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walnut Mar 14, 2012 01:18 PM

what is the liquid . in a crock pot suppose to be doing on high .....does any one know..let me say i can see it being called a simmer on low ,but high ............. i wouldn't consider that simmering?

  1. Bada Bing Mar 14, 2012 07:32 PM

    If it looks to be boiling, it's boiling and too hot.

    My understanding is that older crockpots worked at lower temps, while crockpots in our food-police era work at higher temps from a sense that food should be brought quickly up to safely high temperatures.

    I don't know exactly what the temperature thresholds are in either generation. But it does suggest that "low" on a modern crockpot is probably like "high" on an older one.

    Some people go so far as to put some kind of electronic limiter into the power line in order to tone down the heat of modern crockpots.

    1. j
      justlearning Mar 14, 2012 06:11 PM

      I'd call what mine does on high as simmering.

      My understanding is that there's a lot of variation with crock pots though, especially cheap ones with the simple off/low/high settings.

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