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Posted: 11/4/2009 1:45:34 PM EST
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 1:46:18 PM EST
Don't set your house on fire dude!
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 1:48:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 2:00:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
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 2:01:48 PM EST
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 2:02:47 PM EST
plus i ALWAYS put a sheet pan under it- guess i am kinda worry wart...
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 2:02:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 2:03:17 PM EST by ByteTheBullet]
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 2:03:47 PM EST
Was this the regular sized one or the baby crock
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 2:05:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By kap_x:
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 2:06:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:
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 2:07:37 PM EST
It may be the perfect temperature for bluing gun parts.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 2:07:53 PM EST
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 2:10:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By cornface:
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 2:12:23 PM EST
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 2:21:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By photokirk:
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 2:23:29 PM EST
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 2:25:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cleatus:
plus i ALWAYS put a sheet pan under it- guess i am kinda worry wart...

Me too.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 2:32:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 2:34:46 PM EST by BeerPimp]
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 3:15:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By BeerPimp:
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 3:26:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 3:26:28 PM EST by ApacheScout]
Only other thing I could think of is the lid sealing tightly?
If not, all the goodness will boil away.
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