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Old 01-31-2008, 03:20 PM   #1
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Slow Cooker Food Safety

Just ran across this article today..thought I'd share it. Not sure if it has been posted before.

Slow Cooker Food-Safety Tips - Â* MSN Lifestyle - Food & Entertaining

there is also links to recipes around that site

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Old 02-02-2008, 03:57 AM   #2
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I had to look at my crock pot instructions to verify, but I have a low, high, and automatic setting. By using the automatic setting it first raises the temp above the danger zone before lowering the temp and slow cooking it. Otherwise it says to put it on high for the first hour then put on low for the next 6 to 8 hours depending on the recipe.
Good advice about cleaning and prepping as well as not taking the lid off while it is cooking. I had to get my wife out of that habit, explaining that every time she did that I had to increase the cooking time!
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:34 PM   #3
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my boyfriend doesn't believe that either. He always peeks.
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:57 PM   #4
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Thanks for posting the safety tips. Now only use the crock pot to keep things hot at parties/potlucks. But have been thinking of trying it to actually make something.

Know folks who make whole chickens and swear by the technique. Am glad I know not to do it.

Thanks again.
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:09 PM   #5
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It is a relief to know I have followed those safety tips.
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:12 PM   #6
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Pretty much what I've been doing the 30 years I've been cooking in my crock-pot. Everyone in our house KNOWS not to lift the lid on the crock-pot. They know I'll whack them if they do.
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Good points, gonna share that link with my friends, thanks!
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:50 AM   #8
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not taking the lid off while it is cooking. I had to get my wife out of that habit, explaining that every time she did that I had to increase the cooking time!
Same thing with a grill or an oven...try not to open it.
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:54 PM   #9
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Same thing with a grill or an oven...try not to open it.
In that case DW is not the problem, kids are! Well at least with the stove, they keep wanting to open it and peek inside.... grrrr.

Luckily no one touches my grill!
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