Latest posts: Slow Cookers

Make the most of your Christmas leftovers

By Naomi Biltcliffe | 28/12/2014 | Posted in Kitchen, Soupmaker, Slow Cookers, Recipes

Let’s face it, when it comes to Christmas dinner us Brits do it in style, but as a nation we are on average scraping 4.2 million Christmas dinners straight into the bin.


With research showing that there’ll be enough leftover gravy this year to fill an Olympic size pool, we’ve come up with some fail-safe ways to help you save some pennies by turning your turkey trimmings into a tasty Boxing Day buffet.


Warming Boxing Day soup


After overindulging in one too many mince pies, why not treat the family to a comforting winter soup using all of the leftover vegetables?


All of these Christmassy soup recipes from BBC Good Food are perfect for ensuring all of your extra Brussels sprouts, carrots, parsnips and potatoes go to good use. Alternatively, use leftover ham to make a tasty pea and ham soup - perfect for a light post-Christmas lunch.


The Morphy Richards Sauté and Soup maker, allows you to tuck into this tasty meal without causing any fuss.  You can put your feet up while your homemade soup is prepared in just 21 minutes. Simply sauté in the jug and then add your ingredients and stock.


The all-in-one turkey dinner method


We love this leftover turkey casserole recipe from BBC Good Food, as it uses up all your roast dinner leftovers in one go and has a delicious honey mustard tang.


It also allows our Supreme Precision 3 in 1 Slow Cooker to shine! Its three cooking functions means that you can seal and brown meat, fast stew and slow cook all in one product. 


After searing, just set the digital display for anything from four to 10 hours for a delicious and nutritious slow cooked turkey casserole meal. But, if you can’t wait that long, then the fast stew function can prepare a meal in as little as an hour and a half.


Keep calm and make use of your leftovers!


So don’t panic that there is still mountains of leftovers filling the fridge – be creative and surprise your family with some turkey buffet delights.

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Slow Cooker recipe inspiration

By Chris Bennett | 09/11/2012 | Posted in Recipes, Slow Cookers, Kitchen


 

The weather’s definitely getting a bit nippier now, so what better way to enjoy an evening in than with a healthy and hearty meal that all the family can enjoy?

It’s time to make your slow cooker a permanent fixture on the kitchen worktop. It’ll allow you to cook up incredibly tasty, great value meals by getting the most out of cheaper cuts of meat, while you get on with whatever else you have to have to do!

If you’re in need of some inspiration, we’ve pulled together a couple of delicious recipes to try out. Whether you’re the owner of one of our innovative slow cookers or not, give them a try and let us know how you get on.


Thai Pork Curry

This dish is the perfect meal for frugal slow cooks. You can use inexpensive shoulder meat for the recipe, which will tenderise, thanks to the long cooking time.

Serves: 6

Prep time: 20 mins

Cooking time: 4 hours on high/8 hours on low

Ingredients:

1 tbsp sunflower oil

800g pork shoulder, diced

1 onion, sliced

90g red Thai curry paste

6 tbsp lime juice

400ml coconut milk

2 tbsp soy sauce

8 dried lime leaves

1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped

3 baby aubergines, quartered

2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

2 tbsp chopped basil leaves

4 tbsp fish sauce

Thai jasmine rice, to serve

Method:

First, cook the pork and onion in the Sear and Stew Slow Cooker for around five minutes, to brown it all over.

Combine the curry paste with half the lime juice and all the coconut milk, soy sauce and lime leaves. Heat until it’s simmering and pour it over the browned pork. Add the red pepper and aubergines. Cook it for four hours on the high setting or eight hours on low.

Stir in the additional lime juice, coriander, basil and fish sauce.

Spoon portions of the curry over the cooked Thai jasmine rice and serve up your delicious meal.


Sausage, Red Onion and Bean Casserole

This is a great meal which all the family are bound to enjoy. This particular version’s made with spicy sausages, but you could use ordinary sausages or even veggie ones, if you want.

