Slow cookers, also known as crock pots if you’re a yank, have been a staple kitchen appliance for decades. They might look a little bit technical but they offer convenience, cost-effectiveness, and versatility, making them a must-have in any kitchen. I was first put onto the slow cooker by American culinary legend Ina Garten. I was twelve years old – watching an episode of Barefoot Contessa while I wondered why no one ever replied to my messages on MSN – when Ina wheeled out a behemoth of a slow cooker. Ina proceeded to use that slow cooker to make an incredibly delicious-sounding (and looking) dinner, and I’ve been intrigued by them ever since.
If you aren’t too sure what the point of a slow cooker is then I hope this can help to change your mind. It’s also worth flagging that there’s a difference between slow-cooked recipes and slow-cooker recipes. The former are dishes which you cook slowly, the latter are dishes which you cook in a slow cooker. In this article, we’re going to be discussing eight reasons why you need a slow cooker in your life. Read on to discover the many benefits of owning a slow cooker.