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Dutch oven vs. Slow cooker


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Dutch oven vs. Slow cooker

bxgirl | Sep 25, 2012 05:59 AM

I have been reading (on another site) about loads of delicious-sounding slow cooker or crockpot recipes.
I do not own a slow cooker, and live in an apartment with a not-at-all- spacious kitchen (read NYC apartment!!) so to buy and store another appliance is something I need to weigh. I've been wondering what I could do with a slow cooker, that I cannot do with my dutch oven.
Can slow-cooker recipes easily be converted to dutch oven cooking? Is the advantage of the slow cooker that you can leave it on all day and then come home to a finished meal?
I am asking for help in deciding whether or not I should bite the bullet and get a slow cooker, or if I can do basically the same recipes with the dutch oven?
Also, if you REALLY think a slow cooker is indispensible, can you suggest a brand and features that I should look for?

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