Serves: 6

Prep time: 20 mins

Cooking time: 4 hours on high/8 hours on low

Ingredients:

2 tbsp sunflower oil

2 red onions, diced

1 carrot, diced

450g merguez sausages

450g pork or veggie sausages

2 garlic cloves, chopped

½ tsp chipotle chilli paste

200ml beef stock

400g can of chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp chopped rosemary

100g pinto beans, soaked overnight, or 420g of canned pinto beans, drained and rinsed

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Jacket potatoes, to serve

Sour cream, to serve

Method:

Cook the sausages in your Sear and Stew Slow Cooker for five minutes, to brown them, then add the onions and carrots, cooking for a further five minutes.

Add the garlic, chilli paste, stock and tomatoes to the sausages, onions and carrots, bringing the whole mixture to a simmer.

Season it well, then stir in the rosemary and pinto beans. Cook for four hours on the high slow cooker setting or eight hours on low.

Serve the casserole with jacket potatoes and sour cream.

So there you have it, two simple and delicious recipes to tickle your taste buds. If you’re in need of a versatile new slow cooker, why not check out or brand new Sear and Stew. It makes the whole process even more hassle-free, allowing you to brown your meat and slow cook in the same pot. 

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Get into slow cooking for nutritious, great value family meals

By Tom Craik | 10/10/2012 | Posted in Kitchen, Slow Cookers


 

The evenings are getting darker and it’s clear that winter is well on its way now, which means people will be looking for hearty – yet healthy – meals to tide them over in the colder months.

A fantastic way to whip up a tasty, great value, meal for all the family to enjoy is to slow cook and we’ve developed a range of solutions to help you do this. If you’re new to slow cooking, it’s useful to know a bit more about the benefits of the process so you can decide for yourself whether to give it a try.

So why use a slow cooker?

Great-value family meals

Slow cooking allows you to cook delicious, hearty meals with cheaper cuts of meat like shoulder of pork and leg of lamb, that are often more tasty than premium cuts. These muscled meats require a longer cooking time to make them soft and tender, and slow cooking is the perfect process to get the most out of them.

A great way to find out about how best to use cheaper cuts of meat is to have a chat with your local butcher.

Time saving

If you’re a busy person who’s always on the go, it’s great because after you prep, can pop your food in the slow cooker and get on with whatever it is you need to do.

Energy efficient

Slow cooking, as the name suggests, takes place over a long period of time on low heat, using significantly less electricity and saving you your hard earned cash.

Easy, nutrititious meals

Slow cooking is a great route into eating more healthily. Fresh meat and vegetables, cooked low and slow, retain their nutrition-rich, natural juices much better than other cooking methods.

Great for veggies

Vegetarian meals are easy to whip up too and a slow cooker makes root veg, lentils and other pulses even more flavoursome and scrumptious.

Versatility

As well as making savoury dishes, you can make some amazing desserts in the slow cooker, such as rice pudding and chocolate sponge pudding, meaning you can cook up something for every occasion.

It’s not just for winter

Cooking hearty winter meals isn’t the only thing you can do in a slow cooker. The beauty of slow cooking is that it’s perfect for everything from curries to soups and even BBQ accompaniments – you can make tasty meals whatever the time of year.

The Sear and Stew Slow Cooker

To help you save even more time when you’re slow cooking, we’ve designed the stylish and practical Sear and Stew Slow Cooker

 

 

This nifty kitchen appliance allows you to sear the meat in the same pan as you cook it in, meaning you can seal in all the delicious juices, making it all even more flavoursome. As well as making your food taste even better, the Sear and Stew pot is non-stick coated aluminium, which makes it easy to clean and more durable.


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september news round up

By Tom Craik | 02/10/2012 | Posted in Ironing, Kitchen, Product Reviews, Coffee Makers, Slow Cookers, Morphy Richards

We’re pretty confident about the quality of all our products, which is why we’re love to share with you what other people are saying, whether that’s reviews from bloggers, tests from home journalists or valuable feedback from our customers.

Here’s a brief round-up of the Morphy Richards-related chatter over the last month.



Candis featured a round-up of the best coffee machines around, and Morphy Richards came out on top! 

Our sleek looking Nesta Filter Coffee Machine was ranked the Best Overall Machine, with the writer touting its programmable timer (which allows you to time your caffeine fix for when you rise and shine), and its hot plate, which helps keep the coffee warm for up to four hours after it’s made.



Did you know that as well as looking incredibly stylish, our Accents One Cup is eco-friendly? According to Your Home, the coffee maker is the ideal kitchen gadget for anyone looking to save some space, energy and most importantly, money. 

