The Kitchenaid slow cooker is probably one of the best programmable cooking kitchen utensils on the market. What this slow cooker has that most of us do not is patience! This slow cooker does most of the work for you and even comes with some great suggestions for delicious recipes for scrumptious meals. Although this slow cooker is probably more expensive than other similar products it is well worth the added cost. Rival crock pot programmable slow cookers are also good kitchen products and are similar in quality and options to the Kitchenaid ones.
Cooking with a programmable crock pot is very similar to cooking with the standard slow cooker. The advantage is that with programmable cookers you can set specific cooking times and temperatures. Once the food is ready this crock pot switches itself off automatically. You can even program it to switch on and off at determined times. All in all it is a very good investment, which will save you time and energy proving to be an excellent kitchen aid.
How to use your KitchenAid slow cooker
You will find that the taste of the food is enhanced when using a slow cooker and the meats and roasts you prepare are exceptionally tender. Other food types can of course be prepared with a crock pot and are just as scrumptiously tasting as the meats. Keep in mind that if you prefer meat dishes your best option remains a round-shaped crock pot, while for stews and soups or rice cooking, oval crock pots are the best choice.
Basically all you need to do is fill your slow cooker with the ingredients of your choice and program the timer according to the recipe you have chosen. You may find slow cooker in stainless steel or ceramic, although the actual cooking container is made of stoneware that is easily washable once you remove it after use. Once it is cooked, your food will be kept warm ready to be served, without overcooking it. Your recipes will turn out cooked to perfection, for the slow cooking process simmers the food, keeping the taste intact and the food cooked to the point.
Smaller versions of programmable slow cookers
You do not need to purchase a five or six quart crock pot, you can even find miniature versions of these slow cookers and they are ideal if you want to prepare recipes for three or less. You can prepare dips, soups and smaller portions of meat or vegetables. Smaller cookers are a great help for those who are too busy to prepare their meals and often purchase ready-made meals. This can stop once you have your programmable miniature crock pot, your cuisine and health will definitely benefit from the purchase.
Whatever you do before you by any programmable slow cooker be it a Kitchenaid slow cooker, Hamilton Beach, Cuisinart, West Bend or Rival crock pot, check out our reviews, here you can get ideas for the size you may need and the shape, which may best suit your specific needs.