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?


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Roy (@guest_260360)
17 days ago

Define often. We use ours a couple times a month. It’s great for doing stews, a whole chicken, chili, corned beef and cabbage, and a lot of other things including mulled cider. We actually have 3 different sized ones. However we don’t have it when RVing although the littlest one might be OK.

Lois (@guest_260345)
17 days ago

I wasn’t to keen on the crockpot, until I found out they cook from top down. Soft firm. Potatoes, perfect carrots and fall apart roast. ….scrumptious pork roast, potatoes and saurkraut…….cook alone cornbeef…..etc.

Brian Burry (@guest_260344)
17 days ago

Sadly we bought one, and never used it in four years! We rarely cook anything when we go in our motorhome. My wife does not like to leave the house! So in order to get out of the house, I’m not going to make her cook. So we go out to eat, or buy good things you can microwave. I’m sure it’s a great kitchen appliance for many, but it just doesn’t appeal to our needs.

Andrea (@guest_260339)
17 days ago

I tried for years to like Crockpots , since they came out in the ’70s. Used them for a few things. However, we much prefer the taste of food slow cooked in the oven, in the pressure cooker, or top of stove.The electric dutch oven has been handy too. (When we bought our Instant Pots – we have 3 – we gave away our 5 Crockpots of various sizes that we’d collected over years of doing meals for church. They’d been handy for some desserts and hot cider or chocolate, but we didn’t need them once we stopped doing the meals.)
We seldom cook from scratch while in our small TT, but we batch cook at home and take frozen meals.

Cancelproof (@guest_260331)
17 days ago

We have a couple of them. Great for potlach possum.

Bill Byerly (@guest_260328)
17 days ago

We use a crock pot only at home, use both an air fryer and insta pot at home and in the RV

Neal Davis (@guest_260314)
17 days ago

We rarely use our crock pot, but we very well may take it with us the next time we go to Alaska. It is stored in the pantry of our sticks-and-bricks.

kat (@guest_260299)
17 days ago

One in bricks & sticks home, one in travel trailer and one in winter home. And they all get used – a lot!!! Crock Pots rock!

Tommy Molnar (@guest_260293)
17 days ago

We have one and it stays at home.

Ed K. (@guest_260291)
17 days ago

A 3qt & a 6qt Instapot, the 3qt resides in the Motor Home during the camping season and the 6qt in the S&B. Crock Pot was moved to the basement for our son to clean out when we pass.

Jim Johnson (@guest_260287)
17 days ago

Dump meals are fast to assemble and unlike many kitchen small appliances, the pot minds itself while we are off doing other things.

Lois (@guest_260346)
17 days ago
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Sven Yohnson (@guest_260285)
17 days ago

If you got married in the 70’s you received 2 or 3 as wedding gifts… And still have ’em!

Rob (@guest_260283)
18 days ago

We had one but hardly used it. Swapped it for an air fryer which gets used all the time.

Gary Broughton (@guest_260279)
18 days ago

Plus an electric skillet, electric pressure cooker and toaster.

David Stansbury (@guest_260278)
18 days ago

Of course we have one. Who doesn’t?

Lyn (@guest_260277)
18 days ago

I have several in various sizes. It’s nice to start it leave for your adventures and come back to your meal cooked and ready.

Wayne (@guest_260276)
18 days ago

Of course we have a crock pot! But my wife won’t leave it cooking while we’re away from the camper other than when we’re walking the pups. Same at home

Mitzi Agnew Giles and Ed Giles (@guest_260275)
18 days ago

I have both a 1 liter &4 pressure cooker and several 1 liter crockpots. Dh doesn’t care for leftovers. During the kids elementary/middle school days, I made the 4 l crockpot of something we ate Sunday thru Wednesday. On Thursday night went to the comic book store to pick up our comics, then went out for pizza. On Fridays& Sats we sorta scoped out the pantry and ate whatever we could find. I didn’t mind, it was a coping strategy I used from Foodstamp days. I was exhausted every night from going to school and had to put dinner in the pot in the morning, if we were going to eat that night. I didn’t realize it would make DH hate leftovers.

Tom (@guest_260269)
18 days ago

Have one of every size. Great for potlucks. Have Instant Pot also, but crock pot is my go-to. Air fryer also.

Bruce (@guest_260267)
18 days ago

We use an instant pot pressure cooker in lieu of the crock pot. We love it and would never go back to the slow cooker/crock pot.

Gordon den Otter (@guest_260268)
18 days ago
Reply to  Bruce

We got rid of our crockpot for the same reason. We have 2 Instant Pots in our apartment, and plan to take one with us when we start to snowbird.

Last edited 18 days ago by Gordon den Otter

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