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    Does anyone have one and use it regularly?
    What brand do you have?

    I'm not getting home until 6pm and either have to slap something together quick for dd and myself or just cook crap. I'm hoping to make some delicious stews and have them in the slow cooker, ready for when I get home.

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    Love mine. It a large rectangle light metal insert one. Sorry can't remember the brand.

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    We use ours on average once a week and love it.

    The brand of ours is Casera.

    It was gifted to us by MIL and I believe it's a cheapo brand, but it's been great and I can't fault it!

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    I love my slow cooker. I use it for lamb shanks and silverside mostly. I'm not adventurous enough to have tried a curry in it yet. One thing I've discovered though is a timer for the power point. You can set your slow cooker to then switch on at any time of the day and your dinner will be ready for you when you get home! Most things only need 4-6hrs to cook in them, but man they are delicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theoneandonlyem View Post
    I love my slow cooker. I use it for lamb shanks and silverside mostly. I'm not adventurous enough to have tried a curry in it yet. One thing I've discovered though is a timer for the power point. You can set your slow cooker to then switch on at any time of the day and your dinner will be ready for you when you get home! Most things only need 4-6hrs to cook in them, but man they are delicious.
    Can I grab the recipe for how you do the silverside please?

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    I love mine and use it weekly at least in winter. I do silverside too.

    Put in meat
    Add a large bottle ginger ale/ginger beer (not diet)
    Water to cover
    Put a small plate on top of the meat to hold it under
    Set to low for 6 hours (maybe 8 if it's a big bit of meat)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razzy Bear View Post
    Can I grab the recipe for how you do the silverside please?
    Cut an onion into quarters, handful of peppercorns, a couple of cloves of garlic smashed, a few bay leaves, table spoon of brown sugar and beef stock. I'll usually do 2 stock cubes in about a litre of water, then top up the water to cover the meat. If hubby is doing it he'll also add in a cup of red wine. (I don't drink so I don't bother as I don't know what wine he'll drink to finish the bottle haha)

    I cooked one from frozen the other day on high for about 6 hours. It was sensational. You can also add your veg to the slow cooker - carrots, potatoes, sweet potato, pumpkin... I don't bother cos I hate mushy veggies. If I'm home I'll do roast potatoes and sweet potato then steam some greens/cauliflower and corn. Topped off with a delicious white sauce, yum!

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    I love mine too It was invaluable when Bub came home and would always act up around dinner time I have a 6 litre Crockpot, we had a smaller one which was great for smaller casseroles but not big enough for larger cuts of meat.

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    Love ours, use it heaps. Great for busy days and batch cooks. Ours wasn't expensive, about $80 from memory. Can't remember the brand sorry!

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    One great tip I found if you have the time is to brown the meat before you place it in the crockpot, this tenderises the meat even more so especially if the cut of the meat is like gravy beef a bit cheaper.
    Also if you make meatballs a lovely sauce to place on top is a mix of curry powder, tomato sauce and brown sugar divine!!!


 

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