Thursday, 12 November 2015

Pull the Other One

I think I may have finally mastered making pulled meats in the slow cooker.

The Secret?

The new slow cooker at home. 

It seems that the higher power output is what was needed to make the pulled meat, in this case pork, perfection.

Now that I have discovered this little fact I might replace the slow cooker on the boat as well. Last night we had the most perfect BBQ pulled pork you could imagine and we still have loads left for tonight's dinner as well.

Cooking it couldn't have been easier. Simply place a pork shoulder joint in the slow cooker, season with salt and pepper and leave on low power all day. This had from 7am to 6.30pm and was so tender I couldn't get it out of the slow cooker in one piece, it fell apart at the touch of the meat fork. 



  1. wow, will have to try that one, I love pork...time to get the slow cooker back out! x

  2. It had been annoying me that I could never quite get the meat right to make pulled meats in the Tesco slow cooker we have on the boat. It cooks meat lovely, really moist and easy to carve but not in a way that it will shred.

    Now I know that this slow cooker can make it I might buy another one for the boat.

  3. Just finished it off warmed up with a jacket spud and some veg. If anything it was better second time around.

  4. Remind us please, what are the relative power ratings of the home and boat (Tesco) slow cookers?.
    Presumably on the boat you use the slow cooker when on a shore line, or will the engine alternator(s) provide enough power while cruising?
    Thanks for the tips.

  5. The Tesco slow cooker on the boat has a maximum consumption of 150 watts, the new Crock Pot slow cooker has a maximum consumption of 220 watts.

    At home obviously not a problem to power, on the boat we provide power via an inverter or the shore power. On low power the Tesco slow cooker and inverter use in the region of 10 amps per hour.