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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferti View Post
    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.
    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.
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    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.

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    I agree with you. Although I've never had a bad crock pot.

    Quote Originally Posted by RitaRose View Post
    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)
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.


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    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.
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