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Excellent for empty nester .... or a student!,
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This review is from: Proctor Silex 33015Y 1-1/2-Quart Round Slow Cooker (Kitchen)This little slow cooker has everything you need: removable crock, longer cord, three (*3*) heat settings, glass metal-rimmed lid, small footprint. As far as I can tell, it doesn't overheat, even on high. I just made a wonderful roast in it: about 1.5 lbs chuck roast (trimmed), 1 medium Walla Walla sweet onion, 2/3 can low-sodium beef broth, 2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce, and 1 Tbsp no-salt garlic/herb seasoning blend; brown the roast in a little oil, put in crock with other ingredients; cook on high for 4.5 hrs or on low for 8 hrs should do the trick; thicken the juice with a little cornstarch for gravy to serve over mashed potatoes --- HEAVEN!!!
It's the perfect size for 2-3 chicken breast halves, a small pork roast or a pork tenderloin or two, a nice small pot of soup, etc. You should get enough for a meal today plus leftovers for a couple of additional meals.
Clean up is a breeze with the removable crock, and the exterior of the unit cleans just fine with a damp cloth. The small footprint allows for out-of-the-way placement on the countertop for cooking, and easier storage.
I'm an older adult grad student, and this little cooker is going to get a lot of use this winter while I'm working on my thesis. Highly recommended!
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Initial post: Dec 17, 2011 9:57:34 PM PST
Richard Berryhill says:
Thanks for the recipe! Made me hungry reading it, I can almost smell it cooking!
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012 4:35:33 PM PDT
D. McIntyre says:
Yep me too I was wondering what size cuts of meat would work
Posted on Jan 3, 2013 9:52:48 PM PST
Swati Banerjee says:
Does the slow cooker switch to the "warm" setting after the cooking time is completed? I just want to know if I am delayed, will my food just keep on cooking or will it switch to a "hold warm" setting.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 10:35:29 PM PST
L. Mountford says:
No, it doesn't. This is really a "plain" small crockpot. It doesn't have a timer, so you can't set the cooking time, and it's not digital: the control is what you see in the photo -- a dial. You (or someone) would have to manually switch the dial to "warm." Otherwise, it will continue to cook at whatever setting you chose.
Posted on Jun 20, 2013 3:59:08 PM PDT
This size slow cooker is also perfect for easily making home-made applesauce. Take 6 to 8 apples, peel them, core them, cut them up and toss into the slow cooker with a tablespoon of cinnamon and maybe a handful of raisins or dried cranberries. Low setting overnight (8 or 10 hours). Then just mix it up with a spoon and you have a fabulous chunky applesauce. I've never needed to add sugar to this and it always comes out delicious. You won't go back to store-bought applesauce once you try this.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2013 2:49:14 PM PDT
L. Mountford says:
This sounds wonderful! I'd never thought of doing applesauce in the slow cooker, but I will now, for sure. I live in the Pacific NW, so excellent apples are always available. Thanks for posting this!
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