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7 incredible slow-cooker hacks that will change the way you cook forever

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Ah, the slow cooker.

Is there really anything more magical than this affordable kitchen gadget? Perfect for lazy nights, novice cooks and long days, the slow cooker is truly nothing short of extraordinary -- and there's a reason it's consistently one of the most in-demand products during sale events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Especially with the impending colder weather, your slow cooker will be the MVP during busy winter nights. And as you get ready to break out that device, here are some professional tips to get the most out of our favorite kitchen appliance.

From enhancing aromatics like garlic to getting the most out of your chicken, these tricks will change the way you use your slow cooker forever. Watch the video above to watch the hacks in action or scroll through above to learn all the tricks of the trade!