slow cooker help please!!!!!

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    Hi all i wonder if anyone can help, i seem to be failing every time i use my slow cooker, especially with beef,i have put it in with very little liquid for around 9 hours on low, and whatever cut of beef i use seems to be tough and chewy what im i doing wrong?
     
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    What brand do you have? I know some people with Tesco ones found they ran really fast even on the low setting.

    Have you tried other meats to see how it works with them?
     
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    i have the morphy richards one and an old tower slow cooker which i havent tried yet, but i have tried lots of different kinds of beef with no luck!:(
     
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    What I've always been told is that meats which need slow cooking i.e the cheaper cuts on the whole, go through a tough stage, to a tender stage and then back to tough. I'd say it's over cooked. Surprised that happened in a slow cooker though.

    I'm 99 per cent sure that that rule applies to oven slow cooking. I normally calculate for an 8 hr max. slow cook - any longer I put it on the lower setting on my slow cooker. This may not be the right answer though as never tested it beyond 8 hrs on normal setting!!!!
     
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    What cuts of beef are you using?
    And have you tried other meats eg a whole chicken?

    Not all cuts are suitable for slow cooking - you need the tougher ones rather than prime cuts

    http://life.familyeducation.com/main-dishes/nutrition/52348.html

    http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/articles/the-best-beef-cuts-for-slow-cooking
     
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