Be a Slow Cooker Master

Throughout September, we’ve been gathering the best advice on slow cooking to help you master slow cooking through everything from food safety to converting  your favorite recipes. As we send you out into the world with the recipe roundup on Friday and an arsenal of ideas, we’ve highlighted a few tips from Food Network to keep in mind:

Vegetable Soup in a Slow Cooker

1. Keep your slow cooker between half and two-thirds full. Too little is apt to burn, too much will be underdone.

2. It takes roughly twice as long to cook something on low as it does on high.

3. The ceramic pot will crack if the temperature changes suddenly. Don’t put a cold pot into a hot base or a hot pot directly into a cold sink.

4. Milk, cheese, yogurt and sour cream tend to break down in a slow cooker, so save dairy products to add towards the very end of the cook time.

Don’t forget to stop back by on Friday for our slow cooker recipe roundup, and in the meantime, happy slow cooking!