nesco roaster oven/slow cookers
I very recently bought a Nesco roaster oven since my slow cooker got broken (it was a Hamilton Beach Stay or Go, so it was also a newer model). I found alot of posts here praising the Nesco, plus I thought it would be more versatile than a slow cooker (sometimes I don't want to wait 8-10 hours to cook something) so I went with it.
The first thing I tried in it was a chili I made often in my old slow cooker. I had it set to "slow cook" and it started to boil almost right away! I had to turn it down to the very lowest setting and it still cooked a bit fast.
I'm realizing the newer Nescos start at 200f, while the last models started at 150f.. I'm wondering if Nescos have had to raise the temperatures in their cooker like slow cooker were required to do by the FDA?
I don't have an oven thermometer to check the Nesco... so just wondering if it's normal for them now to cook hot and faster or if I'm doing something wrong. maybe I'm expecting too much to use this as a slow cooker and as a oven?