How Do I Adjust Slow Cooker Recipes for a Smaller Pot?

updated May 30, 2019
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Sent by Charlotte

Editor: In my experience with slow cookers, it’s important to fill the cooker between half and three-quarters full and to maintain the ratio of liquids to solids. With those as guidelines, yes, I think you could just scale down most recipes intended for a larger slow cooker. My instinct would also be that the dishes would finish cooking more quickly — if you’re given a time range, err on the lower side until you’re more familiar with your new cooker and how quickly it tends to cook your food.

Readers, what other advice do you have?