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Fatty Talk “Crockpots!” by RogueSamus

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RogueSamus 4 years ago on 04/20/09
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Oh I love mine! Who else is crazy for theirs?

I put a roast in mine and let it cook 8 hours and oh it was so delightful. The benefits of crock pot cooking are not only that it's easy, you make your house smell amazing!

This blog is my favorite and I've used a lot of her ideas and tricks:
http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/

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Lucifer 4 years ago on 04/20/09
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Loaded with chili tomorrow night.

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Duck 4 years ago on 04/20/09
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Paging Zanial and his chili to this thread.
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Barney Stinson 4 years ago on 04/20/09
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Please give me your suggestions on high quality crock pots so I can buy one ASAFP. Been meaning to for months now.
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Lucifer 4 years ago on 04/20/09
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Battlestar Galactica said:
Please give me your suggestions on high quality crock pots so I can buy one ASAFP. Been meaning to for months now.


I have a 6qt stainless steel Rival. Works great. I absolutely suggest. Spend around $50. Now go.
PS: Has a removable stoneware crock. Also if you look hard enough might be able to get a mini crock pot for dips and nacho cheese that is included.
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Kirei the Klown 4 years ago on 04/20/09
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I love crockpots! I'm making homemade baked beans in mine RIGHT NOW. Mmmm delicious.
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xxxholic 4 years ago on 04/20/09
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Battlestar Galactica said:
Please give me your suggestions on high quality crock pots so I can buy one ASAFP. Been meaning to for months now.


Same here.
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Lucifer 4 years ago on 04/20/09
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I'll be honest, the one I have is pretty big. It might be a bit big for a small apartment. I personally dont fire mine up unless I have people over.
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obcat 4 years ago on 04/20/09
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Battlestar Galactica said:
Please give me your suggestions on high quality crock pots so I can buy one ASAFP. Been meaning to for months now.


Read that as AS-FAP... Anyway, are there really any low quality crocks? They're pretty simple, I imagine. My mom has some fancy digital temp/timer thing on it, but my dad has this really really basic analogue one that's decades old. They both do the same fantastic job.

My only recommendation is get one that has a removable inner-shell or liner to make cleaning easier. They do, supposedly, have 'crock pot cooking bags' now, which just look like mini garbage bags that you put all the food in and cook away.

Because they generally don't have any moving parts, there's little that I imagine can wear out. I wouldn't get one at a thrift store, but beyond that, just spend what you're comfortable with and maybe look for a known-and-respected brand name.
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Divine_Shadow 4 years ago on 04/20/09
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I've had the same, el cheapo, 30.00 JC Penny's pot with a ceramic insert for about a decade now and it still works just fine. No need of anything fancy.


Crockpots make the BEST chilil...Brown the meat, drain the grease...toss seasonings, meat, beans and a 2 cans of beer in early morning...let that shit stew all day on low heat...enjoy at your leisure after at LEAST seven hours cooking time.
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the.avidpedestrian 4 years ago on 04/20/09
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I got a cheapy $12 1 quart crock pot at walmart. It's TINY, which is perfect for me since I'm not supposed to have it, what with living in the dorms and whatnot. It has the removable stoneware crock which is great for a) ease of cleaning; and b) no need to dirty up more dishes for storage of leftovers. So far, my only complaint is that it's too small to do a whole bag of beans/lentils, which is annoying because I then have to store leftover uncooked beans, which can be treacherous if you're working with the bare minimum of kitchenesque utensils as I am. Seriously. It was like $12 ($15 at the MOST) and it is CROCKPOT brand, not that shitty walmart brand crap, and it's the best $12-$15 I've spent in 5 years of college. Plus, it'll be great for when I get home, perfect size for dips and such, since my family has real slow cookers that are big enough to make meals for more than one person.

