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 illnesses.
Slow cookers, and
their accompanying recipes generally come with two settings.
The low setting is actually 200F. The high setting is 300F.
Both of these temperatures are suitable for cooking raw meat
when cooked for the length of time the recipe recommends.
Some slow cookers
also have a warm setting, this setting should only be used
after the main meal has been cooked and you are keeping it
warm a short time before dinner is served.