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Old 02-16-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:04 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:24 PM   #3
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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!
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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.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:03 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:14 PM   #6
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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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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!
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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.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:24 PM   #9
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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.
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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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