Admittedly I have backed off crocking a bit this past year, although by no fault or flaw of my slow cookers. I’ve just also been enjoying grilling and other forms of active cooking – along with gaining a roommate and losing freezer space. However, my crocks are still firmly in my heart and I keep meaning to do some crocking…just as soon as I have a bunch of consecutive hours available to ignore something.
1.) Crockpots are remarkably energy efficient. I forget the exact stat, but it’s around the same as a lightbulb. An Easy Bake Oven cooks by lightbulb, except that’s runny brownies versus a risotto or stew from the crockpot.
2.) I am convinced that you can make pretty much any edible – except maybe ice cream – in a crockpot. They are not just for grey roasts and cream-based soups.
3.) Crockpots are dishwasher safe – or at least mine are.
4.) Crockpots are the ultimate warm beverage server at a party. Mulled wine stays warm, so your guests will too.
5.) Hands-off, fool-friendly cooking. Amazing.