A couple of weeks ago the lovely Brooke from Appliances Direct got hold of me and asked if I’d like to review one of their many small appliances, after a quick look over the website I agreed, very eagerly! After a good 2 hours going over almost every option on the appliances direct website I eventually went for the Morphy Richards Sear and Stew Slow Cooker and boy am I pleased!
I’ve wanted a slow cooker for ages so when mine (very promptly arrived) I got going straight away but today I just want to share the review with you, there’s plenty of time for recipes later on. My first thought was that I love how it looks, the black looks classic and the finish makes it look a lot more expensive than it is. The big selling point for me was the hob proof removable dish so you can brown your meat or veggies before going into the slow cooker but in the same dish so it saves on washing up and all those lovely juices stay in the finished dish. While my soup was cooking I also began to appreciate the glass lid, so you can actually see what’s going on with your food without having to take the lid off!
So How Did It Cook?
Obviously the most important thing was how it cooks, it has three different heat options, low, medium & high and can contain 3.5 Litres of food. So far I’ve cooked a couple of vegetarian soups and a chicken stew, all of which have come out really well. The meat comes out tender and because of three different heats you can make the dish cook as slowly as you like or just keep it warm if people are running late for dinner (a common thing in my house!)
All in all I’m really pleased with my new slow cooker, I’ve already had loads of use out of it and I know when winter comes and all I want to eat is stews, curries and soups my slow cooker is really going to come in handy!