Do you need to leave a slow cooker on overnight? If so, there are steps you need to take and things you need to consider to prevent accidents from happening. Slow cookers are of course designed to be left on for long periods of time, but it is vital that you take the manufacturer’s instructions seriously and follow them to the letter.
Is it safe to leave a slow cooker on overnight
If you do decide to leave a slow cooker on overnight, make sure it is set to a low heat. Keep it on the right surface – the surface should be heatproof, which means wooden surfaces are not appropriate. Make sure the surface is both hard and flat so the appliance can’t slip or fall over. You may also wish to choose your recipe wisely – make sure you’re cooking something that will actually need the whole night to cook. Make sure the cord is kept away from liquids and away from walls. If wires become hot and in contact with liquid, a fire could occur.
You should also take steps to avoid food poisoning. These steps can include making sure poultry and meat are cut into small chunks so they are cooked properly. Don’t overfill the appliances – make sure it is half to two-thirds of its capacity to avoid contamination. You are also advised to avoid using a slow cooker to reheat food as it will take too long to get it to a safe temperature. Make sure you take the utmost care if you do leave a slow cooker on overnight.
Help is at hand if you have suffered food poisoning after eating at a restaurant that didn’t cook your food properly or safely. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have been working on food-related cases for many years and always do everything in our power to bring you the compensation that you deserve. You will normally only have three years to make a claim, so it is best to act as soon. You will always be assigned the most suitable solicitor for your case, which means you will have the support of a food claims specialist if you have suffered from food poisoning and wish to take action.
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Date Published: May 4, 2017
Author: Accident Advice