How To: 15 Surprising Things You Can Make in a Crockpot

15 Surprising Things You Can Make in a Crockpot

While crockpots are commonly used for making soups and stews or for slow-cooking meats, they are also surprisingly useful for making other foods that you may not associate with a slow cooker, such as brownies, bread, cheesecake, fruit butters, and even yogurt.

For unconventional, non-edible uses, crockpots also come in handy for many DIY craft projects. You can use a slow cooker to make your own candles, dye wool and yarn, recycle broken crayons, and more.

Read below for more unexpected uses for a crockpot. Click on image to enlarge.

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If you use your crockpot to make soap, be prepared to never use it to cook food in again. Soap is made with lye, and while the soap is cooking and becoming that lovely stuff that you wash with, it is eating the glaze off of the crockpot and soaking into the pottery.

Soap that has been completely through its process is good and safe. Raw soap that is going through the process is not. Just keep it in mind.

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