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My Crock Pot Cracked 
Dec. 30, 2012 6:21 am 
Updated: Jan. 3, 2013 3:13 pm
After many many meals made in my trusting crock pot, I fnd myself in need of a new one. Out with the old, in with the new for 2013.  I look forward to shopping for a new one today so I can make my bean and ham soup!!
Dec. 30, 2012 7:08 am
Sorry about your crock pot,i would not do without mine.Nothing like coming home to the wonderful smell of food cooking after a day at work.Happy hunting.
Dec. 30, 2012 7:10 am
Mine too - except that it was a clumsy move in the driveway by someone who shall remain nameless. Be sure to replace yours with a timer - that would be nice!!!
Dec. 30, 2012 7:43 am
Aw I hate when that happens :( Mine cracked a few years ago while I was cooking something in it :O Company replaced it which was nice, and it wasn't even new. I have a nice one now that I love. Here is a link to the one I have. Its on sale too!
Dec. 30, 2012 8:41 am
My trusty crock pot is still going strong, but it may be replaced with my new Ninja 3-in-1 cooking system. It does slow cooking as well as stove top and oven type cooking (so you can brown your stew beef and slow cook it in the same pot), and the "crock" you use for slow cooking is metal, so you can mix your meal the night before, keep it in the fridge, and slow cook in the morning without the crock cracking! I haven't had it long, but today is my second day in a row using it, and I'm loving it!
Dec. 30, 2012 8:55 am
Where would we be without our crock pot? I hope you let us know what kind you get. My crock pot was cheap, but works well. I bought it at Walmart It is a Hamilton Beach.
Dec. 30, 2012 10:49 am
I have had my Hamilton-Beach-33967-6-Quart for about two years, it is really nice. I have used it with the cooking probe that comes with it with meats and that works nicely.
Dec. 30, 2012 11:41 am
McGA1: Sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved crockpot. Hope you are satisfied with the replacement that you find. I hear lots of complaints from people that own the new crockpots that they cook so much hotter than the vintage ones from yesteryear. (Probably a food safety thing where someone is trying to keep us from hurting ourselves). Fortunately, most of the newer crockpots seem to have timers to help make meal preparation easier. Good luck!
Dec. 30, 2012 11:53 am
Like KingSparta & Rae, I too have the Hamilton Beach 33967, 6 Quart. The programmable feature makes it super convenient. I've had mine for more than 2 years, and it has been problem free. Be advised if looking at this one that some Amazon reviews indicate a problem with the cooker sometimes switching itself completely off for no reason. I’ve wondered if this could be caused by momentary power outages tripping off the appliance or whether some people are putting a towel underneath the cooker causing a heat build-up which trips an internal electrical breaker (fire safety device).
Jan. 1, 2013 4:56 am
I could not live without my crockpot! Many tasty meals have been made in mine! Food luck & happy hunting for a new one!
Jan. 2, 2013 7:17 am
Yesterday, I took a Chuck Steak, And Put It Into The Crock Pot, With Some Garlic, and 8 Cups Of Beef Broth, Turned it On, About 1 1\2 Before Dinner, Sue Put The Potatoes And Carrots In, When I Got Home I Took 1 Cup Of The Beef Broth Out Put It In The Freezer To Cool It Down, Took My Bath, Put 8 Table Spoons Of Cornstarch Into The 1 Cup Of Broth And Mixed It Up, Added it To The Crock Pot, In 5 mins Had 8 Cups of Gravy, Meat, Potatoes, And Carrots, A Nice And Easy Beef Stew. this morning I took some of the left over gravy and mixed it with some noodles for breakfast.
Jan. 3, 2013 3:13 pm
My first crockpot was a Rival (no inner pot). When I dropped the glass lid and broke it, I discovered that a standard size aluminum pie plate fit it just right for a replacement lid!
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I am an actor/director & I run my own acting studio. I have students from ages 6-60!I mad my career mainly in musical theatre and through the years, have cooked both on the road when touring and at home for my family where I actually have my own kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that inlvolves some artistry. I love things that not only taste good (the most important thing, obviously) but that also look appealing. I am huge on presentation & that's why I love party foods and arrangements. I catered quite a bit when I was living in NYC, where I picked up a lot from the chefs I worked with.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was famous for her slow cooked food, before it became a fad with the crock pot advent. She had a large family to feed and knew how to make roasts, veggies and all manner of family style dishes so very yummy. I try to emmulate her when cooking for my family. She was wicked with a pressure cooker after church!!
My cooking triumphs
Stir fry pasta dishes, which sounds weird but I learned this technique from catering. I have had great luck with fish and shellfish dishes, using a lot of different spices not usually associated with seafood, and some Indian and Asian dishes that I have attempted have been big hits. The more exotic, the better. I am also pretty pleased about being able to look at a nearly empty cupboard or fridge and being able to come up with a good meal; something my mother was a champ at.
My cooking tragedies
Practically anything I have been asked to bake for a special occasion. I am a dismal failure at anything but baking basics. I have forced myself lately to "just do it" and very recently attempted, from scratch, an Amish Friendship Bread (which tasted a lot like a cinnamon roll). It was successful. Eureka!!! I can't beleive I actually baked something with yeast from the very start. Maybe quick breads won't be the only thing I can manage if I keep this up.
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