(Closed) What kind/how big is your Crock Pot?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Paiger8:  I have a Hamilton beach that has interchangeable bowls.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000R8A1OK

i used the 2q today for pulled pork, and the 6 last week for chilli for a crowd. I’ve heard some reviews say it burns out but I’ve had it since our wedding and granted use it maybe 1-2 times/month but so far so good. 

Only thing I don’t like is its not programmable. So if I want it to cook while I’m at work I have to pick a 9 hour recipe or not use it. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I rarely use mine but it’s nit the typical crock pot. It’s a large white one with a detachable ceramic serving pot. It’s reallybeautiful with fluted details and Iwould hate to break it.

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have this All Clad one. It’s 6.5 q. I love this thing! It cooks so well, and much better than the one below. I also love that it has programable times.

http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-568022/All-Clad-Slow-Cooker

And this Hamilton Beach one. It’s 6 q. This was my first one, and was a great starter for a crock pot.

http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Beach-6-Quart-Slow-cooker/dp/B001I9R2HQ/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1348552627&sr=8-12&keywords=slow+cooker

I like having larger slow cookers because I can throw in a whole chicken or roast with veggies and potatoes and have leftovers for several days. Also, I’ve made apple butter and peach butter in them before and it’s much easier than doing it over the stove. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have a 7 qt slow cooker and I love it! It allows me enough room to cook a meal for 2 with lots of leftovers. Mine doesn’t have a timer so I just bought a timer for the outlet so I can plug it into that if I need it to turn off at a certain time. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

No, the Hamilton Beach one is not. But I know people who have used those Christmas timers for crock pots.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Great post! Following this. I’d never heard of a crock pot before Weddingbee, but now I want one!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have a slow cooker and its a Breville. Its a 5 ltr avance meal maker , I love it during winter. I have pinned tonnes for next winter. As it’s now spring here in Australia it will have to wait a while to be used.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have a Calphalon 4 quart crockpot that I LOVE. Seriously, best crockpot I’ve owned (and I had 2 others in the past 2 years). I had a Rival last and while I still use it for larger get togethers (I think it’s 5 quart?), it tends to get too hot and overheat. I’m not a fan of it at all.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I have two.  A Hamilton Beach 6 qt black and stainless one (http://www.hamiltonbeach.com/products/stay-or-go-slow-cookers-stay-or-go-6-quart-slow-cooker-33262.html) and a cheap old fashioned 6 qt white Crock Pot brand slow cooker from Walmart.

I use them interchangeably but I prefer to use the Hamilton Beach one when we have guests since it looks more impressive.  Both of mine have manual controls.  I usually cook a pork shoulder or roast in it and there is plenty for 4 with leftovers.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have the same one as SapphireSun. I like the different bowl sizes.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have a triple crock pot like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Crock-Pot-SCRBC750-BS-Slow-Cooker-Server-Black/dp/B001DIZ0H6. It’s pretty nice because I can make a lot of different smaller dishes in it without any trouble. However, I think I’d like to have a larger one as well for those occasions when you need to slow cook a big cut of meat or something so I’m considering asking for a large one for Christmas. 🙂

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