RE: [slowcooker] SMART POT QUESTION
- Good question.
What is the "standard" size crockpot?
Then again, isn't is all pretty much a guess, just toss the stuff into
the crock and whatever? Because you know anything is going to be
well cooked after 6 or 8 hours.
So far my method is "brown the meat off" in a frying pan. Then dump
it and whatever I use to deglaze the pan into the crock. Doesn't
really matter what the meat is. Pork chops, emu, chicken thighs or
It's all delicious.
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Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 7:28 PM
Hi group, my name is Sue and I have been a member for quite some time,
but have been unable to post due to time constraints. I'm coming out
of lurkdom for a minute with a question.
I received a Rival 6 qt. Smart Pot today and the instructions in the
owners manual have me confused. It says that the recipes in the
manual need to be doubled for a 6 qt. but just add 1 1/2 times the
amount of liquid. I can understand that, but what about the recipes
in the cookbook that came with it or any other Crockpot cookbook?
They don't say what size crockpot the recipe is for. Am I over
Thanks and regards,
- At 09:27 PM 9/8/2005, mbiggs12000 wrote:
>Hi group, my name is Sue and I have been a member for quite some time,Nope, don't think you're over analyzing this at all, since how full your
>but have been unable to post due to time constraints. I'm coming out
>of lurkdom for a minute with a question.
>I received a Rival 6 qt. Smart Pot today and the instructions in the
>owners manual have me confused. It says that the recipes in the
>manual need to be doubled for a 6 qt. but just add 1 1/2 times the
>amount of liquid. I can understand that, but what about the recipes
>in the cookbook that came with it or any other Crockpot cookbook?
>They don't say what size crockpot the recipe is for. Am I over
slowcooker is can definitely affect how it cooks. More so on some dishes
than others, but enough to matter. Not full enough tends to make it cook
hotter and can cause burning, overcooking, drying out, etc.
Unless they specify otherwise or the quantities make it clear otherwise, I
assume any recipe that doesn't say is talking about a 4 -4.5 qt cooker,
which used to be more or less the standard back when there were fewer
sizes. Which means the instructions about doubling the ingredients by only
adding 1.5 times the liquid sounds about right as a rule for your 6 qt.,
although to be safe in case the original recipe fills the slowcooker more
than most, I'd probably go with 1.5 times the ingredients and sort out the
liquids (maybe 1.25 instead of 1.5 times?) by what the dish is and how
liquid and all that.