There is nothing better than a set and forget about it meal. That is why I love using my slow cooker. It’s perfect for those of us who want a great meal but are to busy to slave away in the kitchen.

 

Here are 5 slow cooker hacks that will change your world and let you fall in love with your slow cooker all over again.

1. Eliminate the cleanup with slow cooker liners

I personally wouldn’t use these every time but slow cooker liners are great to have on days that you are super busy and you don’t want to deal with clean up.

Click HERE to find them on Amazon.

2. Don’t open the lid unless you absolutely have to.

Did you know if you open the lid it can take as much as 30 minutes for the slow cooker to get back up to temperature. Unless a recipe calls for you to add ingredients or stir, it’s best to leave the lid on.


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Unless you've accidentally added — or are left with — too much liquid. In that case you should remove the lid for the last 30 minutes of cooking. This will let some of that extra liquid evaporate.

I do this all the time when making chili.

3. Turn your slow cooker into natures best air freshener.

Perfect for the fall and holiday season. There is nothing better than the fresh smell of orange, cinnamon and nutmeg running through your house. Plus its chemical free.

Click HERE to get an amazing recipe.


4. Put your slow cooker on self-clean by using vinegar and baking soda.

This hack can save you loads of time and frustration. Have you ever washed your slow cooker and dried it only to be disappointed that it still looked dirty?


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No matter what you do that white film or stubborn stain just won't come off.

Over on lifeshouldcostless.com they share an AMAZING way to get your slow cooker sparkling every time and it doesn’t cost you loads of elbow grease.

Click HERE for more info.

 

5. Make a foil rim to prevent burning edges on recipes like cakes, frittatas or other recipes that bake in the slow cooker.


6. Use your slow cooker as a diffuser to help you clear your sinuses and help you breathe better when you have a cold plus convert it into a humidifier.

Winter can become dry in your home and it’s also a prime time for anyone to come down with a cold.  Simply fill your slow cooker water, turn it on high and let the moisture fill the room. Drop in some peppermint oil to help you breathe better and feel less congested.

 

Make Apple Butter

This yummy and really easy recipe is only 3 ingredients.  Not only will this make your house smell amazing but it is equally delicious to eat. If you have never tried apple butter we encourage you to test it out and thank us later.

Find the recipe HERE

 

Having a slow cooker makes life easier. If you use these 7 slow cooker hacks you will surely get even more use out of your slow cooker. Have a hack you would like to add to this list? We would love to hear all about it. click HERE to contact us.

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