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Which slow-cookers can do a proper simmer?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 11, 2011 at 4:27 PM

All I've got now is a little rival crockette, no knobs, no switch, just one low temperature which works fine for what I've done so far. But now I wanna cook heart meat, which calls for a boil & simmer. I can bring up the boil in the microwave, but the crockette falls shy of full simmer, I think. Do other crock pots have simmer options? The ones with knobs & switches?

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on November 09, 2011
at 01:29 AM

butter, garlic, heart, in the pan, med-high heat. Count to 15, flip, count to 15, done. I keep it simple in the kitchen because I'm not good enough to get fancy.

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on November 08, 2011
at 09:27 PM

@Melissa, your timing is incredible! I just ordered my first beef heart from US Wellness. BTW, I also ordered beef bacon, which I never heard of before.

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on November 08, 2011
at 09:26 PM

I have a CrockPot brand crock pot--yes I do!--and I use high to bring the full pot up to a simmer and then low as long as desired. No boiling, just an easy simmer.

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on October 26, 2011
at 05:15 AM

Sarah I just imagined your house full of crocks, of all sizes and colours, all bubbling away with amazing delights.

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on October 25, 2011
at 11:12 PM

yes, this is true about crockpots. mine all simmer on LOW and boil on HIGH, but the larger the crock, the lower of a simmer on LOW. Some of my tiny crocks will almost boil on a LOW setting if they're left there for too long.

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on October 11, 2011
at 07:30 PM

i wrap mine in bacon and slow bake for 5 or 6 hours in a toaster oven. if i need to go out, i wrap it in foil first and it can go for 10-12 hours.

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on October 11, 2011
at 07:20 PM

You can also braise it in the oven, if you have an oven.

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on October 11, 2011
at 06:01 PM

Indeed, grill it super hot and fast, leave it rare. Very tasty.

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on October 11, 2011
at 04:59 PM

Marinate with what? I'm aiming for total non-botanical. And dairy gives me hard stools. Bone broth?

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on October 11, 2011
at 04:57 PM

Yeah, grill it like a steak.

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on October 11, 2011
at 04:48 PM

noooooo don't boil the heart :( You ruins it! Slice, marinate, and grill!

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on October 11, 2011
at 08:03 PM

Most adjustable crock pots will hold a simmer on the LOW setting, and a boil on the HIGH. I agree with the others about grilling the heart, however.

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on October 26, 2011
at 05:15 AM

Sarah I just imagined your house full of crocks, of all sizes and colours, all bubbling away with amazing delights.

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on October 25, 2011
at 11:12 PM

yes, this is true about crockpots. mine all simmer on LOW and boil on HIGH, but the larger the crock, the lower of a simmer on LOW. Some of my tiny crocks will almost boil on a LOW setting if they're left there for too long.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on November 08, 2011
at 09:26 PM

I have a CrockPot brand crock pot--yes I do!--and I use high to bring the full pot up to a simmer and then low as long as desired. No boiling, just an easy simmer.

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on October 11, 2011
at 05:37 PM

Cook it Hungarian-style.

Brown heart with a good amount of fat in a pot (or whatever). Transfer to slowcooker, and then add in plenty of onions, wax peppers (if you got them, otherwise red peppers), and then a good amount of paprika. Salt to taste, and then slow cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Otherwise, you don't need to boil then simmer a heart. Just toss it in, and let it go.

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