food52hotline @brevilleusa I'm making chili today to eat tomorrow. How long to reheat in #slowcooker? Thanks! #Halloween

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Lisa D. October 30, 2015
Thank you!! I will be using the stovetop for sure. Happy Halloween!
 
Susan W. October 30, 2015
It takes 4 hours for a slow cooker to come to full temp, so as AJ says, I'd reheat on the stovetop, microwave or oven and then place it in your slow cooker.
 
Susan W. October 30, 2015
I just had a thought..you included Breville in your post. Do you have the one that also has a Browning and/or simmer setting? If so, you can bring it to a simmer as quickly as you can on your stovetop. I have the Cuisinart with that setting and use it to brown meats before slow cooking. It's like the burner being on medium high depending on the temp I set it to.
 
AntoniaJames October 30, 2015
Foodsafety.gov says this, in a piece they published around Super Bowl time:
"We do NOT recommend reheating food or leftovers in a slow cooker. Instead, we advise callers to reheat cooked food to steaming on the stove top or in a microwave oven. Then, you can put it into a preheated slow cooker to keep it hot for serving. Use a food thermometer to be sure the food stays at 140 °F. or above."
www.foodsafety.gov/blog/slow_cooker.html ;o)
 
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