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Crock Pot versus Dutch Oven cooking

cstout | May 11, 2012 11:15 AM

I have both of these vessels & I really am confused about both. Can a crock pot recipe be made in the Dutch oven & can a Dutch oven recipe be made in a crock pot?

What's your favorite dish to cook in either one of these cookers? Perhaps if I could begin to favor one over the other & give up one for much needed space? What I'm really try to say is, can one of these things do the job of both? There, I've finally spit it out.

Right now I am sitting on the fence & don't really know why I need both of these. I bought the 6 quart Dutch oven to bake bread in, but that is about it. I have used the crock pot for a few dishes, but they either came out too mushy, too runny or too dry. My stews usually come out more like soups in the crock pot.

To me crock pots still need tending & besides, I am a little nervous about leaving food cooking like that all day while I am gone. But that darn Dutch oven weighs a ton to lug around & maneuvering it to the oven is a battle. I am exhausted trying to sort the whole thing out. Somebody please help.

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