(Closed) Slow Cooker ?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 4
46680 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Most newer slow cookers come with an automatic “turn down” feature. After the cooking time is done, it automatically switches to a “keep warm” setting.

Post # 5
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I leave mine on for 10 hours, then it clicks over to a “warm” setting until I turn it off. 🙂

Post # 6
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

Do you have a timer that goes onto the plug receptacle? Like those ones that turn on lights when you are not home? Then you can time your slow cooker so it won’t overcook!

Post # 8
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@doxielove:  you will love it! i use mine every week

Post # 9
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with others either a timer or if your slow cooker has the turn to warm setting that is the best!  If you are cooking chicken, you might not want to use a regular timer that will keep it out in the pot without being cooked for a few hours.  That could cause some health problems.  I usually just cook the things I want to slow cook on the weekends so I don’t have to worry about that stuff.

Post # 10
4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine has no automatic off and that hasn’t slowed me down at all — I’ve left it on for 11 hours easy!

My favorite thing in the world is to make white bean chicken chili in it. In fact, I made some yesterday. I am convinced that slow cookers are the greatest invention of all time — I get home to food and it’s like someone else cooked for me!

Post # 11
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I made the most amazing chicken tacos the other night. Put 3-6 chicken breasts in your cooker, a 16 oz. jar of salsa and a packet of taco seasoning. Stir it up and let it cook for 6-8 hours on low.  Then shred and eat with toppings. They were delicious and SO easy to make.

Post # 12
6247 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I just use a timer that plugs into the outlet.  I plug the crockpot into the socket on timer.  The timer cuts off power to the crockpot at whatever time I set it to.  $5 at Walmart.

Post # 13
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I wish my had a setting that turned it to warm after a certain time. I wouldn’t use the timer that shuts off power though, because then it’s just sitting at room temperature. I think it is usually fine for a little longer than the recipe says (obviously put it on low not high). I did burn something once, but I didn’t fill up the crock pot enough so I think that’s why. Just make sure the pot is over half full and you will probably be ok.

Post # 15
10603 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m not super comfortable leaving my alone for a really long period of time.  I will take off for a few hours.  I’ve also cooked stuff at night in it.  I turn it off and let the food cool as soon as I get up, and pop it in the fridge before I take off.  Then when I get home I just have to reheat in the microwave.

Post # 16
9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh yeah.  There’s time I use it for over 12 hours, but I’ll keep it on keep warm – which is pretty much a low for my crock pot.  Low is a high and high is extremely high.  Hahaha.  Seriously, it’s ridiculous.

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