Pasta Rice & Slow Cookers

If you are a fan of pasta and rice based dishes, but struggle to get the perfect texture when cooking these foods, you may like these special rice and pasta cookers from Spotlight! Take the guesswork out of cooking times regardless of whether you prefer to use an electric cooker or a microwave. Slow cookers have been popular for many years and enable you to cook good value, nutritious meals even when you are not at home. Simply put in the ingredients, set the timer and go off to do something else while the slow cooker prepares your dinner.

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Everything You Need To Know About Your Slow Cooker

Once you have obtained a slow cooker from our catalogue, it is time to discover the wonders of slow cooking. As you may know, slow cooking has many advantages and could be a wonderful addition to your home. To ensure you know everything there is to know about your slow cooker, we have created a comprehensive guide to slow cooking and its benefits below.

What Are The Benefits Of Slow Cooking?

Many people obtain a slow cooker for its many benefits. But what are these benefits exactly? Let's take a look at what you can expect as the owner of a slow cooker.

Better flavour: Cooking meats and vegetables for a prolonged time can have a positive influence on the flavour of your meals.

Less chance of burning: You can leave your slow cooker on for hours, but your food won't burn. If you have little time to stay around the slow cooker, you could put your ingredients in early morning and have a lovely meal in the evening.

More cooking space: If you have slow cooker, you can free up space on your oven and your stove. This can be valuable space, especially when you are cooking Christmas meals for a huge number of guests.

Easy maintenance: Slow cookers have a removable tin with an anti-stick layer! This means no difficult maintenance and easy cleaning after each meal.

More convenient: If you live a busy lifestyle, then having a slow cooker can be a real lifesaver. Instead of getting a takeaway, simply pop the ingredients in the slow cooker before work. Once you get home, your meal will be ready for you.

What Is The Best Way To Cook With A Slow Cooker?

Cooking with a slow cooker does not require a lot of skill, so even those who have never cooked much before will create some masterpieces with this appliance. Of course, we can provide you with some additional tips to make your meals even better.

Using cheaper meats: Contrary to popular belief, you do not need the most expensive meat cuts for your slow cooker. You can use more affordable options such as beef brisket, pork shoulder, and some chicken. You can also bulk up your meal with some vegetables.

When you choose cheaper meats, always check for additional fats. Trim the fat from the meat before adding it to the slow cooker, as removing them makes your meal healthier and tastier.

Liquid: Most slow cooker recipes require some form of liquid, but it is easy to make a mistake here. If you add too much liquid, the liquid may not evaporate at all, this because of the seal that most slow cookers have. So, never overfill the slow cooker to prevent leakage or watery dishes. To give you an estimate, you should never fill your slow cooker higher than three quarters.

Getting more thickness: One common problem with slow cooker recipes is that they can come out too thin sometimes, this is especially the case when you add a substantial amount of liquid. However, you can easily thicken up sauces with a little hint of cornflour. Also, be sure to use the correct spices so the cornflour does not overpower the flavour of your dish.

Settings: It is a good idea to get familiar with the settings of your slow cooker. If you won't be around to check the slow cooker from time to time, be sure to use the low setting. You can also use the low setting if you are around, as it means you do not have to check the contents and you can leave the lid on until you are ready to dish up.

Slow Cookers, Rice Cookers, And Pasta Cookers At Spotlight

When you shop at Spotlight, you can take advantage of our range of slow cookers, rice cookers and pasta cookers. As you have probably guessed, each of these cookers is made with a specific purpose in mind, so owning one of each can certainly add lots of functionality to your kitchen. Check out the range of cookers in our catalogue and benefit from our affordable prices. Your kitchen will thank you for it.

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