Who doesn't love the set-it-and-forget-it wonder of a slow cooker? It's a lifesaver on days (and nights) that we otherwise couldn't find the strength and power of will to make a meal. But are you using your slow cooker to the best of its ability? Or, are you making simple mistakes that are ruining your otherwise foolproof meals?
We asked home cooks, chefs, and cookbook authors to share some of those all-important "dos and don'ts" that can leave you combing the take-out menus after you've assembled what should be an effortless feast.
Here are 9 things to keep in mind for the most efficient (and delicious!) meal possible.
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