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Kitchen gadget: Slow cooker

Food - By Wambui Kuria | November 22nd 2020 at 09:30:00 GMT +0300
Slow cookers are great for making soups, pot roasts, stews and other one-pot meals (Photo: Shutterstock)

I like to call this the beginner’s or lazy cooker. It cooks slowly but surely and consumes little power, simmering at a low temperature. It allows you to make dishes such as soups, pot roasts, stews and other one-pot meals.

Slow cooker capacities are 1.5 litres to 8 litres. I have a small size that comes in handy whenever I make cooking trips, where I share recipes and cooking tips and hacks. Typically, slow cookers have heavy ceramic bowls that are microwave and dishwasher safe and glass lids that allow you to see your food as it cooks.

You can programme it to start cooking your meal at a set time, even when you’re not home and control the temperature and set the countdown timer anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours. Once the food is cooked, it keeps warm until it is turned off. The slow cooker has great advantages with meals like meats; the cooker tenderises it, enhances the flavour and offers a low fat method of cooking. You can get one online for Sh3000 - 40,000.

Kitchen Gadget Slow Cooker

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