There is a crockpot that is not too hot!
- I bought a Wonderful solution to the too-hot crockpot problem! Try the cuisinart with the high, low and simmer setting! The simmer works just like the old "low" setting! No more cooked to death or burned meals!
- —Guest Oskar
- I have thre crockpots. One circa 1970-something, and one from the 1990's, one bought last yr. (# qt, 6 qt and 1 1/2 respectivly) the 2 newer ones BOIL on LOW! the 6 qt has a "Keep Warm" setting that works ok, but it is like HIGH on my old 70's 3 qt one. Stupid change. You really can't leave it all day anymore :(
- —Guest Cathy O
Not a fan
- I though I had lost my touch at using crock pots. Years ago I worked at a foundry for 12 hour shifts and enjoyed my crock pot meals. I bought a fancy one that was oval shaped and the lid had fasteners that held the lid in place for travel. Great right? NOPE! It is the worst ever. I can check it after a few hours and it is boiling away already! All the meals were tough and or burnt! I was at goodwill a while back and there it was, a vintage burnt orange beauty! Three bucks only and has a glass lid. Not a scratch on it. I am once again enjoying real crock pot food. I will never ever buy a newer one again. I do not care if it comes with a I-pod dock built in! lol...
- —Guest Dogman
Hate the new crock pots
- My Corning Ware Crock Pot from seventeen years ago is the BEST!!!! I don't like the new Crock Pots at all!!
- —Guest Mickey3j
HATE the new crock pots
- I had a large old crock pot that cooked great but finally died. I have purchased 2 new ones so far and EVERYTHING burns and boils. It keeps me from using it while I'm gone to cook.
- —Guest Connie W
- I noted this but use a bit more liquid to keep the temperature down. However, I have not spoilt a meal at all and adjust the cooking time for the higher temperature. I do not fill the cooker with a veg until I put the liquid in-if you put the veg in first the liquid used is less and it boils faster and soon makes the food dry up. I use a bigger cooker than I would in years gone by to ensure that there is extra cooking area that has no liquid next to it so it aids keeping the temperature down a bit. One person uses a fiberglass mat inside the his cooker to lower the temperature. DO not use a damp towel as scorching and fire can result as the towel dries out!!
- —Guest peter
- Aggravating as can be... I'm off to Goodwill to find an OLD one!
- —Guest Kim
- My 10 yr old barely simmers on low, which over the period of a few hours is enough to kill harmful bacteria. On high it's a low boil so it's on high only for a faster warmup. Works great.
- —Guest joan
What a Crock!
- Finally - I have validation. I have been complaining that my newer crockpot is overcooking my food and ruining it. Now I understand why. I still use my older (smaller) crockpot and it has performed fabulously for over 30 years. No one has ever gotten ill from any food prepared in it. It's a shame that they changed this wonderful product.
- —Guest JP
Just too hot, had to fix it
- New pots aren't slow cookers, they are mini-ovens. Bought 2 last year (6 qt and 3 qt), both 2 hot. Fortunately, I have the resources and ability to add a temp sensor and controller, so I can limit the temperature on low and high by interrupting the power when it tries to get above what I want.
hate the new crockpots
- slow cooking means slow cooking. just overcooked a wonderful recipe
- —Guest sheila
I have 3 "slow" cookers - all worthless
- Terrible! Disappointing! Ever heard the saying "if it works, don't fix it!" I will never purchase another one. Wish I had my old model from the early 80's.
- —Guest Butch
Hate the new HOT crockpots!
- My new "hot" Crock Pot has ruined all the meals I've cooked in it so far; dried out meat, burned edges on food. Yuk. It cooks hot enough to boil liquid, even on low. There's no way you can leave food to cook all day like I could in my old one. Guess I'll ask my husband to fix the broken handle on my old one and go back to that.
- —Guest Bonnie
Slow Cookers Aren't anymore!!
- My original Crockpot - 1970's version - did a great job of slow cooking. When it died, I bought a new Crockpot that burned and dried out everything I cooked. It cooked too hot - at least 25 degrees hotter than the original. I gave it away. I replaced it with a Nesco 6 quart roaster, which has a temperature dial that goes from 125 to over 400 degrees. I can set it at the same temperature as the old crockpots (185-200 degrees) and have slow cooking once again! My advice - boycott the new "hot pots" - they are not slow cookers!
- —Guest txgrandma
Not Worker Friendly
- No one in my world in the days before hot crockpots has ever gotten food poisoning from using their crockpots on low. We can no longer put food in the pot and go to work. It now prolongs dinnertime and I see no use for the convenience of having one.
- —Guest Robin Barrett