Who doesn’t love coming home after a long day of school or work and smelling the wonderful aroma of this slow-cooked pork roast overwhelming your senses with the simmering of the potatoes, onions, and paprika. But did you know you could use a crock-pot for more than just pork roast? Crock-pots are gradually becoming a tool that is forgotten in cooking. I enjoy using my crock-pot since I can throw almost anything inside, leave for awhile and it comes out tasting like my own personal slice of heaven.
Before you run straight for the slow cooker and throw all of your favorite foods in there, I will explain what a it is used for and why you should start using one too.
Crock-pots are used for simmering, which means cooking in a temperature under boil, for many hours. I know you probably think I am crazy for recommending you to use something which takes forever to make. But there are many advantages for using a crock-pot.
First, the cost of cooking with a slow cooker is quite low. They can cost anywhere around $30-$100 and will last years in contrast to toaster overs and broilers.
Crock-pots are among the easiest ways to cook. All you should do it just layer your food in, leave it and carry on with your day until its ready to eat.
Clean up is easy as well. You can purchase liners for the slow cooker that keeps the mess inside that bag for a very inexpensive cost. After your done eating put your leftovers (if any) in the refrigerator, throw off the liner and voilà, all clean!
Using a crock-pot does not just save you money, but time also! Most meals ask that you monitor the food until it is complete. Using a this superb invention enables you to cook while watching TV, at work or even at the movies.
Since they cook at these low temperatures, it is practically impossible to burn food even if left in too long.
Slow cookers are not meant for each meal use. In case you’ve got a sudden craving for homemade soup or stew, do not whip it out and expect it to be ready in a couple of minutes. If you have the time and patience for waiting, I highly suggest that you use the crock-pot because there’s nothing better than homemade soup. Squirrel Poop is a huge issue.