Calling All Potheads

DevilsBrew Posted By DevilsBrew, Aug 20, 2013 at 6:07 AM

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  1. BrotherBart

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    The big one that was being cleared out at Home Depot five years ago with the digital display, high, low and auto. For $19.95 in stainless steel. Good grief there are probably all of one plant in China making all of them. Two hundred watts and a large chunk of ceramic pot ain't rocket surgery. >>

    Funny thing about slow cookers. Back when we got married crock pots were just coming into vogue. We got twelve of them as wedding presents. We labeled each with the giver's name and made a list of them to prevent giving one back to somebody.

    Christmas presents for folks for years.

    ETA: It was 33 years, after I bought the one at HD, before we ever cooked anything in one.
     
  2. begreen

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    Do you leave a wood stove going all day?
     
  3. Dix

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    What a crushing thread ;)
     
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    That's all we have and use. And it's purple.
     
  5. Hearth Mistress

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    While my favorite color is purple, I'm sort of a traditionalist when it comes to my cookware....mine are all flame. Figured they wouldn't ever discontinue their original color :)
     
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    I asked my cousin who loves her crockpot. Looks like she has the fancier Hamilton Beach unit with full digital controls.
     
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    My thought on digital....something else to break, just a thought. But my car windows crank down too, so consider the paranoid source ;)
     
  8. DevilsBrew

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    The plan is to find a way to have a ready made meal without being in the kitchen. I'm hoping to be spending more time hiking and such this winter. When I was married I made everything from scratch and would spend Sat afternoons learning new tricks, like how to make pasta. Now that I am single I don't want to mess around. That is the reason why I have never smoked a meal. I get it going and halfway through I lose patience and grill it up.

    I've become my grandfather. *sigh* The Ruth Stout of the Kitchen.
     
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    Don't slow cookers have safety features that shut them off incase of overheat? Maybe a type or surge protector or something?????
     
  10. DevilsBrew

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    Yep. The programmable ones will either shut off or go to a warm setting.
     
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    The computers people leave on are a bigger fire hazard by far than a slow cooker. Or an air conditioner for that matter.
     
  12. Hearth Mistress

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    That changes things then....you should look into this model ;)

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    (Sorry guys)
     
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    I have the other version. ;lol
     
  14. firebroad

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    So why are you responding to a thread called, "Calling all Potheads"?;lol

    Pics, or it didn't happen!!


    Actually, I would be happy with a slow cooker that cooks EVENLY.:mad: That is, without breaking the bank. I agree with Jags, I lean toward the oval ones, you can do more stuff with them.
    My two favorite things for the crockpot are making pulled pork (get it good and charred in the oven or grill first), and my annual overnight apple butter that I set up on Christmas Eve, and get up the next morning to put up in 8 oz jars for prezzies. Man, if that don't make the house smell fantastic, I don't know what will!
     
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    Our favorite dish in the slow cooker is probably carnitas, followed by slow cooker ribs in sauce
     
  16. Jags

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    Jeni - I know that you know that I like to cook, but I did NOT give you permission to use my picture.:mad:

    Sorry for the shirtless pic, ladies. I was just trying to whip up a quick Belgium waffle for breakfast.
     
  17. DevilsBrew

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    You could share the recipes, you know.
     
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    The ribs are easy- add boneless ribs to sauce, slow cook.

    The carnitas- I would have to ask my better half
     
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    My slow cooker is just putting any pot on the soapstone top of my stove.:)

    In the winter I occasionally leave soups or stews for days, adding new things each day to change the taste a bit.

    House smells nice, there is always a warm meal ready, no electricity used, no time wasted in the kitchen. Works for me.
     
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    I'm going to try that this winter on the T6 trivets. There's a Milwaukee pork stew I have a hankering to try out first.
     
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    I just bought one of the highest quality units made. Well ... It gets hot. A Good Will special, $7, plus all the big old candles they had on the shelf.

    Cooked me up some fire starters last week. Three oz. Dixie cups. Half the batch had shredded paper from my office paper shredder and half had fine sawdust from my table saw. Use about one and a half oz. of wax in each cup. Gotta mix up the sawdust with the wax though. They separated when I poured the wax in. These burn about 12-15 minutes. Did 200 this time.

    Mmm mmm good.
     

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    That's the one we have it is a life saver !

    Pete
     
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    One recipe I had never had until I shacked up with the GF is pork and sauerkraut. They sell big bags of refrigerated kraut right next to the boston butts here - always wondered why.
    Some mashed potatoes on the side - I like a touch of Chachere's on the pork
     
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    That's been a staple in my family since I was born......I'm pretty sure that Gerber even makes a pork and kraut baby food!;)
     
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