Slow cookers

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paieye

Slow cookers

I have got a Lakeland slow cooker. It is a literally beautiful piece of equipment, but for me it cooks far, far too fast. Yesterday evening, on the low, 8-hour setting, I found it after about 6 hours boiling furiously.

Is there any slow cooker that will cook SLOWLY ?

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violet eyes

slow cooker

I don't own a slow cooker so know nothing as to how they work but if I was you I would get in touch with Lakeland and tell them about your problem. They are excellent at sorting out problems with anything bought from their shops.

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paieye

Slow cookers

Thank you, I shall be in touch with them. Meanwhile, my apology, the cooker is in fact a Morphy Richards Flavour Savour.

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sam from worthing

Morphy Richards Slow cooker

wow, what a smart slow cooker.

have you looked at the demo on this product? go to the lakeland web site, put in your slow cooker name, and a lady is explaining how it works for a beef stew.

She does say it heats very fast.

Could you have used the fast stew option, which cooks in an hour and half, rather than the slow cook option depending on cut of meat cooks in 4-10 hours.

But it looks like you could do with knocking off a good 2-3 hours off of cooking time using this one - maybe depending on what you are actually cooking, ie cubed casserole beef, or lamb shanks.

As i am at home, i tend to cook on high, for half the suggested cooking time in any of the recipes i find on the interweb, or in books.

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paieye

Slow cookers

I had an unbelievably helpful reply from Lakeland, who insisted that they ought to take the device back, even after I had explained that the fault was one of design, not of working.

It seems to me that these devices are designed only to cook with the top full -- in the case of this cooker, enough for 6 or more people.

I seldom need to fill the top more than 2/3ds full, so I declined Lakeland's kind offer, shall pass the cooker on to someone that needs one to cook for 6+ people, and shall in future rely on an ordinary cast-iron pan on top of the stove, with the hob on a very low setting.

Many thanks to you all.

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sam from worthing

Slow cookers


do not let this experience put you off of slow cookers.

I have a breville one, that is 3.5 litres, cooks adequately for 4, only 2 of us in my house, so i freeze half of what i make or half a recipe, it was on an offer from argos at half price - I wouldn't be without it now.

If your transferring a normal cook book recipe to use in your slow cooker, you MUST decrease the liquid volume by a third/half, as the steam the cooker creates sinks back into the cooking liquor.

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Kedgeree

slow cookers



I wonder whether this would be a helpful link for you?
Our cooker is a Morphy Richards with high, medium amd lo settings. I start it off on high, then lower it accordingly before I go out anywhere.
It's the best piece of equipment I have ever had.
Actually Lakeland would have refunded your money and you could have got a different one?
I had a Cuisine Art Soup Maker which I found difficult to use and they refunded the cost even though i had tried it several times. They are excellent for customer service.


http://www.slowcookerrecipes.org.uk/

 
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