There are so many kitchen gizmos and gadgets out there it can be hard to know what we need anymore. Whoever knew they needed a twirling waffle ironing, garlic slicing, avocado smashing spatula anyway? Although not everything is a kitchen must-have, we have one that you’ll want to grab before it’s too late: a slow cooker. So if you never thought about one before, then here’s why you should have a slow crock pot in your kitchen.
They save time
Although we love cooking, sometimes we don’t want to spend hours standing over the cooker. That’s where slow cookers are the perfect solution. Why? As soon as your food is prepared, all you need to do is add it all into the pot, and you’re off! There are no hours of standing over a pan as you meticulously stir your creation; a slow crock pot will prepare it all for you.
They make cooking easier
It can be hard to prepare all aspects of the meal to be ready at the same time, right? With a slow cooker, there is no rushing to be seen for miles. After all, the clue is in the title. Many slow crock pots come with features meaning you can choose when they turn on, so you no longer have to even be there while your food is prepared. Then it’s all ready by the time you get home from work. Ah, perfect.
They save money
Slow cookers don’t have to be expensive meaning they can make their way into your kitchen without a major bill. As if that wasn’t enough, you can not afford to buy cheaper cuts of meat without having to sacrifice on taste and texture. Cooking the food for so long means most meat will simply melt in the mouth by the end. You can also opt for dried vegetables rather than fresh, as well as save on the electricity bill. Is there anything this can’t do?!
They’re easy to clean
What could be easier than having one pot to clean at the end of a home cooked meal? Of course, there might still be some dishes from the food prep, but as you prepare it all in advance, you can quickly get them out the way before the main event of the evening. Plus, many slow crock pots can be removed from the cooker themselves meaning you don’t even need another dish to serve your meal.
They make healthy meals
You don’t have to worry about your healthy diet going out the window with a slow cooker. In fact, these can be a huge advantage when it comes to creating balanced meals for the entire family. Stews, soups, and even oatmeals can all be concocted in these wonderful gadgets, and the recipes usually avoid extra fat or oil to help with flavor.
They are delicious
Okay, so that might sound biased, but with so many options for meals, it’s hard to find one that won’t get your taste buds tingling. There are so many ways you can add in flavors with slow cookers, such as turning lesser cuts of meat into works of art or making family favorites such as stews or macaroni and cheese. Sounds delicious.
Slow cookers might seem adventurous to many, but there are so many reasons you should have one in your kitchen. Not only can they make your life easier, but they can also cook up some tasty meals and even save money. Slow crock pots really are the wonder gadget of the kitchen.