By Madison Rayne

The Crock-Pot is an electric slow cooker that uses low heat to cook food over a long period of time. Many people use this appliance to slowly prepare and tenderize pot roasts, stew, soups, meats and vegetables.

How to Reheat in a Crock-Pot
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How to Reheat in a Crock-Pot

Reheating in a Crock-Pot isn't recommended, since the temperature is slowly raised over a long period of time. Fortunately, the removable stoneware is microwave- and oven-safe up to 392 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can conveniently and safely reheat food in the Crock-Pot dish.

Microwave Reheating

Step 1

Lift the stoneware out of the Crock-Pot, or remove it from the refrigerator. Remove the lid and set it aside.

Step 2

Arrange the food evenly in the dish. Add extra liquid as needed to prevent the food from drying out.

Step 3

Cover the stoneware with plastic wrap. Cut a small slit in the top to let steam escape.

Step 4

Place the dish in the microwave. Use one of the pre-programmed functions, or set the desired heating time. Use the 50-percent power setting for dishes with large chunks of meat.

Step 5

Stir the food halfway through heating to eliminate cold spots.

Oven Reheating

Step 1

Preheat the oven to the desired temperature, up to 390 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Remove the stoneware from the Crock-Pot or refrigerator. Cover with an oven-safe slow cooker lid or foil.

Step 3

Place the dish directly in the oven. Heat until an oven probe or food thermometer indicates the dish has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit.