Crock-pot has been around for more than 40 years now but it is only recently that they has started gaining popularity. Here's why.
When you decide to cook meat with the help of a stove top, it is important that you get the best quality meat if you want optimum results. If you buy low quality cuts, you will most probably get stringy, tough meat.
On the other hand, if you choose to cook a roast on a low heat setting for six to twelve hours, you can make the most out of the cheap meats as well. Roasts will emerge tender and moist while retaining all flavors and food value of its ingredients.
All you need to do is find the right Crockpot recipe, put all the vegetables on the bottom and the meat on the top. And just like that, you can make some amazing food using a Crockpot.
Most bacteria are killed at 140F. But Crockpot's cook at temperatures around 240F when on low and around 300F when on high. Therefore, there is no chance of any harmful bacteria remaining in your food when cooking in a Crockpot.
This method of cooking food was used quite effectively for years before electrical energy was introduced in the kitchen. Why can't you make best use of it as well?
Nowadays, there is a large number of meals which can be prepared in a Crockpot including desserts and cakes. Even bread can be prepared in a Crockpot. In fact, it is one of the easiest things to prepare in a Crockpot. And the best part is that you can add fruits, nuts, raisins, etc. into your bread without having to worry about the useless things that come in breads you purchase from the store.
Preparing a meal in your Crockpot can be quite easy as well. All you have to do is choose a recipe, put the ingredients into the Crockpot as per the instructions, calculate the time required and let it be. You can even set it to cook in the morning & return in the evening to a delicious, steaming meal all ready to be served. Moreover, there are thousands of easy crock pot recipes online.
And even if you are part of the health conscious brigade, it doesn't get any healthier than a Crockpot. You can even replace salt with other herbs and spices and ensure your food is as healthy as possible. There is nothing in this world that can match a Crockpot in terms of flavor and taste.
Crockpot’s are also excellent means of involving the whole family in a group activity. While loading the cooker is quite easy, preparing the ingredients can take up some time unless you have a few hands to help you chop up the vegetables and meats.
When it comes to cooking, a Crockpot is one of the best utensils to keep in your kitchen. And you know the best part? It doesn't even take up too much electricity like the other appliances in your kitchen.