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5 Reasons Why Your Slow Cooker Should Be Your Best Friend

As the weather starts getting colder, now is the perfect time of year to start getting use out of your slow cooker. The versatile kitchen helper can help you make a large variety of hot tasty meals with minimal effort. Your slow cooker should be your best friend this fall and winter, because who doesn’t want to come home to a delicious meal that’s ready to eat as soon as you walk in the door?

Does The Cooking For You

One of the main advantages of a slow cooker is that it does almost all of the work for you. All you have to do is find a recipe you’d like to try, peel and chop some ingredients, then let the slow cooker cook all day while you carry on with your busy schedule. When we come home from a long, stressful day, the last thing we want is to make a time-consuming dinner with multiple pots and pans. By having your food in one pot that cooks throughout the day, it really will save a lot of time, and you’ll feel great having a nice home cooked meal prepared.

Perfectly Grilled Meats

Along with cooking your favorite warm meals, slow cookers also help you grill your meat. Using a slow cooker for meats like ribs, pork chops and chicken will help pre-cook the tough cuts of meat, then all you have to do is finish them off on the grill for the perfect smoky finish.

Makes Extra Servings

A slow cooker has room for multiple servings in one pot, and even if you cook for a family, it’s likely that you’ll have food leftover. This will save you more time and money in the upcoming weeks, as you’ll always have leftovers for lunch or dinner on those days when you don’t have the time to cook.

Share With Friends

During the fall and winter, it’s common to want to lock ourselves in our house instead of going out in the cold. Instead of shutting yourself off from the world, invite your friends over for a warm meal from your slow cooker. Making multiple dishes over a few days and saving them for one meal will have your friends wondering how you had the time, when really the slow cooker did all the work for you.

Endless Recipes

While a slow cooker can help you cook your favorite meals, it’s also a great tool to try many different new recipes. You’d be surprised at how many amazing recipes can be made with slow cookers, and you’ll feel inspired to leave your food comfort zone and try something entirely new with ease.

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