Slow Cooker

A slow cooker, or crockpot, is an electrical cooking appliance designed to simmer food over a long period. The device consists of a ceramic or metal pot surrounded by an electric heating element that maintains a consistently low temperature.

To use a slow cooker, food is placed inside the pot along with liquid and seasonings, and the lid is placed on top. The appliance is turned on, and the food cooks slowly, typically over several hours. Slow cookers often make stews, soups, chilli, roasts, and other slow-cooked dishes.

One of the benefits of using a slow cooker is that it allows for hands-off cooking, meaning that once the ingredients are added to the pot, the cook can leave it to simmer and attend to other tasks. This makes slow cookers a convenient option for busy families or individuals who don't have much time to spend in the kitchen. Additionally, slow cooking can help tenderize tough cuts of meat and infuse flavours throughout the dish.