Did you ever consider to use a slow cooker or also called crock pot, to do your everyday cooking?
As you know the crock pot has been around for awhile but not everybody use it as a true time and money saving tool.
For your daily cooking using a crock pot can really help to get the meals ready on time, especially if you are a busy woman or man. The crock pot can save you time that you can spend on other things such as family, friends or hobbies.
At first when I started using the crock pot I just cooked beans or rice but after some time I realized that you really can make very good meals with it.
If you work long hours as many people do, you will find huge benefits using the crock pot every day.
How does it work?
Every crock pot will be plugged in and you would place it on the counter top. Depending on the food you will be cooking the cooking time is from 5-8 hours more or less. The ingredients are simmering on a relatively low temperature compared to other cooking methods such as baking, boiling, and frying. You can do other things while the slow cooker is during its job. It can be unattended so this is great if you have children that you have to supervise or take care of.
You can make soups, stews, pot roasts and “boiled dinners” all in one pot. Isn’t that great?
A basic slow cooker consists of a lidded round or oval cooking pot made of glazed ceramic or porcelain, surrounded by a housing, usually metal, containing an electric heating element. The lid is often of glass seated in a groove in the pot edge; condensed vapor collects in the groove and provides a low-pressure seal to the atmosphere. The contents of a crock pot are effectively at atmospheric pressure, despite the water vapor generated inside the pot. A crock pot is quite different from a pressure cooker and presents no danger of an abrupt pressure release.
The ceramic pot, or ‘crock’, acts as both a cooking container and a heat reservoir. Slow cookers come in capacities from 500 ml (16 oz) to 7 liters (7.4 US quarts). Due to the placement of heating elements (generally at the bottom and often also partway up the sides), there is usually a minimum recommended liquid level to avoid uncontrolled local heating.
Many slow cookers have two or more heat settings (e.g., low, medium, high, and sometimes a “keep warm” setting); some have continuously variable power. Most slow cookers have no temperature control, and deliver a constant heat to the contents. The temperature of the contents will rise until it reaches boiling point, at which point the energy goes into gently boiling the liquid closest to the hot surface.
If you want to use your usual recipes that are intended for other cooking methods, they must be modified for slow cookers. Often water must be decreased, as cooking at higher temperatures requires enough liquid to allow for evaporation. Some slow cookers are supplied with recipe booklets; many slow cooker recipes are to be found in cookbooks and on the internet. A small number of cookbooks seek to make complete dishes in a slow cooker using fewer than five ingredients, while others treat the slow cooker as a serious piece of culinary equipment capable of producing gourmet meals. With some experience, timings and recipe adjustments can be successfully made for many recipes not originally intended for these cookers. The long, moist nature of the cooking method gives good results even with cheaper (and tougher) cuts of meat–in fact, cheaper cuts often have more flavor.
So as you can see the crock pot is a great tool that can help you a lot saving time and money. Find great Crock Pot recipes on our website whenangelscook.com
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