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Old 03-06-2017, 12:56 PM   #1
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Question 12 quart crock pot/slow cooker.

Looking for one. Cannot find. Well, I did find, but it is like 100 bucks and is some fancy-shmency programmable, whatever it is. I need something simple. Something that is not going to turn itself off after 10 hours and tell me that it is not safe to leave it on. I need the thing to go for 24 hours or so.

I can get 18 quart for about 50 bucks, or 8 quart even cheaper. But I just need one in the middle to feed small crowd.

Any idea? I Googled back and forth. But even Google doesn't know everything.

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Old 03-06-2017, 03:10 PM   #2
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I would get a Nesco. They're multi use, and not expensive.I think Kayelle and Katie have one too
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Old 03-06-2017, 03:38 PM   #3
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Nesco here, too! I have the 6 quart and love it. It's not fancy schmancy Charlie, it's easily programmable with a dial from slow cook to high heat roast. Well, 450F or so.

Roaster Ovens | NESCO®

I just looked at their website and see that the 12 quart has been discontinued. So it looks like they are only available in 5, 6, and 18 quart now.

There are other brands on the market, though.
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:06 PM   #4
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I don't think you can beat a Nesco Roaster Charlie. They've been a real work horse for generations of cooks. I've had my 6 qt for about 25 years, and if it ever gives up I'll go right out and buy another one.

I found lots of new 12 qt. on ebay with free shipping.
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:29 PM   #5
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I don't think you can beat a Nesco Roaster Charlie. They've been a real work horse for generations of cooks. I've had my 6 qt for about 25 years, and if it ever gives up I'll go right out and buy another one.

I found lots of new 12 qt. on ebay with free shipping.
That's good to know, Kay. I'm just kind of wondering why they discontinued the 12 qt. Seems like it would be a popular size for those who find 6 qt. too small, and 18 qt. too big.
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Ebay is a great place to find discontinued stuff Cheryl. It surprises me too that they quit making that size.
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:35 PM   #7
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I don't think you can beat a Nesco Roaster Charlie. They've been a real work horse for generations of cooks. I've had my 6 qt for about 25 years, and if it ever gives up I'll go right out and buy another one.

I found lots of new 12 qt. on ebay with free shipping.
Just checked. Did not find a single one. Not sure if i am looking on a wrong place.
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I'm a little confused, Charlie. You said a slow cooker or crock pot, right? Just to clarify, a roaster is not exactly the same thing, although it can be used like a crock pot. Is that what you meant?

I don't know that I've ever seen a 12 qt crock pot.
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Just checked. Did not find a single one. Not sure if i am looking on a wrong place.
There were three of them this morning Charlie, but now I don't see any either. The word must have gotten out that size is discontinued.

You sure you don't want the 18 qt? It's big enough for a 20 lb turkey like my grandma made in hers, and a honey for so much more.

Steve, a Nesco Roaster is a crockpot with options.
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Steve, a Nesco Roaster is a crockpot with options.
I know, I have one myself. I just wanted to confirm that's what Charlie is looking for.
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