I am wondering if you are supposed to put water in all slow cookers? I saw my roommate put water underneath the ceramic insert and would like to know if that is the proper procedure? I have never owned a new one and my ceramic inserts tend to break often, would like to know if that is why?
I always make sure there is liquid in the cooking portion of the crock, so I'm at least doing that right. But would you have any insights into why the ceramic inserts break on me so often. I keep them clean and store them in the cupboard(no 'off-label usage), but they keep on breaking....am I just getting my hands on cheap cookers? or is there a trick or something that will help extend the life I get out of them?