Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Slow Cooking


I love my slow cooker, I love the fact that it not only saves money but saves time, I make enough for two days. Just spending half and hour preparing the meal, saves me on time, electric and washing up. 

I have heard people say slow cooker meals all taste the same, well in my opinion that is rubbish. I make some very tasty meals, the toughest and cheapest cuts of meat can be made to just melt in your mouth.

These running stats where taken from back in February, but it gives you an idea on how much you can save.

Electricity costs around 15p per kWh, so using an oven for an hour to cook your stew will cost around 30p - depending on your temperature. A slow cooker, which uses around 0.7kWh over the eight hours cooking time as an average of ,costs a third of the price, at 10.5p.15 Feb 2017



Today as it is cold and wet I have made a liver casserole in mine, using some liver I bought reduced to just 9p.


Looking forward to this later.

I have had this one for years and years.



I am just about to go in the kitchen and clean up this mini one, I bought from the car boot sale for £1, it will do for keeping something warm or desserts.



26 comments:

  1. I gave my slow cooker to my boyfriend. He uses it more than me.

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    1. Well I suppose if you don't use it, it made sense to let your boyfriend have it.

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  2. I love my CrockPot! As the only vegetarian in the house, I cook up about 10 servings of food for the freezer at a time. I also got my hands on a second liner to use for the meat eaters, so as not to contaminate my liner. I keep seeing so many ways, online, to maximise a CrockPot, even baking cakes and bread!

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    1. Same here, I love mine, and I will be experimenting more and trying different things such as cakes.

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  3. I love the slow cooker, its just so easy and simple as you say. Liver for 9p brilliant price and a slow cooker for £1 WOW how do you do it. If the weather doesn't do something soon I think my slow cooker will be coming out!

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    1. Well you know me Tania I seek out those bargains, the weather is set to improve hear tomorrow thank goodness.

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  4. Mine is on as I write this. Turkey casserole, as I was expecting the weather to be cooler today - it isn't!
    We've been out for the day and it's good to know I don't have to worry about starting to cook dinner. X

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    1. That's what I love Jules coming home to a meal all ready, means you can spend more time out and about enjoying yourself knowing that the meal is all ready sorted x

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  5. How great to find another one for £1. I donated my slow cooker a little while ago, I like to fiddle too much with my food to just leave the lid on! They can be a great addition to the kitchen though.

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    1. I do like to cook but this gives me a break sometimes.

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  6. i must admit that the slow cooker has never gone away this year , about the only things i cant use it for are yorkshire pudding and salads ...lol

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  7. I use mine to make yogurt,very good

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    1. Brilliant, I will have to look into that.

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  8. Mine is 15 years old. Still brilliant. I have never tried a cake in it. There is nothing nicer than coming in from work and smelling your dinner is ready :)

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    1. 15 years that's done well hasn't it, it is nice knowing the food is ready for you at the end of the day.

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  9. I replaced my old, heavy Slow Cooker last year with a new, lighter one; it has a non-stick aluminium inner pot which can be used straight on the hob to seal meat and vegetables before fitting into the cooker.
    I cooked Sweet and Sour Chicken in mine yesterday - had a portion for my dinner last night and 2 portions have gone into the freezer. Today I made Moroccan Tagine and did the same again - dinner tonight and 2 portions in the freezer. I always think the best bit is coming home after a day out and smelling the wonderful aromas as you open the door. Mmmmmm . . . .

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    1. Sounds delicious, people seem to associate them with stews and casseroles but you can just do so much.

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  10. I should use my slow cooker more often. So far I've made soup successfully, but each time I tried cooking chicken in the slow cooker w It was too dry. :(
    Your mini slow cooker is a real bargain for £1.

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    1. Oh dear, keep trying I am sure you will find something that works well for you.

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  11. I think I need to dig out my slow cooker. It's in the garage, I never really got into using it but I think this is the year I'll start. x

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    1. It is very hand especially for me as I am worn out at the end of the day, there are some really good books on Amazon, I am going to try experimenting with it a bit more. x

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  12. Mmm...mine has been on too. I made a beef stew for OH, he had two portions yesterday (greedy boy) and finished it off tonight for tea. He said it was lovely. It was great not having to cook tonight :) xx

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  13. Lovely, I love a bit of stew, it is nice not having to cook isn't it, I shall be using it a lot more, xx

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  14. I was just thinking the other day time to dust off the slow cooker, its starting to feel all wintery up North which sounds crazy to say we are in August still..hmm looks lovely but liver- heck no ewww :D xx

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    1. Hi Sammie I don't eat it that often. When it was only 9p I had to have it been the bargain hunter I am xx

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