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How to TEST your Slow Cooker to make sure it is heating properly. Do you have an older model slow cooker or think it is not heating right? Then you need to take these simple steps to make sure it is working right. There is nothing worse than putting food in your crockpot and then thinking is it safe to eat.
How to TEST your Slow Cooker
Fill your slow cooker 1/2 to 2/3 full with water.
Turn on the crockpot and set it to the low heat setting.
Heat the water for at least 8 hours.
Check the water temperature with a food thermometer. The water temp should be 185*F.
If the temp is lower. it’s time to replace your slow cooker.