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7 Slow Cooker Mistakes Everybody Makes

Gourmandize Logo By Stephanie Holmes of Gourmandize | Slide 2 of 8: Resist the urge to peek: Every time you lift the lid on your slow cooker, you let steam and heat escape. It takes a long time for this heat to build up, so impatiently peeking at your dish is actually going to cause it to take even longer. Only lift the lid when you need to add ingredients at the end of the process (like herbs), and make it quick! 

"Checking" the food too often

Resist the urge to peek: Every time you lift the lid on your slow cooker, you let steam and heat escape. It takes a long time for this heat to build up, so impatiently peeking at your dish is actually going to cause it to take even longer. Only lift the lid when you need to add ingredients at the end of the process (like herbs), and make it quick! 

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