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12-08-2007, 11:50 PM
I read in Gabriel Cousins book that you can actully make stews in low tempurature crock pots, there low setting is 115F, however he doesnt give any brand, he says that only a few go this low, Anyone know any Brands???
12-09-2007, 07:34 AM
I can't imagine a crock pot going that low...I have had three over the years and they all boiled even at the low setting...I don't know how they could "cook" at such a low temp. Let us know if you find anything out ok??
12-09-2007, 09:27 AM
Here's one - it's a bean pot on a warmer: http://www.amazon.com/Maverick-Electric-Cooker-Buffet-Warmer/dp/B000GBKAWQ
cooking range degrees are 115F - 195F.
here's the same one being offered by a green company: http://earthmoment.com/product/7832433
12-09-2007, 09:55 AM
I have a West Bend and the low setting says it goes to 175 degrees, though I do not think the internal temp of the food gets high at all, for example soup never goes above warm in my crock pot. If I wanted to cook something I would have to put it on high then turn it too low to keep it warm .
12-09-2007, 11:09 AM
That is si cool...great to have things just be warm and no noise from the dehydrator fan.
Nurse in the Raw
12-09-2007, 12:50 PM
Well the only way to know for sure is to take what crock pot you got and put something in it like water. Get a turkey or candy thermometer and test it after a few hours.
12-09-2007, 02:50 PM
omg no way! i want one :p
12-09-2007, 05:38 PM
Amber storm, I will have to check those out well hopefully if crock pots do go that low I am hoping to make a stew, Gabriel Cousins says that you can actully put potatoes in the crock pot for your stew so I am very excited i have been dying for a nice thick stew. lol
12-09-2007, 05:55 PM
I wonder if a yogurt maker would also work. The one I have keeps the temperature between 110ºF and 115ºF because if it goes higher it kills the bacteria. Maybe there is a use for that thing yet!
12-09-2007, 08:23 PM
Wow, it would be great to make warm soups and stews! :D :D :D I, also, have a yogurt maker. I'm going to try it and see how it does! Oh, my husband just said there is a risk of bacteria growing if it's left at a low temperature for too long a time. I guess it would work to warm it, but not "cook" it??
12-09-2007, 09:37 PM
Ooh ooh ooh I want one of those warmers...thanks for the link!
Dreaming of warm raw mushroom soup. mmmm.
12-10-2007, 12:34 AM
Me too, me too...I have been thinking about stew with some wonderful potatoes.:D
12-10-2007, 05:16 AM
I'll be curious to see how this works out. I can't imagine it "cooking" the potatoes without "cooking them".........they are so dense.
12-10-2007, 06:17 AM
Just because the temperature doesn't reach the boiling point of water doesn't mean the food won't be cooked. It will still be cooked if you leave it in the crock pot long enough.
12-10-2007, 10:29 AM
Is this really for real? You can really heat food in a crock pot? If so I just made a pick mistake and tossed out my little crock pot. I would really like to know if this works in heating food without really cooking it.:confused:
I found this on http://www.crockpot-cooking.com/cpc-basics09.php
"Does a slow cooker get hot enough to cook foods safely?
Even at the low setting, internal temperatures of foods are raised well above 140°, the minimum temperature at which bacteria are killed."
No crock pots!!
12-10-2007, 01:16 PM
That's why I posted links for the bean pot - it goes down to 115 degrees.
Yep, that looks like the only one that would work.
Also, potatoes don't get soft in a regular crock pot unless they're in there "forever", so don't expect them to get soft--that would take "cooking".
I swear, Mattye! How do you know these things!???
12-10-2007, 06:44 PM
Research...lots and lots of research;)
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