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LONG35 Posts: 10,325
9/8/12 2:37 P

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Linda, it's Hamilton Beach and it's a slow cooker. We all call them crockpots, but of course they are not.
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9/8/12 1:20 P

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I had a crock pot several years ago which we sold when we moved continents. I didn't actually end up using it that much, mostly because I had no idea how, and it wasn't a very large one so most of the recipes I found didn't fit in it.

Now that we're back in Canada again, I recently bought a Hamilton Beach 7 quart slow cooker. I've used it a few times already and I'm looking forward to using it more :)

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8/6/12 11:14 A

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Is that a Rival Crock Pot? What does the HB stand for?

"Crock Pot" it is a registered trade name and made ONLY by Rival.. All other brands are "Slow Cookers"

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8/6/12 10:29 A

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I am on my 3rd CP and I love it! It is a HB with 3 separate liners (4, 6 & 8 qt.). Mostly I use the 4 qt for DH & myself, but when making large batches to freeze I use the 6 or 8 qt. liner.


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8/6/12 6:14 A

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I have 3. I have a small 8 cup one that is great for simmering sauces, a medium 20 cup oval one that is perfect for roasts or chickens, and a huge 30+ cup behemoth that is great for large batches of stew, chili, or soup.

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LONG35 Posts: 10,325
8/6/12 1:00 A

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Don't we all!

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8/6/12 12:57 A

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Thanks! I appreciate the insight. I still need a lot of practice.

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LONG35 Posts: 10,325
8/6/12 12:56 A

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After reading your Spark page I have only one comment - spices. If things turn out well when you use recipes by others, then you know the basics. Remember when you do something new (your own recipes) that you will need to experiment with the amount of spices - it always takes more for crockpot cooking than you would use in any other type of cooking. Taste, taste, taste - and add if needed.

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8/6/12 12:01 A

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I forgot to mention I have a small one as well. I mostly just use it to keep stuff hot.

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

"We're children of a fighting race that never yet has known disgrace." (The Soldiers' Song, Irish national anthem)

"Every day above ground is a good day." (Chef Justin Kennedy of New Orleans, on Chopped)

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LONG35 Posts: 10,325
8/5/12 10:11 P

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I've had 4. One when my children were growing up and I worked every day. It was wonderful until my DD knocked it off the sink the the insert broke. Now I have a 6 qt and a 4 qt where I live full time, and a 5 qt at my retirement home where I visit one week/month.
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8/5/12 10:02 P

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Fun question! Answer: 6!

Still have my first... a Rival Crock Pot & Deep Fryer that I received as a wedding shower gift in 1983. It still works like a champ!

I later inherited two more which I likewise passed on to others.

Currently I have my original mentioned above in addition to a 1 quart Crock-ette, a 4 quart, and a 6 quart oval.

The one I use most often is the 4 quart. It is the lightest and a perfect size for my "empty nest" cooking.


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8/5/12 8:41 P

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5 with actual ceramic liners: 2 X 4 quarts round, 1 X 6 quart oval, 1 X ? RECTANGLE (shallow) casserole, a 1 quart "dipper" with non removable ceramic liner, plus a huge 18 quart Nesco (actually an "oven") that has great temp control and could be set low enough to mimick one (no crock lining but can slow cook in it if I need to.....

I only have the casserole and the Nesco at this time.... I would like to get another one big enough to cook roasts or chicken or whatever in but not so big that it makes washing up difficult..... Ah, maybe someday.....

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8/5/12 8:36 P

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I've had two. I got one when I got married umpteen years ago. It didn't have a removeable crock and was a major pain to use. Eventually the heating element gave out and I bought a new one. I've had the "new" one for over thirty years now. The plastic lid has a crack in it, but other than that it's like the Energizer Bunny -- going and going and going...

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

"We're children of a fighting race that never yet has known disgrace." (The Soldiers' Song, Irish national anthem)

"Every day above ground is a good day." (Chef Justin Kennedy of New Orleans, on Chopped)

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8/5/12 8:22 P

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out with the old and in with the new,i will miss you old friend,how many crock pots have you had in your life??

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