Guide to times for slow cooking


    Here’s a basic guide to approximate cooking times when using a slow cooker. Bear in mind that these are estimated times only and that cooking times will vary with the type of food being cooked, the size of the pieces and the other ingredients. Follow a recipe for best results.


    Food type Approximate cooking times
    Low High
    Chicken fillets 6-8 hours 3-4 hours
    Chicken thighs or legs 8-9 hours 4-5 hours
    Beef or pork ribs 6-10 hours 4-6 hours
    Brisket 8-10 hours 4-5 hours
    Vegetables 2-6 hours 2-3 hours
    Baked potato 8-10 hours 4-5 hours
    Baked sweet potato 6-8 hours 3-4 hours
    Rice 4-8 hours 2-3 hours
    Soup 6-10 hours 3-5 hours
    Stews and casseroles 6-10 hours 3-6 hours