I've just gotten a slow cooker and am not quite sure about how the size of the slow cooker makes a difference in cooking. Some recipes say to double if you have a 5 quart cooker, most say nothing. Are the recipes for a certain size cooker? Mine is 7 quart.
Post by carnation037 on Feb 20, 2007 17:24:06 GMT -6
I think the most common crockpot/slow cooker size is about 5/6 quarts. I have at least 3, in different sizes and I use the middle, 6 quart, most. I only use the larger one for when I am making something for a large gathering that I want to keep hot. Works great too.
Here is a rule of thumb tip:
- Only fill the crockpot/slow cooker 1/2 to 2/3rd's full. Foods will not cook properly if the appliance is filled to the brim. If the food and liquid level is too low, the foods will cook too quickly.
I also posted "Crockpot Basic Tips" today too. Have always wished there was one on here, so found one. Have a great day and enjoy your crockpot cooking.