Originally Posted by Michael in FtW
IMHO you're over thinking the situation.
You may be right about that, Michael.
It fascinates me that I can use one appliance in so many ways (and stick it in the dish washer too), and since it's still new for me, 'I want to know everything about it
The instructions say not to fry? I already used it as deep fryer on New Years Eve and I followed the directions in the manual.
Today I learned that braising is similar to slow cooking, but since the temperature is right below boiling, I guess it would be similar to slow cooking on the high setting?
English is not my native language, I try to create associations with what I know while I read the instructions.
Today I cooked Dutch pea soup (served with the traditional bacon on dark rye bread) and let it simmer for 3 hours. I noticed that I had the temperature just a tiny bit too high, because the soup would start boiling off and on when the pilot light turned on. I lowered the setting a little bit.
Slow cookers don't have that fine tuning and on the stove I would probably have the temperature too low. Other people would prepare pea soup in a pressure cooker.
Anyway, I feel that I'm on my way with the new applicance.
Next time I want to steam
a dish in the Presto Kitchen Cooker.