A slow cooker, often referred to as a Crockpot, allows home cooking to happen almost by itself! Clean, chop and pop in your ingredients, and set your timer. A slow cooker works on the concept of low temperature cooking for long periods of time. Made up of three main components: the base with heating element, the cooking pot and the lid. With handles, a temperature knob or control panel, and feet that keep it slightly raised off the surface of your counter. All electrical workings are hidden, the main heating bands that conduct heat are at the base of the slow cooker. Creating heat that transfers to the cooking pot and rises across the bottom and up the sides, uniformly cooking your food. Slow cooker at ideal for those cold, long winter days when you can arrive home to a warming dinner waiting for you.
You can also transform your lunchtime sandwich with a warm comforting toasted sandwich by using a sandwich toaster. Usually constructed with two metal plates that are hinged together, the sandwich is then squeezed together as it cooks. Non-stick plates also aid in the cooking and cleaning making it easier to clean and serve up your sandwich. This cooking utensil can either be heated by electricity or by an alternative heat source. More and more toasters are coming equipped with sandwich racks. Holding the sandwich and its contents in place while to breads toasts and its contents cook.
Electric health grills are a super buy for your kitchen delivering knock-out food quickly, easily and with less fat. Grill plates heat top and bottom and are fitted with floating hinges to accommodate thicker foods. Ideal for meat cuts and for grilling vegetables, often cooking can be done in the one place all together. Generally non-stick for easier cooking and cleaning, using less if no cooking oil keeping meals lower in calories and fat. Riveted too, oil can drain away while cooking. George Foreman grills are the name sake when it comes to health grills but there are other choices on the market, which also pack a punch when cooking your food.