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Old 05-12-2018, 01:45 PM   #1
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Slow cooker v Dutch oven

Can anyone tell me what the difference between a “crock pot” attached to an electrical outlet and a Dutch oven in a very slow oven?

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Old 05-12-2018, 02:01 PM   #2
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Other than the obvious snarky answers, I think the dutch oven on the stove top or in the oven gives you a better finished product that the slow cooker. Also, you can sear, sauté and braise all in the same pot.

The slow cooker may be more convenient with its set it and forget it controls.
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Old 05-12-2018, 03:06 PM   #3
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Here's some info from Kenji:

https://www.seriouseats.com/2016/10/...w-cookers.html
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Thanks for posting that article. I remembered reading it before but couldn't remember where.
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That was my first thought The liquid reduction and browning of the fond make a huge difference in the flavor of the final dish.
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Old 05-12-2018, 07:47 PM   #6
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My personal opinion is this subject has always been like arguing religion or politics.
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....or Ford vs Chevy
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Or gas grill vs. charcoal.
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....or Crockpot vs. Nesco multi temp slow cooker and roaster...
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Thanks for posting that article. I remembered reading it before but couldn't remember where.
This article was a big help, thanks! And I had a feeling that, except for the possible fire hazard, the d.o.’s the way to go.
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