WTF "Chefs" of the Shed - Need Slow Cooker Help!

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  1. Petal

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    Ladies People of the Shed -

    Sorry for a boring topic on a Monday - but I need some help.

    We need to purchase a new slow cooker ASAP for a football event on Friday. Old one is dead, dead, dead.

    Any suggestions? I just read a ton of online reviews and nothing stands out as a clear winner.

    We won't use it enough this season to spend $200+... but I'll spend $100 or under. Looking at Hamilton Beach, Crock Pot or Cuisinart so far. Must be able to transport it easily.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. cygnus2112

    cygnus2112 In The Prep Room

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    not only the ladies here cook! :)
    I bought mine at bed bath and beyond and if I remember correctly it is a Cuisinart 6 and a half qt and works great. I think it was like $70. I make my turkey chili in it every winter and pot roasts. Everything comes out great.
    try this one:
    .http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/cuisinart-reg-6-5-quart-programmable-slow-cooker/1043093984?Keyword=slow cooker
     
  3. Petal

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    Thanks Cyg!

    Now I feel bad only asking the Ladies of the Shed for help. Shame on me. :oops:
     
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  4. Snort

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    Ladies? Someone thinks it's 1955 still...
     
  5. Jayla

    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    I don't own one. What about a dutch oven? Or are you looking to "set it and forget it" ?
     
  6. BethSucks

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    Get whatever they have at Costco, it'll do the job for a decent price.
     
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    Me in the kitchen cooking with some women I know:

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    Me neither.

    I use my oven set at a really low temperature if I need to all day something.
    I've never had a slow cooker that I liked at all.
     
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    A pressure cooker? I've turned your name over to the Boston police.
     
  10. Petal

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    Sadly - it's more for the hubby. We go to weekend football watching parties and he has stuff he likes to "cook" in there.

    I use it mostly for keeping some warm to take over if he hasn't filled it. ;)

    So yes - set it and forget it.
     
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    I looked at a few back in winter. You can go for basic (low, high temperature knob) to fancy electronic ones with timers and lots of settings. Some of 'em had carrying cases for tailgate parties, etc.
    I guess it depends on what you'll be doing with it. You can get a basic one for under $40 that works just fine.
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    image.jpg
     
  13. Jayla

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    Does the jelly bean recipe come with it? :giggle:
     
  16. Jayla

    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    @Petal - I'm glad you put "Chefs" in quotes. :)
     
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    this is for if you are ever encouraged to participate in a chili cook off. add a lot of random beans and hot tamales candies.
     
  18. Snotty

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    As in Crock Pot? Get the over sized one.......You won't regret it.......
     
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    I can't believe I'm going to out myself here, since there are a few posters around here who live to bust balls, but here goes....

    I have a serious crock pot obsession. A sickness, really.

    :secret: I own 23 of them...

    I use my crock pots all year long, and several times a week.

    You can get a decent one at Sam's Club (or Costco) I like the digital ones, but it's not totally necessary if you are only going to pull it out a couple times a year.

    But, if you DO plan to travel with it, I suggest getting one with a locking lid.
     
  20. Jayla

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    I'm hungry.