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Old 11-08-2006, 01:24 PM   #1
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My new slow cooker

Got the Kitchenaid 7 qt programmable sc last week and made beef stew in it yesterday.

I like it.

The stew didn't even fill it half way but there was no problem with scorching or other problems that seem to happen with some other newer cookers.

Set it for 4 hr on hi to start with but added an additional hour toward the end.

got it at amazon.com with free shipping and $25 off because it was over $125.

It's fairly heave, weighs about 18 # when empty but hey, it's a 7 qt unit.



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Old 11-08-2006, 09:41 PM   #2
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I love my slow cooker. I use it 2-5 times per month. It is wonderful to have dinner done when I get home from work. Congratulations on your new addition to your kitchen.

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Old 11-08-2006, 11:22 PM   #3
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Now you can make a supply of the world's best caramelized onions. Fill that sucker to the tippy top with sliced onions. Sprinkle them with just a little balsamic and maybe a little powedered bouillion. Put on low for up to 24 hours (that is how long mine took). When they are done they will be quite dark, and a very small amount!! Pack in muffin tins to freeze and then pop out into a plastic bag to keep. Use them for stews, 2X baked potatoes, hash, almost instant French onion soup, etc.
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Old 11-09-2006, 08:33 AM   #4
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Gretchen, what a fabulous idea!!! And, oh my how nice the house will smell!!
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:03 AM   #5
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You can also cook extra for freezing, so that you have dinner for those nights you don't feel like cooking :)
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Old 01-16-2007, 08:59 AM   #6
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The carmelized onions sound like a brilliant idea. I'm shopping for a bag of onions today.
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Old 01-16-2007, 10:41 AM   #7
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You're gonna love having them. I need to make some more,now that I think about it.
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:01 AM   #8
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My slow cooker died and I had to get a new one(can't love without it).It's 6.5qt; I bought it at Home Depot here in Canada for only 28.95 and it works like a charm with High Low and Auto( keep warm).I use my slow cooker at least once a week.

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