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Do I have to cook food on the high setting first when using my slow cooker?

Cooking Light magazine

According to the USDA, it is absolutely safe to cook food on the low setting for 8 hours.  The long cooking time and the steam it produces destroy bacteria. Just be sure to start with a clean pot, use thawed (not frozen!) foods, and leave the lid on throughout the cooking time.


Marge Perry

Feb, 2014