Using a slow cooker quickly became popular, as slow cooker pots offered a quick way of preparing a complete meal without a lot of hassle.
Everything could easily be prepped in the morning, get thrown into the pot all at once, and miraculously a warm, tasty dinner would appear on the table without anyone getting frazzled.
There are many reasons why slow cookers have kept gaining in popularity. The slow cooking process is ideal to tenderize normally tough cuts of meat, and these cooking pots do a marvelous job of bringing out the flavors of all the ingredients you include.
Because you don’t have to buy expensive cuts to produce a delicious meal, they are also a good way to save money. It was easy to provide good nutrition without busting the budget.
These small appliances also help save on electricity, and people quickly became comfortable leaving home with their small cooker on – something they did not want to risk with their stove. Besides, if you left something unattended on the stove, you ran the risk of it burning and spoiling everything.
It was safe to plug in the crock pot and leave and as is often the case with both parents working, it proved to be super convenient. Slow cooking also saves on energy which is in short supply all around these days.
Let’s face it, what would you rather have when you get home exhausted: junk food you quickly pick up on your way home, a frozen dinner you have to heat up, or a delicious, healthy, warm meal waiting for you? Just sit down and enjoy! Easy family meals also help keep you healthy and avoid becoming overweight.
Many slow cookers have timers, so you have the flexibility of programming a delayed starting time and, when the food is ready, it will automatically switch to Keep Warm mode. No need to worry about getting delayed.