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Food 101: Meat-browning myths should go up in smoke 

San Jose Mercury News - Oct 05 4:54 AM
Q Why does a pot roast brown in an electric slow cooker? It seems to be steaming in the crock, which one would think would create a blanched and pale cut of meat, but it comes out as browned as if we had seared it on the stove top (not that I'm complaining).

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Eve would drink it up 
The News Journal - Oct 05 2:54 AM
"To your health." That's a popular toast to offer when raising a glass of wine. And doctors have said for years now that a glass of wine a day is beneficial to cardiovascular health.




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A slow cooker. This one has a crockpot removable 'pot' (upper left), lid (lower left), and heater/housing (right).

A slow cooker, also called a Crock-Pot®, is a countertop electrical appliance that is crack pot used to cook stews and similar dishes at relatively low temperatures. crock pot recipes The slow cooker can be left unattended for crock pot meals many hours, which is very convenient for people who can start a meal early in the day, leave crock pot for work crock pot cooking (or other reasons), and return to find their cooked food waiting for them. Also, slow cooker rival crock pot recipes are often fairly simple, requiring little cooking rival crock pot recipes expertise to produce acceptable results.

A slow cooker consists of a pot (typically 10 in (25 cm) across and similarly crock pot recipe high) made of fired clay and usually glazed, surrounded by crock pot receipes a housing, usually metal, containing a thermostatically controlled crock pots electric heating element. The ceramic pot, often referred to as a crock pot chicken crock, acts as both a cooking container and a heat reservoir. Many slow cookers have two low fat crock pot recipes settings for power. Slow cookers have loosely fitting lids (often of glass or crock pot beef stew recipe similar material) to retain moisture and heat.

Cooking in these appliances is done at atmospheric crock pot dinner recipes pressure since the lid is not pressure-tight (and indeed is 'sealed' only by crock pot beef stew condensed vapors and gravity); crock pot beef roast thus, as long as liquid (usually water, stock, wine or a mixture) remains in the crock pot roast beef pot, internal temperatures can go no higher than the boiling point crock pot pulled pork of the fluid (212 °F or 100 °C for water at sea level). The physics of boiling prohibit bottom crock pot recipe roast round a temperature of the contents above crock pot roast the boiling point while there is still liquid changing into crock pot chili vapor (most of which condenses back into the crock and so returns moisture to the contents). In this respect, a rival crock pots slow cooker is very different from a pressure cooker, which, though it also crock pot beef roast recipe cooks using vapor, has both elevated pressures (steam in this crock pot beef shoulder roast recipe case) and temperatures. There is some danger of explosion from the increased crock pot pot roast pressure, which is why maintenance roast beef crock pot of the pressure relief valve is critical for pressure cookers; in contrast, no correctly used slow cooker crock pot pork roast can explode since no increase in internal pressure occurs. The outside temperature of a slow cooker can roast beef crock pot recipe beef brisket crock pot recipe be expected to exceed the boiling point of water to facilitate heat transfer to the crock and to the food.

In use, the recipe crock pot beef roast food is placed inside the pot and covered with liquid, the lid is applied, crock pot corned beef and the unit is switched on. Cooking times vary with the recipe crock pot recepies and with the food quantity, but are typically easy crock pot recipes several hours. Temperatures are low compared to traditional ovens barbecue beef crock pot recipe used for broiling (typically 600 °F or 320 °C or higher) and baking (typically 300 to 500 °F or barbecue crock meatballs pot 150 to 260 °C). Cooking is sufficiently slow that, if the beef crock pot recipes food is not removed promptly at the specified time, little harm is crock pot beef done.

The liquid crock pot pork chops and its proper level is important, for it serves both as the heat conduction mechanism between the pot crock pot ribs walls and the food, and as the flavoring (herbs and spices) roast beef crock pot recipes distribution method and a 'basting' mechanism. No stirring is required best crock pot recipe (or recommended) since removing the lid during cooking causes significant cooking delays. The lid is important as are you a microwave or crock pot it prevents escape of hot vapor which would, if permitted, lead to lowering the internal free crock pot recipes liquid level, loss of heat and drying out of the contents.

