Common Crockpot Mistakes Everybody Makes
Despite their reputation as the easiest kitchen appliance in the world, there are rights and wrongs to using a slow cooker...
"Checking" the food too often
Resist the urge to peek: Every time you lift the lid on your slow cooker, you let steam and heat escape. It takes a long time for this heat to build up, so impatiently peeking at your dish is actually going to cause it to take even longer. Only lift the lid when you need to add ingredients at the end of the process (like herbs), and make it quick!
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Chef Tips and Tricks
Do you put the pasta in without waiting for the water to boil? Add oil? Forget the salt?