There are many different types of slow cookers on the market today, and a newer popular one is a slow cooker that is combined with a 9 in 1 or 10 in appliance like the instant pot. However some people don't like the instapot because it has a solid lid than you can't see … [Read more...] about How important is a glass lid for a show cooker?
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Using a slow cooker is a great way to cut down meal time preparation to next to nothing for the evening meal. But sometimes even mornings are rushed and doing the prep work for a slow cooker meal the night before means you can save time the following morning when you are putting … [Read more...] about Safely pre-assemble slow cooker meals
Do you have a recipe that just for some reason tends to stick to your crock pot? Simply take your nonstick cooking spray, and give a light quick spray to the inside of your crock pot. This will help prevent any food or sauces from sticking and burning to the edges of your crock … [Read more...] about How to prevent food from sticking to your slow cooker
If you have a slow cooker, you have probably wondered what temperature the low and high settings actually are, since few slow cookers actually tell you on the dial or even in the manual. And some are definitely fussy about ensuring food is thoroughly cooked in order to avoid food … [Read more...] about What temperature does a slow cooker cook at?
When you have made a fabulous slow cooker meal with plenty of leftovers, it is tempting to go and pop it into the fridge then pop it back into the slow cooker for reheating, especially if you have stored the leftovers right in the slow cooker container. Unfortunately, you cannot … [Read more...] about Can you reheat in your slow cooker?
If you have bought a used slow cooker or you have had your slow cooker for a number of years and aren't sure if your slow cooker is cooking at the correct temperature, you can test it. Fill your slow cooker with 2 quarts of lukewarm water. Cover with the lid and cook on low for … [Read more...] about What temperature does your slow cooker cook at?
Ever want to cut down on your slow cooker time but aren't quite sure if you can correctly adjust the time between high and low settings? One hour on high equals two hours on low for most recipes. However, before you go adjusting the times on your recipes, there are a few things … [Read more...] about What is a slow cooker conversion between high and low temperatures
The texture of rice can become quite gummy in a slow cooker. It is best to use the specific type of rice that the recipe specifies. If the recipe does not specify the type of rice to use, then your best choice is long grain converted rice. The texture of the rice will be retained … [Read more...] about What type of rice is best for your slow cooker
When you add pasta to a slow cooker for the full 4-8 hours of cooking time, the resulting pasta will be little more than mush when you go to serve it. The texture becomes quite gummy because the pasta noodles normally would only be cooked for 8-14 minutes in boiling water, but … [Read more...] about Adding pasta to your slow cooked meals
When a recipe says to cook for 8 hours, did you know that you might need to adjust your cooking times, especially if you find your slow cooked meals are either overdone or underdone at the end of the specified cooking times. But how do you know if you need to adjust? The main … [Read more...] about Why you may need to adjust your slow cooker times
Removing the skin from an entire chicken before popping it into the crock pot can add a lot of extra work to a dish you prefer to simply pop into the crock pot before heading off to work in the morning. So is removing the skin from a whole chicken actually worth the end … [Read more...] about Should you remove skin from whole chickens before putting in crock pot?
You have probably noticed that slow cookers give two heat settings for the vast majority of recipes. The first is low setting and the second is high, which is usually about double the time for the low setting. Two settings are given so that those using a slow cooker can have some … [Read more...] about Is it better to cook on high or low temperature in the crock pot
When you are rushing to put ingredients into a slow cooker, it can be tempting to add frozen meat or poultry to the slow cooker so you don't have to take the time to defrost it. Unfortunately, this is a no go, as when you add frozen meat to a slow cooker, it can take a … [Read more...] about Can you safely add frozen meat or poultry to your slow cooker?
If you have been out all day and return to discover your power has been out, is it safe to eat your meal? Unfortunately, it is not. You have no idea how long it was without power, meaning unsafe temperatures could have caused bacteria to grow, and the last thing you want is the … [Read more...] about If the power goes out is the slow cooker meal safe to eat?
Did you know that when you add alcohol such as wine and liquor to a slow cooker that it doesn't burn off and reduce like it would on a stove top? Because the lid is kept on the slow cooker, and the heat in a slow cooker is kept at a lower temperature than you would do on a … [Read more...] about Be careful adding wine & liquor to slow cooker