Temperatures


What temperatures does a slow cooker reach when cooking?

Slow cookers are designed to cook foods in the "simmer" range, between 190 to 212 degrees Fahrenheit. The higher the heat setting used, the faster these temperatures will be reached.

A general guideline follows:

7 to 10 hours of cooking at setting #3 or low
4 to 6 hours of cooking at setting #4 or medium
3 to 5 hours of cooking at setting #5 or high.

Do not use a setting below #3 to cook foods. Use setting #2 as a keep warm setting for serving cooked foods.

Below is a general guideline as to the temperature at each setting. Temperatures are measured with cooking pot being filled with liquid.

Setting 1 - 140 degrees Fahrenheit
Setting 2 - 165 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit
Setting 3 - 180 degrees Fahrenheit
Setting 4 - 200 degrees Fahrenheit
Setting 5 - 212 degrees Fahrenheit

or

Warm - 155 - 170 degrees Fahrenheit
LO - 175 - 185 degrees Fahrenheit
HI - 200 - 212 degrees Fahrenheit

Griddle - MAX temp of approximately 330 degrees Fahrenheit. Best results are attained by preheating the griddle base for 8-10 minutes before use. Griddle is designed for light-duty grilling only.