Matt and I have ummd and ahhhd about getting a slow cooker for a while, but when my last lot of Swagbucks vouchers came through, I decided to go for it. I get at least one £5 Amazon voucher a week at the moment. Last year I saved them up to pay for Christmas but this year they’re helping to buy things for the house – like a slow cooker. Who can say no to a ‘free’ gadget?
As always, my first port of call was to ask Twitter. You told me that even the cheap slow cookers are good and to get the right size as they have a minimum fill level. All very helpful indeed and I was glad that I could rule out anything over the £30 mark.
After a fair bit of reading, I decided to go for the Morphy Richards Searing Slow Cooker for £29.99 inc delivery. It had one feature that stood out to me as super convenient – you can use the liner straight on the hob. That means, if your recipe calls for you to sear your meat or cook off the onion first, you don’t have a separate pan to wash. Oh, and it’s shatterproof – perfect for two clumsy cooks.
I’m trying it out for the first time today so if all goes well, you can expect a recipe post soon. I’ve gone for pork in a cider and mustard sauce – a meal we enjoy but is a bit too time consuming to be a weeknight eat. I’m hoping the slow cooker can change that for me and hopefully improve my eating habits on the days where I’m not well enough to cook properly.
I was expecting it to make a sound of some sort but it’s all cooking away silently as I type. Fingers crossed it works out well. If you have any recipe suggestions, please link me up in the comments – I’m collecting ideas on a Pinterest board for slow cooker recipes.
If you’re reading this in the future *spooky hands* I’ll link up my slow cooker / crock pot recipes below.