There are many reasons why something can be rated “the best”. It depends on what parameters are being judged. When it comes to choosing a cooking pot or like in this case, a Slow cooker, there are several things a cook is looking for. One could be looking for how easy it is to use. Another person may be more interested in how easy it is to serve from the pot. But for those looking for a slow cooker that can cook your food healthfully, here is one that many cooks from around the world have unanimously rated as being the best. And why:
“My family and I are so grateful we discovered Miriams Earthenware pots. We were looking for a way to cook bone broth and other slow cookery meals without the potentially harmful effects of lead and other chemicals in crock pots. Their cookware goes beyond my wildest expectations. Besides feeling confident about the safety and health benefits of cooking with clay cookware, the dishes are incredibly delicious and richer, and the cooking time is reduced.” — says Victoria. Thrilled by how her new slow cooker cooks healthfully in less time.
Miriams Earthen Cookware (MEC) is a pioneering company in the US that makes pots and pans from 100% non-toxic (tested & certified) pure clay. MEC pots can slow cook right on stove top in less than half the time compared to conventional crock pots.
“The best cookware I ever had, to keep my family healthy without depleting the nutrients while cooking…” — says another MEC customer, Claudia, happy about finally being able to cook in pots that preserve nutrients.
MEC started making cooking pots solely for health reasons. 10 years ago, they found a dire need for an alternative to conventional metal and ceramic cookware that contaminates food and destroys nutrients while cooking. Their pots could replace any regular pot and cook more healthfully because of the reasons mentioned above. But a few years ago, after giving their design a great deal of thought, they changed it slightly but smartly for slow cooking also. Here is how it is different from regular slow cookers:
Cooks in less time, without compromising on nutritional value of food:
MEC pots, (being made from pure “earth”) cooks with far-infrared heat. This unique heat penetrates deep into food and cooks evenly & thoroughly at less than medium heat. While it takes some time initially to spread inside the pot, in a few minutes it is rapidly cooking the food. For example, cooking a bone broth with beef bones usually takes 12-15 hours of cooking in a crock machine, it takes about 3 hours in MEC!
Can be used on stovetop and in Oven:
MEC’s ergonomic design makes it possible to use them on both stovetop and oven. Although, slow cooking on stovetop with MEC is more convenient and healthier, it is good to have options!
Made in USA with raw materials from within USA, made by hand:
Manufacturers seldom talk about how and from where they get their raw material, and whether it is tested for contaminants. This raises doubts over what toxic materials or additives are used in making them. With MEC, the test results of their raw material are available on their website, and each piece is individually handcrafted without using any chemicals or additives.
After first seasoning, using MEC for the first 4-5 times for water-based recipes brings clay platelets closer to form a tight bond. These pots get stronger with regular use. When used the right way (without subjecting them to extreme or dry heat), they could last for decades.
Beautiful to look at and easy to use and carry around:
The all-natural MEC pots and pans are also beautiful to look at. The color of fired clay and each piece taking its own hue, with slight aesthetic imperfections make it natural and handmade. You can easily carry them around because they are lightweight.
These are the factors that got this unique slow cooker “the best” rating from customers around the world. Interested in experiencing slow cooking in the best slow cooker? Head over to MEC Store and order your pure clay pot today!