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  1. #1
    FERRANTE Guest

    Default Slow cooker suggestions needed...

    Friends,
    I am going crazy trying to find a good slow cooker by researching
    the net. I go to various sites and then research a model on Amazon to
    see what people say about it. I am more confused than ever!
    First of all, I would like to cook a regular sized corn beef brisket
    that ever grocery store has. With it, I would like to add cabbage,
    onions, and potatoes. Being single, would a six quart size be too big
    or should I stick with 4 quart?
    I am trying to shop online, so it is not quite as easy as having
    them in front of me to compare (recent leg injury prohibits me from
    going to the store right now). Another thing I am running into is that
    on so many models, people complain that on the slow settings of
    whatever model I am looking at cooks too fast. The more I research,
    the more difficult a decision becomes.
    Where better to go than here? I definitely want an oval unit, but
    anything you can add as to brand or whatever is appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Mark

  2. #2
    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Slow cooker suggestions needed...

    FERRANTE wrote:
    > Friends,
    > I am going crazy trying to find a good slow cooker by researching
    > the net. I go to various sites and then research a model on Amazon to
    > see what people say about it. I am more confused than ever!
    > First of all, I would like to cook a regular sized corn beef brisket
    > that ever grocery store has. With it, I would like to add cabbage,
    > onions, and potatoes. Being single, would a six quart size be too big
    > or should I stick with 4 quart?
    > I am trying to shop online, so it is not quite as easy as having
    > them in front of me to compare (recent leg injury prohibits me from
    > going to the store right now). Another thing I am running into is that
    > on so many models, people complain that on the slow settings of
    > whatever model I am looking at cooks too fast. The more I research,
    > the more difficult a decision becomes.
    > Where better to go than here? I definitely want an oval unit, but
    > anything you can add as to brand or whatever is appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Mark


    What ever you get, don't get a Rival Crock Pot© I threw mine in the
    trash along with the food it overcooked. No matter what I did, that
    thing got too danged hot. I have read several critiques of the Rival©
    that say the same about regulating the heat.

    I replaced mine with a Hamilton Beach "Stay and Go"© and I am immensely
    happy with it. It's a 5 quart, I believe, but it's fine for cooking for
    two. Hamilton Beach makes all sizes and styles. Mine is programmable
    and has a probe but they have them with ordinary dials, too. They are
    not very expensive. I got mine at Target®

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south-Texas

  3. #3
    ms. tonya Guest

    Default Re: Slow cooker suggestions needed...

    >[email protected] (FERRANTE)is asking:
    >Friends,
    >****I am going crazy trying to find a good slow
    >cooker by researching the net. I go to various sites
    >and then research a model on Amazon to see what
    >people say about it. I am more confused than ever!
    >****First of all, I would like to cook a regular
    >sized corn beef brisket that ever grocery store has. With
    >it, I would like to add cabbage, onions, and potatoes.
    >Being single, would a six quart size be too big
    >or should I stick with 4 quart?
    >****I am trying to shop online, so it is not
    >quite as easy as having them in front of me
    >to compare (recent leg injury prohibits me from going to
    >the store right now). Another thing I am running into
    >is that on so many models, people complain that on
    >the slow settings of whatever model I am looking at
    >cooks too fast. The more I research, the more difficult
    >a decision becomes.
    >****Where better to go than here? I definitely want an
    >oval unit, but anything you can add as to brand
    >or whatever is appreciated.
    >Thanks,
    >Mark

    ------------------------------------------------------

    I bought a Sears Kenmore 7 qt. stainless steel oval slow cooker past
    October & so far been happy with it for the price.

    You can go to Sears.com to view.


  4. #4
    cshenk Guest

    Default Re: Slow cooker suggestions needed...

    "FERRANTE" wrote

    > Friends,


    Hi back again!

    > I am going crazy trying to find a good slow cooker by researching
    > the net. I go to various sites and then research a model on Amazon to
    > see what people say about it. I am more confused than ever!


    No wonder. The problem is the brands have changed in quality. Rival used
    to be top of the sturdy line but is no longer so. My 'momma crock' is a
    Hamilton Beach.

    > First of all, I would like to cook a regular sized corn beef brisket
    > that ever grocery store has. With it, I would like to add cabbage,
    > onions, and potatoes. Being single, would a six quart size be too big
    > or should I stick with 4 quart?


    I think this time the 'shape' is more key than size. You should look for a
    4 quart oval as optimal for your needs. Hamilton Beach has a nice 4 quart
    one.

