My crockpot cooks too hot all day...m

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My crockpot cooks too hot all day...m
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Tue, 10-10-2006 - 4:53pm

This is my second crockpot in as many months. I returned the first one (a Rival 6 qt) because everything I cooked would BOIL all day. My roast reached 260 degrees within a few hours. So, I bought a smaller one thinking I didn't have enough food in the other one, but the same thing happened. My chili BOILED. Is this supposed to happen? Does anyone else have a crockpot that boils the food or is it supposed to SLOW COOK all day as the name implies?

TIA,
Beth

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Tue, 10-10-2006 - 9:11pm
Do you have it on the low setting? Sometimes it'll boil depending on how much liquid is in pot and what it has to cook, etc. I've never really had a problem with it overheating before and we have a 6 qt. and a 4 qt. Neither have really posed a problem before but I do turn it off and let cool for about half an hour to an hour before with the lid still on. Just because we always have little mouths around and I don't want to take a chance. :o) Sorry I couldn't be much more help...Kirsten
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Tue, 10-10-2006 - 9:52pm

Hmm, I have never had a problem with my stuff in the crock boiling?? I don't know what to tell you? I keep mine on low though, do you have it set on high or low when you cook? Sorry Beth, I hope someone else can help you more. I don't use my crockpot that much.

~Chrissy

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Tue, 10-10-2006 - 10:11pm

Gosh, sorry, i'm of no help either.

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Tue, 10-10-2006 - 10:41pm

Wow boiling ?

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Tue, 10-10-2006 - 10:45pm

Maybe you should get a crockpot with a "warm" setting.

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Wed, 10-11-2006 - 5:46am

Nope, never had that problem either.

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Wed, 10-11-2006 - 2:40pm

They are making them so the lowest setting is still pretty hot. It does ruin the concept.

Try startin your meat frozen.

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Wed, 10-11-2006 - 3:49pm

Great idea, Traci .... i never thought of that even though I do it all the time.

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Wed, 10-11-2006 - 5:44pm

They are making them so that the low setting is much higher than it use to be.

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Wed, 10-11-2006 - 9:05pm

Not sure if this is possible, but do your other electric appliances run "hot"? When we moved to this house I noticed our dryer no longer dried things as quickly. My dad said it is probably because we are "farther down the line" as far as the electricity lines, so we don't get as much juice. We lived in a more rural area before, very few houses hooked up, whereas the population is very dense here....maybe you have more juice than most places?


Maybe that is just a myth, but it is an idea! I guess looking for a pot with a "warm" setting might be the best, if you are already cooking on low! Starting from frozen and filling it up as much as possilbe are the only other options, it sounds like!


Good luck!


Cara

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