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Caseroles on slow cooker - how long?
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They are about 130 watts compared to 1000 watts for an electric oven.Perhaps someone more technically minded can explain it better!
You can't really cook a stew or casserole in a minimum time in a slow cooker.I cook a casserole for about six hours.The electricity they use compared to an oven is neglible.Plus with long slow cooking cheaper cuts of meat come out melt in the mouth tender.
Slow cookers are exactly that - slow! You do have to adjust your approach to cooking to get the best from them, but once you've got he hang of them they're very useful appliances. We had friends to dinner last night and I started the goulash on Thursday (yes Thursday!). It had about 10 hours on Thursday, then I left it to mature all day Friday and gave it another 6 hours or so to reheat it thoroughly before serving last night. It was superb (although I say it myself!), and I'm just about to finish what little was left over in about an hour. Also remember to use far less liquid than you normally would; stews & casseroles don't reduce much in slow cookers.
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You can do more in them than a slow cooker ,make cakes for example as they operate on a steam principal.
We have got a Morphy Richards slow cooker.The 3.5 litre model.
Tescos are doing them for 29.99. in a chrome finish.Very smart.
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Wendy I hope you decide on one or the other slow cookers and am sure you will be pleased whichever you choose.It's the only bit of kitchen equipment I use all the time and I have lots of gadgets festering in the cupboards.The cost has repaid itself time and time again with the delicous meals you can make in it.