I need a new Crock-Pot

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    I need a new Crock-Pot

    It was bound to happen, my Crock-Pot of over two decades cooked its last meal recently.

    The interesting thing (having fun here) is I actually took a picture of it to send to one of my friends before the tragedy having no idea this would be the last time we would work together...

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    With all that said I need a new Crock-Pot and I am looking for suggestions here. The Crock-Pot is probably my favorite way to prepare food because of the ease and the quantity it produces.

    Suggestions?
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    Get an Instant Pot.

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    My wife has a programmable one, but the name/model escapes me right now. I'll have to wait until I get home to get another look at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Get an Instant Pot.
    The first person I cried to in person about this told me the same thing.

    What is your experience with an Instant Pot?

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    Instapot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    The first person I cried to in person about this told me the same thing.

    What is your experience with an Instant Pot?
    It's awesome. You can cook almost anything in a fraction of the time. I've done soups, ribs, frozen chicken, potatoes, shrimp just to name a few. Ribs took maybe 25 minutes? Fell apart when I was taking them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    It's awesome. You can cook almost anything in a fraction of the time. I've done soups, ribs, frozen chicken, potatoes, shrimp just to name a few. Ribs took maybe 25 minutes? Fell apart when I was taking them out.
    I will probably buy both.

    Which Instant Pot do you use/recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    I will probably buy both.

    Which Instant Pot do you use/recommend?
    Instant Pot is the actual brand, I think we have the 6 quart 7-in-1 model. There are bigger, more fancy models that do more and are more "techy."

    Pressure Multicookers - Instant Pot

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    It's awesome. You can cook almost anything in a fraction of the time. I've done soups, ribs, frozen chicken, potatoes, shrimp just to name a few. Ribs took maybe 25 minutes? Fell apart when I was taking them out.
    I'll have to break mine out and try it again. I used it twice and was not a fan.

    I felt the cooking all day in the crock pot allowed seasonings to blend more. Did chicken in the instapot and it came out very bland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickenWyngz View Post
    I'll have to break mine out and try it again. I used it twice and was not a fan.

    I felt the cooking all day in the crock pot allowed seasonings to blend more. Did chicken in the instapot and it came out very bland.
    Oh, ironically, I've also used it for wings. Frozen too.

    Depends on what you're making, but I could see something being a bit less flavorful in the Instant Pot. I would probably marinate the night before if I was worried about flavor, but I haven't had any issues.

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    Instant Pot Ultra and you'll send me a thank you note.

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    Favorite current Instant Pot Ultra dinner: Sauerkraut, whole white potatoes, brats and metts, and a can of beer (poured into the pot)....YUM!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Oh, ironically, I've also used it for wings. Frozen too.

    Depends on what you're making, but I could see something being a bit less flavorful in the Instant Pot. I would probably marinate the night before if I was worried about flavor, but I haven't had any issues.
    First time I tried it I was cooking a whole chicken (just because that was the ad I saw and I wanted to see how much it actually sped up cooking)

    Second time was big chicken quarters.

    Actually makes sense wings and smaller cuts would come out better.

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    Insta pots are great, my wife's parents have one. We decided to go with the Ninja foodi though due to it also working as a really nice air fryer and crisper. We love the foodi but the instapots are great as well.

    A link to what we have:
    EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Ninja(R) Foodi(R) TenderCrisp™ Pressure Cooker & Air fryer

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickenWyngz View Post
    First time I tried it I was cooking a whole chicken (just because that was the ad I saw and I wanted to see how much it actually sped up cooking)

    Second time was big chicken quarters.

    Actually makes sense wings and smaller cuts would come out better.
    Yeah I feel like I probably wouldn't do a whole chicken in there for that exact reason.

    When I do wings, I usually throw them in there frozen with some chicken broth and a few drops of liquid smoke. After they are done in the instant point, I'll either rub them or sauce them and then broil them for a bit to get them crispy.

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