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CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,891
1/12/11 6:21 P

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I don't think a frozen tenderloin would get done. Unless it's very small. Even then, with pork . . . I would be leery about a tenderloin unless it was sliced. Best to cook pork well.

Pork is not my favorite, but I occasionally have it . . .

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KIM--POSSIBLE's Photo KIM--POSSIBLE Posts: 2,827
1/12/11 5:42 P

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Thanks for the info, Carol.

I'm not sure if a whole tenderloin would get done if I put in frozen. I may try that and see what happens. Can't be any worse than when I put it in thawed!

Even with frozen chicken, it often ends up dry!

Edited by: KIM--POSSIBLE at: 1/12/2011 (17:42)
~~Kim in NC~ EDT
Aug 2009: 175
Dec 2009: 142
Aug - Dec 2012: 135 size 4
*30lb gain in 8 weeks*
Feb 2013: 164
Hypothyroid Diagnosis,
April/13: 166 size 12-14
July/13 Jaw surgery
Sept- confirmed Hashimoto's
Dec 2013: 162
March 2014: 155
Goal: 135-140 size 4
“Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength!"~ Unknown


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CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,891
1/12/11 4:57 A

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Slow cooker manufacturers were sued by consumers who got ill eating undercooked food - they did everything right, but, the problem was that no matter how long the ___ cooked, it never got hot enough.

So all mfrs of crockpots upped the heat.

Part of the problem was kidney bean toxin - see bean recipe thread for more on that.

My WestBend 4qt griddle bottom slow cooker is like RT's. My other 2 are so old I do not have this problem - yet.

Try a lamp timer, be sure to experiment with while you're home, and I always put chicken breasts in frozen so they don't dry out. I've never tried that with a tenderloin; never had that problem.

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1/11/11 7:54 P

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I have a 5qt Crockpot brand round crockpot, and a 4qt Hamilton Beach oval crockpot. Neither is digital or anything like that. Just the dials that say "Off/Low/High" for the crockpot brand one, and "Off/Warm/Low/High" for the Hamilton Beach. Both of them are way too hot. WAY too hot. So hot that I will not even use them when I'm not home because I need to keep an eye on them, turn them to "off" or "warm" depending on the crockpot I'm using, and make sure they don't burn the food. If I know I want to make some crockpot meals during the week, I'll actually cook them on the weekend, using both pots. and then just reheat the meals in the microwave during the week for quick meals. That way I can watch them for safety and making sure they're not too burnt to eat, and still have quick meals during the week.

I'm not sure why these things are being made to run so hot. They do know that these are "slow" cookers, right? :)

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1/11/11 10:54 A

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I just got one for myselfI love it for one person+my dog..She eats what I eatbut I don't eat dogfood...I have 3 and they are all diffrent sizes ...

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KIM--POSSIBLE's Photo KIM--POSSIBLE Posts: 2,827
1/11/11 9:22 A

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Has anyone else noticed that newer Crock-Pots cook hotter than the older ones did?

The first one I ever had (probably bought in the late 1990's) cooked perfectly. Food didn't get dry or over-done around the edges, I could cook on low for 6-8 hours and the food would be just right.

They recalled that one b/c the handles broke, and I haven't been able to find one that doesn't scorch or get food too dry since that time. I cook a tenderloin the same way I used to, and it is so dry it is difficult to eat and the dogs end up with most of it.

A friend said she cooks for an hour on low, then switches to warm for the rest of the day. I tried that with the one I have, but instead of switching to warm after the programmed hour, it shut off and I had to start all over on dinner and wasted an entire 3lb tenderloin. (since I am not home, I wasn't there to make sure it changed)

If anyone else has had the same problem and has suggestions, or knows of a brand or model that doesn't have this problem, please respond! It is frustrating, because I loved cooking with my slow cookers and used to use it several times a week. Now it is only used maybe once a month!

~~Kim in NC~ EDT
Aug 2009: 175
Dec 2009: 142
Aug - Dec 2012: 135 size 4
*30lb gain in 8 weeks*
Feb 2013: 164
Hypothyroid Diagnosis,
April/13: 166 size 12-14
July/13 Jaw surgery
Sept- confirmed Hashimoto's
Dec 2013: 162
March 2014: 155
Goal: 135-140 size 4
“Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength!"~ Unknown


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