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Old 03-08-2012, 03:05 PM   #71
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The chili simmered OK from 6:00 AM to somewhere between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. That's somewhere between 4-8 hours of simmering. With the lid off, you cooked away a lot of liquid, reducing the quantity of food allowing the remaining food to get hotter and boil.

First, 2-3 hours is more than enough for chili. Second, the burner maintained a simmer for more that 4 hours. That's pretty good if you ask me.

A simmer burner does not absolve you of responsibility to keep an eye on the pot.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:44 PM   #72
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ok. thanks guys.( i was trying to surprise my mom)...i thought the longer it simmered the flavor would go through....should of known about the lid .yes your right a lot of the liquid did boil away,still good just thicker. I will get it yet. By the way ... thank you for putting up with me and my questions. You all have been a big help.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:58 PM   #73
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ok. thanks guys.( i was trying to surprise my mom)...i thought the longer it simmered the flavor would go through....should of known about the lid .yes your right a lot of the liquid did boil away,still good just thicker. I will get it yet. By the way ... thank you for putting up with me and my questions. You all have been a big help.
You can always add some water back to the chili if it's too thick.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:13 PM   #74
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You can always add some water back to the chili if it's too thick.
Yes indeed. Add a bit of water, stir it to incorporate it until the mixture is uniform, then add some more and repeat until it's the right consistency.
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:56 PM   #75
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the water did loosen the chili back up..thanks for the tip. I really hate to ask this but can u explain to me on a crock pot how they consider high to be simmering.I can see the low....but high i dont get. Like i mention before i asked if we have to fiddle with stove to get to a simmer for things,i asked how the slow cooker does it and Andy replied,i understand what he said but dont get the high setting on the crock pot.A simmer is a simmer......I hope i said this right and u know what i am trying to ask.
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ROTFLMAO!! I think it boiled over and put out the server!! LOL
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:19 PM   #77
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the water did loosen the chili back up..thanks for the tip. I really hate to ask this but can u explain to me on a crock pot how they consider high to be simmering.I can see the low....but high i dont get. Like i mention before i asked if we have to fiddle with stove to get to a simmer for things,i asked how the slow cooker does it and Andy replied,i understand what he said but dont get the high setting on the crock pot.A simmer is a simmer......I hope i said this right and u know what i am trying to ask.
so can any one explain to me what high setting on crock pot is?
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:25 PM   #80
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i have a crock pot book and it says low is a gentle simmer and high is a vigorous. simmer. And from what u all said a simmer is a simmer.
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