Reply
Honored Contributor
Posts: 8,600
Registered: ‎06-13-2010

Do You Still Use A CROCKPOT / Slow Cooker, and why?😊

I have fond memories of ALL the women in my family using Rival crockpots when I was growing up, and the WONDERFL dinners they made!They were proudly displayed on the kitchen counter or a shelf! They even owned crockpot cookbooks.😁❤ My dear aunt made an apple dsessert that was eye crossingly good!😁 I used one regularly for a time, but then I fell in LOVE❤ with pressure cooking. Nowadays versatile mutli use pots are all the rage and well LOVED.😊

 

Do you still own and use a crockpot/slowcooker?

 

~~~All we need is LOVE💖

Honored Contributor
Posts: 16,234
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Do You Still Use A CROCKPOT / Slow Cooker, and why?😊

Giving mine away soon, I used to make a chicken dish. But we are more into grilled rather than potted foods these daye

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive what could go right.
Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 5,807
Registered: ‎06-19-2010

Re: Do You Still Use A CROCKPOT / Slow Cooker, and why?😊

I used mine just last week. I use it for chili , chicken, beef stroganoff, pasta fajole soup etc. 

Honored Contributor
Posts: 8,600
Registered: ‎06-13-2010

Re: Do You Still Use A CROCKPOT / Slow Cooker, and why?😊


@I am still oxox wrote:

Giving mine away soon, I used to make a chicken dish. But we are more into grilled rather than potted foods these daye



@I am still oxox Welcome!🥰 I LOVE❤ your post because I can certainly understand preferring grilled foods now! It is quicker, and less cleanup!😁

 

THANK you SO much for caring to share today!🤗

 

~~~All we need is LOVE🤗

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 6,640
Registered: ‎12-01-2023

Re: Do You Still Use A CROCKPOT / Slow Cooker, and why?😊

@SandySparkles 

 

Yes, I use mine all the time.  I have three different sizes lol.  One crockpot I'll bet has been here since the late 70s-early 80s lol.

I just made a terrific roast in my newer large one yesterday.  I use them for cooking all sorts of things.  They're handy and can cook lots of tougher cuts of beef even very tender.😃❤️

Honored Contributor
Posts: 8,600
Registered: ‎06-13-2010

Re: Do You Still Use A CROCKPOT / Slow Cooker, and why?😊


@Meowingkitty wrote:

I used mine just last week. I use it for chili , chicken, beef stroganoff, pasta fajole soup etc. 



@Meowingkitty Welcome!🥰  WOW! My family used it for those dishes as well; except the pasta fajole! I can remember my dear aunt's beef stroganoff that she cooked in hers! It brought nothing but smiles and full bellies!😁 

 

THANK you SO much for caring to share today!🤗

 

~~~All we need is LOVE🤗

Honored Contributor
Posts: 9,855
Registered: ‎02-07-2011

Re: Do You Still Use A CROCKPOT / Slow Cooker, and why?😊

I bought one a couple of years ago.  Never used it and recently donated it.  DH likes to use his George Foreman grill and he does most of the cooking!

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 6,065
Registered: ‎05-27-2015

Re: Do You Still Use A CROCKPOT / Slow Cooker, and why?😊

@SandySparkles  Yes. I have 3 slow cookers I use for Thanksgiving, Christmas and when the family comes to visit. They keep sides like mashed potatoes in perfect condition for 2 hours. I can keep my corn and other veggies warm and heat my queso dip and keep it warm for hours. No, I don't use them often, but they give me stove space when I absolutely need it. 

 

DD just had a party for her daughter and served taco meat, Mexican rice and queso for 20 people from 3 slow cookers. 

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 6,256
Registered: ‎11-06-2011

Re: Do You Still Use A CROCKPOT / Slow Cooker, and why?😊

Yes, I still use a slow cooker fairly often—and even more frequently in the summer to help avoid cranking up the oven when it's so hot. We're actually having a big family birthday dinner on Sunday featuring a couple of slow cookers filled with pork shoulder that will be shredded to become enchiladas. Yummy!

 

And I do have a multicooker, but I feel my separate slow cooker unit does a better job when I want slow cooking, so I enjoy having options.

Honored Contributor
Posts: 13,482
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Do You Still Use A CROCKPOT / Slow Cooker, and why?😊

A Crockpot is something that I like to use in the winter for making hearty stews and roasts.  Yes I have one but for me it's seasonal.