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Old 05-09-2005, 08:09 AM   #11
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I have the Rival smart pot and I really like it but I also have the little one that only holds about a quart. I use both of them. The small one seems to cook much quicker so I use it for veggies. I like them both but for different reasons. The large one does take up much room in storage, but we have to sacrifice for some of the things we enjoy.
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Old 05-10-2005, 04:17 AM   #12
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Crock pots are so cheap that you could just go with two; a smaller one (maybe 3.5 qt) and a 6-8 qt version. As has been said, you can always cook a smaller meal in a large one, but not vice versa. Plus, many cuts of meat will shrink a lot, so you may not have a huge roast or chunk of corned beef at the end, but you need room at the beginning. Plus, a large pot gives you room to stir/move the ingredients around.
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Old 05-10-2005, 09:01 AM   #13
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Crock pots are so cheap that you could just go with two
This is assuming you have the room to store them.

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a large pot gives you room to stir/move the ingredients around.
Generally you do not want to lift the lid of the Crockpot once it starts cooking. I have read somewhere (I can't vouch for the validity) that every time you lift the lid you need to add 20-30 minutes of cooking time. I have to admit that depending on what I am making I do lift the lid and give it a quick stir sometimes.
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:54 PM   #14
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I have 3 crockpots . The large one , medium sized and a small one. I do use them.
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