It’s really easy to make hot drinks with this nifty appliance; all you need to do is fill a cup with water, pour it into the chamber of the machine, and it'll boil and dispense it in 30 seconds. Voila!



Style at Home included Morphy’s Turbosteam Steam Iron in its feature on the best-value irons under £40. The publication loved its diamond soleplate, which makes for smooth ironing and the ability to tackle stubborn creases. 

Praising the powerful steam function, the eco-button and large water tank, the title proclaimed “diamonds are your clothes’ best friend”!



Our Partition Pot Slow Cooker is another popular product with the media. The Woman & Home Feel Good Special called it "a top-notch slow cooker", praising the appliance for doing exactly what its name suggests! 

They loved the fact you can cook different dishes to suit individual tastes and preferences, particularly when it comes to spice. The publication calls it “the perfect solution for couples and families alike”.

So there you have it, some of the lovely, kind things people have been saying about us recently. If you’ve got any feedback on any of our appliances, why not let us know by commenting below?

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Win with Morphy! Get your hands on a fantastic Partition Pot Slow Cooker

By Janelle Hardacre | 19/09/2012 | Posted in Kitchen, New Product, Slow Cookers

Summer is finally here, or at least for the time being! And to celebrate the sunshine, here at Morphy Richards, we’re giving away two of our brand new Partition Pot Slow Cookers.

The great thing about our new Partition Pot Slow Cooker is that its 6l capacity means it can feed up to ten people, so it’s the ideal kitchen appliance to have around for a big BBQ party, allowing you to whip up some delicious accompaniments to your tasty grilled treats.

You can even cook two different dishes at once, making it perfect if you’ve got a couple of different tastes to cater for at once.

If you fancy getting your hands one of our new Partition Pot Slow Cookers, all you need to do is comment below this post, telling us what your perfect summer BBQ spread would be. Alternatively, head over to our Twitter page and tell us there (@LoveYourMorphy)

Just think about the great things you could cook with your slow cooker – chilli con carne to accompany jacket potatoes cooked on the BBQ or some healthy wild rice to serve with your grilled glazed vegetable kebabs.

We’ll be picking two lucky winners at random from the entries right here and those on Twitter at 12pm on Wednesday (1st August 2012) and we’ll announce them on our Facebook page.

Good luck!

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Make the most of the summer with a Morphy Richards Partition Pot Slow Cooker

By Janelle Hardacre | 19/09/2012 | Posted in Kitchen, New Product, Slow Cookers

The summer’s been a bit of a slow burner this year, but apparently this weekend there’s going to be a heatwave!

If it happens, it’s the perfect opportunity to get all your friends and family round for a big dinner at yours and we’ve got the perfect Morphy Richards product to help you out.

The new Partition Pot Slow Cooker is the perfect kitchen appliance to help you feed all of your dinner party guests.

You could have a BBQ in the sunshine and whip up some fantastic accompaniments to your grilled food in the uniquely designed slow cooker.

Why not cook some delicious wild rice to serve alongside your chicken kebabs? Or even a homemade ratatouille to accompany steaks straight from the BBQ?

The great thing about the Partition Pot Slow Cooker from Morphy Richards is that you can cook two different dishes at the same time, so it’s really easy to mix things up a bit. If you use one half of the slow cooker, you can feed three to four people, while the whole 6l capacity can feed up to a whopping ten people – perfect for your weekend dinner party.

It boasts a clear glass lid, so you can keep an eye on everything in the pot, without opening it and letting any heat out. The Partition Pot Slow Cooker is the most versatile slow cooker you can have and the fantastic news is, it’ll go straight in the dishwasher, so you don’t even need to spend hours washing up!

So why not whip up some treats in your kitchen to impress all of your family and friends this summer? The Partition Pot Slow Cooker is available from the Morphy Richards website for £39.99.

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‘Innovator’ blog post – Morphy Richards Slow Cooker Cook Book, A Mother’s Ramblings

By Janelle Hardacre | 25/07/2012 | Posted in AGE UK, Product Reviews, Recipes, Slow Cookers

Read here about why the lovely Pippa of A Mother’s Ramblings loves to flick through cook books. Here she tests out a recipe from Morphy Richards’ Ultimate Slow Cooker Cook Book. Check out the original post here.

