January marks National Slow Cooker Month- a month to champion this nifty kitchen device. If you’ve ever wondered what the fuss is all about- here are ten reasons they are a great way to make meals.

It helps unlock the flavours

It helps unlock the flavours

You won’t be tempted to get take out- If you’re in the bad habit of coming home and ordering in- this will stop you in your tracks because you wouldn’t want to waste a good meal that’s ready and waiting to go!

They’re ideal for if you don’t like to cook- If cooking makes you cranky- this takes no effort at all- you just have to sling the ingredients in and let it do its thing- simple.

Dinner is ready as soon as you walk through the door- Just set it up before you go to work and when you come back all you have to do is plate it up- what could be easier?

It requires minimal cleaning afterwards- You have one pot to clean, the plates you’ve used to serve it on and some cutlery. That’s all folks.  

The process of cooking it slowly- brings out the flavours in the food. The slow gentle heat means your one pot meals, soups, stews and casseroles will be tastier than if you make them in a rush.

You can batch cook- If you invest in a large slow cooker- you can cook up food for the next few days or freeze batches of your creation for later. But if you have a lot of people to feed- it can cater for larger portions too.

It’s like having your very own chef at home- That you don’t have to pay for! It cooks your meal for you so you don’t have to lift a finger.

You don’t have to constantly check how it’s doing- The beauty of slow cookers is that you can leave them alone so you don’t have to stir, smell, check or poke at the food in there- just let them be.

There’s less chance of burning your food- If you have a habit of overdoing your food to the point of browning- this takes away the worry of overcooked food. The slow cooking process means that there is less chance of food sticking to the pan.

It travels well- If you offer to make something for a party or gathering at someone else’s house, you can take the slow cooker with you and it’s good to go once you get there.

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