I have a sporadic relationship with my slow cooker. I can completely forget about it for months on end and then something will remind me of it (usually a co-worker’s great looking lunch), I’ll dust it off and be back in love.
Using my slow cooker reminds me of its many benefits. First off, they’re fairly inexpensive to buy and cheap to use (they use less electricity than an oven). They’re great for developing flavours in recipes and tenderizing less expensive cuts of meat. Many recipes take little effort and when you get home you’re greeted with the smell of supper ready and waiting for you.