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Old 12-02-2014, 03:03 AM   #11
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Hate to say it, but the OP is probably long gone. The last post before Saltyrob was in 2007.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:35 AM   #12
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Dang, I fell for the trap!
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:52 AM   #13
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Old 12-02-2014, 01:16 PM   #14
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Crock pot with adjustable temperature?

I know this is a very old post but I can't resist putting in my two cents.

I love my Nesco 6 quart roaster that works just like an oven.

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Old 12-02-2014, 01:30 PM   #15
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Crock pot with adjustable temperature?

I have the same one, Kayelle. Works great, I've even used it for small-batch canning. I've had it longer than the OP's post!
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:44 PM   #16
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Another plus for the Nesco roaster here...I have the same one as Dawg and Kay, and it's never disappointed me. I love being able to sear/brown meats and slow cook them, all in the same countertop appliance. It doesn't 'boil' things, like the newer slow cookers do - unless you want it to.
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Old 12-02-2014, 06:54 PM   #17
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I've had my Nesco for many years too, and I like it a hundred times more than a crock pot. It's lighter in weight too for transporting food for a potluck.
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:36 AM   #18
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So, I understand this is old, but what about using a precision cooking device? It definitely costs more than a crock pot, but it will definitely help with temp control!
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Old 12-03-2014, 02:22 PM   #19
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Hi Amelia, and welcome.
I don't understand what you mean by a precision cooking device. The Nesco roaster we've just been discussing is a precision cooking device, and it costs no more than a crock pot.
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Old 12-03-2014, 06:08 PM   #20
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Well Kayelee it is more expensive then a Crock Pot but not by much.

Crock Pots are dirt cheap but I'm thinking a more adjustable temperature control is well worth it. Low, Hi, and maybe Warm don't cut it.

I like my Crock Pots and have had much success with beans and chilies. I've even has success with more elaborate recipes as long as I'm around to keep an eye on them and watch cooking times.

But todays Crock Pots really seem to cook at too high a temp for the toss it in in the morning and have it still acceptable to eat at dinner time that I'd like to find and remember from days gone by.

Overcooked whatever is what I get if I attempt it these days with my newer crock pots.

The Nesco looks good but it only goes down to 200f. I'd like to find something lower if it's out there. Also 6qts is big for those of us cooking for one and sometimes smaller is better. But I know how to freeze leftovers so it might be the way to go for me.

Guess it's time for me to see what Google can do.

And folks, So what if a thread is old? This one has been timely and informative for me.

I'm old too and hopefully that won't relegate me to the scrap heap.
Cooking food is old too so I guess not cooking food is the way to go.
But I'll bet ya folks didn't cook food before they cooked it.
I'm so confused.
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