Tuesday, November 28, 2023


Do you have a crock pot/slow cooker?

Crock pots (also called slow cookers) are all the rage. And for good reason! You can plop in a few ingredients in the morning and have a delicious dinner ready for you that evening. As a bonus, there’s hardly any cleanup (and for RVers who need to conserve water, that’s a good thing!).

We know people who only cook in their crock pot. It makes them dinner every day!

Do you have a crock pot/slow cooker? If so, do you use it often? If you don’t have one, do you have an interest in one?

If you’re looking for a new crock pot recipe, here’s an article Emily Woodbury wrote a few years ago with one of our reader’s recipes: Crockpot Sausage Risotto. It has the RVtravel.com staff seal of approval! Enjoy!

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Sharon (@guest_210707)
1 year ago

Actually, I have several…of different shapes and sizes …and have been known to have 2 or 3 going at once. I have a smaller, light weight one that travels with us in the camper. I hate standing in the kitchen fixing a meal (which is healthier than snacks or sandwiches) when I can leave the meal to cook and enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, etc.— then return to a meal ready to serve. (I make up frozen meal kits I can just dump into the pot and it’s ready to cook—especially handy while camping). At home I also use an instapot and air fryer…but haven’t given up my slow cookers. Boondocking?…well, I carry a cast iron Dutch oven and a skillet. Unfortunately, that type cooking takes a little more attention.

Neal Davis (@guest_210459)
1 year ago

Although we rarely use it, we brought it to this weekend’s tailgating to make chili. Historically only used it to cook beans. If the chili goes well, then we’ll probably add that to our crockpot repertoire.

Stitz (@guest_210427)
1 year ago

I have 3. A 6-quart at home for the family get togethers and 2 4-quart in the camper for the friends there. And many cookbooks.

Bob Weinfurt (@guest_210411)
1 year ago

I have a few but rarely use them but they do make the best meals.

Diane M (@guest_210407)
1 year ago

I have 2, a large one and a smaller one. I cook beef and pork roasts in them, with potatoes, carrots and onions. The meats get oh, so tender. I do soups in them, too. I mostly use the big one for chicken and dressing for a crowd.

Last edited 1 year ago by Diane M
Linda H (@guest_210403)
1 year ago

I use the crock pot mostly at home. I use an Instant Pot in the RV…slow cooks, pressure cooks, and now I have a lid that turns it into an air fryer!

TIMOTHY (@guest_210400)
1 year ago

I went to the Instapot by far better faster and same results.

Roy Davis (@guest_210404)
1 year ago
Reply to  TIMOTHY

You wanted a faster slow cooker?😂

DPJ (@guest_210394)
1 year ago

I have three at home..Have precooked soups at home to take along in our small trailer.

Mary (@guest_210388)
1 year ago

I have 2 slow cookers. A small one and a medium size one. I use them both frequently depending on what I am cooking. Don’t have room for an instant pot so never got one. I think my little “Crock Pot” is over 35 years old and still going strong.

Wayne (@guest_210387)
1 year ago

Many great meals come from our slow cooker. My DW is a master at coming up with great meals.

CeeCee (@guest_210383)
1 year ago

I still have my slow cooker, but seldom use it because I also have an Instant Pot and a thermal cooker (which I learned about on RV travel!). I start a soup/stew in the TP, seal it and place it in the sink while we travel. At home, a Dutch oven in my kitchen oven on 225 substitutes for the slow cooker and actually saves energy.

Gene Bjerke (@guest_210381)
1 year ago

We have a crock pot at home, but I don’t use it. My daughter-in-law (who does all the cooking) does

Tom (@guest_210378)
1 year ago

Slow no, but a fast crock pot yes.

Paul Schwengel (@guest_210373)
1 year ago

we don’t like leaving something like this running while not around the RV, just an old habit, like leaving a coffee pot plugged in while away….

Shir (@guest_210372)
1 year ago

I answered yes but mine are multi cookers. So in addition to slow cooking, they also function as a stove top, oven, steamer or warmer. Very versatile for the way we use our MH to travel to draft horse shows and have a crew to feed. And slow cooker lines are great for cleanup.

Skip (@guest_210370)
1 year ago

Have 2. Both older and used a lot with the kids growing up one is 30 years old and one about 10. Need to upgrade with a smaller one for 2 old people. Then I would probably use it. But they are a pretty universal appliance like the electric skillet.

SteveAustin (@guest_210361)
1 year ago

Slow cookers are great, and slow cooker disposable liners make them even better as they essentially eliminate the chore of cleaning the cooker. Just toss the liner in the trash and you’re done. Slow cooker liners are widely available at local grocery stores or online.

Tom (@guest_210355)
1 year ago

Have three, two 6 qt ovals and a 4 qt round. At least one lives in our coach, at all times. I like to do a breakfast casserole for rallies. One time, I set up 31 crockpots for a large group.
Did one this week. Will do a pinto bean side dish for local lunch in honor of Veterans Day.

Kasey (@guest_210351)
1 year ago

The Instant Pot has taken the place of the Crock Pot for us.

Christine (@guest_210356)
1 year ago
Reply to  Kasey

Same for us.

Rosalie Magistro (@guest_210359)
1 year ago
Reply to  Kasey

Same here..

Herb (@guest_210363)
1 year ago
Reply to  Kasey

Yep, us too.

Joseph (@guest_210364)
1 year ago
Reply to  Kasey

Me too!

Stay safe and keep cooking (with pressure)

Last edited 1 year ago by Joseph
Mike O. (@guest_210380)
1 year ago
Reply to  Kasey

Same here. It does it all.

robert (@guest_210350)
1 year ago

Our MH did not have an inverter so I installed one and put a outlet in the kitchen. Now on travel days the crock pot can be filled and will cook while traveling so we have a hot meal at the end of the day.

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