Post # 1
I couldn’t find a thread on this but if there is one, please direct me there.
I have had several people ask me what I was cooking for dinner or ask me to list some things I had been making (I’m a newlywed-almost 2 months). I have gotten smirks or uppity faces and negative comments about using a crock pot. I do “real” cooking a couple times a week but I also do Hamburger Helper at least one every week or every other week and the crock pot at least once per week. I’ve gotten worse comments about the Crockpot than the Hamburger Helper. Is it any easier than putting together a caserole or a one dish oven recipe (which I also do). Do you feel like you are cheating by using a Crockpot & do you get negative responses from people about it? Don’t get me wrong, others have said they use them, not all were negative.
Post # 3
The crockpot is my best friend when I actually use it. I always say I need to use it more beacuse it’s so easy and the food tastes so much better.
I don’t consider it cheating and I don’t know why anyone would care if that’s what you want to use to cook!
DH doesn’t like every meal I’ve cooked, but he has never not liked a meal from the crockpot!
Post # 4
Is it cheating to use a blender? Or an oven? REALLY? It’s a cooking appliance!!
Post # 5
Hell no it’s not “cheating” to use a freaking crockpot. You still have to prep the food etc. I mean how is throwing it in the crockpot any different than throwing it in the oven? Next time someone says it’s cheating to use a crockpot tell them then them cooking in the oven or on a stove is cheating as well and unless they make a fire and cook their food on it they should STFU.
Post # 6
@love108: Is it cheating to use a blender? Or an oven? REALLY? It’s a cooking appliance!!
I had this SAME THOUGHT. Like what the hell? Sometimes I use a food processor instead of chopping things up a with a rock I sharpened myself! CHEATING!
Post # 7
Heck no! The crock pot helps me to make amazing meals and it’s so easy. Don’t let people look down on you because you want to make an easy meal once a week. That’s just ridiculous.
Post # 8
Crockpot = delicious.
Anyone who has a problem with crockpots has not tasted my braised lamb shank & lentil recipe
Post # 9
Cheating?! What kind of foodies are you hanging with? Our crockpot means that we can eat healthly homecooked meals with organic ingredients during the week, rather than picking up random crap because we’re tired and hungry.
Post # 10
It’s not cheating… it’s smart! Last Saturday, I threw some chicken in the crockpot from a recipe I found online and forgot about it while I did stuff around the house. At dinner time, the most amazing spicy shredded chicken for tacos was ready. Just in case you are wondering, here’s the recipe 🙂
Post # 11
I thought the point of owning a crockpot was to be able to make tasty food. Kind of like the point of an oven or a stove.
I don’t consider it cheating, I consider it delicious that I have a machine that can take raw and tough ingredients and make them awesome while I’m at work.
Post # 12
Okay, I LOVE cooking but I like really really love my super old crockpot that my FH’s parents moved across continents, used in three Canadian provinces, and have now passed to us. Without a crockpot, how do you spend 9 hours at the law library and then meet your FH for drinks after he dealt with a crazy client, only to come home to a wonderfully aromatic chicken tortilla soup?!
Oh gosh, I love my crockpot. I’d marry it.
Post # 13
Yes, it’s cheating. Yummy, yummy cheating. I’m just as capable of doing an extravgant dinner as I am tossing yummies into a crock pot. I tend to prefer the crock pot.
Post # 14
If cooking in a crockpot is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
Post # 15
@Chrysoberyl: I’m assuming you use those sharp rocks to chop up rabbits you caught yourself in your rabbit-trap! Anything else would be unacceptable.
Post # 16
Whaaaaaat?! I LOVE the Crock-Pot/slow cooker. It allows me to make *real* food (stews, soups, roasts, etc.) in a manageable amount of time. Way better than relying on processed stuff or takeout, plus it doesn’t heat up the house in the summer. I think people making negative comments are just jealous 😛