The Complete Slow Cooker
The Complete Slow Cooker is America's Test Kitchen's definitive guide to how to cook using a slow cooker. It builds on the success the test kitchen has had from years of testing and retesting slow cooker recipes and pushing the limits of what a slow cooker can do. Packed with 400 recipes, this blockbuster collection is for both new and experienced slow cooker cooks.

The Complete Slow Cooker Details

TitleThe Complete Slow Cooker
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 31st, 2017
PublisherAmerica's Test Kitchen
ISBN-139781940352787
Rating
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Nonfiction, Cooking

The Complete Slow Cooker Review

  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    While I did copy a few recipes, I mostly liked this book for the helpful tips that were provided -- everything from dealing with dried beans to chopping up a butternut squash to peeling and deveining shrimp, etc. One thing that I thought was missing or this book could have used more of was pictures. There were some scattered throughout, but I really like to know (or have a general idea) of how something is supposed to look when it is finished. Unfortunately, many of the recipes were just that an While I did copy a few recipes, I mostly liked this book for the helpful tips that were provided -- everything from dealing with dried beans to chopping up a butternut squash to peeling and deveining shrimp, etc. One thing that I thought was missing or this book could have used more of was pictures. There were some scattered throughout, but I really like to know (or have a general idea) of how something is supposed to look when it is finished. Unfortunately, many of the recipes were just that and nothing more.
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  • Lorraine
    January 1, 1970
    Finally, after two other slow cooker cookbooks, this third one by America’s Test Kitchen, I know that I shall be using. I love using my slow cooker, and I have been looking for a good slow cooker cookbook for quite awhile. The Complete Slow Cooker by America’s Test Kitchen is enjoyable to read, quite a few of the recipes are ones I will try, the information included on cuts of brisket or sun-dried tomatoes is short, but informative, and for those who may be new to the slow cooker, in the beginni Finally, after two other slow cooker cookbooks, this third one by America’s Test Kitchen, I know that I shall be using. I love using my slow cooker, and I have been looking for a good slow cooker cookbook for quite awhile. The Complete Slow Cooker by America’s Test Kitchen is enjoyable to read, quite a few of the recipes are ones I will try, the information included on cuts of brisket or sun-dried tomatoes is short, but informative, and for those who may be new to the slow cooker, in the beginning of this cookbook, there are “top secrets” about the slow cooker, and the photography is excellent. All parts of a dinner are included from beginning to dessert, and the authors threw in some ideas for a brunch. Well done & I am finally very pleased. 41/2-5 stars!
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  • Suzanne C
    January 1, 1970
    3 1/2 stars.
  • Christiana
    January 1, 1970
    I expected to find a lot more recipes I was excited about in this one than I did. I tried the cod peperonata. It was fine. I was kind of eyeing the sesame ginger chicken and sweet potatoes, but not enough to hang onto the book.
  • Leigh
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve been crockpotting for a long time so none of these recipes were new or groundbreaking for me but the photos were really nice and this book includes a lot of good tips for food prep and tool use.
  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    Huge book of recipes and tips as how to get the most out of your slow cooker. Good pictures, although not all recipes have accompanying pictures... That was really the only downfall.
  • Cynthia
    January 1, 1970
    A very thorough cookbook for any type of slow cooker appliance. The introduction, Slow Cooker 101, is a must read. The tips and information can be incorporated into your own personal recipes. This won't be a cookbook I add to my personal library. I would have liked more pictures of the finished recipes. Plus, I wasn't fond of the layout of the book. Too many times the recipes are continued on the next page; which means I have to turn pages back and forth when cooking. I'd rather have all of the A very thorough cookbook for any type of slow cooker appliance. The introduction, Slow Cooker 101, is a must read. The tips and information can be incorporated into your own personal recipes. This won't be a cookbook I add to my personal library. I would have liked more pictures of the finished recipes. Plus, I wasn't fond of the layout of the book. Too many times the recipes are continued on the next page; which means I have to turn pages back and forth when cooking. I'd rather have all of the ingredients and instructions included on the two pages open to me. However, there were more than a dozen sticky tabs marking recipes I'll be adding to my own personal library: Cranberry-Orange Chicken, BBQ Rubbed Chicken in a Pot, Turkey Breast with Cherry-Orange Sauce (to name a few). Also, there are tips and tricks Notes throughout the book any cook will benefit from.
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  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    I've only made one (delicious) recipe from this cookbook, but we're planning on buying a copy for our own kitchen. It has such depths of recipes, easy to follow instructions, and helpful tidbits. I will agree with others in saying that I wish it had more pictures.
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  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    Glad I borrowed this from the library instead of buying it. There are very few recipes I want to try. Too many of the others include ingredients I can't eat or can't find.
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