bone broth in coffee maker ?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 26, 2012 at 3:00 PM

I don't have a slow cooker,crock pot or the time to baby-sit boiling water. Is it possible to use my coffee maker to make bone broth? It can stay in "warm" mode unroll I unplug or hit the switch.

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on December 26, 2012
at 05:33 PM

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on December 26, 2012
at 08:36 PM

I have no idea where you live, but there are 10 crock pots sitting in both your local Salvation Army and your Goodwill Thrift stores RIGHT NOW.....and they cost $1 to $3 without even having to haggle. Go get one today. And while you're down there, pick up another coffee maker for an extra $2. God only knows what shape your Bone Brewer Special is in.



on December 26, 2012
at 08:01 PM

I think you have grossly underestimated the amount of bones + veggies (onion, carrot, etc) it takes to make broth. You'd be lucky if you ended up with a mugful, even assuming the warm setting turns out to be hot enough.

You can start broth on the stovetop in any large pan and move it to the oven for longer cooking -- so long as you're pretty sure about the temperature, it wouldn't need much babysitting.



on December 26, 2012
at 04:27 PM

Crockpots/slow cookers can be had for fairly cheap - I'd suggest you get one.

Coffee pots are too low powered and most will turn themselves off after 30-60mins - you'd want something like 8-12h at much higher temperature. Also the coffee pot is not going to hold much at all.

If you have a gas stove you can set it to a low simmer and use a large covered pot, but one whose lid has a small hole to let steam out. Check on it every once in a while, and open a window, both to let the food smell out, but more importantly, incase the burner goes out, you won't fill up the house with natural gas and have a huge risk.

Again, best thing is to get an actual slow cooker.


on December 26, 2012
at 03:31 PM

I don't think your coffee maker would be hot enough. Try in a big stock pot on your stove. Bring the water to boil (with the bones and any seasonings you like), reduce to low and just let it simmer for a couple of hours. It won't need to be watched - just don't leave the house.



on December 26, 2012
at 08:46 PM

my mom just bought a crockpot for $20 at sears. they are super cheap to get. i don't think you'd get much broth at all out of a coffee pot. i usually get 4-5 cups out of a huge pot on the stove. you might end up with 1/4 cup tops. i also don't know how you'd fit enough bones/veggies into pot. you need a lot.

the easiest for me is making it on the stove top. you don't need to babysit it at all. you turn it on to boil, then to low simmer all day. i do 9 hours.



on December 26, 2012
at 06:19 PM

even if it works, that method will wear out the coffee maker quickly and add to the landfill.

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