Summary: I hate Cooking. I use mostly fresh supermarket prepared veggies, small potatoes, small button mushrooms. I only have to prepare 3 things, brown the beef stewing steak ( you don't need to do this but I find it helps to lock in the taste of the meat ), crush or chop up some cloves of garlic and chop up some large red onion. The rest I just throw in the pot. Even the stock is shop branded pre-made ( I also add a bottle of shop branded red Merlot wine.
Summary: After doing a good month of research into slow cookers I decided on this Morphy Richards, it came highly recommended. I'm not disappointed, in fact, I adore it! It's my first 'crock-pot' and I can only wonder why I haven't used one before now. I'm very happy with the Morphy Richards 48715 (I've got the 6.5 litres). I use it over-night on low and store the food ready to reheat when we want it. I cook for 5 people and what's left over I freeze for another meal later on.
Summary: Love it! I liked ratatouille before but never dreamt it could taste like it does when it's been done on a low heat for 6 hours. So far, and I've only had it for a week or so, I haven't been disappointed with it. I bought a timer switch so that I can safely leave it all day and it will still only cook for the amount of time I want it to. Brilliant!
Summary: Whilst the cooker itself performs as it should I was dissapointed with the fact that it is marketed as a 6.5 Litre slow cooker when it only has a working volume of 4.5 Litre which is to small for my needs.
Summary: Wasn't sure about slow cooking but since trying it I'm converted. This slow cooker is great looking and great value. Have made awesome minestrone soup, sausage casserole and curry so far. Each one a success.
Summary: I had a small slow cooker years ago when it was just myself and a small baby, but with growing appetite and family now four adults I had wanted a large capacity cooker for a while. With everyone with their own social commitments and my studies, cooking for four to be ready at a certain time where we can all eat together has become a source of panic and stress.
Summary: First off, like all modern slow-cookers ("crock pots") this runs hot. Mainly because of safety concerns raised by the American food agency, modern slow cookers don't run at the low temperatures of the older cookers that mother used to use in the 1960s. (I still have one that I inherited: there's a good 15 degrees temperature difference.) Second, slow cookers don't use thermostats.
Summary: Having cooked stews, casseroles and curries in the slow cooker, I now wonder how I managed for so long without it. Approx 10 mins preparation time, switch it on and leave for between 3 & 12 hours and come home to a home cooked meal. Excellent purchase!