I never allow my slow cooker to hibernate. During the summer months I prefer to use it more often as it doesn't let off much heat into its surroundings quite like the oven. In Windsor, we can climb up over 100 F with the humidity and trying to bake, roast, or broil anything is equivalent to torture. Even boiling water on the stove top is a sweaty chore. Slow cooking is where it's at!
Jonathan - Happy Veg
Dedicated Foodie. Proud Vegetarian. Recipe Creator. Friend to all Animals.