Re: New Rival Crockpot
- Dear Jenny,
It depends on the cost of it. If it's too expensive, I'd prefer two
$9.95 crockpots for those occasions when I wanted to cook two different
meals. You can vary the temperature and the time with two pots.
And...you have two separate serving dishes for fondues and other items
(dips, hot drinks). I've used all THREE of my crockpots on occasion.
BTW, I did not notice a crockpot such as you describe on the Rival page,
but I looked rather quickly:
Myron (aka Beach Boy)
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Jenny Johanssen wrote:
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> Just saw an ad in the paper yesterday for a divided Crockpot (Rival
> brand). the ad did not say how big the actual crock was or if it had a
> removable crock, but did dwell on the benefits of being able to cook two
> different dishes side by side. I may have to go to Walmart and take a
> look. Has anyone else seen this new crockpot? - Jenny
Myron Menaker Daytona Beach FL USA
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>Just saw an ad in the paper yesterday for a divided Crockpot (RivalI also saw the ad and checked them out when I was in Wal-Mart today. Of
>brand). the ad did not say how big the actual crock was or if it had a
>removable crock, but did dwell on the benefits of being able to cook two
>different dishes side by side. I may have to go to Walmart and take a
>look. Has anyone else seen this new crockpot? - Jenny
course I had just bought a new one a few weeks ago when my 8-year-old one
died, so I was curious to see if I "missed out." Well, not for my needs.
The wells are smallish in my opinion, but then I use mine for roasts, whole
chickens, large recipes for the freezer, etc etc. YMMV...
- Jenny, I haven't seen this one either but kept a newspaper article from Jan.
2000 written by Natalie Haughton of the Los Angeles Daily News. She talked
to Lori Baker, home economist for Rival in Kansas City, Mo. and was told the
"Rival's latest innovation is the Crock-Pot Duet. The 5 1/2-quart oval pot
has a divided stoneware insert with a permanent stoneware wall or divider
that splits the pot into two separate compartments, one with about
two-thirds of the total capacity, the other with one-third. It's designed to
offer cooks flexibility and save them from buying two pots.
For example, you can cook a vegetable or rice or dessert on the smaller side
and cook meat, soup or chili on the large side. We prepared and served
jambalaya with rice at a recent house show, and everyone loved it, said
Baker. Although it has a single lid, we haven't experienced any mingling of
flavors in our extensive recipe testing.
You can start various recipes--using your favorites, or those that come with
the pot--at the same time or different times. During testing, many consumers
said they would prepare the same basic recipe but with different spices
(i.e. with and without onions to appeal to their kids)."
Well from what I know about the posters on this list, this new pot won't
save us from buying two pots......we will probably just add it to our
already growing collection! I have 3 as of now!
Also in this same article....."Although some cooks are requesting healthier,
low-fat recipes---and Rival has, in response, produced "Easy Low-Fat
Cuisine," with 45 recipes, each with less than 15 grams of fat per serving,
Baker believes that most people who use the pot on a regular basis aren't
concerned about lowering fat. The book is available for $9.95 by calling
Hmmmmm, I think a lot of us are concerned with lowering fat, so I disagree
with Baker on this point.
- In a message dated 5/1/00 4:32:54AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< New Rival Crockpot >>
I saw this in WalMart yesterday. I can't imagine I would use it, but perhaps
some people might. What does everyone think? Would this eliminate the need
for cooking a side dish? That might be helpful.
>I saw this in WalMart yesterday. I can't imagine I would use it, but perhapsI'm sure it's not for everyone, but it would be tempting for me. I
>some people might. What does everyone think? Would this eliminate the need
>for cooking a side dish? That might be helpful.
have a serious lack of space in my apartment, so buying two crockpots
isn't an option (as it is, the only place to store my crockpot is on
the stove, then I have to move it onto the floor when I use the stove
and hope I don't trip over it). And I'm single, so unless I'm making
extra for freezing (which I often do) I have a hard time getting the
crock full enough. I hardly ever make a whole roast or cook a whole
chicken. But I don't want to tie myself to one of those mini-crocks,
I enjoy making a big crock of soup or stew and freezing the extras.
Being able to make two things at once would be very handy! If I
wanted to make a big pot of soup, I could just fill both halves with
the same thing. The one thing that I would worry about it whether
one half would end up cooking too long, a lot of side dishes don't
need to cook for 8 hours. Since I'm at work during the day, I only
make meals that can withstand a full day of cooking. Of course, I
already have a crockpot and I'm not going to buy another one yet, but
I've already shattered one crock when I dropped it and broke the
handle on this one (but I glued it back together), it's only a matter
of time before I'll need to replace another one...
Karen Wheless kwheless@...
When you have only two pennies left in the world,
buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other