8 Slow Cooker Hacks You’ll Want To Use

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My slow cooker is probably my most used appliance, because the benefits of using one are many! From the ease of use to ease in cleaning, whether busy, or lazy day the slow cooker fits so many needs. With that in mind, I’ve compiled some slow cooker hacks so you’ll love it even more! You’ll  be on the road to being a slow cook pro. Let me know which ones you try!

Two Dip Crock Cooking

You can get a crockpot here and crockpot liners here.

If you want more dip than you have space for, then create a barrier with foil that runs across your slow cooker. Then, use a slow cooker liner to keep your two different dips separated.

Melt Chocolate for Dipping or Baking

Melt chocolate in your slow cooker with these easy instructions.

Reduce Condensation

Hate the condensation that builds up on the lid? Place a towel over the crock, under the lid.

Line Slow Cooker With Foil

Out of liners but want to avoid cleanup? Simply line your crock with foil.

Cook Main Dish & Side Together

Making meat and baked potatoes or corn on the cob and want them to cook at the same time? Wrap in foil!

Warm Your Bread or Tortillas

Making sandwich or taco fillings in your slow cooker? You don’t need to heat up the stove to warm your buns or tortillas. Place them on a glass pie plate and place that on top of the filling inside the slow cooker, cover, and let warm for a few minutes.

Brown Meats First

For added flavor, brown or sear meats first.

Get Rid of Stubborn Stains 

Although cleaning is not usually difficult, you can get rid of stubborn stains with white vinegar and baking soda.


I hope you enjoyed these slow cooker hacks and you can’t wait to use them.  If you have every used any of these hacks, then please share your experiences. Although, I’d have to say the cleaning tip is my favorite, I really love the tip on warming bread and tortillas.

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