Here is a tip for using a slow cooker. Slow cookers only work if you turn them on. I got wonderful ingredients for a potato and chicken casserole. (The chicken isn’t in the picture.) I put it in the slow cooker and then I left for a day of errands. I kept thinking that I was pretty cool, because I had already made dinner. When I got back home from the errands, there was a funny smell in the house. Yes, that is correct. I had plugged in the wrong appliance. The cord for the toaster and the cord for the slow cooker are the same color. I ate take out. I got a good fortune cookie though so the bad smell in the house was worth it.