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No-Fuss Cooker + 24hr Outlet Timer = PERFECTION!
January 2, 2018
I have had MANY slow cookers over the years...
Like rice cookers, the best ones are from thrift stores, because the old ones never die. When the stoneware on my thrift-find finally cracked in half (after 8-years I owned it) I was on the hunt for a replacement. Every new one I got (to replace my old-trusty) self-destructed in a year or less. The "low" setting stops working so everything is boiling on high, regardless of what the dial says, you know...slow death malfunction... Just enough time passes that even Wal-Mart's new return policy won't replace that piece of junk.
I know, I haven't owned this one for a year yet, BUT it is already ahead of the curve on all the other new ones I have had in the past.
Yes - the outside gets hot, but that's normal for metal surrounding heated stoneware.
Yes - the "low" is a true low temp (I don't use high).
Yes - the lid fits flush and the stoneware does not have pits (smooth), uses "air flow vents" pre-formed and glazed for steam.
No - the glass did not shatter (seeing this on reviews for other crock pots) and it's FAR CHEAPER in price (paid $27.99) while being the biggest! YAY, anything and everything you want to slow cook WILL FIT!.
Is it fancy? Yes - if you make it "fancy" it will be BETTER THAN THE EXPENSIVE DIGITAL ones!!! YUP!
How? The dial will not short like a digital screen will, so don't worry about silly fancy things like that. Plug it into a $7 (got it on Amazon too) 24-hour timer and cover the light sensor with paper and tape. Now you can truly "set it and forget it" because at the end of the 6-hour mark on the timer plug, the power to the cooker is cut and your food WILL NOT OVERCOOK while you are stuck at work. I made a fantastic Black Bean Soup on low in 6-hours using this method...but I was gone for 10-hours - that functionality is better than any high-end slowcooker you find!!!
You don't have to pay a lot for perfection, you just have to be creative. ;)