Got a question about cooking in your slow cooker? Want to know what slow cooker to buy? Check out our extensive Crock-Pot FAQ’s for the answers!
Readers send us questions via email and social media all the time and so we thought we would compile some of more frequently asked questions they ask us and put them all together on one page so that it will hopefully help everyone out.
If you have a question and it is not answered here please feel free to shoot us an email and we will get back with you as soon as possible…
Yes you can. Below is a conversion chart to show you the comparative cook times for HIGH and LOW.
Note: It is not recommended to convert recipes with cook times less than 7 to 8 hours on LOW or 3 to 4 hours on HIGH.
- Pork Butt Roast, 6 to 7 Lbs. – 9 1/2 hours on LOW or 7 1/2 hours on HIGH.
- Pork Loin, 3 to 4 Lbs. – 6 hours on LOW or 5 hours on HIGH.
- Whole Chicken, 6 lbs. – 7 1/2 hours on LOW or 6 1/4 hours on HIGH.
- Bone-in Turkey Breasts, 6 lbs. – 7 1/2 hours on LOW or 6 1/4 hours on HIGH.
- Beef Roast, 3 to 4 Lbs. – 8 hours on LOW or 5 3/4 hours on HIGH.
- Stew Meat, 3 Lbs. – 6 hours on LOW or 4 3/4 hours on HIGH.
- For singles a 1 – 1 1/2 quart is ideal.
- For a couple a 2 1/2- 3 1/2 quart is perfect.
- For a family of 3 – 4 choose a 3 1/2 – 4 1/2 quart.
- For families of 4 – 5 choose a 4 1/2 – 5 quart unit.
- For feeding 6 or more people a 6 quart is the best option.
Of course a larger size is a great choice if you want to have leftovers to freeze and serve later. Most roasts also fit better in a 5 quart or larger unit.
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- Different slow cooker brands cook at different temperature.
- Older crock-pots tend to cook lower and slower than newer models. And some brands just run hotter or colder when they cook.
- Substituting ingredients or not following the recipe correctly.
- Not cooking the proper time and temperature setting as instructed in the recipe.
- Water content of food. Sometimes the water content in certain meats and vegetables can really vary and this may cause a recipe to turn out watery or dryer than it should.
Most of our recipes are cooked in a 6 quart crock-pot, but that does not mean that they cannot be adapted to fit slightly smaller or larger slow cookers.
To make it easy to find the recipes that DO have the Crock-Pot size listed you can click on one of the following links:
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