- Food and Cooking
I Love My Multiple Choice CrockPot
When you cook for a crowd, you need a big crockpot to handle a large quantity of food. In fact, my Mom uses several crockpots when she throws a party for the extended family. However, I'm regularly in need of a large crock during the course of normal cooking. With my own party of 10 at home, a 6-quart system is ideal.
Unfortunately, there are times when a smaller crock is warranted. However, my cupboards don't have space for separate crockpots of various sizes. When a friend asked if I was interested in a hand-me-down set that included different sized crocks for the same base, I couldn't refuse. Mine has just reached the end of its life, not working aptly for a large group meal anymore. Fortunately, I tracked the latest model down online. I can replace the system quickly, just in time for winter soup and stew season!
Some of my favorite features of the system include:
-multiple crocks in 2, 4, and 6 quart sizes
-one lid fits all crocks
-lightweight base is easy to handle and easy to store
-crocks stack for easy storage
I love removable crocks because they are much easier to clean. This system works well when I have a smaller quantity of food to heat as I can use the 2 or 4 quart vessels to handle the task. I save that 6 quart container for the big soup days. This is a great solution for my large family on a weekly basis during the colder weather, and it can be a fantastic option for the small family that has an occasional need to entertain a crowd. You will set your base for heating on either high or low, and you will select the crock size to be used in order to obtain proper results.
The multiple choices available in the Hamilton Beach slow cooker model make it easy to adjust your recipes for guests or for limited numbers.
There are endless possibilities for crockpot cooking. Most of my efforts are based on large recipes for our crowd of 9. However, the multiple choice approach to slow cooker recipes means that you can transition based on different situations. I can make something special for the youngsters, I can create smaller sides for use with main dishes and I can think about those days when the numbers in the house dwindle, surging only for special occasions. The variations continue to be the best reason for opting for a flexible solution.