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Slow cook like pro with our pick of pots and accessories
Thoughts have turned to the cooler months here at UKMums.TV, and what better way to warm up than with hearty food as the temperatures plummet! With slow cooking, you can make healthy meals worth waiting for and our pick of products will help with the process.
1. Pyrex Slow Cook range (Available from www.pyrexuk.com) - from £24.99
Simmer your ingredients in style with the Pyrex Slow Cook range which includes crock-pots in a traditional design with wide handles for ease of carrying. Choose from stylish red or charcoal grey in a variety of sizes. Each is enamel coated for durability and is also compatible with every kind of hob, even induction.
2. Alliance Online cooking accessories (Available from www.allianceonline.co.uk)
For dishing up your slow-cooked stews and meats, check out the cooking accessories supplied by Alliance Online, expert suppliers to the catering industry. You’ll find professional grade accessories at a reasonable price, including Kool Touch Utility Grip Tongs (£11.30), Roasting Meat Tongs (£2.74), Solid Spoon 13.5ins Stainless Steel (£5.38) and Gourmet Gravy Ladle 3.5cl Stainless Steel (£8.52). Fantastic value!
3. Crock-Pot 3.5L Slow Cooker Polished Stainless Steel Finish (Available from TJ Hughes) - £19.99
This stainless steel crock-pot is ideal for small families, as its 3.5 litre capacity is suitable for up to three people. The stoneware pot is removable and dishwasher-safe, perfect for cleaning after use. And if you’re ever stuck for inspiration there’s an added bonus, recipes are included!
4. BBC Good Food: Slow Cooker Favourites (Available from Amazon) - £2.49
The cookery experts at BBC Good Food have taken the stress out of slow cooking preparation with this handy recipe book packed with comfort foods, such as chillies, curries and even puddings! It’s just the ticket for those looking to get the best out of their slow cooker.
5. Salter Housewares Heston Electronic Timer (Available from Robert Dyas) - £14.99
Make sure the timing of your slow-cooked cuisine is spot on with this electronic kitchen timer endorsed by celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal. The stainless steel gadget is a dual timer which counts up or down for up to 99 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds, and comes complete with a memory function, magnets and a stand, perfect for having around the kitchen!