Slow Cooking with MEC: Inside a Crockpot or on Stovetop? Find out which one is better and healthier? - Archived


A time consuming yet popular method of cooking these days is slow cooking, especially because of the level of convenience it provides by requiring no babysitting. MEC has revolutionized conventional slow cooking by making it a lot healthier and greatly reducing the cooking time: 

How MEC makes slow cooking healthier? 

MEC pots and pans are made from pure clay – an all-natural material free from chemical additives, glazes and enamels that is 100% non-toxic and can preserve nutrients. Unlike metal or ceramic pots, MEC radiates gentle far infrared heat that cooks food evenly and thoroughly at low heat without destroying nutrients. 

There are 2 ways of slow cooking with MEC – by using MEC pot over a stovetop OR using a MEC pot as an insert in a crock machine. Let’s see how these 2 methods are different in convenience and health value of cooked food: 

Inside Crockpot VS. On Stovetop 

Using a MEC pot as an insert in crock machine makes sure your food stays 100% non-toxic because there is no leaching. But slow cooking on stovetop with MEC has an added benefit – it greatly reduces the cooking time. For example, cooking a bone broth with beef bones usually calls for 12-15 hours of cooking in a crock machine, this can be done in about 3 hours in MEC over a stovetop! And with chicken bones, it takes just 1.5 hours. 

In a crock machine, there is a chance that parts of food aren’t fully cooked when you check it after long hours of cooking. But on stovetop, you can just open the lid anytime and check the food for doneness – no more unhappy surprises! 

Also, slow cooking with MEC over a stovetop means you don’t need the crock machine anymore – saves money! The whole cooking process becomes a lot simple, convenient, faster and inexpensive by cooking in MEC pot over a stovetop. Now you can decide which option is better. 

The best way to slow cook with MEC 

Slow cooking with MEC is simple – just put in all the ingredients in the pot at once, close the lid and put it on the stovetop at lowest heat setting. Increase the heat to medium after 10 minutes and then let the food cook. You can occasionally check for doneness when you are new but you will get a good idea of how long it takes after a few uses.  

Get the best slow cooker from MEC 

Miriams Earthen Cookware (MEC) is a US based company that has been making cooking pots and pans from pure clay for more than a decade now. MEC pots are ideal for slow cooking and you can use the same pot for other kinds of cooking as well – like Dutch Oven, Best Soup & Stews Pot, Pressure Cooker, Rice & Grains Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Vegetable Steamer, and Bread Baker

Interested in experiencing the convenience and healthfulness of cooking food in MEC? Head over to MEC Store and order a pot today! 


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