Re: [slowcooker] high and low settings??
- Sharon - whatever you do, don't let go of the old el cheapo
slowcooker. The newer crockpots cook way too hot
and burn and dry out your food if you follow the slow cooker recipes in
the cook books.
Look for a listing of the wattage used. (usually on the bottom of the
crock). My older crock has a low wattage of 75 to a high wattage of
150. My newest crockpot (Rival - 2 years old) has a listed wattage of
180 watts (low) to 250 watts (high). As you can see there is a great
difference between the low watt setting in both the old crock and the
new. I believe the makers all decided to up the wattage used on the low
setting for fear of being sued when a dish was cooked for hours
but people still got sick from salmonella. - You might want to e-mail
Rival and ask if they have any "NEW" crockpots
that have the lower temperature range as I list above - Jenny
> Hi[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Being a novice to slowcooking I would like to know what the difference
> between high and low set cooking is about.....is there one advantage
> over the other as far as the end result is concerned. I know that it is
> a difference is heat and cooking time, but is there one advantage over
> the other as far as the finished result.