Can you leave slow cooker on while at work?


In a phone interview with Cooking Light, Crock-Pot customer service said it’s safe to leave your slow cooker unattended on a low setting for several hours—even if you’re not at home. Their FAQ section confirms this. “Crock-Pot® Slow Cookers are safe for countertop cooking for extended periods of time.

Is it safe to leave a slow cooker on all day?

The good news is, yes, it’s technically safe to leave your slow-cooker on and go about your day — as long as you are using the appliance correctly. The key is to make sure you follow the safety precautions outlined in the device’s instruction manuals (many of which are also available online).

What happens if a slow cooker runs dry?

Some slow cookers have automatic fuses that blow if the pot runs dry, but most seem to keep going with no ill effect. There is no reason for a slow cooker to run dry unless you leave the lid off for over a day!

How long should a slow cooker be on low heat?

If you’re planning on being out of the house while the slow cooker is running, choose a recipe that calls for the appliance to be on low heat and cooking for a long time, about eight hours or so.

How to use a slow cooker properly?

The majority of the heat in a slow cooker is coming from its sides, so you want to give it plenty of room to breathe. Keep it at least six inches away from any wall or other object. Also be sure to keep the power cord away from the edges of the appliance. 3. Fill it properly.

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