Crock-pot meals have now become a frequency among food blogs. Today in many homes moms are going out to buy the cookware as it promises an easier more hands-off meal preparation. But do you really know the benefits of utilizing a crockpot? Neither did I. I was a fan of regular pots and pans till I came across cook with tina.
Many homes already own a crockpot and may not realize it. Crockpots have been around for many years. Your own grandmother may have even used one in her time without you noticing. If you already own a rice cooker you can check to see if It offers to slow cook option which is necessary for crockpots. Many rice cookers double duty in this way.
Benefits to a crock-pot
If you are someone that either works crazy hours or realize you may not have enough time to cook and are thinking of just buying some fast food for dinner, think twice. With a little preparation from in the morning, you can put on your desired protein to be slow cooked ready in time for dinner. All you have to do is put it on, set the timer and leave it.
You don’t have to be constantly checking on the meal which is great if you have to leave the house. Most crockpots even turn off themselves once the desired time is finished and will keep your food warm until you are able to eat.
If your stove top or oven utilizes electricity to cook your meals then using a crockpot will save you money on your bill each month. A crockpot uses less electricity than a stove even while cooking your meals for much longer.
Food cost is lower
When utilizing a slow cooker of course tougher cuts of meats will be much easier to cook. The process of slow cooking makes it easy for a crock pot to soften cheaper cuts of meat which enables you to purchase those pieces. This means that you will be able to cut back on your food cost and still enjoy your favorite proteins.
No more will you be throwing away your hard-earned money. Because your meals are cooked slowly there is little to no burning. Also, the cooker turns off automatically when it is finished so your food is not overcooked and burnt.
Especially when you are planning to cook many different dishes for the holidays a crock pot is useful. It frees up space on your stove and oven for more dishes and even baking.
Crockpot meals are much healthier as they typically are cooked in their juices. This means that they require less oil and fat to be cooked. Ideal for those wanting to eat healthier but don’t have the time to slave over meals.