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Samuraisan | 12:43 Mon 11th Mar 2019 | Food & Drink
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If I have one that is say 4 litres, can I use less ingredients if I am only cooking for 2? And would you go for one with a set time timer ( digital and much more expensive) or is that really not necessary ?

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What about this one ? Crock-Pot SCCPRC507B-050 - Olla de cocción lenta digital de 4.7 L, color ***
I wouldn't go for the more expensive model. I have a fairly basic model and I'm quite happy with it. Not sure about using fewer ingredients as I fill it and freeze the excess for another meal.
Why not just buy a plug with a timer on it?
I always recommend a visit to "The Works" (cheapo bookshop)....they have a good selection of slow-cooker books which have not only recipes but also lots of hints/tips to get the best from them...for example, using much less liquid at the start of the cooking.
You just put in as much food as you need to cook. Remember you dont need lots of liquid, it doesnt reduce in the slow cooker. Mine is a basic model with no timer. I just leave it on whilst at work and when i get home i switch it to warm.
I've only got a tiny, 1.5 liter one now. It's enough for two good portions, depending on what is being made. A 3.5 - 4.5 ltr model will be adequate to do a meal plus seconds/leftovers.
My little one is from Wilko, and has lasted ages.
I have one that simply says low and high and it's annoying but always works out OK. I would prefer a digital temp and timer personally.
For trying out slow cookers for first time, I'd just go with cheap one, see how often you use it before investing in the digital, expensive model, my two are cheap, they do the job and I love them for handiness, as I said on last thread, great for batch cooking and if I want to go back for seconds. A good suggestion there to you was get a plug timer, they are great
I'd be tempted to use the same number of ingredients but half the quantities.
The sensible use of a slow-cooker is to cook as much (casserole, curry, goulash, chilli etc) as you can....and freeze in (your case) 2-portion boxes.

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