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gingerpeachee 02-16-2013 09:32 PM

I hate my crock pot.
 
Everything comes out tasting too concentrated, looks like slop and everything tastes exactly the same. I've done 40 clove chicken, bbq chicken quarters, and tried a whole bunch of stuff from a Sandra Lee semi homemade **** pot book. Everything was yucky!
Help.
I want to love this thing.

anne_josh 02-16-2013 11:04 PM

Re: I hate my crock pot.
 
Me too, except for one thing.. sometimes I use it to cook a bunch of chicken breasts that I then use in other stuff. I wish I knew the secret, it seems like such a great idea but I have yet to have much success.

starbeam 02-16-2013 11:24 PM

Re: I hate my crock pot.
 
i LOVE my crockpot! try the 'fix it and forget it' cookbooks and you'll fall in love. try something with dry beans...sooo good and SO cheap!

starbeam 02-16-2013 11:24 PM

Re: I hate my crock pot.
 
i LOVE my crockpot! try the 'fix it and forget it' cookbooks and you'll fall in love. try something with dry beans...sooo good and SO cheap!

pumkinsmommy 02-17-2013 07:21 AM

Re: I hate my crock pot.
 
I have found that the cooking times have to be shortened or the food is really over done. The modern crocks cook at a much higher temp.

bfuzzy2 02-17-2013 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pumkinsmommy
I have found that the cooking times have to be shortened or the food is really over done. The modern crocks cook at a much higher temp.

This.

I was just reading in Robin Robertson's vegan slow cooker book about this. You should cook on low unless you need something to cook fast as well.

hilaryisinked 02-17-2013 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pumkinsmommy
I have found that the cooking times have to be shortened or the food is really over done. The modern crocks cook at a much higher temp.

Same here

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MrsJordan85 02-17-2013 12:22 PM

Re: I hate my crock pot.
 
I have never used the "high" setting and shorten the cook times. I love mine for so many things.

77Lipen 02-17-2013 12:24 PM

I don't often make chicken in the crock pot. Mostly roasts or soups/stews.

I cook my meats from frozen too and don't adjust the time.

mmeneely 02-17-2013 12:39 PM

Re: I hate my crock pot.
 
I use the crock pot at least 3x a week and nothing ever looks like slop or takes the same.
I also cook on low and put it in at 6:30am and we eat at 6pm. It's programmable.


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