Reddit reviews Hamilton Beach (33967A) Slow Cooker With Temperature Probe, 6 Quart, Programmable, Stainless Steel
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3 choices for easy, automatic cooking: probe, program and manual. The temperature probe takes the guesswork out of slow cooking. Select the desired internal food temperature and the slow cooker will automatically shift to WARM once the temperature is reached. By using the cooking guide for the PROBE mode you can estimate the amount of time the food will need to cookThermometer probe for meatClip-on spoon; Power interrupt protection.Clip-tight gasket lidEasy, automatic cooking
I personally love my Hamilton Beach Set n Forget programmable slow cooker. The locking lid makes it great for traveling (on days at work where we'll all bring something in to share), and the programmable features are nice for me to set it in the morning, and know that it will cook for only the time I specify.
If you live near a Bed Bath and Beyond, you could use a 20% off coupon to purchase it for $40 + tax!
You want a roaster. http://www.amazon.com/Oster-CKSTRS71-18-Quart-Roaster-Buffet/dp/B003V5GUZU/ref=sr_1_8?s=kitchen&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1452174456&amp;sr=1-8&amp;keywords=roasters
Although, I don't know that I've ever seen one that goes as low as 130, at least on the temp gauge.
A little more googling got me this http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Beach-33967A-Programmable-6-Quart/dp/B00EZI26DW/ref=sr_1_3?s=home-garden&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1452174508&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=crockpot+with+temperature+setting
These are the best
You will obviously have to remove the lid to get a reading, and doing so will allow some of the heat to escape, and slow cooking times, however doing this once or twice after 6 hours or so won't make a big difference. If you are cooking on High/Low will also change the duration of cooking.
Some cookers have a small hole in the lid to allow a temp probe to stick out. Like this one
Prep can be painless. If you plan of leaving for more than 5 hours, the only recipes I can think of that require less than 6-7 hours of cooking time is chicken breasts, so just don't use them.
Please keep in mind that most meats (with an exception of chicken) should be browned before cooking. Some crockpots can go from fridge to cooking, some can't. I would read the manual.
As far as doing the prep at night, yes. If you can't leave it in the crockpot, leave it in a sealed container and pour it in.
Yes, if you're worried about leaving it unattended, use it for the first time when you plan on being home most of the day on a weekend.
Again, don't use breasts if this is a problem. Unless you like breasts better then thighs, this won't make a huge difference anyway.
I have a 6 quart for just myself. It's useful when I want to make soups and chilis because I feel the thing up. I highly recommend this guy
I have a cheapie crock pot, it sucks in terms of temperature control unless the pot is nearly full. I think the cheap ones are completely open-loop (eg, don't have any temperature control at all).
It looks like you can buy some that do: https://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Beach-Programmable-Temperature-33967A/dp/B00EZI26DW
You could try using a lamp-dimmer to control the power of it, maybe.
Failing that, keep the pot nearly full and don't use additional insulation on the pot like towels.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EZI26DW is what I have.
You'd have trouble finding one above $100. They really don't get too expensive.
I have this crockpot and I love it.
It locks the lid down tight.
You can program it. So, if you need to cook something on high for 4 hours, just program it as such. Once the 4 hours is up, if you have not kicked it off, it will switch over to warm. This feature I really enjoy, because I can cook while sleeping or at work. Other crockpots you just say High or Low, and you have to watch the clock on it. I've burned quite a few things like this before.
I've never had any problems with it.
As far as recipes, I really like the Betty Crocker website. It gives you a tidy category at the top so you can easily scroll through whatever you're in the mood to try.
i bought this guy after reading reviews online
This is the one I use and like.
I just got this bad boy to replace the one that broke. Had the same exact one, older model before and had no problems with it until I dropped and cracked the crock. Cost more to replace and ship the old one than a whole new one.
This is the best!
This guy is awesome, minus the whole beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep thing. Programmable cooker so it can drop whatever you're cooking to "keep warm" mode if you'll be away for a while
You really cannot do any better than the Hamilton beach set n forget slow cooker. But a good slow cooker should be programable and heat through evenly and this one does the job really well. And it is around 40 bucks. You might be able to spend a little more for a better one but this one has served me well for 3 years.
Not sure if you consider ceramic to be the same as what's called "stonewear", but I've used this one in the past and I'm totally satisfied.
No, that actually seems like you had a bad crock-pot. I use mine in a more or less unventilated room, and it doesn't give off much heat at all.
Get a new crockpot https://www.smile.amazon.com/Hamilton-Beach-Programmable-Temperature-6-Quart/dp/B00EZI26DW
I recently bought this one for my first slow cooker. I'm loving it and have had 0 issues. It's actually cooking away right now so I can have a late dinner and a lot of leftovers.
I own [this one I got on amazon for $49] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EZI26DW?psc=1&amp;redirect=true&amp;ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage) and couldn't be happier.
