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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Slow Cooker Ribs

Craving ribs? These slow cooker ribs recipes show you how to slow-cook your way to the most tender and boldly flavored meals, whether you're seeking a pork spare ribs recipe, or a clever way to cook other ribs, such as beef short ribs or country-style pork ribs. You'll find all kinds of flavor combos, too, including Asian, Korean, Mexican, all-American barbecue and more great ways to cook ribs in the slow cooker.

How to Slow-Cook Baby Back Ribs

Learn how to make saucy, tender barbecued baby back ribs in 5 easy steps.

How to Use a Slow Cooker

When you know how to use a slow cooker you can easily make a home-cooked meal even with a jam-packed schedule. How? It's all about the set it and forget it idea. Add your ingredients to the slow cooker before heading out to work, to run errands, to drop of the kids, etc. When you come home, dinner is ready. If you're one of the skeptics, yes, it is okay to leave a slow cooker on all day.

Slow Cooker Secrets

Learn how to use a slow cooker and get answers to some of your most important slow cooker questions. Plus, we have a few slow cooker hacks for you to try, as well as some of our best slow cooker recipes.

Slow Cooker Make-Ahead Tips

Starting your crockery dinner before you leave in the morning will be easier if you follow this schedule and do some or all of the preparation the day before.

12 Test Kitchen Tips for Slow Cooker Success

Your slow cooker can be the ultimate tool to conveniently get meals on the table with minimal hassle. Learn how to use a slow cooker to its full potential and get amazing results from any of your slow cooker recipes with these tricks and tips learned in our Test Kitchen.

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