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This review is from: Crock-Pot 32041-C 16-Ounce Little Dipper, Chrome (Kitchen)I use this product to cook steel cut oats the easier, better way. (Usually it involves standing at the range, stirring for at least 30 minutes.)
Before bedtime I spray inside with canola oil, add water, steel cut oats, fruit, oat bran, cinnamon, almonds, etc. put the lid on and plug it into the timer already set up in the outlet.
In the morning I have perfectly cooked oatmeal the easy way.
Afterward, I put in a few drops of dish washing soap and water to the top to soak all day until I come home from work. Then, it's a wipe and a rinse; very easy to clean.
Because the outside heats up, I use an open grate type of hot pad underneath to prevent heat from burning counter, etc.
This would rate 4 stars if it had an on/off button and 10 stars if it had a timer and accompanying hot pad. But, I'm happy using my own, separate timer and heat pad until then.
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Initial post: Mar 4, 2009 7:48:49 AM PST
Erin K. Krasniewicz says:
How long do you set the timer for? I'm trying to cook steel-cut oatmeal in a little dipper in the way you describe, but it keeps burning. :(
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2012 1:26:32 PM PDT
M. R. Barger says:
I've been researching this Little Dipper
Someone else at Chow Hound suggested using ice and cold water in the unit to keep it from over cooking. The comment was made at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/761322 I also found several other good ideas there for other uses like roasted beets, roasted garlic bulbs, baked apples etc.
Also the Alkaline Foods Online site suggested using Alkaline Water (9+) too to make the Oatmeal more alkaline
This is the article that has me interested in purchasing this product.
I love Oatmeal and use Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Brand but now wanted to find a way to make Oatmeal more Alkaline since I am into the health advice promoted by the book 'Alkalize or Die' -also sold on Amazon. Alkalize or Die: Superior Health Through Proper Alkaline-Acid Balance
The devil is in the details and having to buy a timer and hot pad etc is just more leg work. Still we live in a cold part of the world and hot oatmeal ready to go would be nice on those winter mornings. If I get more details ironed out-- I'll share them here. Hope you checked the box to receive emails when new posts are made here so you see this and hope it heals and helps others as well.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2012 1:40:17 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2012 6:59:47 AM PDT
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I set it for 8 hours. Maybe you can add more water.
Also, I use a grate underneath , about 3/4" high off the counter top to allow air circulation.
Let me know whether you have any more problems. Lynn
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2012 8:01:10 AM PDT
The plug-in timer and grate are worth the trouble. Lynn
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2012 6:06:54 AM PST
Amanda A says:
Can you please share what timer you got? I want to find the exact one in order to save time searching for one in the store.
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