Lots of people will say to look at the Instant Pot which is a combination electric pressure cooker/slow cooker/rice cooker ("multi cooker"). I had a bluetooth enabled "IP-SMART" 6qt model of theirs (actually three: first had a safety recall, second was dented on arrival, third still exhibited regulation issues). Lots of people are happy with Instant Pots, but I had a lot of issues with the pressure control being flaky for certain recipes. Additionally, much of what makes slow cookers safe when you are out of the house is their low wattage heaters... typically 250-400W... and low complexity (basically it's a small electric blanket that is wrapped around a very heavy ceramic pot). The Instant Pot has a 1000W heater, and is more complex (microcontroller + a thermocouple), so this negates some of the safety aspects of unattended slow cooking... though it is UL listed and has a thermal fuse in case anything goes wrong.
My recommendation if you are interested in pressure cookers and slow cookers:
$120 for both.. around the ballpark of the cheaper Instant Pots, you gain an additional pot for stove use, pressure cooker is of bigger size, slow cooker is safe unattended and a more conventional shape, and IMO will last longer. You lose automatic rice cooking capabilities but... by a $20-$30 rice cooker and probably get better rice, or just do it on the stovetop.
By the way, no idea what food you like to eat, but these are two of my favorite cookbooks if you are getting started and wanted to build up some experience:
And major shout out to Kenji's (from Seriouseats.com) new book if you want more detailed science information:
This post ended up being much longer than I expected, but those are my recommendations if you are just starting out. ;) The main thing I've learned since beginning to cook is that 90%+ of the recipes online (and even in print) are untested crap, and to look for recipe sources you can trust. The second thing is that a finished recipe is much more dependant on the technique (the steps you use to modify ingredients at specific times, temperatures, and textures) and way less dependent on the ingredients themselves (you can easily sub ingredients for many recipes once the core techniques are understood).
If you want to use that approach, this sub heartily recommends http://www.myfitnesspal.com/. It has a smartphone app and a website you can use to enter all your foods. I've been using it for about 3 weeks so far, and it's great. It will help you set a goal for calories and divide it up by protein/fat/carbs etc.
Once you start tracking that, the calorie differences in things will blow your mind. For example, the other night my wife made this beef stew. I had small bowl of that and it was 286 calories, it felt like a good meal and had 32 grams of protein.
During the meal I drank 2 Coors lights, they were 204 calories (and 1g protein, who knew?) and certainly didn't feel as filling as the hearty bowl of stew.
After dinner I had 4 mini kit kat's b/c we have our damn Halloween candy sitting out, they were 280 calories. They CERTAINLY weren't more filling than the stew, or even the beers.
So out of 688 calories, less than half was that stew, and that stew pretty much offered 10x the nutritional benefit of the other garbage I consumed.
Slightly related, I've been pre-making and freezing this Chicken Chili for months now and quite enjoy it. Not only is it healthy, easy and tasty, it only uses canned ingredients so it's also easy to stock up for and pretty damn cheap. A $50 slow cooker and a $15 digital scale will be invaluable tools for you if you go this route.
Edit: While I'm going over diet highlights, for me a protein shake is another easy/lazy way to get a pretty filling and healthy snack in. Lots of people have their favorite, mine is this. It seems to be marketed mainly to women, but it tastes delicious either way when mixed with low fat milk. The $35 seems a bit pricey, but it works out to about $1 a serving which isn't too bad. If price is an issue there are definitely other cheaper brands that are fine. I tried protein shakes years ago and hated them. I probably wasn't mixing them well. One or two of these $7 mixer cups solves that problem easily. Getting two is nice so you don't have to religiously clean a used one.
This is what I just bought. Did some research online and it's cheap and reliable. So far I love it! easy to use, the probe is helpful with roasts.
> Get one with a timer this way you can place your crock in the cooker in the morning and it can be set to turn on at noon at low and be ready for dinner at 6.
Is that how the timer works on that one? Actually been looking at that model and this Hamilton Beach 33967A and from what I see the timer is only counting down from the time you set it to, not the way you said. Maybe im misunderstanding you, this would be my first slow cooker.
$90 is craziness. I got a 5qt for $30, albeit not digital, but i don't think digital helps much.
I've seen quite a few folk using these on here. $50 6qt
I think the prices get ran up before thanksgiving/xmas.
I like hamilton beach's 6-quart crockpot. it's less than 50 bucks https://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Beach-Programmable-Temperature-33967A/dp/B00EZI26DW
Which effectively makes it 45. If I put 5 more I’ll get this
Crockpot lets you throw in a bunch of food and it does cooking overnight/workday.
The low temperature helps break down connective tissue on cheaper cuts of meat and makes it easy to not overcook your food.
You can get a Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker for $50. Forgot to point out that the programmable means you can set a duration or specific temperature for the food to get to. After the time/temp, it maintains a WARM setting that keeps your food at a safe temp, so you don't have to rush to get to it. Also, get the liners that make clean up a matter of seconds and no dishes to wash.
The size of a slowcooker, normally means that you make meals and have a TON to divvy up into containers to have handy for whenever you want to reheat them. It seems almost all crockpot recipes that I have encountered, also do well being frozen/reheated.
As an owner of every paleo recipe book that is highly rated/popular, let me know if you want some great starter recipes and what you THINK your favorite types of meat/foods are.
The only one you will ever need. Ii own three.