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Nov 29, 2012 09:30 PM

Everything I make taste Like ....crockpot...

Crockpot. Maybe I have an old one. Maybe it's broken. It's just seems like it tastes...metallic .. tinny.. I'm just not sure.
I want to love this technology, just like all the others. Do I need a new machine.

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  1. Do you use canned soups? Canned vegetables? If you do, problem found. I'm sensitive to the metallic taste in foods that come out of cans.

    1. what kind of crockpot do you have? Most modern ones have a ceramic no source of metallic taste there.

      If you have a ceramic-lined crockpot, then I'd start looking at ingredients as Vidute suggested above...

      What else do you add? Other herbs? Seasonings? Flavor Enhancers? (I don't add MSG to anything, because I think it tastes like metal).

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      1. re: sunshine842

        They make any other kind of slow cooker than with ceramic crocks? I'm still new in the slow cooker world, but have cracked one crock. What are the other liners?

        1. re: Crockett67

          I dunno -- but all I could think of was a metal liner if everything tastes like metal....

          Mine has a removable crock....suppose someone might think it's okay to cook in JUST the outer heated part?

          Just wondering.

          1. re: Crockett67

            There are cast aluminum inserts, but even these aluminum inserts are almost always lined with Teflon nonstick coating which means the aluminum does not touch the foods:


        2. And if you do have a metallic crockpot liner, might be worth buying the plastic liners to use as well.

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          1. re: Musie

            For the other posters who don't like the flavor as well: try the plastic liner before giving up on the pot entirely. Also, you still need to do some preliminary meat and aromatics browning in a pan in order for flavorful results in many crockpot recipes.

          2. I feel the same way--everything I cook in the crockpot has a metallic, unpleasant taste. Ceramic crock, no metal involved, no canned anything-- I just do not care for crockpotted food.

            I use mine to keep things warm on a buffet, not to cook in.

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              1. re: sparrowgrass

                I agree with sparrowgrass. I bought a crockpot with ceramic inner a few years ago, planning to use it so I'd have a meal ready when I got home from work. Everything tasted weird...not sure I would describe it as metallic, but just strange. So I shelved it...

                1. re: meagan

                  Yeah, maybe not metallic. Just...weird.. No canned stuff, nothing different then my regular cooking. just odd flavor

                  1. re: jefpen2

                    Metallic is probably the wrong word, but it is a very pervasive taste, and it doesn't seem to matter what I make.

              2. Are you on any medications that could affect your taste buds? I've had that happen before from meds.

                No cans in the recipe and no metal insert should not result in a metallic taste.