9 tips for using your slow cooker the right way every time.
A slow cooker is certainly convenient, but if not used correctly there is the potential for food-safety hazards. Temperatures between 40° and 140°F fall into the so-called “Danger Zone” since bacteria thrive in these temperatures. When using a slow cooker be sure to take precautions that keep food from being in the Danger Zone for too long.
Choose dishes with high moisture contents, such as soups and stews, for slow cooking. The moisture generates steam which facilitates cooking and helps raise the temperature above the danger zone quickly.