Insider asked professional chefs and food experts about the most common slow-cooker mistakes.
Not adding enough liquid and removing the lid too frequently can mess up the final results.
You shouldn’t add dairy or herbs until the end of the cooking time.
Overfilling the slow cooker can lead to uneven cooking.
Slow-cooker cookbook author and recipe developer Marye Audet-White told Insider that adding too many ingredients can result in undercooked or unevenly cooked food.
“Try not to fill the crock more than 3/4 of the way for the best results,” she said.
On the other hand, not adding enough ingredients can also be a problem.
“The crock should be at least 2/3 full to avoid dry or