Re: [slowcooker] Crockpot for Freezer Food
- can't answer all
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From: "First Last" <mykemo@...>
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 4:23 PM
| 1) What are some things I should look for on a new
>>>>>>high low warm settings
avoid "set temps"
2-recipes don't call for set temps
| I have read where some only heat on the bottom and depend
on radiant heat
| for the sides. Do some units come with heating elements
on the sides?
crockpots (Rival's trademark)
and slow cookers have the "around heat"
as opposed to base only
if it doesn't say crockpot or slow cooker
you don't want it
| 2) What are some things to avoid in a crockpot?
too many "gadgets"
crockpot/slow cookers are simple
| 4) Are there some brands that are consistently good in a
| 5) What about the new digital "Programmable" crockpot
dunno but why?
| 6) Are there some concerns to be aware of with a larger
crockpot versus a
| smaller unit, such as cool spots?
as long as it's half to 3/4th's full
and plenty of liquid
think of it steaming itself
| 10) What about the Rival "Smart Part?" "The Smart-Part
module enables crock
| pots to have programmable functionality..." "Compatible
with any brand slow
| cooker." What experiences have you had or heard about
with this? It is an
| electronic unit that plugs into the wall. Then you plug
you crockpot into
| this unit. It looks like uses its built-in brains to
| electricity to you slow cooker automatically adjusting
from high to warm
| after your pre-set cooking time is up.
i have one
you can *only* set it for
low 8 or 10 hours (most recipes)
high 3 or 4 hours
then it automaticaly goes to "warm"
If I need it longer
I turn it off and on again
if shorter -just turn it off
I like the option of leaving it longer ;-)