Hi everyone, 👋
I’m looking to get some advice about crock pots/ slow cookers that will take a whole chicken (anything from 1.4kg to 2kg weight). I have a perfectly good very old Cordon Bleu 3.5L pot with a ceramic bowl which I’ve donkey’s years. But it won’t take even a small 1.4kg chicken.
Health issues mean I’m restricted to using a crock pot/ slow cooker rather than being able to cook traditionally with the hob and oven.
I’m on a budget, natch, and am struggling to find a 6.5L capacity pot for around £30-35, ideally with ceramic bowl. (Doesn’t need to do anything other than sit in the housing and cook its contents, I don’t need it to be hob or oven resistant.)
I’ve trawled through hundreds of Amazon reviews, and everything that looks half suitable has horrible reviews with photos of broken, mangled or burned electric control dials - my Cordon Bleu has a rocker switch, has never made dodgy noises or produced electrical-type stinky smoke, but due to an episode of an American drama series I used to watch (in which a gifted crock pot set light to a family’s house and nearly killed the family of 4 plus their dog) I’m ever-wary of potential electrical issues with appliances.
Not a deal breaker if it has a stainless steel bowl instead of a ceramic bowl, but it must not be a non-stick bowl - I’m super sensitive to those chemicals and non-stick cookware makes me ill. 🥴
Does anyone have any recommendations? I want something solid that will last and not blow up or otherwise fall apart in a fortnight.
I was bidding on a 6.5L Russell Hobbs sous vide slow cooker simply for its capacity and robustness, but my £35 bid has just been wiped out by a £50 bid - not that surprising as they retail for £99, but still, I’m back to square one again. 🙄
Hoping you lovely people can help me identify a decent, large capacity crock pot/ slow cooker in my budget.
Thanks in advance 🙏 😃 👩🍳
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JazzAngel · 23/03/2021 14:50
Hi everyone, 👋
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