Add A Dash Of Technology To Your Cooking
Contributed by: News Canada
(NC) - From electronic toothbrushes to PVRs, programmable devices are helping make today's hectic lifestyles a little less chaotic. And kitchen appliances are no exception - more and more food preparation tools are offering digital features to help make cooking more convenient and stress-free.
Slow cookers have become some of the most teched-out kitchen appliances. Anyone with a busy lifestyle should consider purchasing a slow cooker that automatically shifts to the warm setting when the cooking is complete, like the new chrome touchscreen Crock-Pot slow cooker.
"This high-tech slow cooker is equipped with a touchscreen user interface, a digital timer and programmable touchpad that selects cook time and temperature," says Jamie Libregts, group marketing manager, Jarden Consumer Solutions. "With great technology that is simple to use, Canadians will continue to depend on Crock-Pot slow cookers to help nourish their families with delicious meals that are quick and easy to prepare."
Here are some tips for slow cooking success:
- Round shaped slow cookers are best for soups and stews while oval shaped ones, like the embossed Smart-Pot Crock-Pot slow cooker, are ideal for cooking large cuts of meats, like roasts and turkeys.
- Look for a slow cooker with a glass lid that will allow quick peaks without having to take the lid off, which can affect the cooking time.
- Size does matter. Make sure to cut up all ingredients into the same size in order for them to cook evenly. Root vegetables, especially potatoes, should be cut into very small pieces to ensure they are cooked thoroughly.
More slow cooking tips and recipes are available at www.crock-pot.ca.