Preparation / Directions:
Foods may be prepared the night before and refrigerated in the stoneware bowl. A few hints to remember: --Place stoneware bowl in heating base and turn on to desired setting. Bowl and food do not need to be allowed to come to room temperature. Use maximum cooking time.
--Do not preheat electrical base
--If preparing dishes with rice or pasta, do not add liquid until just before cooking.
--Potatoes may be kept from darkening by rinsing in a solution of 1 cup water and 12/2 teaspoon cream of tartar. Drain and proceed as recipe directs, keeping the heat on.
Your Crock-Pot makes an ideal server for a hot punch or hot dip. Keep it on Low setting to maintain the proper serving temperature (creamy dips, however, should not be left uncovered for more than 2 hours.)
Slow cooking is ideal for casseroles. Casseroles can be put together the night before and refrigerated in a bowl. The following morning, pour the contents into a lightly greased Crock-Pot. Cover and cook the recommended time. On models with a removable stoneware bowl, fill and refrigerate stoneware bowl.