By Katelyn Hanley
Updated: February 15, 2017

If you had to choose only one kitchen appliance and ditch the rest, which one would it be? Our pick: the slow cooker! An appliance that does the work for me, smells and tastes delicious, and simplifies cleanup? What more is there to love?

News flash: The slow cooker isn't just for simmering soups. With hundreds of amazing recipes - think outside the box - the sky is the limit when it comes to hot pot, slow cooking. Today, we're featuring 4 new reasons to fall in love with your slow cooker all over again.

  1. Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala: for a dish to keep you extra warm try this spicy curry and red pepper bowl. "Wonderful winter supper! Served warm garlic Naan bread alongside and with a glass of Riesling, we felt as though we were dining in a fine restaurant!" - corlearbay


  • Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja: Wanting wow factor? This Cuban cuisine is oh so juicy and tender when cooked low and slow. After trying this dish, you'll want to add this one to the rotation when weeknight cooking sounds more like a chore.

  • Slow-Cooker Parmesan-Herb Pork Loin with Chunky Tomato Sauce: Subtle yet flavorful, this dazzling dish comes together in a snap with the handy dandy slow cooker. Just prep everything in your pot the night before and the next morning, plug it in and set the timer for a hassle-free dinner, ready when you get home.

  • Slow-Cooker Oats with Brown Sugar and Pear: There are a few reasons to get out of bed in the morning. One of those reasons is this hearty oatmeal breakfast. Roll out of the sheets with a smile because the slow cooker is saluting you, good morning.
  •  So, which kitchen appliance did you pick? If it was a slow cooker, be sure to like this post or leave us a comment and let us know. We'd love to hear from you! Also, be sure to find us on Facebook for recipes, menu ideas, and so much more. See you there!