Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ovens vs. Crockpots

Yesteryear, most women did not work outside of their homes so it was fine to bake whatever needed to be cooked. However, few of us have the option of staying home today. Alot of families now opt for cooking with crockpots instead of running out to McDonalds every evening. If you have recipes that give baking instructions instead of crockpot instructions, here is how you easily convert.

Most crockpots cook at 200 degrees if placed on LOW. Their heat is 300 degrees when the dial is set for HIGH.

Oven suggestion for 15-30 minutes=Crockpot 1.5 hours on HIGH or 4-8 hours if placed on LOW.

Oven suggestion for 30-40 minutes=Crockpot 3-4 hours HIGH or 6-10 hours if placed on LOW.

Oven suggestion 50 minutes to 3 hours=Crockpot 4-6 hours on HIGH or 8-18 hours on LOW.

Most stews, pot roasts and other uncooked meat/poultry and vegetable combinations will require AT LEAST 8 hours on LOW or 4-6 hours on HIGH to be safe when eaten.

The Flylady

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