A slow cooker is designed to make your life easier–so take it out of storage and start cooking with it! Check out these awesome slow cooker recipes you should try right now!
Slow Cooker Hacks Every Busy Family Should Use
I just love my slow cooker. It makes cooking so much easier and cuts the preparation time in half. Almost all slow cooker recipes require putting all the ingredients inside and forget about it. How cool is that? But did you know that there is so much more you can do with your slow cooker? Yes, you heard it right, this list will open up your eyes on what cool life hacks you can use your slow cooker for!
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2. Slow Cooker Humidifier Hack
Some people do not battle the harsh winter. On the other hand, if you’re someone currently living in a hot place, know that your slow cooker can actually help add humidity in any room. Your slow cooker can take care of it with this little humidifier hack.
3. Homemade Crockpot Yogurt
Don’t think I’m crazy but you can make yogurt in your slow cooker. If you don’t believe me, check out this 2-ingredient yogurt recipe. You can thank me later.
4. Slow Cooker Melted Chocolate
Do you always use melted chocolate? There are a lot of ways to melt chocolate but if you need to do other things, this slow cooker hack is a foolproof, hands off way to do so. Personally, I love to put the melted chocolate into these fun little molds, freeze them, and then hand them out as gifts!
5. Bake Bread
If you’re hesitant to try baking a bread for fear of burning it if you forget it in the oven, here’s the solution: use your slow cooker. It won’t have that golden brown crust but it’s still going to be fully cooked and soft.
6. Crockpot Soap
Do you love making your own soap? This process will speed up the waiting time before the soap is ready–just be sure to use an old slow cooker, though.
7. Slow Cooker as a Steamer
In case you haven’t tried it yet, your slow cooker can also be a steamer. It’s not just about steaming your food, using the slow cooker for steaming also helps in making the food more flavorful!
8. Crockpot Crayons
If you’ve been hearing and reading all about recycling crayons by melting them down, here’s a different method using a slow cooker.
9. Slow Cooker Rice Pudding
If you’re craving something sweet and you want to make something quick and easy, this is the slow cooker recipe you should try. Yummy!
10. Double Layered Crock Pot Food Warmer
Have you ever needed to use your crock pot for two different dishes at the same time? Well, here’s a brilliant idea to solve that dilemma!
11. Crockpot Playdough
In case you’re still not convinced that you can use your crockpot to make other things that aren’t food, check out this easy tutorial on how to make crockpot play dough. Just a quick tip: I’d use liners for this one to make getting the play dough out a little easier. Amazon has a great deal on liners here.
12. Slow Cooker Apple Sauce
If you have a baby, you’ll surely appreciate this hack. Make chunky applesauce anytime with these easy to follow instructions.
13. Crockpot Air Freshener
Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we cannot avoid the smell of food in the kitchen. If you’re bothered by the smell of cooked food lingering in the air? Find out how your crock pot can neutralize that!
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14. How to Clean Your Slow Cooker
With all the recipes and things you did with your slow cooker, I’m sure you would be asking if there is a hack to clean it. Well, you’re in luck! This slow cooker hack will actually make your cleaning life a whole lot easier!
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Isn’t it amazing? Just like you, I am very surprised by all the things I can do with my slow cooker! It has become my new favorite cooking appliance. I love that it’s so versatile and I’m still on a continuous search for new things I can do with it. Don’t worry, I’m sure to share some more once I have a new list of slow cooker recipes!
What do you think of these slow cooker hacks? Let us know below which one you’re to try in the comments!
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