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Thankful for Crockpots

October 1st, 2016 at 08:08 pm

I think many of us use our Crockpots. A lot. I know I do. I hate to admit this, but I have 5 of them, all different sizes. One of them is getting some age on it, but the rest aren't too old. One replaced another one I had that was about done -- the handles had chipped away. Two I have bought used.

This morning I peeled apples to put in one of the Crockpots to make applesauce to can. Put one Crockpot away from being washed that I had made chicken broth in a day or so ago.

I kind of drool over the new one that is a casserole shape, but I don't need it and truly do not have a place to store it. Can't imagine I'd use it that much either.

Speaking of storage, I'm having to go through my cabinets and go through my dishes and pots and get rid of those items I don't use very often because I need the storage for the canned good. Certainly a good motivator. We don't have a basement and I don't want to put the canned goodies in the garage. So, I guess it is a good problem to have.

8 Responses to “Thankful for Crockpots”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    thanks for reminding me i have 2 crockpots! Sometimes I forget about them to be honest.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I only have my InstantPot which has a place of honor on my counter (and is currently cooking some beans that've soaked the past 24 hours.)

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I have two, but never use them! Well, almost never. I got out of the habit when I was out of the house for 12 hours a day. I need to revisit the crock pot!

  4. Jenn Says:

    We used to have two but sent the smaller one back with my son to his college apartment. We also use ours a LOT. It's big and has the removable insert. It most recently made split pea soup.

  5. snafu Says:

    Coincidentally, TV's Cook's Country reviewed pros and cons of various Crock Pots today.
    https://www.cookscountry.com/equipment_reviews/1552-slow-cookers?incode=MKSKZ00L0&ref=search_results_2
    I found the results surprising. I too have older, small and mid sized units but am considering an oval shaped machine. I use CP a lot for various types of dried beans, lentils and home made soup we enjoy nearly daily during the winter.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Snafu, that is interesting. Thanks for sharing the link.

    Wouldn't you know it, I posted this and the handle on one of them broke last night. I need to find a couple of plastic washers and see if I can just put another knob on it. I looked online and it is $10 for a whole new lid. I don't need a whole lid, just a new handle.

  7. MonkeyMama Says:

    We just have one but it gets a lot of use. Reminds me that I want a second one and I have a birthday coming up. Big Grin

  8. Dido Says:

    I still have a CrockPot in the basement just in case I do a lot of cooking in one day, but, like Frugal Texan, the Instant Pot has pride of place on my counter. With its ability to not only slow cook (though not AS slowly as a crockpot, so it isn't great for being able to start something before work and have it ready just as you arrive home), but also pressure cook, saute, steam, and even make yogurt, it satisfies more of my needs more often. But my CrockPot got a lot of use back in its day and is the only home appliance I still own from waaaay back in my student days.

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