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
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