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    Yep I have both.

    I love my thermy but I love my slow cooker about the same but for different ways.

    Slow cookers are great for being organised and getting ahead. I searched and found a heap of recipes I could do as 'dump bags'. So everything is in and ready to go and in the freezer so when I need to I just grab it out the night before to defrost a little in the fridge then chuck it in the slow cooker about 9am and come 5.30 it's all ready to go, just add rice etc.

    I also do my roasts in there a lot now. I chuck whole potatoes an onion chopped in half and a few carrots in the bottom then stick a hunk of meat on top (usually quickly season and add some mustard powder then brown quickly). With about 20 mins to go I chuck the veg in a really hot oven while I'm cooking my Yorkshire puddings. You can use the juice in the bottom of the slow cooker to make awesome gravy to 😊 I still do my roast chicken in the thermomix tho.

    I bought the slow cooker central iBook but had to really trawl through to find things that were to our taste and I modified things a bit to add extra veg etc as I feel like some stuff wasn't that healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicmama View Post
    Do people get scared leaving it on while not home? That's the only thing holding me back from buying one.
    I shall google how many house fires they've caused 😦
    Haven't googled but no, I don't stress. I leave it away from the wall and I only cook recipes Ive made before while I'm out so I know they won't go dry etc. but I struggle to see how a fire would start tbh although I'm sure it might've happened.

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    No thermy here.
    I have a metal insert slow cooker and cook everything and anything in it.
    For example
    I do
    Roast
    Stews/casserole type stuff
    Baking cake scrolls etc.
    Quiche
    Lasagna
    Spa bol.
    Loaded potatoes
    Curries
    Hassleback chicken/potatoes
    Rice dishes
    Mexican chicken for taco/ burritos or wrap and sandwiches.
    Taco mine
    Chilli
    Steak parcels
    Soups.
    Chow mien
    South
    And so much more

    I love on my I couldn't be bothered days I can chuck something in morning on low or lunch on auto or just before school pick the up/ after school (mince or potato based meals) on high and not have to touch it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shani2 View Post
    Haven't googled but no, I don't stress. I leave it away from the wall and I only cook recipes Ive made before while I'm out so I know they won't go dry etc. but I struggle to see how a fire would start tbh although I'm sure it might've happened.
    I also don't stress about it.

    My slow cooker is about 5 years old. I keep it away from walls/anything else. Do not overfill. I also make sure it is not near water.

    The only way that a fire would start is if you had it on for so long it all dried up or if there was something wrong with the cord etc (electrical fire).

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicmama View Post
    Do people get scared leaving it on while not home? That's the only thing holding me back from buying one.
    I shall google how many house fires they've caused 😦
    No. They are designed to be used that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    No. They are designed to be used that way.
    I know that, but it just seems like an odd concept to me. I don't even like leaving the oven on to duck up the road for literally 2-5 minutes.

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    Not with the cooking process behind it. I love my kambrook $20 slow cooker 😻

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    Well I bit the butler today. I'm impressed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    Well I bit the butler today. I'm impressed!

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