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Old 12-12-2007, 02:43 AM   #1
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Crock-pot with adjustable temperature?

My sister is looking for a crock pot (slow cooker) with an adjustable temperature control. By adjustable I mean some way to set a specific temperature, not just low or high. I searched on Google but couldn't find anything like that. Does anyone here know of a suitable product?

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Old 12-12-2007, 05:51 AM   #2
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You might find a Rival unit that has that, since some of them are now electronically controlled.
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:55 AM   #3
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She may have to get a small electric roaster.
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:12 AM   #4
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K'Aid and All-Clad both have slow cookers with an adjustable temp control, but they cost about $150.00. Ouch!! Both had removable inserts.

The All-Clad one not only has a removable insert. It can also be used on the stove or in the oven.
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:01 AM   #5
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This might be what you want. The size and extra features seem worth the price if you are going to use this a lot.

KitchenAid Appliances - KSC700SS 7-Quart Slow Cooker - KSC700SS
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:08 AM   #6
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That's one of the ones I was talking about. But I was wrong on the price. It's normally $129.00.
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:51 AM   #7
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For anything to adust the temp it needs some type of thermocouple - a temperature sensor, and the electronic stuff that goes with it. And it costs.

Sounds like a great idea. But I would have no idea how to set such a thing.

But if they were cheaply available, maybe we would learn.

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Old 12-01-2014, 04:41 PM   #8
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Temp adjustable slow cooker

You might want to look at the Cuisinart 6 Quart Cook Central Slow Cooker. It lets you adjust temperature in 25 degree intervals.
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Old 12-01-2014, 04:59 PM   #9
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Even if you were able to find adjustable units, temp settings are often inaccurate anyway. You'll have to use a separate temperature probe and make adjustments.
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Old 12-01-2014, 06:36 PM   #10
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How about something like this? The cooker is metal and you can brown the meat right in it before slow cooking.

Amazon.com: West Bend 84905 5-Quart Oblong-Shaped Slow Cooker: Kitchen & Dining

Here is another that's a bit bigger, and stainless pot.
http://www.amazon.com/West-Bend-8486...FYAB0AYST296VF
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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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