Fresh Living
Friday, January 24 2014, 02:05 PM MST
365 Days of Slow Cooking
(KUTV) Karen Petersen from 365 Days of Crockpot is here with some things you didn't know about slow cooking.

1. Energy
A slow cooker consumes around 250 watts of power while an oven can draw up to 4,000 watts depending on how you are cooking. Using a conventional electric oven for 1 hour can cost approximately $0.20, while operating a slow cooker for seven hours only costs $0.10, which is an energy savings of 50%!

2. Foil Collar
The hot spot on the back of your slow cooker can be solved with one little trick!

3. Microwave
Use your microwave for sauteing aromatics before adding them to the slow cooker.

4. Collagen
Think you cooked your roast too long since it's not tender? The opposite may be true!

5. Adding Fresh Dairy Into Slow Cooker Recipes
Avoid curdling by doing this little trick.

(Copyright 2014 Sinclair Broadcasting Group)365 Days of Slow Cooking

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