[QUOTE=Ferti;978391]That looks interesting. I find that warm, low and high all seem like the same temperature in my slow cooker and I'd give you the name but I lent it to my stepson and can't remember.[/QUOTE]
Typically "low" cooks the average meal in 6-8 hours, "high" cooks that same meal in 4-5 hours, and warm... well, keeps the food warm once it's cooked.
Thanks for all the replies. Has anyone else used the Instant Pot? Looks very interesting to me just wondering if it can perform the same duties as a slow cooker? I've never used a pressure cooker before I'm mainly looking to make curry dishes, stews and occasionally roast a whole chicken. thx.
I agree with you. Although I've never had a bad crock pot.
[QUOTE=RitaRose;978044]Oh, and if I were looking to buy a new one, I would make sure it had:
1) removeable stoneware (much easier cleaning)
2) a switch for high, low and warm
3) a brand you've heard of before (crappy brands can have some serious hot spots)[/QUOTE]
I've currently have three:
a 7 quart Crock Pot
a 6 quart Hamilton Beach
a 1.5 quart Pro pots (football shaped)
The Hamilton Beach is the only one that came to me new, I received it as a gift after I broke the first one that I owned. The 7 quart is my favorite, I thought it was bigger than 7 but it is not. All of mine are oval shaped but I have had the round ones and I prefer the oval shaped ones. The hamilton beach has a better lid (w/gasket) but I still prefer the Crock Pot brand.
A friend of mine just bought a slow cooker with a meat thermometer. I am thinking about investing in one like that. Since I try to put meals on when I leave for work in the morning it would be nice if it would turn to "warm" once the meat is at temp. I hate it when I come home late and my chicken or chuck roast is overcooked and dry.
Mine has a auto warm button Maybe it senses the temperature of the oven and switches to Auto? I love it, I put it on in hte morning - usually Sunday or Saturday and by the afternoon my dinner is cooked.
[QUOTE=catholicchick;982169]A friend of mine just bought a slow cooker with a meat thermometer. I am thinking about investing in one like that. Since I try to put meals on when I leave for work in the morning it would be nice if it would turn to "warm" once the meat is at temp. I hate it when I come home late and my chicken or chuck roast is overcooked and dry.[/QUOTE]
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