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The Ultimate Slow Cooker Quiz
by Staff
Imagine a hot, hearty meal on a cold winter day. Now imagine cooking this meal in one pot with one simple method. A slow cooker is a handy kitchen appliance for any busy family, as you can easily cook a healthy meal while out and about during the day. Take this fast quiz to learn all about the slow cooker.

When did slow cookers first become popular?

  • 1950s
  • 1960s
  • 1970s

What was the original purpose of slow cookers?

  • to cook beans
  • to cook meat
  • to cook hearty grains

What part of the slow cooker is called the crock?

  • outer container
  • inner container
  • heating element

What percentage of American households have a slow cooker?

  • 40 percent
  • 60 percent
  • 80 percent

At what temperature does a slow cooker heat food?

  • 100 to 220 degrees Fahrenheit (38 to 104 degrees Celsius)
  • 180 to 300 degrees Fahrenheit (82 to 149 degrees Celsius)
  • 200 to 320 degrees Fahrenheit (93 to 160 degrees Celsius)

What helps the cooking process in a slow cooker?

  • moisture
  • indirect heat
  • direct heat

What is the capacity of today's slow cookers?

  • 1 to 7 quarts (0.95 to 6.7 liters)
  • 7 to 10 quarts (6.7 to 9.5 liters)
  • 10 to 13 quarts (9.5 to 12.3 liters)

Compared to your oven, how much energy does a slow cooker require?

  • less energy
  • same amount of energy
  • more energy

What is the minimum amount of time required for cooking food in a slow cooker?

  • three hours on low
  • five hours on low
  • one hour on high

Why should you keep the skin attached to poultry in a slow cooker?

  • for moisture
  • for maximum nutrition
  • for even cooking

Why should you layer vegetables on the bottom of a slow cooker?

  • Vegetables take longer to cook than meat.
  • Vegetables take less time to cook than meat.
  • Layering vegetables prevents the meat from getting burned.

What ingredient should you add to your slow cooker toward the end of the cooking process?

  • grains
  • tomatoes
  • spices

How full should your slow cooker be?

  • no more than half full
  • no more than two-thirds full
  • no more than three-fourths full

Why is it safe to leave the house while your slow cooker is on?

  • A slow cooker runs on a low wattage.
  • The casing of a slow cooker doesn't get hot.
  • A slow cooker can't catch fire.

What food should never be used in a slow cooker?

  • oats
  • dry beans
  • eggs

What is the heat source of a slow cooker?

  • a burner located on the base of the slow cooker
  • heating coils located in the outer casing
  • heating coils located in the inner casing

Which is NOT a reason that a slow cooker is considered to be an economical choice?

  • You can use tough grains that take a long time to cook.
  • You can cook spoiled food and not worry about getting sick.
  • You can use cheap cuts of meat.

When should you add seafood to your slow cooker?

  • at the beginning of cooking time
  • in the middle of cooking time
  • toward the end of cooking time

How do you prevent bacteria growth on meat in a slow cooker?

  • Heat meat to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius) as quickly as possible.
  • Heat meat on high for 15 minutes.
  • Heat meat continuously on low for at least five hours.

Besides dry beans, what can you NOT cook in your slow cooker?

  • pasta
  • cakes
  • Practically anything can be cooked in a slow cooker.