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Slow Cooker woes

beej210 | Oct 16, 2012 05:31 PM

We just got a slow cooker

and have had nothing but problems with the first 2 things we tried. The first dish was chicken thighs, and the 2nd dish was a pork roast. Both times the edges of the meat that are on top come out totally dried out, brown, and crusted over. Both times, I've left the slow cooker on low for about 9 hours, then on warm for another hour.

I've heard that you need to fill the slow cooker 1/2 to 3/4 of the way full, which I'll never get a 6.5qt crock pot that full.

Am I doing something wrong, do I have the wrong size, help please! I've been following these recipes exactly as I am totally new to a slow cooker.

Also, if any of you have recipes that I can leave on for 10+ hours (as I leave for work at 7:30 and don't want to eat dinner till at least 6:30) that would be great.

Thanks in advance for the help

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