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Rival Stainless Steel 5-Quart Crock-Pot Slow Cooker
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Slow-Cookin' with a Crock-Pot: A Lazy Way to a Good Meal

Thursday, November 5th, 2009 4:00 am by BGW
Offer of the Day (11/05/2009):
The Rival 33511LD-C
Stainless Steel 5-Quart
Crock-Pot Slow Cooker
User Review:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (15 votes, average: 4.2 out of 5)

If you haven’t ever slow-cooked using a Crock-Pot, you are missing out. Though it takes a while, the actual cooking is extremely easy and most of the work is done in the prep-phase. Most of the time, the preparation involves cutting up some vegetables and adding spices. Otherwise, just throw meat and water in this thing and turn it on. NO STIRRING NECESSARY.

That’s right you lazy bums … no stirring. And get this: the manufacturer also recommends not removing the lid during the cooking process. You heard it correctly, once you close the lid and turn it on, just relax and wait the specified cooking time1 because you don’t have to lift another finger for hours.

Now, if you are really lazy and are at times confronted by your friends and family in botched interventions accused of being “a baseline invalid”, you’re in luck. They now sell in grocery stores, slow-cooker meals-in-a-bag. Usually in the frozen section are Crock-Pot Classics by Banquet, and in the Hamburger Helper section of the grocery, you’ll find “Slow-Cooker Helper” by Betty Crocker. Most of everything is already prepared for you inside the bag. Just open the bag and dump the contents into the damn Crockpot.

If I slow cook, here’s what I do most of the time during weekdays. The night before, I’ll marinate some meat (usually pot roast or chicken breast), sliced potatoes, and vegetables (usually carrots and onions) in the removable ceramic pot and place it in the refrigerator. The next morning, before I go to work I’ll place the pot in the cooker and set it for LOW. When I come back from work, it’s usually 9 to 10 hours later, and pretty much time to EAT dinner.

Product Details

For the most fork-tender meat and flavorful vegetables you’ve ever eaten, slow cooking is definitely worth the wait. Thanks to three heat settings including a convenient warm setting, your food will be warm and ready to eat hours after it’s done. Afterwards, enjoy the advantage of the sleek stainless steel exterior with a rinse-clean coating that’s a breeze to wash.

Product Features

  • Round 5-quart slow cooker with 2 settings, low and high, plus keep-warm
  • 40-inch cord; removable dishwasher-safe stick-resistant stoneware crock
  • Stay-cool sure-grip loop side handles; dishwasher-safe glass lid
  • 1-1/2-cup electric pot with plastic lid and 25-inch cord also included
  • Measures 7 by 14 by 12 inches
  • One-year warranty

Great Crockpot Recipes

  1. usually 4-5 hours on the medium setting and 8-10 hours on low [^]
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By ryadmin on 10/12/2007 at 10:38 am - <- Administrator

If you don’t have a crockpot in your kitchen right now, you’re pretty much a complete “tool”.

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