Bigger Crock Pots?

United States
June 23, 2009 10:16am CST
Is there one bigger than 7quart? On another discussion someone mentioned making soup on them. Now, I would like the idea of making soup in the crock but the main one I make is chicken noodle & I usually use a WHOLE cut up chicken or 4-6 quarters and even in a 7qt that takes up most of the crock. I make such a big amount because we eat it for lunch also and I like to freeze the leftover sometimes too. So I guess unless they make a bigger one I'll have to stick with my stock pot for that soup & for chilli.
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@dragon54u (27584)
• United States
23 Jun 09
I've never seen a bigger one than 7 quarts and that's pretty big! My mom got me one when I was still married and there were 4 of us and it worked pretty well for me. I wish I had it but it broke when I moved. I will usually cook my chicken in my crockpot by itself. I take it out and pick it apart and set aside what I want for the freezer, for soup, etc. and bag it up. Then I put the pot in the fridge overnight so I can skim off the solidified fat. After all that (whew!) I'll make my soup or whatever I'll be making with the chicken. So my crock pot is perfectly functional for me because of all the steps I need to take to process the chicken. I also put the bones, skin and inedible things in plastic grocery bags in the freezer to save for garbage day--that way the dogs don't get tempted to raid the garbage and possibly harm themselves with the bones. Would you mind telling us how you make your chicken soup? I'd like a good recipe. We're not allowed to include recipes here but if you do it in paragraph form we'll be able to understand it.
• United States
23 Jun 09
I sent you a message w/ how I make my hodge podge chicken soup. It takes alot of doing so I figure if i"m going to add so much to it I may as well make enough that I can eat some another day. I absolutly love eating it as left overs, even for breakfast! *LOL* Why is it that we can't post recipies? is it a copyright thing? or?
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@dragon54u (27584)
• United States
24 Jun 09
Thank you! I don't know why we can't post recipes--we can cut/paste other stuff. Some people CP whole articles! So I doubt it's a copyright issue but it says in the TOS we can't post recipes. Too bad, I know we have a LOT of good cooks here!
@katsmeow1213 (24548)
• United States
23 Jun 09
I have a 5 or 6 quart, and that's plenty for us. I've made chicken noodle soup, using a whole chicken, and haven't had a problem. Even with my large family I do have plenty of left overs too. I've never seen a crock pot bigger than 7 quarts. Keep doing what works for you though, if you like using the stock pots for soup, do it. If you can live off whatever your crock pot makes, use that. Different things work better for different people. I love using my crock pot for soup.
• United States
23 Jun 09
I just like making a larger quanity so I don't have to cook as much & save some energy while I"m doing it. Plus it's a nice break to bring out a frozen pkg of soup when you've been in a streak of sandwiches ect for lunch.
• United States
27 Jun 09
i think there's a copycat crock pot made by another company that's a 12'er.. i used to have one that was really huge,but i can't remember the manufacturer. it seems though the biggest ones don't work as well..or maybe mine didn't..
@ElicBxn (57763)
• United States
23 Jun 09
I found this one that is 8.5 qt.... http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Stainless-Steel-8.5-quart-Slow-Cooker/2987184/product.html?cid=128247&fp=F&srccode=cii_10043468&cpncode=23-44181178-2
@ladym33 (11012)
• United States
23 Jun 09
I have a really big one, I think it is the biggest one I have ever seen but it is only 7 quarts, but I am not sure. It is big enough to put a small turkey in to or to put 2 small chickens. If you want something bigger that does the same thing basically as a crock pot is a roaster oven, like people use to roast turkeys. I have used it for large parties for things like roast beef, and meatballs. So you could definitely cook things such as stews and chili in there. They are really big and a bit harder to clean then a crock pot, but if you are looking to make mass quantities of something I think they would be a good option for you.