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Slow Cookers- questions about hygiene and taste

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barefootcook Fri 12-Apr-13 06:20:01

My sister has put me off getting a slow cooker as she thinks everything ends up tasting the same. Is this true? And if so, what can be done to avoid it? Also, I am concerned about the hygiene involved in using slow cookers. Does bacteria have a chance to grow in the early stages of cooking? Any solutions to these problems would be great. Thanks.

sashh Sun 14-Apr-13 09:50:53

You already have mine.

ClaimedByMe Sun 14-Apr-13 09:58:46

My favourite joint is brisket, it is cheap, tasty and can only really be slow cooked, I add mushrooms and onions and add the brisket on top, turn on low for hours and by the time it's ready there is enough liquid to make a gravy with the mushrooms and onions i use bisto to thicken in the slowcooker when the meat is resting

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