Imagine walking in the door after a long hard day at work to see that your dinner is already prepared and waiting for you to enjoy. A slow cooker is an essential appliance for any busy household! Below you will see an assembly of useful tips when it comes to using a slow cooker:
> Be sure to fill your slow cooker 1/2 to 2/3 full. This will guarantee that the foods will cook properly. It’s a good idea to remove skin and fat from meats to keep the proper texture.
> Foods cooked on the bottom of the slow cooker will cook faster and retain more moisture since they simmer in the liquid.
> Meats should be cooked for eight hours on low heat.
> Pay attention to layering information in recipes. Vegetables take longer to cook than meats and should be placed on the bottom of the slow cooker.
> Lifting the lid to check on the progress of your dinner will release too much of the necessary heat. Instead, try spinning the lid until the condensation falls off, then look inside to see your progress.