Is there anything cozier, or more comforting, than walking into your home after a long day and smelling the delicious scents of supper?
What could be better than coming home after a full day of work in the chilly fall weather and knowing that supper is ready in your trusty slow cooker and ready to serve up the minute you walk in the door?
Slow cooker recipes have a reputation of being mostly hands-off, so that’s one awesome benefit, especially in a season where life seems to speed up with school, work, and holiday errands.
This is one appliance that’s super useful during any season, but especially fall.
SLOW COOKERS – THE PERFECT HOME APPLIANCE FOR FALL
Here are some of the top reasons you should have a slow cooker in your kitchen.
EASY AND CONVENIENT
There’s probably no appliance that’s easier or more convenient to use than a slow cooker.
There’s no need to spend hours in the evening chopping up vegetables and standing over a hot stove when you could easily use a slow cooker. It’s as easy as putting all your recipe ingredients inside the slow cooker in the morning, turning it on low, then returning several hours later to your dinner being done.
The low setting cooks for 6-8 hours, medium cooks for 4-6 hours, and high cooks for 2-4 hours.
This appliance makes it easy to plan your day and meals.
Many meals that you make in the slow cooker can be healthier.
Since you are leaving the ingredients as-is, there is nothing sticking to the pan, so you don’t need to use any extra oil and add more fat and calories that way.
Most dishes use water as the main liquid source, where the ingredients cook in water and seasonings until the dish is finished.
This is also a good way to make healthy vegetable side dishes.
SLOW COOKERS FOR ALL SEASONS
While a slow cooker is certainly convenient for fall, it’s an appliance that can really be used year round.
It’s great for fall and winter when you want to make soup, chili, stew, and stuffed peppers, for example.
It can also be used for a full dinner, side dishes, and even desserts. Consider using it in the summer, as well. The benefit here is that it won’t heat up your kitchen like a conventional oven.
Slow cookers are also awesome for barbecues or potlucks.
Slow cookers are perfect for entertaining large gatherings of family and friends. Many folks have more than one slow cooker, especially when they need to cook multiple items and keep them warm on the buffet table while the party is in progress.
Letting the slow cooker do its job leaves you to focus on getting ready and spending time with your guests.
Consider using your slow cooker more this season and see if its convenience factor helps you have a more enjoyable autumn this year.
Imagine coming home to a delicious meal just waiting to be served, devoured, and appreciated by your hungry family!
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