Popular Slow Cookers

crockpotYou know its Fall when you start pulling out the slow cooker regularly again.  Although sometimes we resent the space they take, there’s nothing like filling a slow cooker in the morning, heading off to a busy day, and coming home at the end of a long tiring day to a delicious home cooked meal.  All you have to do is leave a bit of room around the slow cooker for heat escape, fill it, set it, and leave it to do its thing.

I have a couple of full sized slow cookers, in case I need more than one for large gatherings, and a small one which I use mainly for cheese dip at fondues.  While I’m content to use a basic model, a programmable feature is great for those who work long days and want it to switch to warm when the cooking is done. A few little tips for use:

  • the lids fit tightly, so go easy on the liquid as it won’t evaporate – barely cover food;
  • for best results fill between half and three-quarters full;
  • if you want to thicken the sauce at the end, raise it to high and add cornflour mixed to a paste with cold water, or easy dissolving flour, and simmer it for a while;
  • you can set the cooking time back 20 minutes every time you lift the lid, so think of it like rice, no peeking;
  • add dairy at the end of the cooking process.

In addition to main courses, soups and “one-pot” meals, slow cookers are also great for making side dishes and dessert, especially when your oven is  going to be full.

Slow Cooker Programmable Locking Lid for Travel Warming Option Stovetop Browning Digital Display Size

Other Features

Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker X X X X X 6-quart
Hamilton Beach 33967 Set ‘n Forget 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker, Silver X X X X 6-quart Probe
Hamilton Beach 33265 6-Quart Programmable Insulated Slow Cooker X X X 6-quart Insulated base and cool touch handles
Slow Cooker Revolution Bundle: Cooker, Casserole and Cookbook X X 6.5 quart Casserole dish and cook book incl.
Crock Pot SCR450-PT 4-1/2-Quart Slow Cooker, Black Demask Pattern 4.5 quarts Modern design with basic function

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Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

Crockpot Oatmeal with Apple and Honey

Crockpot Oatmeal with Apple and Honey

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Slow Cooker Beef With Red Wine Sauce

Slow Cooker Beef With Red Wine Sauce

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