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How a Paper Towel Can Improve Your Slow Cooker Meal

A slow cooker sits on a wooden countertop with a wooden spoon next to it.

A slow cooker is an excellent addition to your home cooking during the cold months. Whether you’re making spicy chili or crispy enchiladas, this appliance makes weeknight dinners super easy.

The next time you use your slow cooker, place several layers of paper towels under the lid.

While using your slow cooker, you might notice condensation quickly forming on the lid. Depending on what you’re cooking, this extra moisture might make your food soft and soggy. Paper towels can help absorb the condensation for a warm, delicious meal.

This trick works great for any dish you’d prefer fresh and crispy, such as enchiladas or lasagna. It’s also perfect for warm desserts and fall slow cooker recipes.

If you decide to use this hack, you’ll want to ensure the lid is tightly secured over the paper towels. This will help the towels better absorb moisture.

Crockpot 8 Quart Slow Cooker with Auto Warm Setting and Cookbook

Prep meals for up to ten people with this long-lasting slow cooker.

For safety, keep a close eye on the slow cooker. If you plan to leave home while your meal is cooking, remove the paper towels to manage fire risk.

With the changing seasons, now is a great time to use your slow cooker. There are several delicious recipes you can prep throughout the day for a hot meal.

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Kelsey Opel is a freelance writer and digital storyteller based in Austin, Texas. She enjoys writing for food, entertainment and mental health spaces. Off the clock, she loves indulging in an avocado margarita and chips and queso at her favorite Tex-Mex spot in town. Read Full Bio »
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