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Old 12-17-2007, 12:15 PM   #41
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Just saw an add for a Proctor-Silex 1.5 quart with removable crock liner for $8.99!

At that price it wouldn't pay to drive around searching garage sales for one. How wrong could you go with something like that at that price..
Unless you live in the exact right kind of neighborhood, I would imagine that to drive around looking for stuff often would be a very low yield operation.

Not to mention that it is a wearying way to spend one's time.

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Old 12-17-2007, 12:38 PM   #42
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By the way, the little ones are great for putting out a hot dip or hors d'oeuvres at a buffet. With the lid off and on low they'll generally maintain a pot full of stuff at just the right temp for serving/eating.

I've also used a large one for a pseudo hot-pot meal for four. I made up a nice stock and chunked/sliced some meats and vegetables and made up a bunch of dipping sauces, got the stock up to a full boil on high and then put it in the center of the table, still plugged in on an extension cord. When we got ready to eat, I popped the top, we used long metal skewers to dip our food in the stock until it was done to our liking. When we ran out of things to dip, I ladled the enriched stock (along with everything everyone had dropped in by accident) into bowls as soup.

Heck of a lot of fun for a small (4-6 people) dinner party, and the large heavy crock's ability to hold heat worked great. I was a little uncertain as to whether it'd maintain a boil with the lid off, but it did.

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By the way, there are forums where people call each other names over their opinions on hot-pot variants and what actually constitutes authentic 'hot pot'...
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Especially if you rent an apartment or live in a condo!
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Am I the only person who read the subject and first thought the OP wanted a recommendation for a crackpot? I was all set to suggest h*cus but then my eyes caught up to where my brain was.
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Am I the only person who read the subject and first thought the OP wanted a recommendation for a crackpot? I was all set to suggest h*cus but then my eyes caught up to where my brain was.
Come on, SC. H*cus is so yesterday. We've got a whole new crop of candidates for crackpotdom.
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Especially if you rent an apartment or live in a condo!
Or your SO just pushed you to buy a large life insurance policy...........
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