Thanks to the ever-increasing Internet of Things (IoT), we can now control the lighting and temperature of our home from across town or see who’s at the door without leaving the bathtub. Home automation lets us keep everything under control no matter where we are. And now it even lets us cook dinner without leaving the office.
Wi-Fi crockpots are the latest modern convenience made even more convenient through the luxury of remote control via a smartphone or other mobile device. We all know crockpots were designed to make fresh, home-cooked meals easier for those of us who work all day but still want to provide healthy food for our families. But there was one fatal flaw – once you left the house in the morning, your food was on its own until you made it home. And if you got stuck in a late meeting or held up in traffic, you were likely to find an overcooked mess in place of the yummy meal you had planned.
But that’s something of the past. Whether you’re having the whole gang over for dinner or need an appetizer to bring to the block party, slow cookers with Wi-Fi are the key to creating fabulous food without feeling frazzled. Wi-Fi crockpots allow you to start a meal in the afternoon, turn up the heat after a couple hours, or even turn the crockpot off completely.
It’s time to jump into the 21st century of slow cooker cooking. Here are our favorite crockpot recipes that you can cook masterfully right from your smartphone.
Enjoy this spicy meal any weeknight, without the hassle of having to spend an hour or more dicing and frying after a long day at work. This recipe packs a punch of flavor with just five ingredients, and takes around four hours to cook. All you have to do is slice the veggies and place on the bottom of your slow cooker. Top them with chicken breasts, seasoning, and broth. Finally, set a reminder on your smartphone to turn on the cooker about four hours before you’ll get home. That’s all it takes to create a fajita fiesta.
You don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to whip up this hearty crockpot lasagna. Instead of using a traditional lasagna pan and conventional oven, layer your pasta, tomato sauce, cheese, and meat in the crockpot. This recipe only takes about five hours to cook to perfection, so start it in the middle of the day to ensure a hot, bubbling lasagna that’s almost as good as Grandma’s.
A golden, roasted chicken isn’t just for Sunday dinner anymore. With Wi-Fi control, you can roast a juicy bird without missing a meeting or cutting your shopping trip short. The key is placing aluminum foil in your crock pot and resting the chicken on top. Add wine, herbs, garlic, onion, and carrots and cover. It will only take half-an-hour per pound to cook the chicken on high. If you have a five-pound bird, turn on the crock pot about two-and-a-half hours before you want to serve dinner.
When you get home, check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer. When you’re sure it’s done, transfer to a roasting pan and roast in a 500-degree oven for around ten minutes to get that crispy, golden skin everyone adores.
If you’ve been frustrated by slow cooker recipes that don’t cook slowly enough or need temperature adjustments during cooking time, you can kiss those aggravations goodbye. Wi-Fi crockpots give you the freedom and control to make a hot, healthy meal right from your smartphone. Check current pricing on Amazon here.
Which recipe do you want to try first?
Written by Rebecca Edwards
Rebecca has honed her safety and security skills as both a single mom and a college director. Being responsible for the well-being of others helped her learn how to minimize risk and create safe environments. Learn more