I did quickly peruse the cookware board before asking, and the discussions are several years old.
Situation: My husband has the house and kids on his own many days a month. Full time job, works late, comes home and is in a panic because it is already 6 and there is no dinner started. He tends to also work at home a lot, kids have activities in the evenings they need to get to, there’s not much time to get it done at 6.
Thinking whether a slow cooker is an option. I think it appeals to him to put some stuff in a pot, turn it on low, and leave for the day, and have something done at dinnertime when he gets home.
But I have concerns, first and foremost, I’ve seen what pressure cookers can do to a kitchen when someone gets a little absent minded and doesn’t use it correctly. And he is so busy that sometimes he does get a little absent minded. I also have one kid that has the mentality of “I wonder what would happen if I push/pull/open/close that?”
If the above is not something I should super worry about, then my next questions are - for someone who doesn’t have a lot of time, is a slow cooker any help really? You still have to prep and put stuff in, just in the am instead.
Is what comes out any good?
And what is a trusted brand - these days - that is good for the price.
I really appreciate your guidance, never having worked with one before!!!