Slow cooker: a return to traditional stews

Slow cookers are sophisticated and versatile kitchen robots, whose main function, and as their name suggests, the slow cooking of food. The slow cooker  is perfect for cooking stews that require more cooking time, such as legumes and meats, for example, and that in a pot of these characteristics, we will be able to make it at its right point of texture, intense flavors and a mellow worthy of the best stews of all life. And the best of all! in less time than we imagine.

If what seduces us, above all, are traditional stews and spoon dishes made with dedication, the slow cooker is, without hesitation, our best choice. Thanks to the technologies applied by manufacturers to this type of kitchen robot, we will get finger lickin ‘recipes, without the need to invest a lot of money, or a lot of time, and the best thing, without having to be an expert cook. Although some of them have similarities in performance and functions, there are a number of pots that can be considered the best on the market. Here are the ones that we liked the most, pay attention!

We leave you a short video about the operation of one of these Slow Cookers (you will start to salibar!) In a video!

To make a good ranking, not to overlook a number of issues: the manufacturing quality, the ease of use, the programs available, their prestacione main s, and accessories included so without further ado here are those , in our opinion, they are the best.

1st Cecotec Chup Chup – The best Slow Cooker

This slow cooker Chup Chup, from the Valencian brand Cecotec, has managed to establish itself as a reference in the market because the firm is always at the forefront of all technology applied to the kitchen and uses materials of extraordinary quality. And all this, at knockdown prices!

Among its main characteristics, the following stand out:

  • It can be programmed with up to 24 hours, to have our stew ready whenever we want,
  • It is capable of preparing stews, stews, stews, meats, soups or fish, and even desserts, easily and quickly.
  • Thanks to its technology, recipes are made with slow cooking that preserves all the properties of food.

Its bowl is made of ceramic, and it has a sufficient capacity to prepare whole pieces of meat, poultry and fish. Its folding glass lid allows us to control cooking at all times, without moisture escaping. It has two temperatures, low and algae. While the low temperature can cook for longer periods of time, one hundred percent “slow cooking”, the high temperature is for cooking and roasting just in half the time, with excellent results. Its tray is suitable for the oven, and also for the dishwasher, as is the glass lid. In addition, it has a keep warm function.


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2nd Crock Pot

The British Crock-Pot, The Original Slow Cooker , has specialized in the manufacture of slow cookers to make traditional stews, with minimal effort and also with minimal use of electrical energy, thanks to its built-in energy efficiency. This slow cooker is one of the most popular of its line because it is easy to use and very practical.

Made of ceramic, and with a glass lid, both elements are perfectly suitable for the dishwasher, and can also be put in the oven, to give it that final touch of gratin, or a quick heat stroke before taking it to the table. It’s comfortable, easy to use, and the stews are to die for. In addition, it has an excellent value for money, given its benefits.

It has a timer with an LED screen to be able to program our favorite stew, from 30 minutes to 20 hours. We will only have to worry about entering the ingredients, selecting the time and waiting. The pot switches from the cooking function to the “keep warm” function, and the bowl can be removed to bring the preparation directly to the table.

It has two powers, high and low, and it is only necessary to select the desired recipe, the power and if we want to use the timer, we do not have to worry about anything else! The two powers of this slow cooker reach the same temperature, although the difference is the time, since the low temperature selection will make it longer, to give that slow cook effect to spoon dishes and honeyed stews. Additionally, you can prepare dishes such as soups, baked chicken, and stews, as well as low-temperature desserts.

3rd Russell Hobbs Maxicook

Specialist in small kitchen appliances, British Russell Hobbs ranks among the best in her specialty in slow cooking. This slow cooker has a large capacity, no less than 6 liters, so it is capable of cooking up to 8 servings in a single operation. It has a special aluminum casserole to seal the meats, which is suitable for use in a traditional stove, and thanks to its glass lid, we can control the degree of doneness of our recipes at all times.

In addition, it has a non-stick coating, and both the lid and the casserole are removable, for easy cleaning. It has a handy programmable digital timer, and three temperature settings: high, low, and keep warm for when cooking is done. It also has a reheat and steam function.

Why get a slow cooker

Well simply because a slow cooker is the perfect appliance for those who do not have much experience in the kitchen, and at the same time they seek to cook totally homemade stews and spoon dishes, delicious, and fast, and with the same results as the prepared dishes. with patience and care, but investing half the time. Cooking healthy and maintaining all the properties of the ingredients quickly, simulating the usual slow cooking, is a reality. In addition, any slow cooker has a great value for money given its features, and they are very easy to use, what more could you ask for!

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