Common Ingredients That Shouldn't Ever Be Placed In A Crock-Pot

Crockpots may be easy to use, but if you add the wrong foods, you could end up with a culinary nightmare. That may sound like a bunch of crock, but take a look at these 20 ingredients, and decide for yourself. Something about these dietary staples just don't mix with Slow cookers.

Dairy Products

Ever had curdled milk? You have if you’ve ever eaten yogurt. When overheated, the proteins in milk clump up and create something new. But if you do it wrong, you could end up with a serious stomach ache. Opt to add dairy at the end of the cooking process instead.

Frozen Meats

Plop frozen meat in your slow cooker and congratulations: you’ve poisoned your dinner guests! Crockpots use a very low temperature that can leave your meat undercooked, risking the development of bacteria like Salmonella, E. Coli, Shigella, and Staphylococcus aureus. Yum!


Sometimes, the secret ingredient to your meal is a dash of liquor. While high temperatures cause alcohol to burn off, low temperatures won’t allow it to blend with your dish. Your dinner guests will end up disappointed with the taste… and mildly buzzed. Lose/win?


Eggs cook fast. When overcooked, they release a toxic gas called hydrogen sulphide that contaminates the whites. If the yolk appears green, you’ve gone too far. Always make eggs a final ingredient to your meal.