The slow cooker is by far one of our favorite kitchen appliances. And what’s not to love? Simply set it and forget it (starting with these 34 dump dinners!). But like any electric appliance, there are few safety concerns to be aware of. Recently, the TV show This Is Us has brought these slow cooker safety to the public eye. While we know that slow cookers are not dangerous, we’re here to teach you the right steps to keep your cooking safe.
Clean your workspace
First things fist, it’s best start your meal with a clean slate. Wipe off those countertops, corral loose odds-and-ends and be sure to clean your slow cooker thoroughly.
Pro tip: A damp microfiber cloth works best for spot cleaning the outside of the machine.