My favorite recipes are basically your different kinds of beans with some smoked sausage/kielbasa or italian sausage thrown in along with salt and pepper. Smoked sausage doesn't technically have to be cooked/browned beforehand, although it does taste better if you do it anyway. Italian sausage, I've found, I have to at least brown it before throwing it in, otherwise it just doesn't LOOK done, which creeps me out as I've had food poisoing before. I've done quite well with a george foreman + crockpot for these two recipes.
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Barney Stinson 4 years ago on 04/20/09
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How do you guys deal with leaving something plugged in and on, while you're away for 7 hours. I fear something exploding or catching on fire. Are there failsafes on these things?
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obcat 4 years ago on 04/20/09
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Battlestar Galactica said:
How do you guys deal with leaving something plugged in and on, while you're away for 7 hours. I fear something exploding or catching on fire. Are there failsafes on these things?


For some I believe there are, for others probably not. Do you leave your clothes dryer, or dishwasher plugged in and on when you leave? Those have hot elements and coils and such. I imagine if the heating element shorts out and breaks, it trips the breaker it's on, shuts down and you've got to throw out the food that's been sitting out, uncooked too long.

Don't leave your crock near a heap of gasoline soaked rags, piles of paper or sawdust, and you should be fine.
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Nurse Chapel 4 years ago on 04/21/09
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Lucifer said:


I have a 6qt stainless steel Rival. Works great. I absolutely suggest. Spend around $50. Now go. PS: Has a removable stoneware crock. Also if you look hard enough might be able to get a mini crock pot for dips and nacho cheese that is ...


my mother has sworn by Rival for crockpots for goddamned ever. I think she owns four different sized ones right now (large, oval for roasts, smaller round ones for chili, dips, etc) all the same company.

I have a whole assortment of different beans and such that I've been wanting to borrow one of her crock pots and make a chili with, but I'm nervous that I'll somehow manage to fuck it up beyond being edible, since it's rather out of my element. :(
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Al Paradise 4 years ago on 04/21/09
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Lucifer said:


I have a 6qt stainless steel Rival. Works great. I absolutely suggest. Spend around $50. Now go. PS: Has a removable stoneware crock. Also if you look hard enough might be able to get a mini crock pot for dips and nacho cheese that is ...


I got this Rival. It came with the mini pot, as well.

I got kinda bored with mine. I'd just make veggie/meat medley. And my family started to bitch about how long it took to make shit.

My buddies used to make chili or corned beef and cabbage, those were awesome.
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pamelaNeko 4 years ago on 04/21/09
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I had the same Rival, and I really liked it as far as crockpots go. Although I have no idea what happened to it. I didn't use it enough to be perfectly honest.

Just make sure you get one w/ a removeable pot, as others have said.
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Jemstone 4 years ago on 04/21/09
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Jumping on the "Rival with the removable earthenware pot" bandwagon.

Al, your family is obviously not related to you by blood, and are all impostors. Complaining about "how long" something takes to make in a crock pot is simply un-American. Slow cooking 4 lyfe!

See if you can find a roaster-insert for your crockpot if you don't want things stewed - it lets the juices run under the insert, and keeps your meat (or veg, or whatever) up out of the liquid and they end up with more of a dry roast than your typical crock-pot fare. I do this for carnitas or roast beef. If you don't have a roaster rack, just put your potatoes or other sturdy vegetables and roots under the meat. The vegetables will get all nicely stewed and your meat will roast much more dryly than otherwise.
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Lin 4 years ago on 04/21/09
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A crock pot is a little miracle for when I know I will be too tired to make anything decent after work so crock pot to the rescue! Throw in some meat, veggies, and spices and turn it on and leave! Come home and I have a yummy roast waiting for me. Hmmmmm gonna go start the pot now!
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Duck 4 years ago on 04/21/09
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omg this recipe!

http://...blogspot.com/...-to-40-clove-garlic-chicken.html
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Al Paradise 4 years ago on 04/21/09
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Jemstone said:
Jumping on the "Rival with the removable earthenware pot" bandwagon.

Al, your family is obviously not related to you by blood, and are all impostors. Complaining about "how long" something takes to make in a crock pot is simply un-American. Slo...


This is a great idea, the roaster! Back when I was working PlasterFunTime, I'd get out of work at 7PM so crocking it up was ideal. Being self-employed means you're a bit more on the go with the flexibility of what you eat. So, slow cooking is kinda a hurdle.

One of these days though, corned beef'n'cabbage. Mmmmmmm.

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