slowcookertrackworld – what size to purchase?
I used to have a 6L (I think), so that we could cook a joint, or whole chicken. However we never actually used it for that in the end. For me a chicken or joint is better roasted in the traditional way… However we did regularly feed five, and there was always a couple of portions spare for lunch the next day (guess you would easily feed 6 adults). We generally did stews or currys, and cooked the potato / pasta separately
I now have a 1.5L cooker which is great, I use it most days, just chuck something in before work. Even just put sausages, beans and potatoes in last week… yummmm the ultimate comfort food ready and waiting for you 🙂 That feeds two quite happily.Posted 4 years agoTooTallMember
The BIGGEST one possible! If you only want to cook a half load, you cook a half load. If you have a smaller one you’ll just want a bigger one after a few months.Posted 4 years ago
I used to cook big batches and freeze the rest, or make things like veg soup and that would be lunch at work for a week. They are great for that.jamieaMember
Anyone got any decent recipes? The missus can be a bit fussy and doesn’t like ‘wet meat’, the precise definition I’ve yet to understand 😕 Tried a couple of dishes last year, a joint of pork in red wine was good, but didn’t get her approval! Any good veg and bean type stews I should try?
We’ve got a 3.5 litre one BTW, big enough for us (2 adults and a toddler)
Cheers,Posted 4 years ago
we’ve got one a bit like this
best of both worlds and allows you to cook 2 different dishes at once…Posted 4 years agorogerthecatMember
Ours is out of the Ark (bought for me when I graduated in 86) but with this book it works a treat: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Vegetarian-Slow-Cooker-Recipes/dp/0778801047Posted 4 years ago
I’m trying to decide between a 3.5L and a 6L slow cooker
The 6L appeals because i could slow cook joints of meat in it, but it does seem overkill unless i’m doing a big batch of something
What size does anyone else have and how many are you feeding using it?Posted 4 years agoflowerpowerMember
@ JamiePosted 4 years ago
I have discovered supermarket ‘slow cooker mixes’ just a sachet of powder which is kind of against the ethos of using using the slow cooker 😕 … but they are good for quick and easy flavour. They must have some thickener in as they also get around the ‘wet’ issue and make a thicker ‘sauce’.littlemisspandaMember
I’m actually not a slow cooker fan. perhaps I didn’t use it right but mine never cooked the veg enough even when left all day.
I got a pressure cooker and I love it – cheaper cuts of meat, stews, cooking dried pulses, chilli, bolognese etc….seems to cook stuff better and nicer flavour.Posted 4 years ago
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