If you're new to using a s slow cooker, the slow cooker can be a bit intimidating. For even a seasoned veteran of the low-and-slow method, there are plenty of tips and tricks to using a slow cooker that we can all learn! Read more for some of the best practices for preparing food in the slow cooker, as well as some tidbits about how the slow cooker works.
One of the best things about slow cooking is that the method is so easily adaptable to almost any kind of food, including desserts! Some of the most common foods to slow cook include meats, stews, and soups. Learn the best settings and cooking modes on your slow cooker to get the most out of these meals next time you want to set and forget your dinner.
Once you've picked your cut of meat or recipe and developed a cooking plan, you're pretty much all set! The best thing about slow cooking is how low-maintenance it is. But if you want optimal results for your meal, follow these hacks to make sure you don't accidentally interfere with the slow cooker's magic. For example, refrain from removing the lid to check on your food during the cooking process; it can take 20–30 minutes for the slow cooker to get back up to the proper temperature! Once you have all the nitty gritties down, get cooking! And enjoy only having one pot to clean at the end of your meal!