is a crock pot a crock pot a crock pot?
Hello. After moving to my first apartment five months ago, I am still discovering things I need. I have an ice cream maker, a food dehydrater, and a vacuum sealer. None of which I have used since the day I moved in! However, I do not have a crock pot and am wondering if I should get one. And what models are best? Are they all the same? I'm pretty sure that they all nowadays have a removable crock so I don't think that is an issue. I remember my grandmother doing beans, ham, and roast in hers at times. I'm just one person, so I am wondering how big a model to get. I know some have timers, and they pretty much all have "warm, lo, and hi" settings. Do I need one with a glass lid or a plastic lid? I know "Rival" is the old stand by brand that almost EVERYONE has... is that a safe bet or should I consider someting else? Do YOU have one, or do you happily do without one? I want to have one in case I need it, but don't know how much I would use it. Let me know what you think!