Advantages and Disadvantages of the Slow Cooker

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

(Philippians 4:4)

LORD Jesus, we praise You for the time that You have given to us. You have created us. Our times are in Your Hand, and we are thankful that they are. You are the Author and Finisher of our faith. We praise You and trust in Your perfect timing and will and purpose for our lives. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.

One of my girls, after reading yesterday’s blog, has sent me this text:

“I’m getting a slow cooker for sure…,”

Don’t you just love it when people listen to what you are trying to bring across?

So, what makes slow cooking so different? Following are some of its advantages and disadvantages.

Simplicity Takes Time

Remember? (Quote in yesterday’s post)

Just prepare the food, put it into the cooker/s, turn on the heat, and pay attention to more important things — all day long. In other words, it’s the perfect cooking appliance before or during your time of rest. 😉

Yes, it makes a huge difference when we don’t have to worry about cooking all day long, doesn’t it? However, and there is the catch, it does take longer for the food to be cooked properly; which means that you will have to plan way ahead of time.

Heat Without Humidity

It’s great to use this appliance during the summer because there is no additional heat from cooking in the kitchen. That’s an advantage during the summertime, yes; but it is also a disadvantage during winter. However, cooking with the slow cooker, there is less humidity in the kitchen — perfect when you are living in Ireland.

Which reminds me of the Irish people and their love for spuds (potatoes). Potatoes and water just don’t match. At least this is what I have found. Trying to cook them in or with water has turned out to be a nightmare for me. I’ve been at war with these spuds for an awful long time until I have found out how to prepare them in a slow cooker — without adding any water. (Recipe coming soon!)

All In One

Some of us prefer keeping the meat and side dish separate on the plates while others don’t mind. It all depends on whether you and your family like one-pot meals or not. If you do then you will find cooking with a slow cooker an even greater advantage.

Taste and Season

The greatest advantage of food that has been cooked in a slow cooker is that it is loaded with flavor — without adding a lot of seasoning to it. In fact, you have to be careful not to put too much salt on the food. It’s always best to wait until the last few minutes to salt to taste.

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