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Old 10-25-2009, 11:17 AM   #11
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Love that idea! However...NIMBY. Don't know what its like in the US, or in many other Canadian cities but I know that here if I tried that I'd have someone knocking on my door in minutes telling me to remove that eyesore from the neighbourhood. There are 'standards' you see. My little smoker is portable and lives in the concrete dog run where no one can see it. They can SMELL it, just not see it.
Well, it's definitely a backyard type of thing.

If you dress it up proper, it can actually look pretty spiffy.
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:23 AM   #12
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Think if I bribe the neighbours with yummy treats they'd let me keep it?
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:34 AM   #13
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Think if I bribe the neighbours with yummy treats they'd let me keep it?
Worked for me.

My neighbors even put up with a hardcore thrash band in our backyard on a Sunday morning shoot because the ribs were so good. And I live in a predominantly black neighborhood!
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:27 PM   #14
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i love the Crockpot.. have a large one and a two person one. i do stew meat for tacos. ribs , soup, chili, gonna use for pork steaks, so can use it for bbq sandwiches. they have their place. unless i am cooking for family i use the small one most of the time. to each his own i guess
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:04 AM   #15
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i love the Crockpot.........
As do I...I'd freak-out if mine layed-down...and would have a new one
before the day is out, if it did.......being a hunter....my freezer is packed
with venison and veggies year round.........................................BH51..
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:24 AM   #16
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i love the Crockpot
I agree with the above. Mine was a godsend when I was out of work for a while, and really, really skint ~ mcuh cheaper than having the oven on low, and allowed me to make tasty stews with the cheapest cuts of meat. I think stews, chilli and many curry dishes come out of it fantasticly. I don't think I've every had meat end up as anything but 'falling off the bone' tender.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:20 PM   #17
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Nope, there is no hope for you. And you know what who cares. I never knew croc pots existed till I came to USA and I've survived till 30 years old, and even though nowadays I use a crock pot once in a great while, I'm sure I can survive without one. Anything you can use crock pot for you can manage without one.
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:38 PM   #18
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I like my crockpots, use it a lot.
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:44 PM   #19
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I don't cook with slow cookers either. SO brought a couple with her when we hooked up and they reside in a corner of the basement. They see the light of day from time to time to serve as food warmers on a buffet table - something they do well.

However, I don't see them as evil incarnate. They are a tool. If properly used, a tool can help you do good things.

Your challenge to yourself should be to create memorable (in a good way) dishes in a slow cooker.
And you just can't beat a busy Sunday afternoon out and about, while dinner is cooking.
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:55 PM   #20
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The biggest thing for me with the crock pot is I can prep it the night before, throw it on in the morning, and have dinner ready when I get home from work.

I seriously doubt I'd be allowed to have a 'refurbished' used fridge sitting in the backyard spewing smoke in the middle of winter - someone would call the fire department. I live in an attached home so my neighbours would not be happy. They tolerate it in the summer though, but from my real smoker. That kind of stuff just does not happen here - and who wants to go out there to tend the fire when it's -40 outside? If it were -20, maybe. But it *does* get colder than that here. It's just not feasible.

Slow cooker is so good on a cold winter day... some warm beef stew while it won't stop snowing and your eyes will freeze if you don't keep blinking!



OK, it's only ever been that cold once around here that I remember.. -55 or so... but still.
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