I think it’s safe to say that the slow cooker is one of my favourite kitchen tools.  After all, it cooks delicious meals with minimal effort!  Not to mention it’s great to use in the summer when you don’t want to heat the house up.

Slow cookers are generally known for their skills at creating delicious stews and tender meats.  But your slow cooker can do so much more!  Read on to discover five unique ways to use your slow cooker.

These 5 unique ways to use your slow cooker are brilliant!

Make Yogurt

It’s possible to make your own yogurt in a slow cooker!   This is something that I’d love to try in the near future since I think it could save quite a bit of money.  Try the Homemade Yogurt recipe from Mom on Time Out or try the Greek Yogurt from One Good Thing by Jillee.

Make Candles

Let the gift giving begin!  You can easily make candles for gifts (or yourself) in your slow cooker!  I think this is a great way to turn those candles that no longer burn because the wick is gone, into new candles.  Learn how to make candles in your slow cooker over at A Year of Slow Cooking.

Make Baked Potatoes

I automatically assume that successful slow cooker recipes have to include some sort of liquid.  But this slow cooker baked potato recipe proves me wrong!

Make Bread

I think this idea is genius.  Make a loaf of bread in your slow cooker!  This is great for the summer months when you don’t want to heat up the house!  Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day shows you how to make a loaf of artisan bread in the slow cooker!

Make Brownies

As seen from the unique slow cooker ideas I posted above, you’re not limited to dinner-type meals in the least.  So, of course dessert can be made in a slow cooker!  Why not try these Triple Chocolate Brownies from Martha Stewart?

Make French Fries

My daughter loves homemade French fries and I think this French Fry recipe from Practical Stewardship just made my life a whole lot easier!

Isn’t the slow cooker a neat appliance?  What unique things have you made in your slow cooker?  Will you be trying any of these ideas?

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