I have a relatively new 6.5 quart crock-pot and on the I've been noticing that certain sections heat up much faster than others (it's especially noticeable on the high setting). Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by tigeri
on Dec 10, 2013 -
Looking for soup, stew, or casserole recipes where I can spend ten minutes dumping stuff in the crockpot in the morning and have a full meal ready when I get home. Something like this
is ideal; the only prep is chopping an onion before setting it and forgetting it until dinnertime. No dietary preferences or restrictions, but some vegetables would probably be good. I'm seeing a lot of recipes online, but am having a hard time weeding out which ones are worthwhile, and would appreciate any favorites you care to share.
posted by stellaluna
on Nov 4, 2013 -
Slow cookers - Love it, think it is great, but I think I am sort of missing something. My beef roasts in particular haven't been as tender as I think they should be. Please tell me what I'm doing wrong! [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson
on Jul 3, 2013 -
I'm looking to find a slow cooker (Crock-Pot) currently in production that has the following characteristics:
1. The pot is light weight.
2. The pot has insulated handles.
3. The pot does not have flimsy PTFE non-stick coating. [more inside]
posted by Tube
on Mar 4, 2013 -
I have a pound of ground beef and a slow cooker... give me your best chili recipes! [more inside]
posted by torisaur
on May 26, 2011 -
I got a rice cooker, and was looking forward to cooking lots of interesting rice-based dishes in it. All the recipes I've found online, however, say things like "Cook for 40 minutes" or "Add chicken 15 minutes before the end of cooking". My rice cooker, however, manages to cook a serve of rice in about 10 minutes flat. How do I use this apparently turbo
rice cooker to cook these sorts of recipes
? The rice cooker has a "risotto" setting that obviously takes longer, but I'm worried that will ruin ordinary jasmine rice.
posted by Jimbob
on Jan 3, 2011 -
Give me your best pressure cooker recipes or links to websites you like to use for pressure cooker dinners! No desserts though please.
posted by MayNicholas
on Dec 29, 2010 -
My gas hob/stove/cooktop doesn't have gas anymore, in any of the 4 rings. Our gas boiler appears to be working fine as we're still getting heating and hot water. The electric oven on the same appliance also works fine. The ignition works, it's just there's no gas coming through, but there was yesterday. What is wrong, and what do I do?
posted by Kirn
on Apr 26, 2010 -
Slow cooker/rice cooker question. I have a standard Cuisinart rice cooker and I've heard it said that you can cook other things in it as well, so my question is, can I use it as a slow cooker, in other words, will any slow cooker recipes turn out just as well in a rice cooker? If so, please share them with me! [more inside]
posted by Jubey
on Oct 28, 2009 -
I have read conflicting reviews about cooking boneless skinless chicken breast in a slow cooker. I will be making apricot chicken in the crock pot tomorrow. The recipe calls for a chicken cut into serving size pieces. I am using boneless skinless chicken breast instead. How long do you usually cook it on low? The recipe says 3-8 hours. Pretty wide berth there. Any tips?
posted by MayNicholas
on Jul 27, 2009 -
Should we look into compact dishwashers and portable gas stoves for our newly rented flat? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl
on Jun 23, 2009 -