For easy cleanup, coat the inside of the insert or cooker with cooking spray.
Slow cookers work most efficiently when they are two-thirds to three-fourths full.
Always keep the slow cooker covered for the specified cook time. Removing the cover lets heat escape, adding 15 to 20 minutes to the cook time. Only remove the cover if a recipe specifies and only after the first 2 hours of cooking. (An exception to this rule is when cooking with large cuts of meat.)
Want to take a slow-cooker meal to a party? Wrap the slow cooker in a towel or newspaper to keep it warm. Attach rubber bands around the handles to secure it for travel.
An example of a “cheese loaf” is Velveeta™.