Slow Cooker Tips

Get the most out of your slow cooker with our expert slow cooker tips. With our slow cooker conversion ideas, you can adapt many of your favorite meals to work in the slow cooker. The slow cooker is the classic appliance for a make-ahead meal, but we take it a step further with our make-ahead tips for the slow cooker. Our tips show you how to cut prep time, swap ingredients, and freeze leftovers safely. To keep your slow cooker working its best, you need to keep it clean. Our slow cooker cleaning tips will help you keep your appliance as good as new. This collection isn't all cleaning and conversion; we also want to show new ways to use your slow cooker. For example, sink your teeth into succulent, saucy baby back ribs not off the grill, but out of the slow cooker. Our guide to cook baby back ribs in the slow cooker will show you how to do this in 5 easy steps.

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Top Slow Cooker Recipes & Ideas
Creative Slow Cooker Recipes

Step outside your slow cooker comfort zone with these tasty dishes.

Slow Cooker Recipe Selector

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Italian Slow Cooker Recipes

Get inspired with our collection of creative Italian slow cooker recipes.

Seasonal Slow Cooker Ideas
Spring Slow Cooker Favorites

Stuffed peppers, slow-cooker soup with kale, and even a green bean side dish make an appearance in this spring slow cooker collection.

Summer Slow Cooker Dishes

Summer is the best time to use your slow cooker! Beat the heat by avoiding turning on the stove. These slow cooker favorites satisfy on a hot summer day.

Winter Slow Cooker Recipes

Comfort food is just a slow-cooker switch away. These must-try pot roasts, chili, and slow cooker stews satisfy on the coldest winter day.

Everything in Slow Cooker Tips
  • Cleaning Your Crockery Cooker

    Follow our easy dos and don’ts for proper cleaning so your slow cooker is always ready to use at a moment’s notice.

  • Slow Cooker Tips

    Our tips for preparing meats, veggies, beans, and more will make your slow cooker experience a successful one.

  • How to Slow-Cook Baby Back Ribs

    You are on your way to a scrumptious slow-cooked baby back rib dinner with just five simple steps.

  • Slow Cooker Make-Ahead Tips

    The slow cooker is king when it comes to make-ahead meals. Our tips and tricks will get you started.

  • Secrets to Success

    Learn the basics of slow cooking. We’ll share how to select the right appliance, use the settings, and more.

  • How to Use a Slow Cooker

    We take the mystery out of slow cooking with advice for selecting the right one and tips for using.


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