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What's the perfect slow cooker?

Asked by gailcalled (54570points) October 7th, 2007

Not too heavy, not too huge (like 6 qts.), not too wobbly, not too hard to clean..I have a small amt of counter space, am clumsy and don’‘t pick up heavy objects. I am also a LAZY cook.

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Jill_E's avatar

I have a huge crock pot..made by Rival, which I love. After each use, I would throw the pot in the dishwasher (oops I am not supposed to/the instructions said it is not recommended but have been using it for 5 years, it still is in great shape and works). I googled to see if they have a smaller one. They do..They have a 3.5 quart Rival. Check out this link for reviews and the other crock pots.

http://southernfood.about.com/od/toppicks/tp/tpcrockpots.htm

Happy Crock-potting :)

gailcalled's avatar

Thanks. Jill. How big and what model # is yours? Maybe 3.5 is too small?

Jill_E's avatar

I believe it is 6 quarts..it looks very much like this link below..

http://www.epinions.com/content_326785142404

Good question if 3.5 is too small or not. I think it is workable. Some crock pots are used for warming up appetizers etc. Maybe if you can visually see the pot to give you an idea if it would work/be roomy.

gailcalled's avatar

Jill; the best reviews go to the Hamilton Beach 33575 and 33163, so I will go have a look..

Thanks for the sites..there were some usefu tips and some good ideas about what to avoid.. G

Jill_E's avatar

So glad websites are helpful.

We love this recipe…it is great for 2 nights dinners…

Pot roast

from bottom to top of crock pot…
2 onions, quartered
rump
mix Lipton Onion Soup Mix with One glass of water

Set on low for 8 hours (the longer you cook in crockpot, the tender the meat is)

And save onions/stock for next night for french onion soup, (microwave cold soup) and then under broiler, melt swiss cheese or guyere cheese on top of oven safe bowl.

Enjoy!

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