Recipes for ground beef crock pot recipes these cookers must be adjusted to crock pot roast beef recipe compensate for the nature of the cooking: often water must be decreased. Some come with crock pot beef stroganoff recipe booklets; many cookbooks with beef stew crock pot slow cooker recipes are available and there are numerous recipes on the Web. A small number of cookbooks seek to make roast beef in crock pot recipe complete dishes beef roast crock pot recipes in a slow cooker using fewer than five ingredients while others treat the slow cooker as a serious piece of culinary equipment capable beef stew made in crock pots of producing crock pot beef and noodles gourmet meals. With some experience, timings and recipe adjustments can be successfully made beef burgundy crock pot for many recipes not originally intended for these cookers. The long, moist nature of the cooking method allows for beef roast in a crock pot recipe lower quality cuts corned beef crock pot to be used.


  • 1 Product crock pot brisket Name
  • 2 Nutrition
  • 3 Food safety
  • 4 Other Hazards
  • 5 See crock pot macaroni and cheese also
  • 6 Notes and references
  • 7 External rival crock pot parts links

Product Name

The slow cooker is also crock pot beef brisket known as a Crock Pot, a registered trademark of Rival Industries, crock pot chicken noodle soup recipe which developed the modern device. The names 'slow cooker' and 'Crock Pot' are crock pot lamb used interchangeably in descriptions and recipes, though Rival is the only recipe beef roast crock pot producer authorized to use the Crock Pot name, and usually protects the beef brisket crock pot trademark so that the term doesn't become a genericized beef roast in a crock pot trademark, the way aspirin and cola have.

The 'Crock Pot' name has been licensed to ConAgra by Rival beginning in 2004, when beef chuck roast crock pot their Banquet frozen food brand beef chuck tender roast crock pot introduced a line of prepared frozen meals called Crock Pot Classics, which consist of a full four or five-serving meal packaged beef stew crock pot recipes and flash frozen by Banquet, then cooked with minimal chili crock pot receipes preparation in a slow cooker. The Crock Pot crock pot corn beef Classics meal kit includes the meat, vegetables, sauces and potatoes needed for preparing the crock pot roast recipe meal; water is the only other item large crock pots needed. Several varieties, such as stroganoff, beef stew, and chicken and dumplings are available, and a trial coupon for the wild boar crock pot recipes product is usually included in beef crock pot recipe a new 'Rival Crock Pot'.


Especially for plant materials (eg, beef crock pot recipe stew vegetables), crock pot cooking has some disadvantages. Vitamins and other trace nutrients are lost, partially by enzyme action, during beef eye of round roast crock pot cooking. When those enzymes are rapidly denatured, as happens at high heat, they crock pot chicken and dumplings will have less time in which to act during cooking. Blanched vegetables, having been crock pot italian beef exposed to very hot water, have already had these enzyme rendered crock pot recipes beef stew largely ineffective. As crock pots do not, typically, reach crock pot roast eye round beef boiling temperature, vegetables tend beef crock pot recipe roast to lose such trace nutrients in them as these enzymes can act longer. Green colors are retained better when vegetables are cooked quickly beef roast crock pot as internal cell acids are less likely to escape them.

Food safety

Using a beef stew crock pot recipe slow cooker, temperatures beef tri tip roast cooked crock pot are lower than in many other cooking methods, and cooking times are lengthy. Because of this, crock pot roast beef and vegetables some people have been concerned about the growth of micro-organisms. Some slow cookers are capable of crock pot roast beef vegetables boiling their contents, and boiling recipes crock pot beef roast is sufficiently hot to cook all meats, including beef crock pot roast poultry, which requires the highest internal temperature to be safe for consumption. But beef crock pot stew properly designed slow cookers are always capable of reaching temperatures crock pot recipes for roast beef close to boiling, at least on the highest settings, which will have the same effect. If the temperature control crock pot sloppy joe recipe mechanism is working correctly, and if food is not left to stand italian crock pot roast beef more than briefly at room temperature, there are few problems in beef stew recipes for crock pot practice. Filling the pot, adding water, and then promptly turning on the unit will avoid such problems as chicken crock pot recipe well.

