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.
Refrigerate any prepped ingredients in separate storage containers prior to cooking. Do not refrigerate uncooked ingredients in the slow cooker insert because the cold insert will take too long to reach cooking temperature.