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September 30th, 2011, 07:32 AM
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There has to be something bigger than what I'm using. It's not going to make the cut much longer.

(I'm pretty sure I've asked this before, lol)
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September 30th, 2011, 08:40 AM
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http://www.amazon.com/Crock-Pot-5070...7397206&sr=8-5

I have that one. It's plenty big enough for meals for all of us, and Rob even has some leftovers to take to work most times.
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September 30th, 2011, 10:45 AM
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i just got this one last spring and love it. the fact that the l.id stays on for taking to pot luck meals is what sold me.

33162H Stay or Go 6 Quart Slow Cooker in Stainless Steel - product summary - Bing Shopping
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September 30th, 2011, 01:43 PM
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Those both look great. Thanks for the links!
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September 30th, 2011, 08:17 PM
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I have a crock with 2- 4- and 6-quart ceramics. It is Rival brand, I think. I like it, but don't use it as often. For one dish meals I'd still need two of them so I really only use it for meat or sides.
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While we are on the subject (sort of), we call crockpots 'slow cookers' but it does the same thing. However, I've never had the guts to try a pressure cooker. I know they've come a long way over the years but still I've never bought one and I'm going on 39 this year. Anyone got any experience with them? I like the idea of a meal that only takes 30 minutes to cook and that's the tough cuts of meat!

Anyone find them better or more convenient than the slow cooker? I do find getting everything ready for the slow cooker the night before or first thing in the morning a bit hectic as our mornings are chaotic so I have to really plan ahead when I'm going to do a slow cooker meal.
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Originally Posted by vilamumto4 View Post
While we are on the subject (sort of), we call crockpots 'slow cookers' but it does the same thing. However, I've never had the guts to try a pressure cooker. I know they've come a long way over the years but still I've never bought one and I'm going on 39 this year. Anyone got any experience with them? I like the idea of a meal that only takes 30 minutes to cook and that's the tough cuts of meat!

Anyone find them better or more convenient than the slow cooker? I do find getting everything ready for the slow cooker the night before or first thing in the morning a bit hectic as our mornings are chaotic so I have to really plan ahead when I'm going to do a slow cooker meal.
We have 2 pressure cookers, one is pretty old school and was bought mainly for canning but I have never really used it. My husband use's a smaller (which is newer) one quite a bit, although not much lately, it's great for those cuts of meat that are a little on the tough side normally and cook it pretty fast. They are really safe, especially the newer ones, and really not that complicated. More older one is a little tougher to use but some of that is strictly the size of it.


As for slow cookers.....I have never come across one that is big enough, when the kids were little we could make it work but as they got older we needed to use 2. I don't use them often because of that or I use it when I know not everyone is gonna be home.
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