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?
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?
What percentage of American households have a slow cooker?
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?
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?
same amount of 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 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?
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?
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?
Practically anything can be cooked in a slow cooker.