Share41Pin12Tweet53 Shares Cooking Tips Using a Crock Pot – 5 Common Mistakes To Avoid Slow Cookers are so helpful in a kitchen. They make meal preparation like a breeze, always bringing wonderful aroma as the dinner cooks, almost by itself. But be sure to avoid these slow cooker mistakes, on friends at food network made this nice video: #1 Don’t skip searing (it seals in meat juices) #2 Don’t open the lid while cooking you will end up adding cooking time. #3 Don’t crank up the temperature to cook faster (you may end up with a burnt bottom on some recipes) #4 Don’t add dairy too soon (it will curdle, instead add it towards the end for a creamy sauce) #5 Avoid using chicken skin it won’t produce a crisp skin. Boneless skinless chicken is perfect and is faster to cook. Ingredients SearchGet your missing Ingredients Pretty simple not to make them don’t you think? Don’t forget to share your friends will benefit from those tips 🙂 Now that you know what NOT to do, take a look at hundreds Delicious and Easy FREE recipes on this site! (use the menus above) via food network Take care!