Find Out How a Slow Cooker and Crockpot Work

Find Out How a Slow Cooker and Crockpot Work

How does a slow cooker and Crock Pot actually work? The method of slow cooking has been around for centuries and used either moist or dry heat. Both methods use a container of some sort to let the food cook slowly. Pig roasts and barbeque pits are a great example of using slow cooking with moisture. Since the condensation has no where to go, it seals in and preserves the flavors of the food. Dry...

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Four Ways a Slow Cooker Can Save You Money

Four Ways a Slow Cooker Can Save You Money

Can a slow cooker really save you money? If you’re looking for a way to combat soaring food costs here’s four good reasons reasons why investing in a slow cooker may save you in the long run. Saves energy – The humble crockpot, or slow cooker, is essentially an electrical Dutch oven with either a porcelain or ceramic pot which sits inside a heating element. It’s designed to be a more...

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Crockery Cooker, Crock Pot or Slow Cooker – What’s the Difference?

Crockery Cooker, Crock Pot or Slow Cooker – What’s the Difference?

The terms Crock Pot, crockery cooker, and slow cooker generally have the same meaning.  It all started back in 1970. When the Rival Company acquired the assets of Naxon Utilities Corp,  it included an old-fashioned looking appliance called the ‘Beanery’. It was a simple bean cooker, with a glazed brown crock liner, white steel housing and aluminum lid. After experimenting with the Beanery...

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Essential Ingredients For Your Slow Cooker Recipes

Essential Ingredients For Your Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow cooker recipes used certain ingredients over and over again. When I first got my slow cooker, I found myself running to Safeway for a can of this or a jar of that. I now find it nice to go on a grocery run stock my fridge and pantry with a few essentials. Here are a list of some of the basics. Almost all slow cooked recipes require you to braise the food with some sort of liquid.( Braising...

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How to Convert Your Favorite Recipes Into Slow Cooker Recipes

How to Convert Your Favorite Recipes Into Slow Cooker Recipes

Do you have recipes that you want to convert to use with your slow cooker? There are a few things you’ll need to take into account when converting your favorite recipes. Please note that not all dishes can be easily converted to slow cooker dishes. If a original recipe is supposed to be cooked or baked uncovered, chances are it will not be successfully transformed to a slow cooker recipe. This...

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