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Old 04-24-2014, 01:39 PM   #1
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Could someone explain to me what this means .....they say the high and low settings stabilizes at the same temperature which is 212 degrees and both reach simmer point of 209 degrees. Can someone explain this more? I also was told the high and low are just how fast you cook your food. That I get but the above I don't.

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Old 04-24-2014, 01:55 PM   #2
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What is it that you don't get? If you want your food done sooner, you use high. If you want your food done later you use low. Don't over over think this and you'll be fine.
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:33 PM   #3
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I have a Hamilton beach 6 quart and called the customer service line. They told me the slow cooker will not simmer till the end of cook time . And the above I wrote about simmer point etc... Which was included in the box .....she now says to disregard it. And she also says the Hamilton beach is only a slow cooker not a simmering appl. And said only get a simmering at the end of cook time. Only way to simmer is if it had a control marked simmer. If not than turn down to warm for a simmer. Does that make sense.
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Again, why do you care about simmering points? The whole purpose of a crock pot is to set it and forget it. It does the cooking, not you. Again, there's no need to over think it.
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Not concern about simmering point it was in the box and I didn't understand it. Also I didn't know in the slow cooker ....crockpot the simmering was done only at the end. And I posted what she said in case she was feeding me a line.
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Not concern about simmering point it was in the box and I didn't understand it. Also I didn't know in the slow cooker ....crockpot the simmering was done only at the end. And I posted what she said in case she was feeding me a line.
Unless the crock pot has a timer, the pot doesn't know when the end is near to know when to simmer. Mine does not have a timer and it works just fine using a clock on the wall.
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I meant when time is up you will see a boil on low!
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On low ours will reach a slow simmer at around the 6 hour point. On high it reaches the slow simmer point at about the 3 hour point. It's also a Hamilton Beach. Hope this helps.
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I meant when time is up you will see a boil on low!
What does that mean? When what time is up?
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Not concern about simmering point it was in the box and I didn't understand it. Also I didn't know in the slow cooker ....crockpot the simmering was done only at the end. And I posted what she said in case she was feeding me a line.
It's a bit odd that she contradicted the instructions that came with the crock[pot.

I have two slow cookers - one is a Crockpot and the other a different make. Both have high and low settings but both settings on both slow cookers boil furiously. A while back someone on here said that the newer slow cookers cook on a higher temp than the original ones because of the danger of food poisoning due to the contents not getting hot enough which sounds like the crazy thinking of a manufacturer who's afraid of being sued!
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