The Crock-Pot is a kitchen appliance that every home ought to have. Known generically as a slow cooker, it’s used for simmering, in which food is cooked in a liquid just below boiling temperature over a period of time. Because slow cookers typically cook foods at a lower temperature (compared to baking or frying), they can be left unattended as their contents simmer away. This is especially great for the everyday hustle and bustle of working life, as you can throw together a concoction in the morning and come home to a house that smells like dinner. It doesn’t get better than that.
Crock-Pots are awesome, and if you haven’t experienced the convenience and ease of using one, we recommend giving it a shot. The folks over at BuzzFeed produced the below video in which they test how different foods cook in slow cookers, including macaroni and cheese and cookies. The results? Tune in below to find out.