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Cooking Time Conversion for Slow Cookers

Many conventional oven or stove top recipes can be made in a Slow Cooker. Use the chart below as an aid in converting cooking times. Remember that many factors affect cooking times in a Slow Cooker (model, elevation, room temperature), so temperature is the best (and safest) test for doneness.
Start with the times below when converting a conventional recipe to a Slow Cooker, and see our Cooking Chart for target temperatures for many foods.

Original TimeSlow Cooker
High Setting
Slow Cooker
Low Setting
15 - 30 minutes1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours4 - 6 hours
35 - 45 minutes2 - 3 1/2 hours6 - 8 hours
50 minutes - 3 hours4 - 6 hours8 - 12 hours (or more)