Food - Drink
Can You Put Aluminum Foil In Your
Slow Cooker?
The slow cooker is perfect on those busy days when life is throwing many things at you, but if there was one thing we could change about the slow cooker, it would be the scrubbing that takes place after. Some people line their slow cookers with aluminum foil to help minimize the clean-up, but is it safe?
According to America's Test Kitchen Cooking School, using foil in your slow cooker is not only safe, but it also helps those recipes that don't have or create a lot of liquid, like lasagna. In an instructional video, they suggest making a collar with your foil and placing it on the side opposite of the control buttons or dial to help prevent foods from burning or drying out.
However, it’s important to note that using aluminum foil in your slow cooker could cause a small amount of aluminum to seep into your meal. You don’t have to worry though, because studies have shown that the amount of aluminum that actually cooks into your meal is minuscule.