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Rival Slow Cooker: Set it, forget it, regret it?

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Rival Slow Cooker: Set it, forget it, regret it?

forkyfork | Jun 9, 2006 11:23 PM

Hi all -- I have a big Rival stone ware slow cooker with the removable pot. I love reading and trying the the Crock Pot recipes people have posted on this board, but I find they only seem to turn out well when I'm around to check on it and stir it every hour or so, which, in my mind, kinda defeats the purpose of using the slow cooker in the 1st place. If I leave it on overnight on the lowest setting while I sleep (around eight hours), things tend to burn and stick to the sides quite badly. Lately I've tried the steel cut oats oatmeal and the carmelized onions. Like I said, I always use the low/keep warm setting and even then it seems to cook things at a pretty substanial simmer. I always double the recipe so that I'm cooking a full pot of stuff. Obviously I can lessen the cooking times by many hours and try adding more liquid and that sort of thing, but I always got the impression slow cooker recipes were somewhat of a no brainer (ie hard to ruin), and benefited from lots and lots of time in the pot. Am I wrong on this? Do I need a different slow cooker?

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