If you are looking for an easy way to make frugal and healthy meals for the entire family, then a slow cooker is totally worth the purchase. Slow cookers are inexpensive to buy, rather cheap to operate and can turn even the most inexpensive cuts of meat into amazingly family meals by just flipping a switch.
Over the last 12 months since buying my slow cooker I have certainly come to the conclusion that purchasing a slow cooker is worth every penny, especially when it comes to ensuring that you can quickly and easily prepare a delicious family meal on a busy night.
I also use my slow cooker to batch cook too by doubling quantities and then freezing down the extras, especially in meals like mine and veg, chilli or bolognese.
When it comes to cooking with a slow cooker, it’s virtually fail proof. Really all you need to do is put all the ingredients in and set it to high or low. That’s right. Set it and forget it. Having fewer steps to follow, gives you less of a chance of making a mistake. So, technically, as long as you can push buttons and buy a good quality slow cooker, you will be fine.
Come Home to Dinner
A slow cooker will allow you to easily prep your meal in the morning and set it to cook on low throughout the day. This helps to ensure that your family gets a delicious and healthy home cooked meal, even on the busiest of nights.
Slow cooker recipes usually only require the bare minimum when it comes to food preparation. So if you are short on time, a slow cooker can help. In fact, they are also super easy to clean after your meal has finished cooking.
They Can Make Anything
You may think slow cookers are limited to things like pot roasts and pulled pork, but that is just not true. A slow cooker can also make things like pizza, breakfast casseroles and even desserts.
Save on Food Costs
Slow cooker recipes are generally developed with families in mind. This means that you probably won’t have to buy anything super expensive to be able to make your meals in it. Combine that with the fact that you don’t generally require an abundance of ingredients to make a meal in it, and the number of leftovers you may have after and you have an incredibly economically efficient way to cook your meals.
There are many reasons to buy a slow cooker. They are not only fail proof, money and time saving and super efficient, but they are also incredibly versatile and can be used for many purposes.