A Menu For A Dinner Party I Am Never Going To Have

Reading cooking books is great fun and I do it quite a lot. Recently Daddy suggested that when I was clearing out a lot of books from the book shelf I might consider clearing out some of my cooking books. The evil stare I gave him made him realise I was not parting with them for anybody! When I read cookbooks I come up with Menus for dinner parties I am never going to have and it is a bit of fun to work out what the main course is and to work out how I would make the meal, who I would invite and if it was Come Dine With Me what the sarcastic voice over would say about me.

The lovely people at Morphy Richards saw my post on how much I love my slow cooker(and how I had discovered that you can make Jacket Potatoes in a slow cookera revelation of epic proportions in this house) and so they sent me out The Ultimate Slow Cooker Cookbook. Which was handy as out of all the cook books I own, I don’t have a slow cooker cookbook! I took the book to bed with me and read all the different recipes and was starting to come up with some great plans for a dinner party that I would never host when I saw the Beef with Black Peppers in Black Bean Sauce recipe. I love this dish and that I was going to make it.

Chinese Beef and Green Peppers in Black Bean Sauce done in my Slower Cooker.

I teamed it with rice noodles (we can’t eat egg noodles seeing as how Daddy is now allergic to egg as well as being a Coeliac) and some home fried Prawn Crackers and it was delicious. So if anyone wants to come round for an imaginary dinner party now you know what your main course is going to be.

I was sent a cookbook by Morphy Richards, I didn’t ask for it and they hoped I would like it. I did.

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Thai Green Curry Slow Cooker Recipe and Competition Courtesy of (Mostly) Yummy Mummy

06/07/2012 | Posted in Recipes, Slow Cookers

This morning we brought you a delicious steamed fish recipe to try out this Good Friday, this afternoon we’ve got an alternative fish recipe for you to try out in your slow cooker thanks to the lovely Sarah who looks after the (Mostly) Yummy Mummy blog. Sarah has cooked up a delicious Thai Green Curry and has sent us the recipe to share with visitors to ‘Home of the House Proud’. In addition, Sarah is currently running a competition to giveaway one of our slow cookers.

Check out the original post and enter the competition here.

 

If you’ve got a delicious recipe that you’d like us to feature on Home of the House Proud, we’d love to hear from you, please submit it here!

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Madhouse Family Reviews the Morphy Richards Flavour Savour

By Chris Bennett | 22/06/2012 | Posted in Kitchen, Slow Cookers, Product Reviews

It’s the start of a new week and our first blog post of the week is a great review of our Flavour Savour. Cheryl who is responsible for the ‘Madhouse Family Reviews’ blog has been putting the product through its paces over the course of the last month and has given it a star rating of 5 out of 5, check out Cheryl’s review below:

Up until a few months ago, I had never used a slow cooker and I didn’t know anything about how they worked. Then I was sent a Crock Pot Slow Cooker to review and fell in with slow cooking. I love the fact that it allows you to prepare a healthy, tasty meal in advance that is ready to eat when you get home after a long day at work, as well as the fact that you can use cheaper cuts of meat that turn out deliciously melt-in-the-mouth tender.

Here’s  a link to the original post on Madhouse Family Reviews.

I recently became a “House Proud Friend” on the Morphy Richards website and was offered one of their Flavour Savour slow cookers to try out. It’s been great to compare the two different models.

When I was sent the Crock Pot Sauté, they made a big feature out of the fact that the pot can be removed from the cooker part and used directly on the hob or in the oven, so that you can brown your meat off. I was therefore under the impression that it was the only model of slow cooker that had taken this into account, but the Morphy Richards Flavour Savour also has this function. You can brown the meat directly in the cooker (which is very handy) or put the pot on the hob if you really want to. It does take a little while for the pot to heat up on the base, but turn it on before you start chopping your ingredients and it will be ready in time. The high sides of the cooking pan also work as a built-in spatter guard, which is great for keeping the kitchen clean, as well as safer for kids who always want to come and talk to mum while you’re cooking dinner ! Both models also have a pot that can be safely washed in the dishwasher – always a bonus !

