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    Default Choosing a slow cooker

    I'd like to buy a slow cooker for midweek meals (so it will be bubbling away unattended). Any tips for brands, models or specific features I should look out for (or avoid)?

    I've been following the Facebook slow cooker group so have a fair list of ideas to try.

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    I got a breville one. The insert can be used on a hot plate/stovetop so is handy when you need to brown meat - no need to dirty a pan as well.

    Best wishes!

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    Look for a slow fast cooker... Then you have the ability to pressure cook on those days that you aren't organised enough to get slow cooker on early... Pressure cookers rock, only a fraction of the time & fantastic result! I have a Sunbeam slow cooker which I love & have had for 6 or 7 years... I'm thinking about upgrading to a fast/slow cooker for my birthday

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    I have the Breville Fast Slow Pro. Amazing!!! I don't use the pressure cook a whole lot but that's more because I'm still getting used to it. But I use the slow cook probably 5 or 6 days a week.
    I do my "roast vege" in the pressure cook and I will never do them in the oven again. They are amazing.
    It also has the seat function so you can brown your meat right there in it. Has steam settings and a trivet and steam basket to do your vege. Cooks rice etc.

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    I have a few over the years. My favourite has been a metal Insert one. The are lighter and easier to clean.
    I prefer straight slower to one that can pressure cook so I can make a large amount of stuff using a tea towel under the lid for baking etc....

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    How do you do a roast with veggies? Do u just put it all in together at once?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlitterFarts View Post
    How do you do a roast with veggies? Do u just put it all in together at once?
    I put mine with my meat and crispen them up for 10 mins in the oven at the end. They turn out fluffy on inside and crisp on the outside. If you don't want the me as to to flavour them put them in a oven bag.

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    OK. So the fast slow (pressure) cooker does a fast version of slow cooking casseroles, roasts etc and would replace the rice cooker. But the fast slow cooker can't be used for recipes that need the tea towel trick.

    Hope I got that right?!

    It's mostly baking cakes and deserts that use the tea towel trick right?

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    Default Choosing a slow cooker

    Subbing. I have been thinking about getting one for a yr now!I am recently thinking to get a pressure (all in one) cooker. Got to the store in a rush. Dh complained how expensive it is dive The sale lady was too busy so I walked out. I will have to go to the store myself then. Still, undecided if I should buy one! Big price tag.
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