A question I had a year ago!

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A question I had a year ago!
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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 6:33pm

So I got everyone's advise and I didn't do anything to buy it so I forgot.

I really do want to get a slow cooker - I remember "oval" and I think you guys said 2qt and it was Revel (sp)

do you mind telling me again

I always think of round - not oval - I'm basically going to use it for roasts, cut up chicken, short ribs - stuff like that

Thanks again

I'm on West Coast time so you guys are posting when I'm still home - I get here (L.A. time about 12p)

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Registered: 12-31-1998
Wed, 11-30-2011 - 6:53pm
I've had both an oval and a round crockpot. The oval was, if I remember correctly, either a 5 or 6 qt. It was perfect for a whole chicken or a large roast, etc. but just too big for two people. I gave it to my dil. I have had a 4 qt. round for years and it works perfectly for us. A lot of companies now make them but Rival has always been the go-to brand for slow cookers.

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Registered: 01-31-2001
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 1:08am
I lave a really big rectangular one but find I use my smaller oval one more often. It is about 3 qt. look to see if you can find one that has a keep warm function. The brands here are different so can't help you with that. Sorry
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Thu, 12-01-2011 - 1:27am

True Value Hardware here has a Hamilton Beach 6 qt. stainless steel oval one on sale right now for $19.99. You might want to check online at TrueValue.com or see if there's a True Value in your area.

Oops, this was supposed to go to Chamadar. :-)

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Registered: 01-31-2001
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 2:52am

lol I am sure she will work that out. That sure is an amazing price. My big one is 6 1/2 qt but often with cooking for the two of us I grab the smaller one unless I am going enough to freeze. My 3qt will hold one small chicken but the bigger one two if cooking for friends. Totally love my slow cookers, Winter and Summer too!

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Registered: 04-25-2011
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 7:25pm

I just saw the 5qt Hamilton at Walmart for $17.99 nbut I think its too narrow for a 7bone roast or a large chuck roast - it would have to be put at an angle and then its too big cuz it wouldn't fill it up

Do you have to fill it up to the top[

So many questions.

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Registered: 12-31-1998
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 8:10pm
Technically a crockpot should be filled about 3/4. Less or full to the top makes it work harder but I've done both with mine and never had a problem. I've made chicken breasts in soup which only filled it about 1/3 and I've done beans and filled it to the top. I prefer to do around half full.

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Registered: 01-31-2001
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 10:14pm
Totally correct advice Susanne. Mind you I have also done mine with very little in it or filled to nearly the top. Still works. Gee that is a good price.
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