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Old 11-25-2017, 10:51 AM   #1
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ISO a stable slow cooker

Hello, I am looking for a new slow cooker that has 4 feet. Everyone I have looked at has 3, and they all seem tippy to me. Anyone know where to find one?

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Old 11-25-2017, 10:54 AM   #2
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Hello, I am looking for a new slow cooker that has 4 feet. Everyone I have looked at has 3, and they all seem tippy to me. Anyone know where to find one?
Hi Robert, welcome to DC.

Look for slow cookers that are oblong rather than round. They'll more likely have four legs.
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Old 11-25-2017, 11:01 AM   #3
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Hi Robert, welcome to DC.

Look for slow cookers that are oblong rather than round. They'll more likely have four legs.

Yep. What Andy said.
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Old 11-25-2017, 11:12 AM   #4
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Yes, the oval shaped ones have 4 feet,.
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Yes, the oval shaped ones have 4 feet,.
So what is that if you are using the metric system?
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So what is that if you are using the metric system?
Depends on how big your feet are.
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Old 11-25-2017, 04:50 PM   #7
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Lol, you guys are nuts.

Geez, calculating 4 points on an elipse. This'll take me a minute (don't wait).
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:12 PM   #8
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OK, thanks for the replies.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:41 PM   #9
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I've never looked at the bottom of my round rival crock pot to see how many feet it has....until now, it has 3. It must not have bothered me but I can see how it might be a little less stable that way.
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According to laws of geometry 3 legs is perfectly fine to support a round pot
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:29 AM   #11
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According to laws of geometry 3 legs is perfectly fine to support a round pot
Yup. Three-legged stools have been a thing for millennia.
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Yup. Three-legged stools have been a thing for millennia.

And my round pot has been comfortably stable for years...

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I understood/understand the question, but I wonder how frisky things get in a crock-pot. Mine has always been quite boring all these many years.
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Ah yes, it's an issue in my house with a frisky pup bouncing all over.
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:21 PM   #15
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Ah yes, it's an issue in my house with a frisky pup bouncing all over.
I'm not sure where you use our slow cooker, but typically slow cookers and frisky pups are on different levels and don't run into each other.
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Ah yes, it's an issue in my house with a frisky pup bouncing all over.
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I'm not sure where you use our slow cooker, but typically slow cookers and frisky pups are on different levels and don't run into each other.
Gotta go with Andy here. I have an active 3 year old dog, yet he has never been close to knocking over an appliance on a kitchen countertop. I'm trying to figure out what kind of dog would make a 3 legged crockpot hazardous unless it was being used on the floor.
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:30 PM   #17
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What kind of Dog? Boxer/bullmastiff. Only 67 lbs, but she can counter surf no problem. All that aside, I bought a "instant cooker" today instead. Combination pressure cooker/slow cooker. Tried brown rice in it today. perfect. Beans are next.
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My pets do not counter-surf. Nope nope nope.

Congratulations on the purchase of your Instant Pot I bought mine two years ago. It's a great tool.
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