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10/23/11 12:02 A

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My crock pot says VersaWare on the front. Not sure of the brand but I love it. I can use the removable crock on the stove top also. So I can do all my browning and then just plop it in the cooker part. When everything is all done I remove it and it goes to the table. Only thing I don't like is the size. It is large. My husband also just purchased me Montel Williams cooker, do all thing but I have not used it yet. My processor is a Cuisinart. I never used to use it much then I picked up a cookbook called 650 Best Food Processor Recipes. It really opened my eyes in the ways to use my processor. Now my processor lives on the counter and is used most days. Before it lived in the cupboard and was used for big jobs. My cuisinart has the three mixing bowls and I can do both small and big jobs with it. It can be a pain to clean but most of the time it's not. It depends on the food.
I also have the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer and a Viking Immersion Blender.
This was a great question and I have enjoyed reading everyones responses. Thanks for asking it.

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10/22/11 8:47 P

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I'm with Timothy--our mandolin and magic bullet do the trick most often, because the food processor is too big. If you get a crock pot with a removable bowl, you can assemble the night before and cover in the fridge. I love my crock pot and have a lot of great recipes. Can't wait to try a new SP Cookbook crock pot recipe!


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10/20/11 2:59 P

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I LOVE my cuisinart food processor. We've got a Sanyo combination rice/slow cooker. I love both of them!

My mother in law is an avid garage saler. She picks up inexpensive good quality food processors on a regular basis.

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KINEPS's Photo KINEPS Posts: 5,757
10/20/11 1:16 P

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Great tip -- thanks.

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10/20/11 12:20 P

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Maryann -- I do it all the time. The beauty is put the cold crock in the base and it warms slowly enough that it doesn't crack.

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10/20/11 12:05 P

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Thanks for all the great comments. I think I'll pick up a crock pot this weekend and give it a whirl!!

One more question .......................

I'm up at 5 and out the door by 6:15 - can you prep the night before???

Maryann

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10/20/11 10:48 A

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I have a rival slow cooker (I love it, but it is a little large for some things).

My food processor is a black and decker. It is really good, the size of the bowl is perfect, the round blade grates and slices. There is a dough processor blade and a regular food processing blade. The feeding tube is large as well which means I don't have to cut the food to process it. I don't have a dishwasher and cleaning this one is really simple too! I don't know how I managed without it! I use it almost daily.

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Edited by: TIMOTHYNOHE at: 10/20/2011 (12:21)
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10/20/11 10:41 A

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I use my slow cookers a lot. One with a timer is a Rival, one is a West Bend , and the little one I don't even know but I use that one the most.

I was gifted a very expensive food processor, Cuisinart, but it's a pain in the neck to clean up and it takes up so much counter space that I rarely pull it out. For slicing I use a mandoline, chopping, a good knife, and anything finer, my Magic Bullet or the blender.

I was also gifted a very nice top of the line KitchenAid mixer too, but I rarely use it either. The little hand job I got at Sear 30 years ago is still good enough.

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10/20/11 9:48 A

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I use my Cuisineart food processor all the time.

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10/20/11 8:39 A

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Oh Theresaphilby, my large crock-pot also has the 4-6 high, 8-10 low hours..LOVE THAT!

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10/20/11 8:22 A

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I think my main crock pot is a rival. I just looked and couldn't find the brand on it. I have three crock pots because we like to entertain but this is my main one. Love it because it has 4 settings (4-6-8-10 hours)and it also has a warming setting.
I actually gave my KitchenAid food processor to my daughter because I didn't use it all that often. I do use my KitchenAid mixer and the attachments with it quite regularly.

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10/20/11 8:07 A

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Hi,

I have 2 crock pots. A small round one which works great for just the 2 of us. Then I have a large oval one. Both are Rival. You can't go wrong with Rival..I think they may have invented them. Just make sure whatever kind you get, it has at least 2 settings-Low and High (my large one has a warm setting) and the ceramic bowl is removable..makes cleaning a breeze.

My food processor is a Hamilton Beach. Works good. 1st one I've ever had so I can't compare it to others but I like the double blade for shredding and slicing. I'm sure they all have those.

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10/20/11 7:49 A

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My slow cooker is a Rival and my food processor is a Cuisineart.

Love them both!

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10/20/11 7:46 A

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My crockpot is very old +30 years but it is a Rival . . . .my food processor is a KitchenAid

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10/20/11 7:26 A

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Hi everyone -- I have two questions . . . . . .

I don't own a slow cooker or food processor and would like to purchase each one. I have a Kitchen Aid stand mixer and a Cuisinart Food Stick -- and I like both brands.

Could you share the type of slow cooker and/or food processor you have and the pros/cons of each?

Thanks so much.

Maryann



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