Difference between crock pot and roaster?
September 16, 2006 10:24 AM   Subscribe

Can crock pot recipes be used in a counter top roaster?

I've never owned or used a crock pot, but I do have a Rival counter top roaster that I use for certain recipes: Cornish game hen, pot roast, things I'd normally roast in the oven. But I'm wondering if I can use other "slow cooker" recipes in the roaster? For example, I was looking for stuffed pepper recipes online, and if you're going to cook them in the oven, you still have to cook the rice first and brown the meat. However, the crock pot recipe just has you stuff the raw ingredients into the peppers and then crock away.
posted by Oriole Adams to Food & Drink (2 answers total)
Yes, you can do everything in a roaster that you can do in a crock pot. You'll just have to experiment a little to figure out what temperatures corrospond to the low and high settings.
posted by TungstenChef at 10:39 AM on September 16, 2006

A crockpot "Low" corresponds to 200 degrees, "High" to 300 degrees. These are standardized so that recipe books are possible. I normally do crockpot recipes in a covered pot in the oven at the appropriate temperature. The oven has the advantage of in-between settings, as well.
posted by LeisureGuy at 12:48 PM on September 16, 2006

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