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    Default Recommend me a slow cooker

    Ive just had a baby and wanting a slow cooker that browns meat so I dont have to use a frying pan before hand.

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    I didn't there there was such a thing as the point of them is they only sit on low temps for extended cooking? I could be wrong! I had a George foreman that lasted about a year, now have the kmart brand and it's great. I rarely brown meat before I put it in- I tried a few dishes browned first vs not browned first and it honestly made no flavour difference. Then I saw Jamie Oliver on TV saying the same thing so took that as confirmation lol

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    I recommend a breville fast slow cooker- it's a pressure cooker and a slow cooker, steamer and rice cooker. It has a sear function. Very easy to clean. I don't bother with the slow cooker I use the pressure cooker and have stews bolognaise etc ready in 30 minutes falling apart and tender like it's been going for hours. I also use meat straight from frozen at times so i don't need to plan ahead. Saves me from doing it in the morning I'm not very organised!

    Eta: as Atropos says though, I admit I mostly don't bother to brown the meat first either (especially cos it's frozen usually) and I haven't noticed a difference. It is handy to have a seat function though to sauté onions etc and to cook flour.
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    The Brevill Multii Chef. It does it all. Browns, sautes, slow cooks and makes rissottos. Fantastic.

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    Thanks girls I will have a look.



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    I never brown meat or anything, I just chick everything in.

    Defeats the purpose IMO.

    Of course, this is probably totally wrong but my slow cooker meals are yum!

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    Oh, and I have a breville 5L slow cooker.

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    I think the breville flavour maker is what you might be looking for. I have the 5L size and it's awesome! The pot goes on the stove first for browning meat then you just put the whole pot into the slow cooker base and turn on. So easy!


 

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