I went to buy a crock pot today and came back with nothing cause I couldn't decide what size to get. It's only DH and me so I'm not sure I need one of the 5-6 quart ones. What size do you guys have? Any brands that are good? I was just going to buy one of the Rival ones on sale at a store nearby. Thanks for your advice! I can't wait to try that Sticky Chicken!
It depends on what kind of cooking you do - do you tend to make big batches of things to freeze (or to eat all week), or do you prefer smaller batches? If the latter, you should go with a 4 qt model - I wouldn't go any smaller, because you might want to occasionally make big batches of something (like nuts and bolts).
I have a 4-qt and a 6-qt, and I use the 6-qt a lot more. Even that's a little small for some of my recipes. However, I'm cooking for a family of four, and I often entertain, so I need the extra room.
Thanks for the advice!
I'm not a big left-overs person so I usually cook amounts for DH and myself. I guess I should probably go with the smaller one.
wow- i have the same question! a friend of mine uses hers to make dal and i love her dal. she has the smaller size but i worried about it being too small. can i ask you to play guinea pig? i won't buy mine until after the holidays- could you let me know how you like the smaller size??? please please!!
I'll definitely let you know how I like the smaller size. Hey, we're right around the corner....I'm in Bethesda!
As soon as I buy one and try it out, I'll be back to report on how I like it.
we're closer than you think- i work in chevy chase. right on wisc inbetween bethesda and chevy chase.
I have a six quart one and I didn't like it at first because I had to double or triple the most of the recipes I had. But now I just take advantage of all the leftovers and freeze them. I only make recipes I know I am going to want a lot of.
I wound up splitting the difference and got a 5 qt. The 4 qt seemed too small, and I didn't like having to double the recipes for the 6 qt (which was what the instructions said to do). But I also wanted to make sure I could cook whole chickens in it, so I got an oval 5 qt.
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