general questions about slow cookers?
Are the recipes easy to follow?
Yes! The Smart Slow Cooker gives you super clear, easy-to-understand directions to walk you through every step of a recipe — all in a clean, easy-to-read format. See a sample recipe for slow cooker white beans and sausage.
What types of recipes are in the collection?
With the 8-hr collection you get main dish recipes to help you get family dinner on the table fast after a long absence from the house.
It does not contain filler recipes, such as desserts, broths, appetizers, yogurt, etc. Why? Because when life calls for a slow cooker, you usually need dinner — see our story.
Who is the intended audience?
If you enjoy fresh, healthy, seasonal, organic, local foods and a variety of flavors, then you’ve found the right resource!
Whether you are new to cooking or an experienced home cook, you will enjoy the recipe collection if your goal is to continue cooking at home when life is busy. And if you need convincing on the benefits of eating at home versus eating out, then we hope we can persuade you.
If you are a passionate home cook, please know we aren’t asking you to compromise. The recipes in the 8-hr collection are not “dump-and-run”. That said, we do occasionally include super easy slow cooker recipes — such as Mississippi Roast — over on our general blog.
Are the recipes useful for smaller families?
Yes! With basic cooking knowledge and common sense, any amounts are easily adjusted up or down.
Why Should You Trust Us?
For any dish you want to make, you’ll probably find a hundred versions of that recipe online. Why try The Smart Slow Cooker? Each recipe begins with a 5-star chef or trusted cooking resource, then it is tested and adapted for busy families to make in the slow cooker.
We aren’t desperately publishing repetitive recipes just to catch the most eyeballs. Why? Because truly there are only so many ways to cook pork shoulder in the slow cooker before it all starts to taste the same.
And we constantly revise recipes with improvements and new techniques based on further testing and your suggestions. Contact us with any feedback.
Are the recipes easy?
All the recipes have been adapted to be as easy and quick as possible. Many of the meals will still include usual cooking steps — chop, sear, sauté — but after dinner is in the slow cooker you can clean the kitchen, walk away, and eat 8 hours later. See a sample recipe.
What is your return policy?
We cannot offer refunds for digital products, but your satisfaction is our #1 priority. If you have any questions please contact us before purchasing. Or let us know if you’re ever unsatisfied and we will jump through hoops to meet your needs and address any questions.