Slow cookers are fantastic at this time of year, but useful all year round. Warming stews, soups, casseroles and even curries slow cooked for hours at a low heat which are ready whenever you are – just what the doctor ordered on a cold wet winters night!
Meat becomes very tender in a slow cooker, so actually benefits from using the less expensive cuts. Vegetables add their flavour to the gravy or sauce and everything blends slowly together to be perfectly cooked whenever you happen to be ready for them.
Slow cookers are great when you’re in a hurry as everything can be prepared much earlier and just left to do its thing. They are great when you have people coming too as, when slow cooked, food is generally ready whenever you are.