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Old 09-25-2017, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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https://www.amazon.com/West-Bend-849...nd+slow+cooker



I have two of these in a different color.
If I didn't already have a crock pot, I'd buy this! Very cool.
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Old 09-25-2017, 02:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Thank you both, I like the crock pot meals we have made & I do not need to cook beans in half an hour, I plan our meals & I like the way the dry beans cook on the stove top. The IP seems better suited to someone who needs to cook in a hurry & that is not me. I think I will try the cp with griddle that CSD mentioned.
I don't need to cook in a hurry, I just don't like the smell of food cooking all day. By the time it's ready to eat, I'm nauseated from the smell and can't eat it. Smells still come out of the pressure cooker, but not as strongly and not all day. The other advantage is that I don't have to watch it. I can put the food in, set it, and go ride my bike while dinner cooks, which is the same thing I liked about slow cookers.
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Old 09-25-2017, 02:31 PM
 
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Our cp is not working correctly, it will only cook on high, the low feature is not working. We use it several times a month, mostly to make pulled pork, or a pot roast type meal. We use it all year round, as in the summer, we do not use the oven at all. I also like that I can store it in the cupboard, as counter space is limited.

Should I replace it with another crock pot or something different like an instant pot? I am looking for ideas.
For safety's sake trash that old pot since part of the switch is burnt out which why it doesn't work on those settings.

It's a fire waiting to happen.


Believe it or not.........
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Old 09-26-2017, 06:25 AM
 
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I got one of those precision induction cooktops that just plug in for Christmas a few years ago. Since I had enamel coated CI pots I use that all the time in place of a CP and use it for many other things.

It's nice to get it hot to sear the meat, then put it on low/high(170-190 or so) like a crock pot. set the time and walk away.

Ended up buying another one to keep food warm in the back yard/garage/anywhere when people come over. Great for setting temps when deep frying.

If you lived closer I'd give you my crock pot. lol
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Old 09-26-2017, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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If I didn't already have a crock pot, I'd buy this! Very cool.
I would too. never saw this one before. My crock pot is 12 years old.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:37 AM
 
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For safety's sake trash that old pot since part of the switch is burnt out which why it doesn't work on those settings.

It's a fire waiting to happen.


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agree 100% !

A 120v appliance that you typically have on and operating on the counter top ( right below combustible wooded cabinets ) and you know for a fact it has a broken temp setting switch !!

OMG are you serious ?

Its a $25 appliance and you are risking your HOME and your LIFE by using it ?

C'mon ... get a grip and toss that thing into the trash and call it a day
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Northern California
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agree 100% !

A 120v appliance that you typically have on and operating on the counter top ( right below combustible wooded cabinets ) and you know for a fact it has a broken temp setting switch !!

OMG are you serious ?

Its a $25 appliance and you are risking your HOME and your LIFE by using it ?

C'mon ... get a grip and toss that thing into the trash and call it a day
We only found it was not working this past weekend, when we went out & came home to a cold cp. I have no intention of using it again.
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Old 10-07-2017, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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https://www.amazon.com/West-Bend-849...nd+slow+cooker


I have two of these in a different color.
Thank you for the recommendation, it arrived yesterday & today we made a tri tip roast in it, & it came out great. I love the size & the ability to put it on the stove top, to brown, in the beginning, & try to make gravy at the end. It is my favorite crock pot ever!!
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Thank you both, I like the crock pot meals we have made & I do not need to cook beans in half an hour, I plan our meals & I like the way the dry beans cook on the stove top. The IP seems better suited to someone who needs to cook in a hurry & that is not me. I think I will try the cp with griddle that CSD mentioned.
I purchased an instant pot just a few months ago. I don't need to cook in a hurry and, frankly, when you add up the time it takes to come up to pressure, cook the food, and natural release of the pressure, I don't think it saves much time (unless you're comparing it to an all day slow cook).

What I really value about the OP is the flavor and texture of the meat. Even ex butcher DH (who thought the contraption was stupid) agrees - the meat IS more flavorful and you have more control over texture than a slow cooker produces. We also have found that meat is juicier (but the sous vide is better for juicy meat, especially chicken).
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