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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Crockpot Conversions

I just saw this on Fix-It and Forget-It on facebook - some really handy information.

Many stove-top and oven recipes can be adapted for a slow cooker. If you want to experiment, use these conversion factors (remember, some slow-cookers are hotter than others):
  • Low (in a slow cooker) = 200º in an oven, approximately
  • High (in a slow cooker) = 300º in an oven, approximately
  • In a slow cooker, 2 hours on Low = 1 Hour, approximately, on High.
I love cooking with my slow cooker or crockpot, and I've tried some regular oven or stove-top recipes, but mostly I just guessed on the timing.  This at least gives some basic guidelines to start with.

1 comments:

Craig

I can definitely attest to the fact that some slow cookers are hotter than others. We got a 6 qt. Hamilton Beach that consistently gets things hotter than our old 5 qt. Rival Crock-pot.

About the only thing I think we've done in a slow cooker that we normally do in the oven is Enchilada casserole. It certainly turns out good either way.

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