(Closed) Is bigger really better?

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

It depends on how much you use it and want to cook. We have a 4 quart one and it is too small for how my fiance likes to cook. My mom just gave him a 7 quart crock pot for Christmas and he has already made a HUGE batch of Chili. He loves the size and it is perfect for us. It does make A LOT of food though…be prepared.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I registered for a 6 quart but discovered it was too big for just 2 people, since we don;t cook a ton of food at once, just 2-4 pieces of chicken or pork chops. I have since bought a 4 quart and love it! I suggest choosing a crockpot that is prgrammable and will switch to warm when it is done cooking.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

i have 2; 7 qt & 2 qt.  I find need for both.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have a 4.5 quart one and it is plenty for FI and I. I regularly use it for beans, chili, soup, stews, roasts, chickens…everything. The 4.5 quarts is always enough for us to get four or five meals out of, and FI’s a big eater. If anything, I wish I had a smaller one, but in addition to, not replacing (for things like dips). I can’t imagine the amount of food a 7qt one would make! I would only get that if you regularly cook for a large crowd and/or are planning on having a lot of kids.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

LMAO I thought this thread was going to be about stones… and was pleasantly surprised to find it about CROCK-POTS 🙂

We use them all the time so we currently have two 4.5 qts and I also registered for a big one (7 qts), a small mini one and one of those three-pot styles!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Mine is a 7 qt, and honestly, I wouldn’t go any smaller. Keep in mind you dont HAVE to fill it all the time. I use mind a few times a week for just FI and I, some chicken and veggies on low all day saves me from cooking dinner when I get home from work.

The larger ones really do come in handy though when doing a roast. Also, i suggect an oval shape over cirle, as most larger cuts of meat don’t fit in the circle

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