Slow Cookers

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sam from worthing

Slow Cookers

I want one.

Not ever having one before i have no real idea what to look for, so i am looking for any recommendations as to makes and models.

Only the 2 of us, but i do like "bulk" cooking, would 3.5 litre be ample enough? does a whole chicken fit in a 3.5L???

Thanks

sammy

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SusanM

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I have one that is a Morphy Richards 6.5 litre one that is oval. There are only 2 of us but will take a whole chicken . I find if I do a casserole etc then can be split and portions frozen .
A good investment Sam .

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queen jean

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wouldnt be without mine ,its an oval shape one,got it from tesco about £16 .great for braisng steak etc .bought my daughter one but she only used hers once didnt like it.so now ive got a spare one too .

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sam from worthing

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well i got one today.

its a Breville 3.5Litre, oval. half price in argos - so at £12.49. I don;t mind if my experiement doesn;t work, the inner is a lovely stone bowl - thats worth the £12 on its own!

I thought slow cookers weren;t for me, as i am a home bunny - and am able to bung in a casseole or what not any time - i thought they were more designed for the busy households who are out travelling to and from work etc with little time except on a weekend to make hearty "winter" warmers.

But after looking around at various sites - and the escalation of engergy prices occuring very soon, uses much less wattage and all that blurb that a cooker or the hob, i thought i would take the plungs.

have got the ingredients to make a nice beef stew tomorrow, and a lovely looking chicken dish, for over the over the weekend.

I shall also work oout how to manage MY chilli in it, and also some of my curries.

can;t wait to play with it.

and i have noted that there are still nanny oggs recipes on here.

Do you have any favourite recipes for the slow cooker?

ooooh and one other thing, while i was googling away, i cam across the schwartz web site - and it seems they are going to be launching slow cooker "sachets"
for the stock - no doubt its a re-marketing of there already available casserole mixes.

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Liz from Cumbria

How was your stew Sam?

Hope you enjoyed it, I'm sure you'll get lots of use out of your slow cooker, I love mine. Can recommend Nanny Ogg's whole roast chicken as well as her pork and potato hotpot and her pork and black pudding hot pot. All excellent.

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sam from worthing

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Hiya Liz.

The Beef Stew was fab.

So was the Sausaage and Bean and Pasta dish i did.

So was the chicken and bacon "thing" that i did.

So was the Chicken Korma.

Am planning on trying out my chilli con carne in it soon - and would like to try delias slowwwwwwwwwww ragu.

I have seen some of nanny's recipes and some have caught my eye - its a shame you can click on her icon anymore and get her recipes in one go.

the pork and black sausage sounds intertesting - willinvestigate that one, thansk for heads up.

I can see that the slow cooker is going to be invaluable in the winter, next week lol!

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Gadget addict

Slow Cookers

Nanny Ogg's recipes sound interesting. Where can I find them?

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SonyaK

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http://www.deliaonline.com/home/user_profile.html?userid=131119&forum_action=5&forum_forumid=13&forum_threadid=872

I saved Nanny Ogg's profile address and have pasted it above. Hope that get's you to her page,
Sonya

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Liz from Cumbria

Sam...

Sorry to take so long to get back to you. One of my favourite slow cooker recipes is (I think) on my profile - Stifado with feta cheese. My OH loves brisket done in the slow cooker rather than in the oven (my mum used to do hers in the pressure cooker) and, of course, as you've found out for yourself, you can play around with your own recipes and adapt. Delia's ragu is great and I like my chilli (similar to yours) done in the slow cooker. One of the things I really like is that it costs less to slow cook this way than turning the oven on - and that's a big consideration in this time of rising energy costs.

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Gadget addict

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Thanks Sonya for the link. Sorry for taking so long to get back to you but I have had computer problems. My husband and I have separate slow cookers as I am vegetarian.There are several recipes that will really appeal to him on Nanny Ogg's page so thanks again.

 
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