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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02-07-2014 13:14 #1
02-07-2014 13:17 #2
Love mine. It a large rectangle light metal insert one. Sorry can't remember the brand.
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02-07-2014 13:32 #3
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!
02-07-2014 13:54 #4
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.
02-07-2014 13:55 #5Senior Member
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02-07-2014 14:29 #6
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)
02-07-2014 14:43 #7
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!
02-07-2014 14:53 #8
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.
02-07-2014 15:04 #9
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!
02-07-2014 20:58 #10Senior Member
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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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