What is a Slow Cooker?
Slow cookers are cooking devices used to prepare large amounts of food within a long period of time. A slow cooker tends to work in a somewhat automatic fashion. At the basic level, a slow cooker can slowly cook meats and other produce for 8 hours without supervision. This changes the standard dynamic kitchen users face, which oftentimes can include clutter or lack of time. People with busy work hours for example, may find it helpful to have the ability to let a meal produce itself without their presence. Some slow cookers have an automatic warm function which guarantees after a setting for cooking has been reached past 8 hours, the slow cooker switches to a warm function. The warm function helps ensure food is not overcooked. It makes it possible to fall asleep with peace of mind while a slow cooker is running.
Which Slow Cookers are best for me?
I have a page about slow cookers that specifically gives users an idea of which slow cooker they should consider.