The cooking pot has a capacity of 4.5 or 6.5 litres depending on the model so it is great for cooking hearty family meals. Morphy Richards have actually started a “£4 Slow Cooker Challenge“, inviting you to create a family meal for 4 with your slow cooker (Flavour Savour or other) and post it on their blog. (More details here and my first entry is coming right up !)

What I love is that as well as being a Flavour Savour, it’s also a space saver in the kitchen. It’s been designed so that the base fits into the pot part with the cord coiled round for easy, compact storage which is a huge plus point – especially as this is an appliance that you’ll use more in the colder months than in the summer.

The Flavour Savour has 3 settings and a timer allowing you to cook for anywhere up to 10 hours. It even has a 90 minute stew setting for those times when you haven’t got time to slow cook so it’s really versatile if you just want a big pot for making chiili or curry, for example. It also has an automatic “keep warm” function and – just in case you get delayed or have a brain like a sieve and forget to turn it off ! – it will automatically turn itself off after 12 hours, which is a safety function I greatly appreciate.

I have to admit, I (quite possibly wrongly) assumed that the Crock Pot was the ultimate slow cooker (purely because it’s the name that’s been adopted generically) but the Morphy Richards Flavour Savour is a serious contender too. It’s hugely versatile, makes great food and looks the business too. I was really pleasantly surprised that it has to be another perfect score !

star rating : 5/5

RRP : £79.99 for the 4.5 litre model, £89.95 for the 6.5 litre model

for more information :http://www.morphyrichards.co.uk/products/cooking-and-baking/slow-cookers/48784-Flavour-Savour-4.5L-Digital-Slow-Cooker.html

Other blogposts you may be interested in :

A Couple of Slow Cooker Recipes to inspire you

Crock-Pot Sauté Slow Cooker

Recipes to use with your Crock-Pot Slow Cooker

Morphy Richards £4 Slow Cooker Challenge

If you’re a blogger and would like to trial our Flavour Savour (or any of our other products), give us a shout, either as a comment or by using the contact form.

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(Mostly) Yummy Mummy Reviews the Morphy Richards Flavour Savour

By Chris Bennett | 22/06/2012 | Posted in Slow Cookers, Kitchen

Our latest blogger review comes from (Mostly) Yummy Mummy who has been testing out our Flavour Savour over the last few weeks – it’s a big thumbs up! Check out the review/blog post below. (Mostly) Yummy Mummy has also had a go at our ‘£4 Slow Cooker Challenge‘, we’ll bring you this later today.

Savour the flavour…

For a while now on Twitter, I have seen so many people rave about their slow cookers so when I was asked by Morphy Richards if I would like to try out their Flavour Savour slow cooker, I jumped at the chance!

 

Flavour Savour has 3 in 1 cooking functions, meaning you can seal, fast stew and slow cook in one. The pan heats to around 200 degrees giving you the sealing functionality. After sealing, your food can be stew cooked taking approximately 1 1/2 hours or you can slow cook your food allowing flavours to infuse for between 4 – 10 hours.

The Flavour Savour is different from many slow cookers in that you can use the stainless steel pan to brown and seal the meat/vegetables with a special sealing feature. This of course means that there is no extra washing-up as there is no need to use separate pans. Plus of course, this means that all of the flavours from the sealing of the food stays in the one pan that it will be cooked in which undoubtedly will improve the flavour of your dish. The pan can be lifted off the base completely so you can drain any fat etc, just like you would when cooking with a ‘normal’ pan. It can also be used with your own hob too but to be honest, the base does a fabulous job itself. It heats up within minutes ready to seal the meat etc and then has a digital timer which counts down 15minutes which is normally about right (or at least it has been for the things that I have cooked so far.) But you can add on an extra 15minutes sealing time if you need it, or of course cancel the sealing time at any point using the digital display buttons.

Once you are done with the sealing, a quick click a button chooses whether you want to fast stew for speedier meals or slow cook the food. The digital settings are really easy to use and there is also a clear display showing the function that you have chosen and there is also a clock counting down so you know how long it has left to cook. At the end of the slow cooking process too, there is also a keep warm facility.

The handles on the glass lid (handy for keeping an eye on your food cooking away!) and the sides of the pan are cool to the touch. There are non-slip feet on the base too so no danger of it slipping as you are stirring etc. And best of all? The pan is completely dishwasher safe! So after minimum preparation time, you get delicious food and no washing up to do! Then when you are done with it, the base actually fits inside the pan for easy storage. But I must add as well that it is actually quite nice to look at with the stainless steel pan so it would equally look nice out on the worktop if you had the counter space.