If the starting food ingredients are frozen, it may take a cook roast beef crock pot long time for the pot to reach proper crock pot crockpot beef stew recipes cooking temperature. During this slow heating, microbes in the food can multiply. The microbes crock pot reciepes will eventually be killed before crock pot recipes beef roast the food is served, and so themselves pose little risk. But some microbes produce toxins which crock pot vegetable beef soup remain even after the microbes have died. Most such toxins are proteins beef chuck crock pot roast which are destroyed by the heat of cooking, but some such toxins cannot beef crock in pot roast be destroyed by cooking — chili crock pot receipe for example, botulism toxin. In practice, most such heat resistant toxins, including those that cause botulism, are produced by anaerobic microbes corned beef crock pot recipe which cannot survive in the presence of crock pot beef pot roast atmospheric oxygen. Heat also kills these organisms. As with any cooking technique, crock pot breakfast recipes when cooking frozen food, do not defrost at room temperature. A safer technique is to defrost ingredients in a crock pot recipe for roast beef cold environment, crock pot roast recipes usually a refrigerator, where the temperature is too low for the microbes healthy crock pot recipe to thrive. Alternatively, one may defrost foods using a microwave oven so that the bacteria have little time to grow.

Some foods roast beef in crock pot contain toxins west bend crock pot naturally. Many but not all of these are destroyed by cooking. However, cooking legumes in a slow cooker at inadequate temperature, especially 8 quart crock pots kidney beans, can lead to food poisoning.[1] Such additions to a beef recipe crock pot pot roast crock pot recipe should be pre-cooked to avoid this problem.

Perpetual stews should crock pot beef stew recipes not be maintained in slow cookers, as slow cookers pickling crock pot do not typically provide sufficient heat to pulled pork recipe crock pot compensate for frequent additions and removals of food; nor do they cook quickly enough to what is the best crock pot cook newly added food thoroughly before the next withdrawal becomes likely. This relatively slow beef crock pot pot recipe roast recovery of temperature after an addition or withdrawal may cause safety problems. brisket crock pot recipe Removal of the lid lets heat and moisture escape, prolonging cooking time cooking crock pork pot roast and giving microbes the chance to grow.

Other Hazards

Because these cookers are portable/movable, crock pot beef cubed steak contain large quantities of hot food and water, and because crock pot corned beef recipe they are left unattended during long crock pot recipes roast beef cooking times, they are dangerous around small children and exploratory pets. Cooking areas should be crock pot vegatable beef soup recipes blocked off — effectively — if either might roast beef in a crock pot be present without responsible supervision. Like all electrical appliances, failures (in the beef corned crock pot recipe electrical wiring or the control mechanisms) can cause problems, including fires. Although slow cookers beef crock in pot recipe roast have few parts that could fail and reports of their failures are rare, unattended slow cookers should beef roast crock pot recipe be nonetheless treated with respect and caution. For instance, they are best used in a beef rump roast recipe slow cook crock pot kitchen placed on a tile or similarly chicken thighs near crock pot reduced flammability surface, and not near flammable materials crock pot chicken and rice such as papers or flammable fluids since the outside of the slow cooker does crock pot for roast beef become warm during operation. The fire risk is crock pot potato soup certainly minimized by isolating the appliance from surrounding flammables.

See also

  • Cholent (Jewish recipe crock pot potatoes that may be prepared with the appliance)
  • Vacuum flask cooking

Notes and references

  1. ^ Phytohaemagglutinin, US FDA's Bad Bug Book or Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural crock pot recipe roast rump Toxins Handbook. Notes that toxicity of kidney beans may be even greater if crock pot roast beef recipes heated to 80 °C than if consumed raw.

External links

  • Rival The original and leading producer of Crock pork crock pot Pots and slow cookers.
  • Crock Pot Recipes appetizer crock pot recipes Over 450 slow cooker/Crock Pot recipes.
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  • Crock Pot Classics press corned beef cabbage crock pot release from ConAgra/Banquet
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