The crockpot is one of the most amazing tools in the kitchen! By the time dinner rolls around I am so tired I don’t want to cook! I love to prep a meal in the morning (or even weeks before and freeze it) and then toss it in the crockpot and dinner is done!
But there are some things about the crockpot that are less than ideal. Here are a few crockpot accessories you didn’t know you needed!!
11 Crockpot Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed
1)Shredder Claws – You know what hurts my hands? Using forks to try and shred the meat in the crock pot! These have a comfortable handle and will quickly and easily shred the meat without hurting your hands!
2)Slow Cooker Liners – The only reason I don’t use my crockpot every day is because of the cleanup. Problem solved! These liners are convenient and totally worth it!
3)Travel Bag – There is nothing worse than traveling with a crockpot. Especially if you don’t have one of the newfangled ones with straps or clips to keep the lid on! This bag makes it clean and easy to travel with your crockpot and it will hold the heat in!
4)Gravy Warmer – What a fun idea! I love to make homemade gravy and if you don’t have somewhere good to put it the gravy congeals and gets icky. This gravy warmer is perfect for setting on your table and keeping the gravy warm and keeping it at that perfect texture! No more waiting until the last minute for holidays to prepare the gravy. Make it ahead and keep it ready in this handy gadget!
5)Heat Resistant Oven Mitts – Yup I will admit it, I burn myself on my crockpot at least once each time I use it! Yup I am slightly klutzy and obviously my memory is not that great…but now with these awesome mitts I can crockpot in safety without burning my hands or wrists!
6)Baggy Rack – This one is definitely a must for all those crockpot leftovers! I have a big crockpot and you should see me trying to lift it and pour the leftovers into a plastic baggy. Ha not pretty! This little guy holds the baggy open so you can use both hands to hold the heavy crockpot and get the leftovers put away quickly and without a big mess.
7)Microwavable Food Container – Why not make an extra big crockpot meal and store the leftovers in these handy containers to take to work for lunch? These microwavable containers are perfect for your lunchbox so you can take something healthy that you made at home in your crockpot to work rather than eating out! Save yourself some calories and some money!
8) Tall Tupperware Container – It’s not what you think! Use the tupperware container to prop up your bags – This is especially helpful for soupy liquids that you are freezing. Check out all the recipes – to die for – from Pretty as a Peach – many of these are made with your crockpot!
9) Make your crockpot into a broiler… sorta. This is great if you are cooking meats and do not want the fat to soak into your meats. This rack gently lifts your food just an inch or two off the bottom of your crockpot!
10) Crock Pot Lid Lock – Please tell me I am not the only person who has had this struggle and discovered a puddle under the crockpot during transport? Last Thanksgiving we took a pothole and the gravy spilled. I wish I had a contraption like this to lock the lid in place! It also comes with a ladel! It’s ready to bring to a potluck!
11) Canning Set. If you use your crockpot to can (I do) you will love this collection of gizmos! All the things you need to can (except for the food and the cans)!
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