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Old 10-11-2009, 09:58 PM   #1
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Crock pot reviews

I broke my large crock pot last week and am looking for a new one. Can you give me a recommendation? I need about 6 quart capacity.

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Old 10-11-2009, 10:04 PM   #2
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Gosh I wish I could, but I use my mom's that she got for her wedding 35 years ago! Still works like the day she got it! It's a Rival.
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I have the Rival 6qt oval...just the basic model - no timer, no diffuser. I like the "new" (to me) Warm setting since all my recipes have times from the older pots that weren't as hot. So things tend to get done earlier than expected & I can just keep it warm until I need it. I've never bothered with browning meats before putting them into the pot so the whole diffuser idea is lost on me. I want to throw things in & walk away - not mess with it. LOL

For me, my greatest need is the oval shape as things seem to fit better - such as roasts. I've always had Rival brand pots & really like them. I do think, however, that this one has a "hot spot" along the back. Things seem to get darker there. One other thing about this one - and I'm not sure if it's something in the way it was handled or just if there's an issue with the stone crock. But I don't think it cleans as well as my previous ones. It's necessary to use a Dobie pad to get the stuff that's cooked on - even when I've soaked it first. But I won't rule out the possibility that DH used something too abrasive on it when he cleaned up for me a few times.
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I got a 6QT Rival crock pot last year and I love it. It has the removable stoneware insert which makes cleaning so much easier. It's one of the reasons I didn't use my old crock pot very much, I hated cleaning it. It has 2 high settings and 2 low settings with the warm feature, which is great for me. I use it mostly on day where my boys have meets and the warm feature has been great for those days.
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:22 PM   #5
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I went to Lowe's to buy garden supplys and also went thru there appliance section.I found A 6 1/2 quart GE about 5 yrs ago and it never fails to make great dinners.I think I paid around $40 for it back then.Prices have went up on everything.So here is the latest from there site.Note pay extra for the warranty,its well worth it..

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