Regardless of who you are, it's likely that you have commitments that make cooking a wholesome meal from scratch every night difficult. At CookerSpareParts, we want you to provide you with the right equipment to cook meals, but also with hints and tips to save you time - making cooking a pleasure, not a chore. Read on to learn a few easy ways to shed time off your meal prep and cooking times. 

#1 - Use tools that work:

From the knives you use to chop your ingredients, to the appliance you use to cook them, you need to ensure that all of your equipment is in full working order before you start preparing a meal. Precious time can be lost during the cooking process if you find yourself looking using a tool or appliance isn't functioning correctly. Before cooking, spend a couple of minutes putting all of the different tools together and give them a quick check over to make sure everything is working as it should be. A faulty door seal or a damaged thermostat might be costing you precious time because your cooking appliance won't be working as efficiently as it should be. If you think you need to replace parts of your cooking appliance to save valuable time when you're cooking, take a look at our full range here.

#2 - Cook things that take a long time at the weekend:

One great way to save time during the week is by utilising the extra time you can spend on cooking at the weekend. If you're thinking of cooking a Sunday dinner, why not roast twice the amount of meat? You can eat one portion with your Sunday dinner and save a pre-cooked portion for use throughout the week! Whole roast chickens or joints of meat are particularly good for this, although you could roast extra veg or halloumi cheese if you're looking for a veggie alternative. This will save you lots of time cooking again throughout the week, and will also urge you to eat something prepared from home each day rather than being tempted by those takeaway restaurants.

#3 - Cook at a higher temperature than the recipe suggests:

This one might seem a little odd but stick with us. Generally speaking, the temperature guidelines provided by food suppliers are there to ensure that your food cooks in a particular time, but for some foods cooking them at a higher temperature won't affect the outcome, only the time it takes to cook! Your cooker's thermostat goes up much higher than the standard recommended 180-200°C - just remember if you do decide to cook at a higher temperature, you may need to keep a closer eye on the food than usual. Despite this, you will save heaps of time and get your dinner served quicker than you expected. To try this tip safely you need to ensure your cooker thermostat is working properly. If it isn't you can easily replace it with the help of CookerSpareParts! Click here to view available thermostats.

We hope these tips help you save some time when you next cook a meal. If you have any questions about purchasing replacement parts from us, contact us by clicking the button below:

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