CROCK POTS OR SLOW COOKERS
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© February 2013, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any health condition.
Many people like crock pots, also called slow cookers. Here are a few important tips for using them:
1. Do not overcook your food. This means that vegetables should not be cooked more than about 1 hour. Also, even more important, do not cook meats more than about 1 hour. Therefore, when you use your slow cooker, use it for no more than 2 hours. It takes about an hour for it to heat up, and then it will cook for another hour.
2. Water in the cooker. Crock pots are also called waterless cookers. This means that, in most cases, you do not need to add water to your food in a crock pot or slow cooker. This is important because it is best not have too much water with your food. Add just a little water and no more to your slow cooker.