I managed to break the liner of the old Rival 3745 crockpot my deceased wife used to slow cook all day with.
In trying to find a replacement I ordered a new Crockpot. It was to hot even on the low setting. I called Crockpot and they were going to send me a Rival replacement. I called them back a half hour later and canceled the replacement saying I would take it back to the store as I wanted to get a different brand. She told me she would try and stop the replacement shipping, but if it arrived, to just keep it.
I ordered a Hamilton Beach “stay or go” because of the extra features for about $5 more than the Crockpot. Tried it out and it got to hot too!
I decided to test these with a digital and old style thermometer. They were at 201 and 202 degrees on low.
It is my belief the old crockpots worked at about 170 degrees. These new ones are supposed to be at 200 degrees on low.
This makes it impossible to turn it on in the morning and off after work at 8 or 9 hours without the food overcooked and some sticking to the insides of the crockpot.
Upon investigation I have found out all the new crockpots are this way. The change came about 3 years ago.
The replacement Rival did show up anyway but I haven’t taken it out of the box knowing it too would be to hot.
My question is:
Is there any crockpots or slow cookers in the 5 quart range that a person can leave on all day without ruining or overcooking the food?
The only other solution I can think of is to add a resistor or something to drop the wattage output to reduce the temperature.