I recently became the proud owner of a slow cooker and I L O V E it!
Unless I'm in the mood to spend hours faffing around in the kitchen then I'm all for bunging everything in one pot, turning it on and leaving it to get on with cooking whilst I go and do something less boring instead.
Not only are you going to save yourself time in the kitchen with this Tefal 4 in 1 Slow Cooker, but you'll cut a few pounds off your grocery bill too because even cheaper cuts of meat will be lovely and tender due to the slow cooking time.
But that's not all, oh NO! You can cook rice in this bad boy and it'll come out all light and fluffy every time (I've banned the teenagers from cooking rice in pans now. Seriously, you could plaster walls with some of their rice cooking attempts!).
The Tefal 4 in 1 Slow Cooker is also a steamer and a porridge maker (if you're into porridge, hurrah!).
The reviews are great and I have to give you this one in its entire, it made me laugh...
"I've always cooked my own rice and judge water to rice ratio by eye. Its just something you pick up if you have had to make rice for over 20 years :-)
Anyway, I was at a friends one weekend and it just amazed me that they were able to concentrate on cooking the food rather than having to continually check the rice pot all of the time especially as there were 12 of us over for a spot of impromptu dinner.
When they'd finished cooking the chicken that we were having, they had piping hot, perfectly fluffy rice to go alongside, all thanks to this marvelous gadget.
Sure, you may be able to cook perfect rice or indeed porridge perfectly, but the convenience of just adding the ingredients and then just leaving it can't be beaten.
I am 100% converted and my wife who actually thinks she can cook better than I can, thinks so too :-)
Word of advise though. The kids will love using this for porridge, its just so easy to use. Just make sure your teenage draughtier doesn't pour porridge and milk straight in to the machine without the cooking bowl being inside of it. That will be the end of your pride and joy and you'll have to buy another one, like I just did :-("
Please go and read the other reviews, they've got more substance than your usual, "yeah...it was great" type of review.