Or slow Cooker.
Call it what you may.
Who has had success with them?
And if you do what's your secret?
I do fine with chili and soup and dish's like that but I haven't been able to get a beef or chicken recipe to work well.
When I tried a pot roast recipe from the manufacturers last weekend I ended up with dry meat. The flavor was okay but I'm not very fond of shoe leather on the plate. Ketchup & horseradish let me get it down but I am in search of more.
Beef seems to dry out and Chicken seems to be Yucky for lack of a better term.
What I've been looking for is something I can throw in the Crock Pot at 6:30 - 7:00 am when I leave and is ready when I get home around 5:00 - 7:00 pm (I prefer to eat later rather then sooner.)
I think some of my problem comes from too much time in the pot.
Have you folks found the times given in recipes to be too long?
I believe that's a large part of my problem. I have a cheap timer I could use but I don't know if it's worth the effort.
I'm open to any and all suggestions. The slow cooker is a great concept but so far I haven't had much luck with the toss it in the pot in the morning and have good eats when you get home.
Could the size of the pot be a consideration? I have 3. 2 Qt,4 Qt, 7 Qt. I try not to over load but don't want to under load either.
Thanks for any and all suggestions and comments I know you good folks will have.