So, one hour into cooking my beef stew in the crockpot (on low) I unplugged it accidentially. I realized it an hour and fifteen minutes later - took the temp of the liquid (138 degrees) and plugged it back in and put it on high. (Rationalizing that it hadn' t been under 140 for very long -- certainly not the 2 hours that most guides say. )
However, considering I did not test the meat itself, and doubt it was fully done after an hour, what do you guys think? I ended up chucking it, but I am a real germaphobe and I am just wondering what most people would have done.