It's official. Slowly cooked soups, hearty casseroles and old-fashioned puddings are making a comeback.
With the advent of newly designed, easy-to-use slow cookers, the home cook is re-discovering the joys of slow cooking and the benefits it brings to the family budget. In addition, time poor cooks are increasingly finding solutions to serve up healthy, tasty meals without compromising on their other activities.
Meeting the trend, leading small appliance maker, Sunbeam has launched a range of slow cookers ensuring home cooks can make easy, economical meals. Inspiring slow cooker recipes that come with the appliance include rendang daging - a spicy coconut beef curry, lamb shank tagine and delicious desserts like crème caramel and poached pears in red wine and anise.
With a choice of three sizes - 3.5, 4.5 and 5.5 litre capacity - the versatile Sunbeam slow cookers can accommodate the needs of small or large families. Slow cooked meals are not just a great solution to the mid-week madness that is feeding families, but a great option for entertaining.
The slow cooker also helps with the family budget. Slow cooking will tenderise cheaper cuts of meat while drawing out the full flavour. Sunbeam's innovative wrap-around elements ensure that food is cooked evenly without sticking to the bottom of the crock insert. It also means you don't have to stir during cooking as there is even heat distribution from the sides.
With a removable cord you can take the whole unit to the table or simply remove the ceramic insert and use it as serving ware. From the table, the ceramic dish can go straight into the dishwasher.
For more ideas or inspiration, go to www.sunbeam.com.au recipe finder.
Sunbeam slow cookers are available from leading electrical retailers and department stores nationally.
Sunbeam Slow Cooker 3.5L, $64.95 RRP (serves 4 to 6)
Sunbeam Slow Cooker 4.5L, $74.95 RRP (serves 6 to 8)
Sunbeam Slow Cooker 5.5L, $84.95 RRP (serves 8 to 10)
Sunbeam enquiries: 1300 881 861 or visit www.sunbeam.com.au