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Old 10-09-2012, 10:34 PM   #1
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No high setting on slow cooker?

I have just brought my first slow cooker.

It's a 5 in 1 appliance with slow cooking, pressure cooking, rice cooker, soup and warming setting.

I have done my first casserole in it (red wine and beef which was fabulous) but as I look through slow cooker recipe books, many of them tell me to put certain recipes on for x number of hours on high before dropping it to low - my slow cooker choice does not have a high or low setting... what should I do? Double the high setting hours or just not use a recipe requiring high setting cooking?

What do people with no choice in temperature setting during slow cooking do?

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Old 10-09-2012, 10:52 PM   #2
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A crock pot pressure cooker?

How does that happen?
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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Mine says it will be a slow cooker, but I haven't got that far with it yet. It's still new and I haven't had time to fully play with it.
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The whole 5 in 1 thing .... Makes me sceptical. And it's a food safety thing about pressure cooking and slow cooking.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:18 PM   #5
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The whole 5 in 1 thing .... Makes me sceptical. And it's a food safety thing about pressure cooking and slow cooking.
They are separate functions. check it out: Shop Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker CPC-600 at CHEFS.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:40 AM   #6
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They are separate functions. check it out: Shop Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker CPC-600 at CHEFS.
So to use as a slow cooker, you don't have to seal the lid?
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So to use as a slow cooker, you don't have to seal the lid?
Exactly.
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Exactly.
Okay. I get it. You don't seal the lid, then you set the temp on low or high on the control panel. Does the instruction pamphlet tell what is a low and high temp?

I wish you could see how I spelled pamphlet. You would never recognize it for what I was saying. Too early in the morning for me. I am off to see my cardiologist today. I have to convince him to write a good report on my blood pressure so I can go ahead with the cataract surgery.
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Okay. I get it. You don't seal the lid, then you set the temp on low or high on the control panel. Does the instruction pamphlet tell what is a low and high temp?

I wish you could see how I spelled pamphlet. You would never recognize it for what I was saying. Too early in the morning for me. I am off to see my cardiologist today. I have to convince him to write a good report on my blood pressure so I can go ahead with the cataract surgery.
I haven't gotten to that part of learning this new gadget, I'm taking it slow since i only cook on the weekends. So far it has pressure cooked a green chili, and cooked rice and oatmeal. I'm trying it out with slow cooking next weekend with pulled pork. The rate this appliance is going, I might be able to get rid of the stove
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Take some sage advice from someone who spent over 30 years writing stuff that no one ever reads:

When all else fails, RTFM!
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