(Closed) Slowcooker – do you have it one while you’re at work?

posted 9 years ago in Home
  • poll: I will leave the house when my slowcooker is on

    Never, I'm in the kitchen most of the time while it's on

    Never, but I'll do other things in the house

    Sure, I'll take short trips, for an hour or less, while it's on

    I turn it on in the morning and leave for work

  • Post # 17
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    Honey Beekeeper

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    @Bostongrl25: The slowcookers with timers are amazing!!!

    Post # 18
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I do leave mine unattended while at work. I think as long as nothing is around the slow cooker, you should be fine.

    Post # 19
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Good question! I wonder if anyone has ever heard of a real story of something actually catching on fire? I know it would make me nervous, but I want to leave it on!

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    How often do you start your dishwasher before you leave the house? I do it all the time, and far more house fires are caused by dishwashers than by crock pots.

    We use our slow cooker all the time, and have never been nervous about it. 

     

     

    Post # 21
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I will turn mine on now before I leave for work / for the day.  It is so nice to come home to a yummy smelling apartment and a cooked meal.

    When I lived in CA and had a 1 hour commute plus an 8 hour workday though, I’d only use my crockpot on weekends.  Since mine doesn’t have a timer, I didn’t want it to be on for 10+ hours while I was gone.

    Post # 22
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I dont ever use one but my mom always had the crockpot on while she was at work and we were at school as kids. but I thikn heres has a timer so you can set it to cook and then go to a warm setting…

    Post # 23
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I leave it on – I thought that was the point…. but I always have this underlying anxiety that my house is slowly burning down… 

    Post # 24
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Isn’t the whole point that you throw stuff in it, switch it on and go to work?

    I don’t really get anxiety about it. It’s more likely that the TV will blow up than the slow cooker!

    Post # 25
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    If yours doesn’t have a timer built into it, you can get a timer that plugs into the outlet.  Mine doesn’t have a timer and I would get annoyed at recipes that called for 5-8 hours of cooking time.  If you work full time there is no way to get exactly 5-8 hours unless you put a timer on it!  An alternative is to cook the meal at night, while you sleep.

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