Getting Started with Slow Cooking: A Beginner’s Guide

Published On: November 17, 2023

Introducing our brand-new Instant Pot Superior Slow Cooker!

New to slow cooking and unsure if it’s your style? Fear not! In this blog, we’ll walk you through the beauty of slow cooking, along with some key tips to ensure your creations are a triumph every time. Plus, discover how to use a slow cooker like a pro with our step-by-step guide on maximizing the potential of your Instant Pot Superior Slow Cooker for delicious, hassle-free meals.

Pro Tips for Perfect Results

Slow cooking involves gently simmering food over low heat for extended time, perfect for tenderising tough cuts of meat. Venturing into slow cooking can be daunting so I’m here to share some essential tips I discovered on my journey.

Tip one: Leaner meats may require more time to breakdown, but if you’re short on time, pressure cooking can be a fantastic alternative!

Tip two: For skin-on proteins like chicken, expect the fat to breakdown, resulting in a slightly oilier texture.

Tip three: The secret to preventing a watery stew is to add a thickening agent early on. Coat meats in flour before cooking or create a slurry with flour and water when adding it later to avoid lumps. Or another trick is using starchy veggies like potatoes—they absorb excess liquid and naturally thicken the dish.

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Made Fast, Cooked Slow!

Our superior slow cooker makes cooking easy. Just toss in your ingredients, select your function, set the time and temperature—it’s that simple! What’s great about this cooker is it keeps things simple with just high or low temp settings – no fussing about finding the right oven temperature. Then, sit back and let the magic happen.

Despite the time it takes, the cooker handles the hard work. You’re free to go about your day, and when mealtime rolls around – your dish is ready, bursting with flavour. Time isn’t an enemy here; it’s the secret sauce that transforms simple ingredients into something spectacular.

More Than Just a Slow Cooker

Within this superior cooker lies a 4-in-1 wonder to offer you endless cooking possibilities.

Sauté your ingredients before slow cooking, so you can make your dish all in one pot, simplifying your cooking process and making clean up easy! With the keep warm setting, you can keep your creations hot until you’re ready to serve. And not feeling the slow-cooked vibe at all? This cooker doubles up as a steamer, for healthy and flavourful meals.

Feeding a Crowd? No Problem

This cooker’s spacious 7.1L capacity is perfect for families, entertaining guests, or batch cooking. Cook up to 10 portions effortlessly, saving both time and effort.

What’s more is that you can serve your dish to your guests straight from the pot to the table with no hassle, with its easy-grab handles and lightweight removeable inner pot.

What are you waiting for? Begin your slow cooking adventure with the Instant Pot Superior Slow Cooker.