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Old 08-10-2012, 11:45 PM   #11
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Greg--I'm with you there re: leaving an appliance cooking unattended for 12 hours. I wouldn't leave a pan on the stove during that time. I believe that an argument can be made to buy a more expensive brand than what one finds at big box stores. I have several--all vintage. I don't leave them "home alone."...
One of the benefits of me not being amongst America's employed. I never have to leave my food home alone.

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i bought the jackrabbit on a whim so i haven't had time.
Crock pot rabbit sounds good!

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Nesco roaster. You can adjust the temps to anything from slow simmer to high heat roast...
Could you define slow simmer? Never mind, I was just kidding about another topic....

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I have never had much faith in Consumer Reports. When I have had expert knowledge of a product, I have too often found them to be plain wrong. And America's Test Kitchen often won't reveal who came out on top unless you buy a subscription to the site.
Actually ATK does reveal, but only if you see the episode on air, or IIRC you can watch the episode online if it's the current season. Previous seasons, you gotta pay if you wanna play.

I just checked my library and not only do they have most of the ATK cookbooks but they've got seasons 8-10 on DVD, and I didn't check probably all the previous seasons too. Not sure what season they're in now, 11? I like the library to check out stuff before buying, already got one of the ATK cookbooks and very pleased with it.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:50 PM   #12
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It is season 12.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:01 AM   #13
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greg's tv is running slow.
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It's the library, not me. Actually I'm already on season 13...
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:25 AM   #15
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greg's tv is running slow.
You are just feeling feisty lately.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:48 AM   #17
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So it sounds like my work schedule won't work with a slow cooker, other than using a slow cooker on the weekend when I can be home to monitor it.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:33 AM   #18
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No...it is just that with any appliance, you want to make sure you get one that has a high safety rating and decide if you are comfortable leaving the unit plugged in for 12 hours while you are at work. Crock pots originally heated from around the ceramic insert. I think many now heat from the bottom. The ones that heat from around are considered safer.

Have you checked for information re: NESCO? I have heard it is considered one of the safer slow cooking devices. (Crock-Pot is trademarked, every other company's version of the same has to be called a slow cooker).
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:46 AM   #19
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I've never had any problem leaving my CPs on while I'm at work. CWS is right, check out the safety ratings.

The Nesco, in addition to being a CP, is also a roaster, oven, steamer, with a big temperature range.
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I have four slow cookers. For just the two of us, I use this one: Amazon.com: Cuisinart PSC-350 3-1/2-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker: Kitchen & Dining. It's 3 1/2 qts, programmable, and has four temperature settings. I have used it - all of them - many times without concern. If you are, set it in a dry sink.
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