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8 Cooking Tips for a Slow Cooker

In order to make things easier, there has always been research on inventing new things and improving the invented ones and once such improved version of stove is available in form of slow cooker. Here you are presented with guidelines to use a slow cooker in the best possible way.

Tip # 1

Tough having a slow cooker is surely vey handy, if it isn't utilized in the right manner, it could potentially be very dangerous too. The temperature between 45 degrees and 60 degrees actually falls in danger zone for the reason that bacteria flourish strongly at such temperatures. While using a slow cooker, ensure following the safety measure to keep the food out of the danger zone or avoid putting it for longer time at this temperature.

Tip # 2

You must select the dishes with high moisture content like soups and stews to cook slowly since moisture makes steam which helps in cooking and raising the temperature above danger zone rapidly.

Tip # 3

You should avoid putting the frozen foods directly in the slow cooker alone or with other items. It is better to defrost after taking out of the refrigerator before placing in your slow cooker.

Tip # 4

You are supposed to cut the meats of beef and chicken in little pieces to ensure full cooking effect. It is better to avoid putting the full chicken or a big piece of beef,, but if you do so, set the timer for a little longer.

Tip # 5

You must not overfill the slow cooker. You can have it filled up to half or no more than 2/3 of its total capacity for better flavored cooking.

Tip # 6

In case you are cooking beef at low temperature, you are supposed to begin at the temperature for initial one hour and the lower it for remaining time.

If you are in a hurry, you can simmer the beef on regular stove for few minutes and then place it in your slow cooker.

Tip # 7

You must never remove the lid during cooking for the reason that it can cause the loss of heat which will ultimately have an effect on whole cooking time.

Tip # 8

Slow cooker is not much good for reheating the food as it takes much longer time to reach the safe temperature.

Conclusion

Slow cooker seems to be a great appliance to include in your kitchen. If you are connived enough to get it for you, you better these slow cooker reviews to find detailed information in this regard.

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