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nicoleelangoldstein Jan 30, 2013 07:48 PM

I want a new slow cooker, to use mostly on shabbos. Any recs?

  1. weinstein5 Jan 31, 2013 06:43 AM

    Have you checked these threads out - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/883604 or http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/875013 or http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/273834

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      GilaB Jan 31, 2013 06:49 AM

      Those are for recipes to cook in the slow cooker, but the OP is looking for recommendations for equipment.

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        weinstein5 Jan 31, 2013 07:38 AM

        My bad - I have a Hamilton Beach model with a removable ceramic insert - that works very well

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      MartyB Feb 1, 2013 01:23 AM

      http://www.amazon.com/West-Bend-84905...

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        GilaB Feb 1, 2013 07:08 AM

        In my experience, cheap models are better for Shabbos than fancy ones, as the programmable ones mostly kick over to 'warm' automatically after 12 hours.

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          avitrek Feb 1, 2013 07:47 AM

          The even bigger concern are the ones that shut off after 12 hours. Switching to warm is theoretically ok as long as warm keeps your food above a safe level. Very few foods require cooking for longer than 12 hours(cholent def does not).

          I was recently looking at some of the fancy models thinking they might be more flexible if they let you program a shutoff time and would auto-switch to warm once the food is cooked. In the end, I couldn't find a model that would stay on past 12 hours. So yes, the cheap basic models are the safest.

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            cheesecake17 Feb 1, 2013 11:11 AM

            A friend of mine got an expensive All Clad as a gift and when she went to use it, she realized it was not ok for Shabbat.

            My cheapie slow cooker from Aldi's worked great for chulent and did not have an automatic settings

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