How Do You Use Your Slow Cooker in the Summer?

updated May 1, 2019
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Kitchen gadgets, unlike tomatoes, don’t have a season. Sure, you’re more likely to use your ice cream machine in the middle of August when you need to cool off and there’s plenty of fresh fruit to use up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it in January. The same thing goes for your slow cooker. Just because you love making chili and stews in the winter doesn’t mean it can’t be used for your next summer cookout or even to bake bread (yes, bread) during July.

Don’t let your favorite kitchen tool get dusty during the next couple months! What are your favorite ways to use your slow cooker in the summer? Your advice could be featured in an upcoming post on The Kitchn!

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When you think about it, the slow cooker is actually a secret weapon against the heat. Unlike your oven, the slow cooker won’t warm up your house, but you can still make a warm meal. For all those backyard BBQs or potlucks you have planned during the next couple months, the slow cooker can help you make big batches of food and keep it warm at the party.

So, we want to know: How do you use your slow cooker in the summer? Do you use it to keep things warm for potlucks? Do you have an ingenious recipe that is perfect for summer? Let us know in the comments.