A slow cooker is one of those truly indispensable additions to anybody’s kitchen, as, despite the name, it is a great time saving device, and produces far tastier food than a microwave.
So what is a slow cooker? A slow cooker is a cooking device that runs over extended periods of time (cooking things slowly), which makes one of the situations it is most commonly used in is for working people looking to quickly add a bunch of things to a pot in the morning so that they can come home and have dinner ready for them. It uses very small amounts of energy, comparable to a light bulb, so it is actually more energy efficient than most other methods of cooking.
You can cook a lot of different meals with a slow cooker, but typically you produce sauce heavy meals and stews. You can also cook things like lasagne, shepherds pie and a lot more.