Post # 1
I recently started to work long hours on the weekends, 12 hour shifts to be exact. I have a crockpot that has a “warm” setting, which it automatically switches to when the cook time is up. I’m wanting to use my crockpot more often so I can have a meal ready for me when I get home, but I’m worried about leaving it on that long. If the cooktime is about 6 hours, and the rest of the time its left on “warm” do you think that would be ok?
Post # 3
That’s fine, just don’t cook foods from frozen in there. Thawed food only. Frozen food + crock pot = higher risk of food poisoning.
Post # 4
Should be fine. I’ve done this for years and have never had a problem.
Post # 5
@Horseradish: I never go the frozen route, so no problems there! thank you 🙂
@tksjewelry: Great, thanks!
Post # 6
@hopefloats: Every crockpot would have a different setting for what they called warm. I would check the literature that came with your crockpot, and use a meat thermometer to make sure the crockpot keeps the food at a safe temperature if you are going to keep it on warm for 6-8 hours.
Post # 7
@hopefloats: I do it all the time for up to 4 hours or so. Some things dry out though. I find that chicken gets very dry on warm if it’s not in some type of sauce.
Post # 8
@hopefloats: I do it all the time. It’s fine.
Post # 9
If you’re worried, you could always cook it on the low/8 hour setting to reduce the amount of time it’s on warm. I think it’s fine though.