I don’t know if I’m late to the party, but I just got my first slow cooker. For months (or maybe years) I’ve heard people rave about how slow cookers can allow busy folks turn out a delicious meal just by throwing a bunch of ingredients into the slow cooker and letting it cook for hours. Could it really be that easy? Why yes, yes it can be.
Before you start saying “Slow cookers? Those are so 1970′s,” let me tell you that slow cookers are actually IN, now. With such colorful and fun slow cookers like the new BELLA Dots Slow Cookers, I can see why.
Slow Cookers = Awesome
I’ve often wished there was an easier way to cook dinner. When I first heard about using a slow cooker to prepare dinners, I was amazed. The concept of being able to let everything simmer for hours while you went to work or ran errands or cleaned the house sounded too good to be true. So, of course, I had to give it a try.
When it came to slow cookers, I wanted one that looked fun and “hip”, one that matched my style. I had visions of old slow cookers with these antiquated floral patterns on the side and knew that was definitely not what I wanted. Fortunately, the BELLA Dots Slow Cooker collection had the perfect solution.
This new line of slow cookers are not only affordable, but also come in array of colors, so I could choose one that fit both my style and my kitchen’s style. It was a hard choice for me because I loved the vibrancy and clean design of each color. Pearl White? Purple? Grey? They all look wonderful, but I finally settled on green.
Once I had my slow cooker, it was time to cook something. On the first night, I threw in some chicken thighs, brown sugar, and BBQ sauce and let it sit on low for four hours. On the second night, I lived on the edge a little and created an herb rub that I rubbed on some chicken and then let it cook on low through the day. One weekend I used it to brew up some amazing hot apple cider using apple cider and an array of spices. The chicken came out “falling off the bone,” moist, and flavorful. The cider came out perfectly with the spices infused into every sip. After using the BELLA Dots Slow Cooker for the past few weeks, I can honestly say that this slow cooker has changed my cooking life.
The BELLA Dots Slow Cooker has three settings – low, high, and warm. So far I’ve cooked everything on low, to allow for optimal absorption of flavor. I really like that the stoneware cooking pot has a large capacity – I used all 6 quarts for the cider – and that it is dishwasher safe. The clear glass lid allowed me to peek at the food while it was cooking. I admittedly took the lid off a few times to get a good whiff of the food as it was cooking, but really, I think that’s got to be a given whenever you cook with a slow cooker, right?
If you’re looking to start cooking with a slow cooker, or if you want to update your old one to a new and fun slow cooker that has personality, definitely consider the BELLA Dots Slow Cooker. This colorful collection of BELLA Dots Slow Cookers is available exclusively at Target for just $39.99. You can find it at a Target near you or purchase the BELLA Dots Slow Cooker online from Target.com.
About the BELLA Dots Collection
The WiC Project BELLA Dots Slow Cooker Giveaway
One winner will receive a BELLA Dots Six-Quart Slow Cooker ($39.99 ARV)
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, CherylS22!
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Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.