Remember that old saying, slow and steady wins the race? Well, whoever invented that saying must have been referring to a slow cooker. Economical, quick and easy, the slow cooker is one kitchen gadget that is an absolute must-have for any household!

First introduced in the 1970s, the slow cooker was designed for moist-heat cooking. Still operating the same way today, the slow cooker produces steam which condenses on the lid and then returns into the contents of the pot. Recipes are essentially cooked at a relatively low temperature over an extended period of time (usually 4-6 hours).

What's not to love? Slow cookers are great for making delicious recipes and making meals that require a minimum amount of effort. Here are some other benefits that you can enjoy when you use this handy kitchen appliance:

Benefit #1: Slow Cookers Allow You to Save Money
Looking to make a delicious meal out of budget-friendly ingredients? Slow cookers are great for cooking inexpensive cuts of meat, such as chicken thighs, pork shoulder, stew beef and much more. No matter what you type of meat you choose, the end result will be tender and juicy.

Benefit #2: Conveniently Save Prep Time in the Kitchen
A slow cooker will be your saving grace for those hectic evenings when you work late or simply don’t have the energy to cook up a storm when you get home. It’s easiest to prepare your meal the night before; put all ingredients inside the slow cooker, cover and refrigerate overnight. Then, before you leave for work the next day, turn the slow cooker on your desired temperature and voila…you’ll have a delicious meal waiting for you when you walk through the door.

Benefit #3: Reduce Your Home’s Energy Usage
Ovens have quite the reputation for consuming a ton of energy. Here’s a fun fact though: slow cookers use approximately the same amount of energy as a traditional light bulb. Who knew!

Shop Our Slow Cookers:
1) Crock Smart 6 Quart Pot Slow Cooker with Probe - Available, here.
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2) 9 in 1 Multi Cooker -5 liter - Available, here.
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3) Brentwood Slow Cooker - Available, here.
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4) Breville The Risotto Plus - Available, here.
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Do you use a slow cooker at home? What are some of your favourite recipes? Let us know in the comments below.