I was sent the larger 6.5litre model which is more than big enough even for me and my big brood. In fact, it is still plenty big enough for me to cook double quantities so that half can be frozen for another (even easier!) dinner time another day!

I have to say that this slow cooker has completely changed how I cook for my family and I love it. For me, being able to prepare dinner in advance in a matter of fifteen minutes or so in the morning then leave it cooking away for the day means that the manic hours inbetween picking my brood up from school and dinner time are all the more calmer! Instead of trying to cook while tired children are running wild, needing help with their homework, wanting to be picked up from some after school club etc etc I simply serve dinner. It’s fabulous! I also like it for weekends too as although I potentially have more time to cook, we often like to go out for the day and what can be nicer than coming in from a lovely long walk to have dinner waiting for you? Love it!

I have to say that I was really impressed by the Flavour Savour. The attention to detail is really quite remarkable making this a truly fabulous slow cooker. This definitely gets a huge thumbs up from me and I honestly can’t recommend it enough.

*For the purpose of this review, I was very kindly sent this Flavour Savour slow cooker from Morphy Richards free of charge

Here’s a link to the original post on (Mostly) Yummy Mummy

If you’re a blogger and would like to trial our Flavour Savour (or any of our other products), give us a shout, either as a comment or by using the contact form.

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The Morphy Richards Flavour Savour: Review & Giveaway

By Chris Bennett | 20/06/2012 | Posted in Kitchen, Slow Cookers

One of our lovely food blogger friend’s, Helen from Fuss Free Flavours has been testing out our 4.5l Flavour Savour over the last couple of weeks, below is what she has to say about it. Helen’s giving away a Flavour Savour as part of her review and offering visitors to her blog the chance to make a fantastic 35% on the Morphy Richards Flavour Savour.

Slowly Does It – The Morphy Richards Flavour Savour: Review & Giveaway

 

I greatly enjoy being a blogger,  I adore all aspects of food; the constant thinking about, planning, preparation, consuming, photography and eventual blogging.   I love receiving comments from readers who like the look of, or have tried one of my recipes.     Looking through my archives I realise that I started blogging in January 2007!  And have been at it on and off ever since.     When I first started blogging Facebook had only been open to the general public for 4 months and I had not heard of twitter!   A lot has changed in 4 years.   There are far far more blogs, better software, better templates and most interesting there is interaction between PR companies and brands and bloggers.   Social Media is no longer new and is here to stay.

As a result of this, the rewards from my blog are now more then a few comments;  samples, meals, and events all come my way.    I genuinely am delighted when anyone wants to seek my opinion or review one of their products.   I do have a firm rule that my integrity is more important than any reward; and anything I post will be my honest opinion.   I think that most PRs understand this and know that when sending anyone a product for review they are running the risk of unfavourable opinions being published.    Happily this is not the case with this product.

I am a huge fan of slow cookers (or crockpots) and use mine once or twice a week throughout winter.      Slow cookers free up the hob, are safe to leave overnight or when you go out.   I find the cheaper cuts of tougher meat respond the best to slow cooking, a bonus in the recession!  My favourites are beef shin and ox cheeks, both of which become meltingly tender and bursting with flavour after 8 hours in the crock pot.    When I have a party I usually make a huge batch of slow cooked chilli,  which happily sits in the cooker all evening for people to help themselves to.

I was recently sent a Morphy Richards Flavour Savour slow cooker for review.  As well as the traditional slow cook, it also browns.     Slow cooking, although fantastic, is not quite as simple as chucking everything in the pot and letting it simmer; you really do need to brown the meat and saute the vegetables first.    This means using an additional pan, frying off the meat, then transferring to the slow cooker to cook.  The Flavour Savour does both jobs remarkably well.

Firstly I think that it is very elegant.  The sleekly shaped stainless steel pot sits on the base, for storage the base sits inside the cooking pot, with the flex neatly coiled and the plug slotted in.    The cooking pot can also be used on the hob and is dishwasher proof.

