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Old 04-22-2007, 05:51 PM   #1
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Slow cooker vs. crockpot

I always thought that they were one and the same. My friend told me not so. What is the difference?

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Old 04-22-2007, 05:55 PM   #2
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I'd be interested, too, to learn the difference. I have always thought the terms were interchangeable. And, if I remember correctly, there may have been a thread or a large portion of another thread where this was discussed. I'm sure someone will weigh in soon.
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:04 PM   #3
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Miss Elaine...

"Crock Pot" is a registered trademark of the Rival Company. Any other company making a slow cooker obviously cannot use the name. Instead they call their product a "slow cooker" A Crock Pot made my Rival is a slow cooker.

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Old 04-22-2007, 06:06 PM   #4
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Exactly right.

Rival makes slow cookers and gives them the brand name Crockpot. Other make slowcookers and have to call them slowcookers or some name other than Crockpot.
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:29 PM   #5
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Oh, if I only had a nickle for every time someone called ME a crockpot!
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:46 PM   #6
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Lol, yup they are both the same in my eyes
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:05 PM   #7
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I agree, but has anyone seen how they have changed? I remember my mom's old one, it was one piece with lid, no removable crock, and it cooked low and slow, nothing ever came to a boil in it. If it said it took 8 hours that's what it took. I have one now that within 2hours the liquid is boiling and it's on low! The only way to slow it is to crack the lid a little to let some of the steam out.

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Quote:
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Oh, if I only had a nickle for every time someone called ME a crockpot!
Did anyone ever call you a slow cooker ?
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:34 PM   #9
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I agree, but has anyone seen how they have changed? I remember my mom's old one, it was one piece with lid, no removable crock, and it cooked low and slow, nothing ever came to a boil in it. If it said it took 8 hours that's what it took. I have one now that within 2hours the liquid is boiling and it's on low! The only way to slow it is to crack the lid a little to let some of the steam out.

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Fortunately, kadesma, I don't have a new crockpot. I still have the one I bought in the early '70s. I also bought another one just like at at a yard sale a couple of years ago. Paid $2 for the second one and, believe it or not, I've had both of them going at the same time. They're the large-sized ones so I can cook for an army. I've also bought several smaller, older, ones when I don't need something that large. Love my old crockpots!
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:54 PM   #10
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I have a lot of trouble cleaning something that cannot be immersed in water and has a cord dangling from it. Do you think that the new eraser products would work for the final cleaning? (That is to say after you have removed all the food stuff from the pot.)
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