    Got to www.amazon.com and search on slow cookers x quart and you will see
    alot of them.

    > Where better to go than here? I definitely want an oval unit, but
    > anything you can add as to brand or whatever is appreciated.


    If you do go bigger, best be planning to freeze lots of leftovers!



  5. #5
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Slow cooker suggestions needed...

    In article <[email protected]>,
    FERRANTE <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Friends,
    > I am going crazy trying to find a good slow cooker by researching
    > the net. I go to various sites and then research a model on Amazon to
    > see what people say about it. I am more confused than ever!
    > First of all, I would like to cook a regular sized corn beef brisket
    > that ever grocery store has. With it, I would like to add cabbage,
    > onions, and potatoes. Being single, would a six quart size be too big
    > or should I stick with 4 quart?
    > I am trying to shop online, so it is not quite as easy as having
    > them in front of me to compare (recent leg injury prohibits me from
    > going to the store right now). Another thing I am running into is that
    > on so many models, people complain that on the slow settings of
    > whatever model I am looking at cooks too fast. The more I research,
    > the more difficult a decision becomes.
    > Where better to go than here? I definitely want an oval unit, but
    > anything you can add as to brand or whatever is appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Mark



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    Phyllis Stone Guest

    Default Re: Slow cooker suggestions needed...


    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > FERRANTE <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Friends,
    >> I am going crazy trying to find a good slow cooker by researching
    >> the net. I go to various sites and then research a model on Amazon to
    >> see what people say about it. I am more confused than ever!
    >> First of all, I would like to cook a regular sized corn beef brisket
    >> that ever grocery store has. With it, I would like to add cabbage,
    >> onions, and potatoes. Being single, would a six quart size be too big
    >> or should I stick with 4 quart?
    >> I am trying to shop online, so it is not quite as easy as having
    >> them in front of me to compare (recent leg injury prohibits me from
    >> going to the store right now). Another thing I am running into is that
    >> on so many models, people complain that on the slow settings of
    >> whatever model I am looking at cooks too fast. The more I research,
    >> the more difficult a decision becomes.
    >> Where better to go than here? I definitely want an oval unit, but
    >> anything you can add as to brand or whatever is appreciated.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Mark

    >
    >
    > <http://www.nesco.com/category_774b5b...c036ba8c3/prod
    > uct_8065f5a16c02/session_f7b1b39a99b6/> The sale ends on Sunday.
    >




    I did exactly the same as you and everything people are telling you is true.
    The Rival cooks too hot, you cannot make it low enough. I even put mine on a
    cutting board because I worried about the counter top. It warped the cutting
    board. I didn't even care when it quit after less than a year. The
    kitchen-aid I bought from amazon cracked during the first use. I got my
    money back. The Hamilton- Beach is perfect. You can buy them at amazon or
    Target on line.



  7. #7
    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Slow cooker suggestions needed...

    FERRANTE wrote:
    > Based on what people have e-mailed me and posted in this NG, I went
    > and got the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 6 quart oval crock pot and I
    > love it. Mine is copper colored. I love the locking lid and it even
    > has a rubber (gasket) seal around the glass lid for a tight fit. Also,
    > comes with a carrying bag for when you want to take a meal somewhere.
    > It really is nice!
    >
    > Here it is, but I bought it at Meijers which had a 10% discount, so I
    > got it for $34.00 and some change.
    >
    > http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4012120
    >
    > Thanks all!
    >
    > Mark


    You made an excellent choice, Mark. I love mine. Mine has a probe, too.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south-Texas

  8. #8
    FERRANTE Guest

    Default Re: Slow cooker suggestions needed...

    Based on what people have e-mailed me and posted in this NG, I went
    and got the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 6 quart oval crock pot and I
    love it. Mine is copper colored. I love the locking lid and it even
    has a rubber (gasket) seal around the glass lid for a tight fit. Also,
    comes with a carrying bag for when you want to take a meal somewhere.
    It really is nice!

    Here it is, but I bought it at Meijers which had a 10% discount, so I
    got it for $34.00 and some change.

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4012120

    Thanks all!

    Mark

  9. #9
    FERRANTE Guest

    Default Re: Slow cooker suggestions needed...


    >
    >The Hamilton- Beach is perfect. You can buy them at amazon or
    >Target on line.
    >

    Yes, I know, but I wanted it fast so I could cook my Jig's dinner in
    it. I really like what I see, but I will use it for the first time
    tomorrow night.

    Mark

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