365 Days of Slow Cooking: How to use your slow cooker to melt down honey

Saturday, November 21, 2009

How to use your slow cooker to melt down honey


Has your honey ever gotten really crusty and gross? Usually I'll just stick mine in a pot on the stove all day. However, that doesn't seem very safe if I leave to go somewhere or with my 17 month old who likes to climb up on the oven and see what's on the stove. So I just put some water in my 6 quart slow cooker, placed the honey without the lid in the water and turned it on low all day. It melted it down perfectly and then I poured it into our honey bear and it's ready to go!

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  1. What a great idea! I hadn't thought of that -- I usually use the stove method, too, but I bet this uses less electricity. Thanks!

  2. How clever. My crystallized honey is in plastic bottles. Do you think it would still work?

  3. I know this is a slow cooker blog, but I put mine on my candle warmer. It fit perfectly and melted very nice.

  4. I take the lid off and microwave for 30 secs - works every time. Unless you don't have a microwave...

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  6. Here in southern Arizona, it's easier and more energy-efficient just to set a (glass) honey jar in the sun for a few hours.