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    You are in: Home / Community Forums / Slow Cooker & Crock-Pot Cooking / I found a brand new SLOW slow cooker!!!!!
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    I found a brand new SLOW slow cooker!!!!!

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    Chef #437336
    Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:42 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Okay, so after making my first slow cooker meal in my new Rival Smart Pot a couple of weeks ago and having it horribly overcooked in less time than the recipe called for, and watching it boil away like mad, I came here and found out that apparently all the new slow cookers cook too hot. I was already pretty much ready to give it up.

    Welllll, I was surfing on Amazon the other day and came across this slow cooker and a few customers gave it good reviews saying it cooked slow like a slow cooker is supposed to!

    So I said to heck with it, I'm giving it one more shot! Well, I just cooked a beef stew today, the recipe called for 8 hours and that's exactly how long I cooked it. Well, IT CAME OUT PERFECT!!! The meat is tender, the vegetables are not overcooked, and it tastes great! I am so excited!!!

    Anyway, my wonderful new crock pot is the Farberware FSSC500. It's a very simple appliance; no bells or whistles, but it does what it's supposed to do!!!

    Yeah!!!

    Janis
    CheapThrills
    Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:27 am
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    Nice price, and free shipping, too. Worth considering yet another appliance!
    Red Apple Guy
    Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:35 am
    Forum Host
    I looked it up and one reviewer gave the following cooking temperatures:
    High -210 degress F.
    Low -165 F.
    Keep Warm -140 F.

    My Rival has these temperatures from my own tests:
    High -240 degress F.
    Low -208 F.
    Keep Warm -140 F.

    Quite a difference. My crockpot on low is essentially equal to the other one's high setting. I like it.
    Cookin-jo
    Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:00 pm
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    That's a HUGE difference in temperature. No wonder so many people complain about the new ones.

    Sometimes I look at the slow cookers in the stores, nice stainless steel, keep warm, timers, etc and I really want to get rid of my old Rival that's white with the greeny ivy design. The new ones would look so nice on my kitchen counter.

    Then I read threads like this one and slap myself.
    Kalija
    Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:02 am
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    Ok, I took the plunge and ordered one of these too! My dissapointing new rival crockpot has burned its last pot of chili!!!! Thanks for the tip - I'll let everyone know how it works for me. Gosh I have been missing my crockpot!
    Chef #437336
    Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:40 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Look forward to hearing how it works out for you!
    MaryAnne
    Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:25 am
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    Well, I DID it. icon_rolleyes.gif

    I ordered from Amazon it turned out to be over $50 so I cancelled that and saw I could get the Slow Cooker Cookbook which would bring my total over $25 and qualify me for the free shipping. (somehow, I probably did something wrong because all this stuff is over my head icon_eek.gif )

    Anyway, I got both for $36. icon_biggrin.gif
    I have 2 crock pots but my mother has confiscated one of them and I was thinking about getting another one anyway.

    So, thanks for the heads up.
    Kalija
    Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:56 pm
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    Just realized I never came back to post my results - I LOVE this crockpot. I've made chili, whole chickens, meatballs and sauce and even a big pot of applesauce. All were great, all cooked all day, up to 10 hours without overcooking. This is a great crockpot!
    MaryAnne
    Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:38 am
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    Yipeeeeee!

    Mine came today and right now I have beans and smoked necks in it.

    The one thing that I wish it had, is a light to let me know it's cooking. OK What do I expect for $24.10

    I know I'm going to be like a new mother who worries when the baby sleeps through the night for the first time.

    I'm going to have to get up and make sure its working.

    I am SO excited.
    Cookin-jo
    Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:29 pm
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    Congrats! I never even knew the new ones had lights. I always just put my hand to the side of the crock and if it's warm it's working.
    MaryAnne
    Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:39 pm
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    Cookin-jo wrote:
    Congrats! I never even knew the new ones had lights. I always just put my hand to the side of the crock and if it's warm it's working.


    LOL icon_lol.gif
    At least the ones I have do.

    I just got up once to check the side to see if it was warm and went back to bed when I was satisfied it was working.

    Beans came out great. NOW, I'll have to give it a real test.

    I did notice that the insert is not as thick or as heavy as the others. But, that's fine with me. I'm not a weightlifter
    Miss Lydia
    Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:40 pm
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    Did you get the farberware fssc 5000 croock pot and if so what sight did you go on to find it? I have a new one and it does cook way to fast. I like to put it on when I leave for work in the morning but the one I have now I can't do that, so I was thrilled to hear about the farberware one.
    MaryAnne
    Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:22 pm
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    Miss Lydia wrote:
    Did you get the farberware fssc 5000 croock pot and if so what sight did you go on to find it? I have a new one and it does cook way to fast. I like to put it on when I leave for work in the morning but the one I have now I can't do that, so I was thrilled to hear about the farberware one.


    Farberware FSSC500

    http://amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/104-0855683-0538314?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=crock+pot++Farberware+FSSC500&Go.x=12&Go.y=13

    Hope this helps.
    icon_biggrin.gif MaryAnne
    16Paws
    Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:08 am
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    Thanks so much for posting this crockpot....I found it on Amazon and ordered it...waiting anxiously for it to get here so I can test drive it. Will post a review after that. I already have a 6 quart oval rival smart pot with the timer, etc. But I find that it does cook hot. Will keep it for beans, etc.
    Red Apple Guy
    Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:55 am
    Forum Host
    Let us know how you like it. I have a rival just like yours and it's fine for most things, but I did burn some baked beans recently. The sides of the crock just get too hot for some items.
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