The cooker browned meat just as well and as quickly as in a frying pan on the hob.   It did take a little longer to heat up than a frying pan would.  But, by the time I had turned it on, grabbed my ingredients and started to chop them, it was ready.   Because you are frying in a deep pan you do not get splatters of fat and oil everywhere, meaning less cleaning up, a bonus in my opinion.    It took me about 15 / 20 mins to prep & fry off 3lb of meat and 2 large onions.

Because you fry in the cooker pot it is already lovely and hot, so your casserole starts to simmer relatively quickly after you add the other ingredients and liquid.

The Flavour Savour is highly versatile with a stew and 3 slow cook functions.   Cooking timings range from 1 ½to 10 hours.   All cooking cycles are followed by a 2 hour keep warm cycle.  This allows you to prepare a casserole either in the evening or first thing in the morning,  leave it cooking all day whilst you are at work and come home to a perfectly cooked casserole ready to eat.

On the faster cook functions the Flavour Savour will also simmer; enabling it to be used instead of a ring on the hob.   For example it could be used steam a Christmas pudding in, freeing up an extra ring on the hob on Christmas Day.   I can see myself using it on the keep warm function for serving hot punch at a party.

I really like the product.   I especially like that it will turn itself off after the maximum of 12 hours, making it utterly safe to leave on when you go out for the day, with no need to worry if you get delayed, or have a last minute invitation and get home at gone midnight.     The only criticism that I have is it would be far handier if the lid would fit onto the pot upside down so the handle was tucked away for easy storage.   I am more than happy to say goodbye to my old slow cooker and install the Flavour Savour in its place.

I reviewed the 6.5 lt Flavour Savour retailing at £89.95.  This will serve about 10 people (or fill the freezer).  My thanks to Morphy Richards for sending me the product for free.

I am delighted to have a 4.5lt Flavour Savour worth £79.99 to give away for one lucky reader, and a discount of 35% on both models for everyone!

For the 4.5lt Flavour Savour
Code:
FFF8435
Discount:
35% – takes the product to £51.99
Expiry date:
31/12/2010

For the 6.5lt Flavour Savour
Code:
FFF8735
Discount:
35% – takes the product to £58.47
Expiry date:
31/12/2010

P&P is free and the products have a 2 year guarantee.

GIVEAWAY RULES

This giveaway is open to all readers with a UK mailing address.  The winner will be chosen using an online randomiser and announced in a subsequent post.   When commenting please leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.

There is one main way to enter and several ways to get bonus entries.  You must leave a separate comment for each bonus entry otherwise they will not be counted.

Closing date: midnight Tuesday 7th December 2010.

For a chance to win please comment and tell me your favourite winter casserole recipe.

For a second chance to win please tweet this post using the tweet button below and comment telling me you have done so.

For a third chance to win please like this page using the facebook like button below and comment telling me you have done so.

I’ll even throw in extra entries if you follow me (@fussfreeflavour) or (@LoveYourMorphy) or both, on Twitter and comment to tell me you have done so.   And even more entries for liking my facebook page, and the Morphy Richards’ facebook page, and commenting to tell me you have done so.  Again, if you already like me or Morphy Richards comment for an extra entry.

Good luck!

Here’s a link to the original post on Fuss Free Flavours. If you’re a blogger and would like to trial our Flavour Savour (or any of our other products), give us a shout, either as a comment or by using the contact form.

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The Benefits of Slow Cooking

By Chris Bennett | 20/06/2012 | Posted in Kitchen, Slow Cookers

Now that the cold wintery weather is here and the clocks have gone back, it’s time to get out the slow cooker and prepare some healthy hearty food. There are many people out there that don’t know too much about slow cooking and don’t currently own a slow cooker, so we thought we’d outline some of the benefits and reasons to get into slow cooking:

