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How To Choose A Slow Cooker

How To Choose A Slow Cooker

Do you love to cook for yourself or for your family but would like more time to spend on other interests? A good, reliable slow cooker is the tool for you.


You can slow cook almost anything: chili, ham hock and beans, or any kind of soup or stew. Even a nice, thick pork or beef roast will be so tender and moist after you’ve slow cooked it for at least five to six hours.

Start dinner in the morning while your children are still asleep and let it simmer all day for a savory meal that tastes delightful and fills your home with delicious aromas. And with dinner taken care of, you can spend more time with your children or on a favorite hobby.

For the single gourmet

If you’re single and love the taste of slow cooked meals, it might be best for you to purchase a small slow cooker, at least a quart in size, although there are smaller ones available. Leftovers keep quite well too. You can divide extra portions and freeze them for stress-free, easy meals later.

For big families

If you have a large family, you’ll need at least a two-quart slow cooker to satisfy all those hungry appetites. You may purchase an oval shaped cooker that is long and wide and good for a large pork or beef roast. There will be plenty of room for potatoes, carrots, onions and whatever else you’d like to add. The tall, circular shaped slow cooker is best for homemade soups and stews, or a small roast with a few veggies.


As far as appearance goes, it is really up to you. There are many colors and designs that you can choose from. It is most important to choose a quality cooker that will support your family size, whether you’re cooking for immediate consumption or stocking your freezer. The smaller the size, the less expensive it will be.

No matter the cost or who you’re cooking for, a slow cooker is a great assistant in the kitchen and adds time to your schedule. It also provides your family with a healthy, home-cooked meal that tastes oh, so good.

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