Leaving crockpot on "warm"

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
5781 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
15016 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Should be fine. I’ve done this for years and have never had a problem.

Post # 6
42135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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 # 9
536 posts
Busy bee

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.

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