  • Times are tough! Slow cooking provides a very economical way of cooking a delicious meal for the whole family – cheaper cuts of meat (the meat is tenderised and the flavour is brought out) and left over vegetables are perfect for slow cooking. What’s more, slow cookers use a lot less energy than conventional ovens
  • Slow cooking is great for busy/working mums with a passion for home cooking – just place all of the prepared ingredients into the slow cooker, set the timer and that’s it until the timer sounds to mark the end of the cooking process. Set the slow cooker off on a morning before work and a delicious meal will be ready for dinner on the evening!
  • Slow cookers are compact and take up little space on the kitchen work surface
  • A whole range of foods can be cooked using a slow cooker, the most popular include: soups, stews, casseroles, curries and desserts
  • Slow cooking is great for cooking batches of food to then freeze or to eat at a later date – again, demonstrating the cost effectiveness of the cooking method
  • One of the draw backs of slow cooking is that meat requires sealing and browning beforehand, however, Morphy Richards’ Flavour Savour has a function for this and the process can be done in the machine’s pan before the rest of the ingredient are added

  • Slow cooking heats food slowly, this keep all of the flavours and goodness locked in – the resulting food is consistently delicious and doesn’t dry out!

If you’ve got any questions about slow cooking or have a fantastic recipe that you think we should know about, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Celine, London

By Chris Bennett | 19/06/2012 | Posted in Product Reviews, Slow Cookers

Morphy Richards Flavour Savour Digital Slow Cooker

Pros: Easy to use, Great quality product
Best Uses: 3 in 1 brown cook simm

What I love about my Flavour Savour is that I can brown my meat before I do a stew and all in the same dish! It has different cooking/simmering functions, it looks great in your kitchen, and it so easy to clean…
Overall an excellent product that would be hard to beat.

 

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JSW22, Cotswolds

By Chris Bennett | 19/06/2012 | Posted in Product Reviews, Slow Cookers

Flavour Savour Slow Cooker

Pros: ATTRACTIVE, Beautifully made, Easy to use, I LOVE IT, Modern, Practical, Stylish, Versatile
Cons: Cant think of any
Best Uses: All the time, General purpose

I love being able to brown and cook all in the one pot. I love being able to cook slower of more quickly. The design is great – looks really good in my kitchen. It is surprising how much can be fitted in the pot for bigger occasion. The only small downside is the moisture when fast cooking but just need to remember to keep the lid open a little as per the instructions! I have cooked so many amazing meals from stews and casseroles to joints of meat to spare ribs to puds.

 

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RaeH, South Yorkshire

By Chris Bennett | 19/06/2012 | Posted in Product Reviews, Slow Cookers

Flavour Savour Slow Cooker

Pros: All in one pan, So simple to use
Cons: Slightly too small

Being a working Mum I find a slowcooker indispensable, everything thrown into one pan before I leave in the morning and come home to a perfectly cooked meal. Because I can seal the meat in the flavour savour first theres not even an extra pan to use, add all the other ingredients and then leave all day to slow cook or stew for quicker cooking. I have cooked stews, casseroles, soups, legs of lamb, a whole chicken and even bolognese. My only downside is that I would have been better with the larger size for a family of 4 including 2 teenage boys. The base sits inside the pot and all slides away quite easily into a cupboard or looks good left out on the kitchen side.

 

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PAB, Derbyshire

19/06/2012 | Posted in Product Reviews, Slow Cookers

Flavour Savour Slow Cooker

Pros: Good for families, Multi purpose
Cons: Have to drain off fat

I have used this product for a few months. When we have friends with kids over this is certainly big enough for a big meal. We use it to cook multiple days worth of food and freeze the extra. You have to be careful when you cook to ensure it does have enough liquid in it otherwise the food can stick on the bottom.

Great for chillis, casseroles and the like. When you brown meats I always drain the fat off first though.

This is not the product for you if you are cooking for two but anyone with a family will love this.

 

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Gogsie, Perth, Scotland

By Chris Bennett | 19/06/2012 | Posted in Product Reviews, Slow Cookers

Flavour Savour Slow Cooker

Pros: Clear instructions, Easy to keep clean, Modern styling
Cons: Quite Heavy when Lifting
Best Uses: Slow Cooker

Mostly using it as a slow cooker for the main family meals. We all arrive home at different times and having our meals cooking throughout the day is great.

 

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sjm, St Albans

By Chris Bennett | 19/06/2012 | Posted in Product Reviews, Slow Cookers

Flavour Savour Slow Cooker

Pros: Looks great, Seal function excellent
Cons: Spitting on fast cook
Best Uses: Casseroles, Stews
 
Great for casseroles and stews especially with the seal option. I experienced some spitting when using the fast cooking function so it ended up on the draining board when used for this. Looks good and very easy to clean.

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