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Crockpot Question

I have a crockpot recipe I want to serve in six hours. The directions say to cook the food for either eight hours on a low setting or four hours on a high setting. Is there a way to change the timing so I can serve dinner in six hours? Would I start out on low and then turn the crockpot to high, and when? Or would I start out on high,then turn it to low? Help, my go-to ladies!

 
Ballad

Asked by Ballad at 1:39 PM on Dec. 26, 2012 in Food & Drink

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Answers (8)
  • You can cook it on high for 4 hours and it will switch to "warm" and you can leave it like that the 2 remaining hours. I use my crock pot for Saturday lunch (we're Jewish and celebrate Shabath and I can't cook on Shabath). I either do cholent (a traditional Jewish stew of neat, potatoes, barley and beans), goulash or even meatballs, cook it in the crock pot on Friday afternoon and leave it on warm until lunch the next day. It's perfect. One suggestion, though, cover your crock pot with aluminum foil and then the lid so that it doesn't dry out.
    momto2boys973

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 7:12 PM on Dec. 26, 2012

  • you can cook it on high for the 4 hours and then turn it to low after that. The food should be fine and not over cook.
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 1:40 PM on Dec. 26, 2012

  • Yeah... I would cook high for three hours and then three hours on low.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 1:45 PM on Dec. 26, 2012

  • mine has a warm setting- so I'd cook it on high for the 4 hours then put it on warm...OR cook on high like 2-3 hours then put it on low
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 1:45 PM on Dec. 26, 2012

  • Can you just start it in 2 hours and then cook it on high for 4?
    maecntpntz219

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 2:57 PM on Dec. 26, 2012

  • I agree with Lost...high then low.
    texasgurl33

    Answer by texasgurl33 at 1:45 PM on Dec. 26, 2012

  • I would do 2 hours on high then 4 on low.

    What is it? Sometimes crockpot times differ. New crockpots are better.
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 2:02 PM on Dec. 26, 2012

  • i agree high than low - id do the 2 on high then 4 on low if it were me
    futurebabykar

    Answer by futurebabykar at 2:44 PM on Dec. 26, 2012