- I am not convinced that wasting all the energy needed to heat an oven is necessary for replacing a slow cooker. A well-designed (thick bottom, continuing to heavy walls) pot on the stove would be enough, if only the low setting on the stovetop were low enough (sigh).
Here I continue the previous questioning of the necessity of yet another device to occupy (countertop) space in one's kitchen, yet remain unused for much of the time.
Can the fifth "warming" element already on my stovetop act, when set to "high", as a slow cooker? What is the temperature for the "high" of a slow cooker and what might the temperature on "high" for the typical warming element be?
What prompts this question is that some of the slow cookers on the market are labeled "Entertainment System" and appear themselves to blur the line between a warming element and a slow cooker.