Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Crock Pot Cooking

Today, I decided to put the soup in the crock pot, even though we were home all day. I thought it through and was wondering which one is more cost effective - to cook the soup on the gas stove for an hour or more, or to use the crock pot?
If anyone knows, I'd appreciate the information!


  1. A crock pot takes 4x longer than the stove, but uses less than half the energy. :)

  2. Welcome to the blogosphere! My husband saw your blog on the NBN list and said I should check it out. I have a post-aliya food blog -

    I really think gas is more cost effective than a crock pot. Anything with a heating element uses a lot of energy. In Israel I have two gas tanks and they don't get used very quickly, even though I cook a lot. You may want consider getting a pressure cooker. The new generation of cookers are very safe and easy to use and you can make that soup in 20 minutes with a tiny flame. My friend, Hannah, wrote a post about slow cooker efficiency compare to ovens:

    Where do you live?

  3. Thanks for the info, I'll have to check it out! (there were 2 different opinions posted, so I'm not any closer yet to knowing the answer) I have been thinking about investing in a decent pressure cooker, though...
    Yosefa, I like your blog, and I'm adding you to my blog list! Feel free to link back to me!
    BTW - we also made aliyah from Florida...


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