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nissenpa
07-08-2012, 15:29
I'd like to purchase a crockpot here but have no idea where to find one. THe items listed on MVideo's site as "Multivarki's" look more like rice cookers to me. Do they work the same as a crock pot? I'm assuming only those of us from the U.S. call such a thing a crock pot (or a slow cooker). Basically I need something where I can put all the ingredients for a soup, stew, broth into in the pot in the morning and 8 hours later---Voila! The dish is done.

Thanks.

RichardB
07-08-2012, 15:35
I'd like to purchase a crockpot here but have no idea where to find one. THe items listed on MVideo's site as "Multivarki's" look more like rice cookers to me. Do they work the same as a crock pot? I'm assuming only those of us from the U.S. call such a thing a crock pot (or a slow cooker). Basically I need something where I can put all the ingredients for a soup, stew, broth into in the pot in the morning and 8 hours later---Voila! The dish is done.

Thanks.

Multivarka isn't a crockpot.

In the rest of the world they are known as slow cookers.

The forum search function is your friend... :)

http://expat.ru/forum/showthread.php?t=424326&highlight=slow+cooker

robertmf
07-08-2012, 15:38
I'd like to purchase a crockpot here but have no idea where to find one. THe items listed on MVideo's site as "Multivarki's" look more like rice cookers to me. Do they work the same as a crock pot? I'm assuming only those of us from the U.S. call such a thing a crock pot (or a slow cooker). Basically I need something where I can put all the ingredients for a soup, stew, broth into in the pot in the morning and 8 hours later---Voila! The dish is done.

Thanks.

Crock pot thread (http://expat.ru/forum/showthread.php?t=424326)

Good :idea: to get a crock pot. You can make rice in a crock pot, I will guess a rice cooker is the same as a crock pot, though which **is** different from a rice|veggie steamer.

penka
07-08-2012, 18:14
Robert, is it the one with the timer and bolted lid?

robertmf
07-08-2012, 18:33
Robert, is it the one with the timer and bolted lid?

The crock pots I know just have [off][warm][low][high][OFF] settings. No timer. I don't know what you mean by 'bolted lid'. The pot is ceramic that goes inside the heating unit. The lid is glass.

:eek:

penka
07-08-2012, 18:46
The crock pots I know just have [off][warm][low][high] settings. No timer. I don't know what you mean by 'bolted lid'. The pot is ceramic that goes inside the heating unit. The lid is glass.

:eek:

Oh, thanx for the pic, Robert! Really appreciate it!

How do you set it on cooking, say stew or rice? ( with no timer involved)

RichardB
07-08-2012, 19:03
Oh, thanx for the pic, Robert! Really appreciate it!

How do you set it on cooking, say stew or rice? ( with no timer involved)

You put the ingredients and fluid inside, put the lid on and choose a temperature (low, medium or high).

The cooking times vary from 2 - 3 hours up to 8 hours depending on what your cooking.

They are great things. My spicy Jambalaya is famous (in my world anyway) :)))

robertmf
07-08-2012, 19:13
You put the ingredients and fluid inside, put the lid on and choose a temperature (low, medium or high).

The cooking times vary from 2 - 3 hours up to 8 hours depending on what your cooking.

They are great things. My spicy Jambalaya is famous (in my world anyway) :)))

Yes Yes :bong: Meals like Jambalaya are excellent for the crock pot. All the flavors & spices meld together with the slow cooking.

As I noted before, you do have to trim off excess fat and brown meats before putting into the pot; for tasteful color, anyway.

robertmf
07-08-2012, 19:23
Oh, thanx for the pic, Robert! Really appreciate it!

How do you set it on cooking, say stew or rice? ( with no timer involved)

By 'bolted on' lid do you mean lid with hinge :question: If so, IMhO best to avoid hinged lid (haven't seen one, anyway). Just make sure the liner is indeed "ceramic", not plastic or metal, eh wot ;)

[Low] is just means longer cooking time :) If you toss everything into the pot in the morning for a meal that night, then you want the [Low] setting. If you prepare at noon, then maybe you want the [High] setting.

Think low simmer for [Low] setting and hard simmer for [High] setting.

That's all :mml: I've found the crock pot to be "forgiving". Oh, and one more thing; the pot should be atleast 1/2 and better 3/4 full.

For example:
Crock pot 101 (http://busycooks.about.com/od/slowcookerrecipes/a/crockpot101.htm)

Crock pot use video (http://video.about.com/busycooks/How-to-Safely-Use-a-Crockpot.htm) and


How to Use a Crockpot - YouTube

xp@
07-08-2012, 19:23
I'd like to purchase a crockpot here but have no idea where to find one.
Thanks.

In Russian, a crockpot is called a медленноварка/medlennovarka.

I've seen two brands here - Kenwood and Morphy Richards.

You can find them on www.price.ru - exactly here: http://price.ru/search/home-appliances/small-kitchen/food-steamer/offers/?query=%D0%BC%D0%B5%D0%B4%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%BA%D0%B0&auto=1

Kenwood CP 658 6.5 litres, and Kenwood CP 707 4.5 litres.

robertmf
07-08-2012, 19:32
In Russian, a crockpot is called a медленноварка/medlennovarka.

I've seen two brands here - Kenwood and Morphy Richards.

Kenwood CP 658 6.5 litres, and Kenwood CP 707 4.5 litres.

Har! Comes right up :) This one is round shape. I have a 4 L. oval pot, which I find more useful for meats like pot roast.

photos at allrecipe.ru (http://allrecipes.ru/recepty/medlennovarka-recepty-foto.aspx). Crock pot|slow cooker recipes are all over the place :) Beware the "heat" of hot spices like cayenne|red pepper, and hot peppers like chilis or jalapeṅos is magnified|intensified !!

When the weather gets cold, I want to get a small @ .5L pot for :10518: fondue.

œедленнова€ка "Kenwood CP-707" - YouTube