How good is a slow cooker? When it comes to this time of the year, it’s hard to think of life without one. Those wintry nights would be a lot colder without the ability to create hearty stews, soups et al with just one wonderful machine!
Also, a slow cooker has the remarkable ability to turn everyone into a MasterChef plus, you can now pick one up for about an eighth of the price of a Thermomix.
If you have yet to embark on our own personal slow cooker adventure, here are five more reasons why we think you need one in your life this winter.
1. Set and forget
Ok it’s not really forget but you leave it overnight or turn it on in the morning and you come home to a delicious meal ready and waiting just for you. It makes even the coldest and loneliest houses feel like home. #blessed
2. It makes everyone a chef
If you watch even the most basic of slow cooker tutorials on YouTube, you’ll be a pro in no time. When you slow cook something, it’s very easy to impress your friends. ‘Oh yeah this pork has been roasting for 12 hours…’. You know, like on the ads on TV?
When you make something in the slow cooker, you’re set for a week! It’s all about big batches so get those containers ready, and make room in the freezer because kid you’re set!
4. Hearty and healthy
Soups and stews taste amazing in the slow cooker because they’ve really had a chance to well… stew. You can add all sorts of vegetables, grains and healthy goodness into your slow-cooked soup and not even the kids will notice!
5. Less mess
It’s one pot people! One pot and you’re done. And most of them can be thrown straight into the dishwasher. If that ain’t living we just don’t know what is?!
Got a great slow cooker recipe to share? We’d love to hear it.