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Old 01-03-2012, 07:35 PM   #1
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Slow Cooker/Leave it On When Leave House?

I know a slow cooker is supposed to cook while we're doing other things, but I can't quite get comfy leaving it on almost all day while I'm gone. Others have good experiences with leaving it on, and is it pretty safe? Also, any recommendations re: newer slow cookers? Thanks a lot.

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Old 01-03-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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Leave it on. You'll be fine. If it would make you feel better, put it on a cutting board and cook on low. I've used CPs for 40 years. It's all good!
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:53 PM   #3
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You'll be fine but you could do what I do. To feel more comfortable leaving a "heating" appliance on when I go out, I put a big cookie sheet across the top of the stove and put the crock-pot on the cookie sheet. Somehow I feel that this is a safer way of leaving it unattended.
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Sour cabbage
Fermented a basin of cabbage and it is possible for couple of weeks to walk anywhere...

porridges cooking on a low flame (In thick ceramic pots with butter)
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:08 PM   #5
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Most have timers so you're assured it turns off at a preset time in case you run late coming home.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:11 PM   #6
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Most have timers so you're assured it turns off at a preset time in case you run late coming home.
Actually, none of mine have timers, but I trust them!
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:21 PM   #7
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It took me a while to become comfortable leaving it on while at work. I put mine in the middle of my stove (glass top range) so if it were to malfunction, it is on a heat proof surface and not close to a wall.
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Never had a problem, and I've been using them for 40 years also. Now, coffee makers, there's another story.....
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:24 PM   #9
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We have a two slow cookers and depending you what you're cooking they both tend to burn the food even at their lowest settings after several hours.
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We have a two slow cookers and depending you what you're cooking they both tend to burn the food even at their lowest settings after several hours.
The new ones seem to do that, especially the crock pot brand. After a ton of research I found that Hamilton Beach cooks the most like my old one, I broke my old one darn it!
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