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Old 04-04-2006, 07:40 AM   #1
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OLD crock pot with stoneware liner question

Hello,

I have an old, (about 25 yrs.) J.C. Penny crock pot that is a combination crock pot/deep fryer. The crock pot has a heavy ceramic "stoneware" liner that goes inside. The pot the liner goes into is coated with teflon. When I'm doing slow cooker recipes or "slow cooking", do I cook WITH or WITHOUT the stoneware ceramic liner?? Also, the dial for temperature goes from simmer up to 400 degrees, and some recipes I see calls for a settings of LO-MED-HIGH. What simmer/degree settings, on the old pot, correspond to "LO,MED,and HIGH? I don't have the instruction manual, and any help will be appreciated.

Also, does anyone know of a good place to get some "set it and forget it" type recipes for slow cookers?

Thanks,
Gary

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Old 04-04-2006, 07:45 AM   #2
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I have one of these also. It's a pretty neat combo. The outside metal cooker can be used as a deep fat fryer--or if you wanted to and the recipe called for browning your meat, you could do it in that. Or it can be used for simmering something, for example.
For the slow cooking you use the stoneware liner. Low if for all day cooking.
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Old 04-08-2006, 09:59 PM   #3
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On the old crockpots (which actually had only two settings - plugged in and unplugged) and the newer ones (with low and high settings) and the even newer ones with low-med-hi ...

LO = 200 F
MED = 250 F
HI = 300 F
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Old 04-09-2006, 12:05 AM   #4
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If it ever quits working...don't throw away the crock! It's the greatest for holding utensils on your counter since it's so heavy it doesn't get knocked over!
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Old 04-10-2006, 02:02 AM   #5
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thanks all, your info has been a great help.
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Old 04-23-2006, 12:36 AM   #6
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There is a company called Applica that you can get a manual and receipes from for you slowcooker.
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Old 09-14-2006, 05:14 PM   #7
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Does anyone know where I can purchase one of those combo units. I have been looking for one for quite a while, and I am wondering if anyone still makes those combos at all. Thanks.
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:50 PM   #8
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There is a new one. Google for crockpot deep fryer combo . But I will tell you that the use as a deep fryer is not terribly good and the newer deep fryers would do better for you.
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