Slow Cookers are awesome. Whether you’re looking to make a hearty stew or just want to warm up some leftovers, a slow cooker can do the job with minimal effort on your part.
But what if you want to use your slow cooker for more than just cooking food? Can you put it in the oven?
The answer is yes, you can put your Crock-Pot insert in the oven! In fact, putting your slow cooker in the oven is actually quite common—it’s easy and convenient!
However, there are some things you should keep in mind before putting that crock pot in the oven.
Can You Put a Crock-pot in the Oven?
You may wonder if it’s safe to put a crock pot in the oven and what that would do. The answer is yes! You can put your slow cooker into the oven, but only if you’re careful about what you do with it.
According to Crockpot your insert is dishwasher safe and can go in the oven, just not under the broiler. You can even use it in certain microwaves. However, they’re only considered safe up to 400 degrees F.
So if you want to reheat your favorite soup real quick in the oven, go for it!
Can You Put Other Slow Cooker Brands in the Oven?
Yes! You can put other slow cooker brands in the oven. The only difference is that the cooking times may be different, depending on how powerful your slow cooker’s heating element is. If your slow cooker isn’t on this list, a quick check of your user manual should answer your question
The stoneware insert of your Hamilton Beach slow cooker can be put in the oven. However, there’s no listed maximum temperature like the Crockpot. As such, use caution and never put the stoneware in the oven when empty.
Cuisinart Slow Cookers
Do not place your Cuisinart insert in the oven. This insert is not designed for the temperatures of your oven or stovetop
All-Clad Slow Cookers
Unlike the others, the All-Clad has a cast aluminum insert. This insert is oven safe up to 400 degrees like the Crockpot. Unlike the Crockpot inserts, the All-Clad can also be used on gas and electric stovetops.
If your All-Clad is one with the ceramic insert, the same is not true. The ceramic insert is not oven or stovetop safe.
KitchenAid Slow Cooker
While it’s not recommended for oven use, the ceramic insert of your KitchenAid slow cooker can be used in the oven for up to an hour at no more than 300 degrees F.
Calphalon Slow Cookers
Much like the Hamilton Beach, the Calphalon insert is listed as being oven safe but they don’t specify a specific temperature limit.
Things to Keep in Mind When Putting Your Crock Pot in the Oven
- Know what material your crockpot insert is made of. This can make a big difference on whether or not it’s safe to put in your oven and for how long. Ceramic inserts are far more susceptible to thermal shock
- Think about the temperatures. Your actual slow cooker heating elements won’t reach temperatures over 300 degrees F. Most user manuals say to keep the temps your insert is exposed to below 400 degrees. Considering the above, you may want to slowly bring your ceramic insert up to temperature rather than shoving it into a hot oven.
- Do not place an empty insert into the oven. You also don’t want to put too little in there or your food will burn.
To answer the question, yes your Crockpot insert can be put in the oven at temperatures less than 400 degrees F.
If you have questions about non-Crockpot slow cooker inserts, it’s always best to check your user manual before trying to put it in the oven.