Use Your Crockpot as an Oven

I found I am able to use my crock pot as an oven. I have been trying everything in: acorn squash, yellow squash, zucchini, potatoes, yams, etc. - without any water. Often I leave some things like acorn squash, yams, and potatoes in the crock overnight - on the low setting. It makes life so much easier! It also eliminates so much processed foods.

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By Billie from Melbourne, FL

January 20, 20090 found this helpful

Have you also saved money? I like to use the crockpot all year, but especially in the summer so the kitchen stays cool.

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January 21, 20090 found this helpful

I do the same, here. I wrap my acorn squash, potatoes etc.in foil, so good.If you wrap them real tight, you can put diff. stuff in at the same time.

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January 21, 20090 found this helpful

Thank you for the idea! I'm going to try baking something this way tonight. Am thinking of trying to make bread dough in a can work like this...maybe with a little water in the crock? Thanks for the inspiration!

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January 21, 20090 found this helpful

I like the idea of wrapping different food items in foil and crock cooking them at the same time. Great idea!

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January 22, 20090 found this helpful

Sorry to be a bit dim but is a 'Crockpot' a Slow-Cooker? I live in England and the term 'Crockpot' is not known to us.

Monique :)

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Yes, It is a slow cooker that is plugged into the wall. It has a ceramic removable liner thus the name "crock pot".

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January 22, 20090 found this helpful

To the Brit poster, Yes a crockpot is a brand of slow cooker.

To the poster: WOW that is a great idea. My husband just started a job as a trucker so is not home and my son is away at college. I am home alone and eating very unhealthy. It seems a waste to heat the oven for one person. I shall definately use my slow cooker. HMM and I was just thinking my slow cooker was too big. THANKS

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December 10, 20090 found this helpful

I have a large oval shaped slow cooker/crock pot and I have made meat loaf and baked potatos in mine. I formed kind of little foil pan for the meat loaf and then I wrapped two large baking potatos in foil and put them in the other end. I don't know for sure how I cooked them----I was expermenting, but I have seen directions for this on different web site. The only problem was that the inside of the potatos were a little on the yellowish side when they were done, but since then I have read that is a common occurance.

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