I imagine Southerners were pretty early adopters of slow-cooking. These miracle machines cook food low and slow without heating up the whole kitchen, perfect for sweltering Southern summers. Grits are a Southern staple that are especially well-suited for slow-cooking — they like a long, slow simmer without much tending. A crock of slow-cooked grits is a dream to wake up to and an easy, no-fuss base for weeknight dinners.
How To Make Grits in the Slow Cooker — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn