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Old 08-01-2014, 01:12 AM   #11
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Oh, I don't know about that, Kayelle. I've made some pretty fine stuff in all of my CPs.

I do like CP lasagna, many nice recipes to google. The noodles do a good job of keeping their shape, you break them up, and no pre-cooking.
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It's just my opinion, but unless you really need to be away from the kitchen for an extended period of time, crock pots are useless. They are wonderful for holding food to serve. Again, that's only my opinion.

There's nothing better than tending a pot.
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:55 PM   #12
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Well I am still getting a slow cooker anyway, I just want to figure out how I can get the most out of it.
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:29 PM   #13
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I really like using a crock-pot and have several of different sizes.

One year, when I lived in a house that wasn't air-conditioned, I challenged myself to use it for every main course evening meal for the entire month of June.

Not only did I nearly have a month's vacation from preparing our largest meal, the kitchen stayed pretty comfortable.

My experiment was a success and every meal was great.

I say go for it!!
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:32 PM   #14
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I love my slow cookers, but I don't do rice or pasta in them. I add them precooked, later when the meal is done cooking.
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I love my slow cookers, but I don't do rice or pasta in them. I add them precooked, later when the meal is done cooking.
Me, too.
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:51 PM   #16
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If you are determined to get the most use out of one, then get one for yourself. But if you make the mistake that they are only for long cooking soups and stews, then you will having it sitting on the shelf all summer and most of the spring. But they are definitely not for pasta or rice cooking.
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:42 AM   #17
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If you are determined to get the most use out of one, then get one for yourself. But if you make the mistake that they are only for long cooking soups and stews, then you will having it sitting on the shelf all summer and most of the spring. But they are definitely not for pasta or rice cooking.
I don't think anyone said they're *only* for soups and stews. I use mine for pulled pork and recently made barbecued beef for sandwiches in the slow cooker. It's great in the spring and summer - all year, actually - because you can make long-cooking dishes without having the stove or oven on for hours at a time.
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