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Posted: 11/4/2009 2:45:34 PM EDT
My old ass crock-pot died, so I got a new one a few days ago.  Made some chicken and dumplings, put the stuff in the crock-pot before work...got home and all the juices had boiled out.  It was way too hot!  Any way to correct it or is it just fucked?
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 2:46:18 PM EDT
[#1]
Don't set your house on fire dude!
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 2:48:04 PM EDT
[#2]
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:00:00 PM EDT
[#3]
Quoted:
If you had it set on "low" and it cooked too hot, return it to the store and buy a different model.  Why bother trying to fix it?


Just wondering if it's a common problem and if it's fixable...It's a Rival brand, if that makes a difference.  It was on low, but boiled out almost all the liquid that was in there.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:01:48 PM EDT
[#4]
I have had TWO different models do the same thing- even LOW seems too hot - But "warm" is not hot enough- ALL FUCKING PILES OF SHIT.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:02:47 PM EDT
[#5]
plus i ALWAYS put a sheet pan under it- guess i am kinda worry wart...
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:02:53 PM EDT
[#6]
Ours did that too and we doubled the recipe(it was barely half full before) and it did fine. Was yours over 3/4 full?

Then again, it may be calibrated wrong.


ByteTheBullet  (-:
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:03:47 PM EDT
[#7]
Was this the regular sized one or the baby crock
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:05:05 PM EDT
[#8]
Quoted:
Was this the regular sized one or the baby crock


The big one...the little one is great for dips.  I made spinach dip in it and it performed flawlessly.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:06:06 PM EDT
[#9]
Quoted:
Ours did that too and we doubled the recipe(it was barely half full before) and it did fine. Was yours over 3/4 full?

Then again, it may be calibrated wrong.


ByteTheBullet  (-:


It was ~3/4 full.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:07:37 PM EDT
[#10]
It may be the perfect temperature for bluing gun parts.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:07:53 PM EDT
[#11]
If it is too hot on the low setting there isn't anything you can do to fix it. If it is new, just take it/send it back.



(got a pot roast in mine right now!)
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:10:10 PM EDT
[#12]
Quoted:
If it is too hot on the low setting there isn't anything you can do to fix it. If it is new, just take it/send it back.

(got a pot roast in mine right now!)


Got one in mine too at the moment.  I'm giving it a second chance, if it gets too hot...I can at least take it out since I'm here.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:12:23 PM EDT
[#13]
This is pretty common with new crock pots.  You can blame the food-safety-nazi crowd for upping the temperatures.

Go to Salvation Army/Goodwill and look for an older model.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:21:15 PM EDT
[#14]
Quoted:
This is pretty common with new crock pots.  You can blame the food-safety-nazi crowd for upping the temperatures.

Go to Salvation Army/Goodwill and look for an older model.


Thought about that too, but I don't want to burn down my apartment complex...but I guess it couldn't get hotter than this one did.  We'll see, I filled it all the way up ~noon today with a pot roast.  Maybe I didn't have enough liquid in it.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:23:29 PM EDT
[#15]
I have a bigger crockpot and it is too hot if the pot isn't at least 2/3 full.  I usually cook it on low and then let it go to warm for a while.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:25:48 PM EDT
[#16]



Quoted:


plus i ALWAYS put a sheet pan under it- guess i am kinda worry wart...


Me too.



 
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:32:12 PM EDT
[#17]
You could spend a little more and get one that has programmable temperature control?  I don't own this one just searched on amazon really quick.   Maybe someone here has this one or something similar.   Mine is an old school crock pot.





http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Beach-33967-6-Quart-Programmable/dp/B001AO2PXK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1257380846&sr=8-1

 
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:15:05 PM EDT
[#18]
Quoted:
You could spend a little more and get one that has programmable temperature control?  I don't own this one just searched on amazon really quick.   Maybe someone here has this one or something similar.   Mine is an old school crock pot.

http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Beach-33967-6-Quart-Programmable/dp/B001AO2PXK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1257380846&sr=8-1  


That's not a bad price...I may have to pick one up.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:26:06 PM EDT
[#19]
Only other thing I could think of is the lid sealing tightly?


If not, all the goodness will boil away.

 
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