If you're under 40, you probably have never used a slow cooker, and if you're over 40, you probably have. Slow cookers get the grandma treatment too often and aren’t nearly as beloved as they should be in this generation of instantaneous desires.
What Is A Slow Cooker?
Now That We Got That Out Of The Way...
What To Choose
The Cost and Clean Up
Benefits of Using a Slow Cooker
Slow cookers won't heat up your entire house like your oven will, and they use low indirect heat so it's almost impossible to burn anything. (you're welcome 20 somethings) Rachel Rappaport writes in her book The Everything Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook,"Since liquids do not evaporate in the slow cooker, very lean meat will not dry out or overcook the way they might on the stove top or grill, leaving them amazingly tender."
Simple Foods For Slow Cookers
Slow cookers are great for learning to cook or just as a fill in for busy days. If you don’t own one, buy one. If you have one, pull it out from the cabinets, dust it off and get ready to start using it to create healthy and filling dishes!