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Low vs. High Crock Pot Settings



I'm coming across various recipes that will say for example, cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8-10.

If time is not an issue, which will produce the best results, or does it depend on what's cooking? I've heard some say they like to cook their chicken on high so that it doesn't sit in the temperature danger zone for too long, but I have to believe that low and slow would probably win out with most else.

Any guidelines? Thoughts?







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KingRanch
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Low and slow





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OldHickory
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I always go low.





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My crockpot broke.





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They aren't exactly pricey





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Times are tough.





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Im a crock pot junkie. It really depends on what you cook and the density. I always cook partially on high for a bit even if recipe calls for low. At min cook high 1 hour to get temps up then reduce to low. I will say though, ive never found a low temp recipe to be done at specified times.

A tip for cooking on high is to provide barrier between the botton of crock pot and food. The best thing for this is to line the entire bottom with two or more onions (quartered) to make a bed for the rest of the food. What ever is on bottom will burn/overcook so dont serve those onions.

This weekend we accidentally did a first. We cooked our normal pot roast but the wife and I were so busy that we didnt eat it. I let the crock pot stay on warm for about 48hrs. Went i went to toss it out, I burned myself it was so hot. Instead, I tried some and it was the best pot roast we have ever made. We ate it that night.






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Low and slow, like King Ranch said.





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olemc999
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You can never go wrong with low and slow. I might start some Crockpot ribs on Friday night to get ready for gameday.





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quote:

The best thing for this is to line the entire bottom with two or more onions (quartered) to make a bed for the rest of the food. What ever is on bottom will burn/overcook so dont serve those onions.


My onions have never burned and I find that they are are quite tasty. In fact, I've been cooking with less liquid than I thought was necessary when I first started cooking with a crock pot and still nothing's burned. Potatoes, however, are things that sort of turn out funky after hours of low and slow.






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AutoYes_Clown
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Gotta love android double posting


This post was edited on 8/28 at 10:03 am


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quote:

Im a crock pot junkie. It really depends on what you cook and the density. I always cook partially on high for a bit even if recipe calls for low. At min cook high 1 hour to get temps up then reduce to low. I will say though, ive never found a low temp recipe to be done at specified times. A tip for cooking on high is to provide barrier between the botton of crock pot and food. The best thing for this is to line the entire bottom with two or more onions (quartered) to make a bed for the rest of the food. What ever is on bottom will burn/overcook so dont serve those onions. This weekend we accidentally did a first. We cooked our normal pot roast but the wife and I were so busy that we didnt eat it. I let the crock pot stay on warm for about 48hrs. Went i went to toss it out, I burned myself it was so hot. Instead, I tried some and it was the best pot roast we have ever made. We ate it that night.


That's what I've heard.






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