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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