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Old 05-10-2003, 06:45 PM
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I would appreciate advice on buying a crockpot. Long ago I gave away my
only once used crockpot simply, because I could not tolerate my home
smelling of slow cooking blood while trying the pot out for a beef roast
and vegetables. At the time it had not occurred to me that I could have
used the crockpot plugged into an outlet in the garage to avoid this
tiresome smell. Now I do have a 6 qt. Nesco that I use for various
slow-cooking things, but I am comtemplating buying myself a crockpot as
well. Please, could those of you with often use of this cooking method
recommend the best cooker for me to buy?

Picky ~JA~


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Old 05-10-2003, 08:30 PM
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JA Wrote for crockpot buying advice, while neglecting to say that usual
cooking is for one, but freezing for later meals is quite common.
I would appreciate advice on buying a
crockpot....I do have a 6 qt. Nesco that I use
for various slow-cooking things, but I am
contemplating buying myself a crockpot as
well. Please, could those of you with often use
of this cooking method recommend the best
cooker for me to buy?


Picky ~JA~

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Old 06-10-2003, 03:21 AM
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"Richard's ~JA~" said...
I would appreciate advice on buying a crockpot. Long ago I gave away my
only once used crockpot simply, because I could not tolerate my home
smelling of slow cooking blood...


If you had such a bad experience with it, why do you want to know what to
buy now ?? Next time try another cut of meat and do it right.


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Old 06-10-2003, 03:57 AM
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JA wrote...
I would appreciate advice on buying a
crockpot. Long ago I gave away my only once
used crockpot simply, because I could not
tolerate my home smelling of slow cooking
blood...

To which Niki so sweetly wrote....
If you had such a bad experience with it, why
do you want to know what to buy now ?? Next
time try another cut of meat and do it right.

Regardless of the bad experience, it would be impossible to "try another
cut of meat and do it right" without another crockpot, wouldn't it? I
didn't need to state a past experience for any part of a reason for
wanting crockpot purchase advice now, so I'm sorry to have bothered your
read here.

Picky ~JA~

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Old 07-10-2003, 03:38 AM
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I think all the brands and styles work fine. The only detail I insist
on is a removable liner that is dishwasher-safe -- washing it by hand is
NOT my idea of fun!

What you might want to do is hit some garage sales or Goodwill or
Salvation Army stores to try to buy one real cheap. Using it a few
times will tell you what features matter to you, and then you can go
shopping for a new one more knowledgably.

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http://www.SteigerFamily.com
Cheyenne WY, USDA zone 5a, Sunset zone 1a
Home of the Wyoming Wind Festival, January 1-December 31
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Old 07-10-2003, 06:29 AM
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Sylvia wrote in
:

I think all the brands and styles work fine. The only detail I insist
on is a removable liner that is dishwasher-safe -- washing it by hand is
NOT my idea of fun!

What you might want to do is hit some garage sales or Goodwill or
Salvation Army stores to try to buy one real cheap. Using it a few
times will tell you what features matter to you, and then you can go
shopping for a new one more knowledgably.


a removable oval shaped liner (fits a whole chicken better).
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Old 08-10-2003, 10:40 PM
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" wrote in
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a removable oval shaped liner (fits a whole chicken better).


All they are anyway are fancy double boilers, just with no water. None
of them are especially expensive. I use a pressure cooker instead. You
can do the same stuff with it but it's hella mad faster.

candeh



I prefer to set up the crock pot before I go to work and come home to a
cooked meal than to come home and cook. After supper before I go to bed I
do the prep work for a crock pot meal and put it all in the liner and in
the fridge. Before leaving for work I put the liner in the crock pot,plug
it in and select temperature setting. When I get home I can serve a meal
and relax instead of running maddly about getting a meal together.
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Old 10-10-2003, 04:07 AM
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it's hella mad faster

The crockpot doesn't explode its contents onto the ceiling ...

Faster isn't the point. Most crockpot dishes can also be made, faster,
on the stovetop, but that takes the cook's time and attention. The big
attraction (for me, at least) in crockpot cooking is load it up, start
it, go away and do whatever you want for 8-10 hours, come home after
work/school/errands/whatever dead beat and starving and presto! dinner
is cooked, hot, and ready to serve.

There are also some recipes that taste so much better when cooked in the
crockpot, it's amazing. Corned beef comes to mind. Yummm!

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http://www.SteigerFamily.com
Cheyenne WY, USDA zone 5a, Sunset zone 1a
Home of the Wyoming Wind Festival, January 1-December 31
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