Slow cooker and Crock-Pot are terms used interchangeably to refer to the same kind of product: an electric device that cooks at a low temperature for several hours to allow homemakers the convenience of cooking a meal without having to check on it frequently, or even be at home while the food is cooking. CorningWare slow cookers cook food for up to 10 hours on three settings. According to CorningWare, the company introduced its glass-ceramic products in 1958. The company was acquired by World Kitchen and the primary material used now is ceramic stoneware. CorningWare slow cookers have homemaker-friendly instructions.
Put the food into the slow cooker. Place the lid onto the cooker. Do not remove the lid during the cooking cycle.
Plug in the slow cooker. The digital display will read 0. This is the display for the cooking hours, or cooking time.
Locate the cook time selection button on the front of the CorningWare slow cooker. Depending on your model, you will have between 1 and 10 hours of cooking from which to select. The slow cooker automatically operates on a high heat setting when you select a cooking time between 1 and 6. When you choose a cooking time of 7 to 10, the slow cooker will operate on a lower heat setting.
Select how many hours you wish to cook your food. Press the button until the number of hours you wish to cook your food is shown on the digital display window. If for any reason your slow cooker is stuck on a certain number or is registering a blank display window, unplug the appliance from the electrical outlet. Press the "On" and "Hour" button simultaneously and again plug in the slow cooker. Hold down the selection buttons for 15 seconds. The digital window should display 0.
Press the "On" button to start the appliance. If you need to stop the slow cooker while it is cooking, press the "On/Off" button.
Use the "Auto Selection" setting to cook food on high for one hour. After the first hour, the CorningWare slow cooker will switch to a low cooking temperature and finish out the cooking hours you selected.
Keep cooked food warm by pressing the "On/Off" button while the digital display window registers 0. The slow cooker will change to a warm temperature once the food is finished cooking when the cooker has cooked the pre-selected number of hours.