Slow Cooker With Thermostat Control

Updated February 21, 2017

Today's slow cookers cook food faster than earlier models. Most slow cookers have at least two temperature settings, giving the home cook more options.


The most significant benefit of modern day slow cookers is thermostat control. The thermostat control allows you to cook on low or high heat. Some slow cookers also have a warm setting. This allows the food to stay warm after cooking if you aren't home when it's ready.


Slow cookers come in sizes ranging from 1 qt. to 8.5 qt. While most have thermostat controls, they vary in features. Some have programmable controls, and others have manual controls.


Lifting the lid off of a slow cooker while cooking can increase the cooking time by 30 minutes. This holds true even if the food is cooking on the highest heat setting.


Clean the inside and outside of the slow cooker, including the thermostat, after each use. This helps prevent a build-up of food particles on the thermostat control.

Fun Fact

For easier cleaning, consider using a slow cooker liner. The liner is placed over the interior of the slow cooker, and thrown away after each use.

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Brandii Lacey began writing in 1997 at "The Mountain Times" in Boone, N.C. Her articles appear on, GardenGuides and eHow Home & Garden. She provides travel and lifestyle content for LIVESTRONG.COM. Lacey is the senior plays editor and on the nonfiction editorial team for "Mused Literary Review" magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Science in communications from Appalachian State University.