When I was offered the chance to review this Crock-Pot Express Multi-Cooker, I jumped at the chance. Cookware is very exciting to me! The brand is well known and their products are of a great quality.
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A simple, flexible solution to creating delicious, healthy dishes, this Crock-Pot Express Multi-Cooker cooks up to 70% faster than conventional cooking methods. Eight pressurised one-touch programmes for favourites like chilli, risotto and stew, are perfect for busy homes: maximum flavour with minimum effort.
This versatile multi-cooker offers four ways to cook with just one pot: pressure cook, slow cook, brown/sauté and steam. Just choose whatever suits your dish. The large 5.6L capacity is ideal for families or entertaining a crowd and a recipe book is included to inspire your inner chef. Endless possibilities from the one-pot cooking experts.
I had never used a pressure cooker now so I wasn’t sure what to expect. When it first arrived (I stayed home the day it was due in anticipation. I read the entire manual (thank goodness it wasn’t long because I have a short attention span and I almost never read instructions. The instructions were clear and simple to follow. With the product and instruction manual, you also get a cookbook packed with ideas to get you started.
The First Cook
The first time I used it, I decided to make a beef bourguignon, which usually takes hours in my slow cooker. Having read the cooking times, this said it would cook in 75 minutes. Really??
I love the fact you don’t have to brown anything on the hob, you can do it all in the Crock-Pot. I added the beef and vegetables to the cooker on saute/brown and moved in around using the plastic utensil provided. Once it was done, I added the liquid and stock. Closed the lid, checked everything was correct (steam setting was closed, the lid was correctly shut) and pressed the meat/stew button, changed the time to 70 minutes and pressed go.
I’m not sure how pressure cooking works, but this bit here makes a whooshing noise for a minute or so then it just cracks on with cooking it.
Once the beeping has let you know the cooking has finished, you (using a set on tongs) turn the no steam to steam to allow for the steam to escape, enabling you to be able to open the cooker.
Upon opening the cooker, I added a little cornflour to thicken the gravy, again using the saute/brown setting and voila. Beef bourguignon.
The meat was tender as if I’d been cooking it for hours and I was completely in awe.
I’ve had the Crock-Pot Express Multi-Cooker for around a week now and have cooked with it most days. It’s even great for cooking dumplings. Last Sunday, I cooked a whole roast chicken in it!
It’s absolutely perfect for this season because all my family want to eat is comfort foods like stews, curries and casseroles, etc. That being said, there’s so much more you can do with the Crock-Pot Express Multi-Cooker.
- Create tasty, healthy meals up to 70% faster than the traditional oven or hob. Cook a whole chicken in 30 minutes!
- 4 Ways to cook: pressure cook, slow cook, steam, and brown/sauté.
- Easy-to-use controls with 8 one-touch programmes for mealtime favourites
- Optional manual function and delay timer gives you full control.
- Auto keep-warm means your dish is ready when you are.
- Non-stick removable bowl resists stuck-on food for easy cleaning.
- Large 5.6 litre capacity is perfect for families and entertaining.
- Airtight locking lid stays sealed under pressure for safety
- Accessories include a steaming rack, stirring spoon and recipe book full of inspiration.
In conclusion, my Crock-Pot Express Multi-Cooker is definitely one of my favourite kitchen appliances right now and I can’t recommend it highly enough. You can buy one on Amazon.
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