken in little time.
- The capacity is 3.5 Litres ( I find it big enough to make meals for 4 people).
- Can be used to slow cook, to sear meat on the hob and stew.
- Very light, well made, dish-washer safe and aluminium.
- Comes with three heat settings – low, medium and high.
- The lid is transparent glass lid so you can keep an eye on your cooking.
What I like
Since I got the slow cooker I have used it a fair bit and the thing I like the most about having one is how easy and relaxing it can make cooking. For instance, when making a slow cooked stew, I can seal the beef on the hob in the aluminium pot and then tip the rest of the ingredients in and transfer it into the slow cooker for the day. Less washing up, less messing around 🙂 This makes it ideal for nearly every day, if it’s the middle of the week I just prepare it all the night before and leave it to cook over night. Then, when I come in the next day from work I just reheat it. I get a proper home-cooked meal with no effort. If it’s the weekend it means I don’t have to spend my Saturday night in the kitchen as it’s already done.If that’s not enough to tempt you, then maybe the variety of what you can cook in it will. From soups, to curry, to stew, chilli and cake! The variety is endless. I cooked a whole chicken in it on a Sunday, which meant all I had to make next was a few roasties, some veg and I used the juices it produced to make the gravy on the hob – so much easier and more oven space 🙂
What I don’t like
I can’t really think of anything bad about this product but for slow cooking in general I have found some recipes want you to cook on high heat for only 4 hours – I tend to cook over night or first thing in the morning.
Rating and conclusion
I definitely rate this slow cooker a 5 out of 5 🙂 And have realized why everyone told me that I would love having one. I am very pleased with my purchase and look forward to many more home cooked easy meals. So expect some slow cooker recipes in the near future!If you have some recipes you would recommend for slow cooking please leave a comment.
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