Basically, the slow cooker functions economically and is best for daily cooking specially for beginner cooks. Experts believe that slow cooking helps to retain more nutrients in the food and makes it healthier comparatively. Another great aspect about it is that it takes its own time once you programme and when you are back for dinner or lunch you are sure to be welcomed with an aromatic dinner.
In recent days the slow cookers have become an essential appliance for the active kitchen. There are many companies offering wide range of slow cookers with different features and functions. Morphy Richards 48721 Black Colour Slow Cooker is from the experts of small appliance segment who have impressed the households with wonderful products. The following is the review of the same that gives a better idea of the product.
This 48721 3.5 Litre Slow Cooker model comes in an attractive design with Jet black finish. This blends with most appliances in its shade and seems to be widely preferred for the contemporary homes.
Size – This is a determining factor as to understand the suitability of the product for the user. This model comes as a mid size product as the smaller ones feed about 2 people and the larger ones for the crowd of guest but this is an optimised size for the medium sized family.
Shape – For cooking large quantities of small pieces of food the round shape is preferable and so is this model circular in shape.
Crock pot – This should be a removable one that makes cleaning easy. This model comes with the ceramic pot that is removable. The ones that are non-removable are difficult to clean and have to be lined up with the cooking bag.
Capacity – This is the model with the total capacity of 3.5 litres of which the usable capacity is 2.5 litres. With this working capacity the meal for about 3-4 adults is possible.
Controls and Heat Settings:
The control knob is mechanical in style that functions with the rotation of the knob. There is a clear marking on the panel about the selection of the heat. The knob can be set against the off position, high, low and medium by the twist of the knob. On selection the appliance functions till the food inside comes to the tender position. Available in Morphy Richards 48721 3.5 Litre Capacity Slow Cooker are 3 types of heat settings the high, low and the medium. Based on the cooking quantity, the required tenderness and the available time the heat settings can be selected for functioning.
The lid and the handles:
This model comes with the lid made of toughened glass that is rimmed to fit tightly to the pot. It is capable of withstanding high heat and also has a vent on it. The handle knob on the lid makes it easy to close and open instantly. It performs without letting the heat to escape and hence saves much energy. The handles of this model are present on both sides and are made of high grade plastic material. The crock pot handle is also integrated for both sides grip.
- Dishwasher safe is the crock pot and the lid. It makes cleaning easy and seems to offer easy maintenance.
- The cool touch handles is a safety measure that helps to shift places instantly even just after the completion of the programme.
- The base comes with the non-slip feet that keeps the appliance firmly on the table top and prevents the accidental slipping down.
- The neat cord storage present just helps to wind without hanging around the kitchen table top.
- Present in this model is an indicator that illuminates when the power is on and the functioning of the appliance.
Although the absence of digital timer, Morphy Richards 48721 Round Slow Cooker keeps impressing with its features and attractive design. It also comes with the benefit of 2 years guarantee offered by the manufacturer.
Morphy Richards 48721 Accents Slow Cooker – Technical Specification Table
|Model Name||48721 Stainless Steel Digital Slow Cooker|
|Number of Heat Settings||3 – low, medium and high|
|Application||Working capacity of 2.5 litres
Can be used as casserole
|Removable ceramic pot||Yes|
|Lid type||Toughened glass lid|
|Cool touch handles||Yes|
|Length of the cord||1.9m (straight cord)|