Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Slow cooker safety tips

If you are planning on buying a slow cooker for your kitchen continue reading. Most people ask whether a Crock-pot is safe for cooking foods. They want to know if it’s a breeding ground for bacteria because it cooks at such a low temperatures. However, slow cookers have settings that range from 170 to 280˚F and most bacteria die at 140˚F, so it is quite safe.

If you are new to using a slow cooker, find out what you need to know before you purchase one. Learn some of the advantages of using a slow cooker instead of conventional cooking.This article explains and discusses slow cooker sizes, and gives you an easy way to determine the size of your cooker. We all know the importance of food safety. Bu did you know that there are specific food safety concerns related to slow cookers? Read this article for more information. To minimize the risk of food poisoning follow these tips below.

Tip one: Avoid cooking frozen or partially thawed out foods and don’t use it to reheat leftovers. However, uncooked foods at refrigerate temperature are safe to use.

Tip two: Cook only cut-up pieces of meat—not whole roasts or poultry to allow the heat to penetrate the meat fully.

Tip three: Make sure that the slow cooker is at least half to two thirds full or else the food may not absorb enough heat to kill bacteria.

Tip four: Cover the food with enough water to generate sufficient steam.

Tip five: Always remember to use original lid and be sure it fits tightly. Never use your slow cooker with the lid off.

Tip six: Another thing, when possible cook on the highest setting for the first hour then reduce to a low temperature if necessary.
It’s always important to try and remember these safety measures to prevent food poisoning and other harmful things from happening to you and your family. Keeping you and your love ones safe from harm are always necessary. Making sure that your kitchen is always safe is also very important so it’s necessary to not ignore any of these safety measures.
 A slow cooker is a good tool to have in every kitchen because it helps to ensure that your meat cooks thoroughly right to the bone. Your vegetables will not overcook if you use the slow cooker properly.
Today's recipe

  1/8 Teaspoon Dried Basil
1/2 Cup Dry Red Wine
2 Tablespoons Parsley finely chopped
3 1/2 Pounds Beef Roast
10 3/4 Ounces Vegetable Soup Mix undiluted           

1. Preheat oven to 350 F Grease 9x5 loaf pan Mix together wet ingredients with dry ones mix until well blended.

2. Pour into loaf pan and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

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