Top positive review
A well-used kitchen appliance
17 September 2018
Firstly, I am vegetarian so I do not cook meat in my slow cooker. I do however, cook a lot of vegetable stew type dishes in my cooker. Chickpea Tagine; various vegetarian curries; vegetarian chilli; vegetable stews etc. and they have all turned out really well.
I have cooked both by frying the vegetables first and by putting them straight in the cooker; I have also used frozen vegetables that cook easily (peppers). All have turned out perfectly.
I do not use setting 1 for cooking generally. I heat on setting 2 for 20 minutes as per the instructions. Whilst I am doing this I heat anything I think will benefit from not being put in the cooker raw; I also heat the stock. I then add everything to the cooker and leave on setting 2 to cook. I usually put the cooker on at about 11 o'clock and we tend to eat about 6 in the evening, if the meal is cooked before then I either turn the cooker down to 1 (if there is still quite a lot of stock left) or turn the cooker to warm.
I use my slow cooker about 3 times a week and love the fact I can just leave it to cook without having to keep checking on it.
Cleaning is simple. Once emptied and whilst still hot I add hot water to the inner bowl and leave it to soak for half hour. Then a quick wipe round and into the dishwasher to clean.