Do crock pots need water in the bottom?

Do you need to add water to a crock pot?

You only need to add water to a crock pot, if the meal or recipe you’re slow cooking requires it. Some meals, like a ham, do not require any liquid to be added. Other recipes, like slow cooker bread or soup, do require water.

What happens if you don’t put water in a slow cooker?

Every slow cooker needs some water to work properly. The reason is that ingredients are in direct contact with the pot which is heated up by the coils in the base. If you don’t put any water in the pot of the slow cooker the ingredients will at least end up chared, but most likely they will be burnt.

Should crockery be in the bottom of pots?

Crocks in pots are an article of faith for gardeners. A piece of crockery in the bottom of the pot aids drainage. It allows water to run off more quickly than soil would and prevents compost from clogging up the holes at the bottom of the pot. That at least is the age-old wisdom handed down from one generation of green-fingered sages to the next.

Why do you need a pot with a crock?

Essentially, crocks placed correctly increase the size of the hole in the pot and simultaneously stop the growing media acting like a cork. Over time especially, growing media will compress at the bottom of a pot reducing those gaps within the growing media and making it harder for water to escape.

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