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Old 08-21-2011, 01:52 PM   #11
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Gosh, a lot of wonderful answers!
Thanks SO MUCH to everybody who took the time and trouble to light my lantern.

I saw this in a store in Bordeaux, and it seemed terribly exotic, and I'm not sure there is more than one model to choose from.
Still, it looks good. I'll have to go back and take a closer look at the contraption in light of what's been said.

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Old 08-21-2011, 02:16 PM   #12
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I use my small 3 qt. about 20 times more often than the large one. I find it useful for making soup, stew or chili without making too much to have to freeze. I don't always want to freeze leftovers.

It makes just enough for four servings; 2 meals for one person with second helpings, or one serving for two meals for two people.

For a single person or a couple, it's the perfect size.
I have two 2 quart, they are perfect for sides, dips or soup for two. My crock pots are well worth the time and space for taking to work and potlucks. I almost always have one of them going in the winter, cooking up chili, soup or stew.
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:37 PM   #13
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Got a pot roast going in mine right now. I don't know if we'll be hungry when we get back from the ballgame, but dinner is ready to go.
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:12 PM   #14
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Got a pot roast going in mine right now. I don't know if we'll be hungry when we get back from the ballgame, but dinner is ready to go.
Do you sear a roast on all sides, on high heat first? Then add it to your crock pot?
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:15 PM   #15
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At this moment I'm eating my pot roast, along with oven roasted carrots, Yukon fingerling potatoes, and covered with red wine gravy from the braising liquid.
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:17 PM   #16
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I use my small 3 qt. about 20 times more often than the large one. I find it useful for making soup, stew or chili without making too much to have to freeze. I don't always want to freeze leftovers.

It makes just enough for four servings; 2 meals for one person with second helpings, or one serving for two meals for two people.

For a single person or a couple, it's the perfect size.
When I say little, I mean a two cupper. I also have a side by side for dips, about 2 cups each. I too use my 3 and 5 qt. regularily. I probably have too many slow cookers. I figured I would get a couple dozen cats, and maybe make the news...
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:38 PM   #17
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When I say little, I mean a two cupper. I also have a side by side for dips, about 2 cups each. I too use my 3 and 5 qt. regularily. I probably have too many slow cookers. I figured I would get a couple dozen cats, and maybe make the news...
I've never seen a 2-cup!
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:42 PM   #19
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I have several crock pots - one of the first with the liner attached to the heating unit, a large one with several different controls, 2 2qt pots that I use mainley for veggies for dh and me and another one that I think may be about the same size. I bought it thinking it was larger than the 2 qt so I haven't used it. I may give it to our son if he wants to do crock pot cooking. I've been very satisfied with each one. I like to cook green veggies in them because there is never a chance of them being overcooked. I use the older one at the farm and the big one I use when making large batches of chili, brunswick stew, etc.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:10 PM   #20
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my large crock-pot is going now with pork country ribs and sauce. it will be ready for dinner when i decide to eat. i also have a small one,. i cook only for one, and it comes in handy for small portions. chicken thighs, small serving for ribs. it however only has a high setting. just have to pay attention to the time. i always spray the pot with canola spray. that makes it even easier to clean. the liners are expensive in my opinion and unnecessary. i love them both.
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