Who doesn’t love coming home after a long day of school or work and smelling the wonderful aroma of this slow-cooked pork roast overwhelming your senses with the simmering of the potatoes, onions, and paprika. But did you know you could use a crock-pot for more than just pork roast? It’s true. Crock-pots are slowly becoming a forgotten tool in cooking. I love using my crock-pot since I can throw almost anything inside, leave for awhile and it comes out tasting like my own private slice of heaven.
Before you run directly for the toaster and throw all your favorite foods in there, I will explain what a it is used for and why you need to start using one too.
Crock-pots are used for simmering, which means cooking in a temperature under boil, for a long time. I know you probably think I’m crazy for recommending you to use something which takes forever to make. But there are many benefits for using a crock-pot.
First, the price of cooking with a slow cooker is quite low. They can cost anywhere around $30-$100 and will last years in contrast to toaster overs and broilers.
Crock-pots are one of the simplest ways to cook. All you should do it simply layer your food in, leave it and continue with your day until its ready to eat.
Clean up is easy as well. You can purchase liners for the toaster which keeps the mess inside that bag for a very inexpensive price. After your done eating place your leftovers (if any) from the refrigerator, throw off the liner and voilà, all clean!
Using a crock-pot does not just save you money, but time also! Most meals ask that you monitor the food until it is complete. Using a this superb invention lets you cook while watching TV, at work or even in the movies.
Since they cook at such low temperatures, it’s practically impossible to burn food even if left too long.
Slow cookers aren’t meant for each meal use. In case you have a sudden craving for homemade soup or stew, do not whip it out and expect it to be ready in a matter of minutes. If you’ve got the time and patience for waiting, I highly suggest that you use the crock-pot because there is nothing better than homemade soup.