Meal cooking in slow cooker
The Simplest Way To Remove Extra Liquid From Your Slow Cooker Meals
Slow cooker recipes like stews can sometimes end up liquidy and watery. In this case, you can either use a ladle to remove excess liquid or leave the lid ajar so it evaporates.
These methods allow you to remove liquid without lifting the pot off the cooker's electric base, interrupting the cooking process. You can even reuse the liquid if you use a ladle.
If you only have a small amount of extra liquid, partially prop the lid of the cooker open to finish cooking, so that steam escapes instead of falling back into the pot.
If you choose to ladle out the liquid, you might be eager to do it as soon as possible, but you must hold off until cooking is nearly complete for the best results.
Removing liquid mid-cook will add to your cooking time due to temperature interruptions, and it also presents safety hazards like steam burns or spilling of scalding liquid.