Smaller slow cookers are handy appliances that are perfectly suited for preparing downsized recipes. A small-yield slow cooker makes just the right amount for two. It’s true! Slow cookers are no longer just for preparing family-sized soups or pot roasts.
Small-sized versions are available…and they have all the advantages of the larger models. You can easily prepare a one-pot stew, chili, soup or side dish and let it simmer all day while you’re away. And with the removable stoneware crock, cleanup is a breeze. Our Test Kitchen home economists used a 1-1/2-Quart Slow Cooker to test recipes with mouth-watering results.
Slow Cooker Tips
For best results, follow these slow cooker suggestions:
- To cook food safely, the USDA recommends that slow cookers be filled at least half full but no more than two-thirds full.
- Refrain from lifting the lid while food is cooking unless the recipe instructs you to stir. Loss of steam when the lid is raised will add to the cooking time.