OK I am wanting, over the summer to make better use of my non oven and stove appliances. I have: Rice cooker
3 crockpots (a small one, a large one and a rectangle one)
Air fryer. I am curious do you use these for purposes other than what they are? For example I know you can bake in a crockpot. I have never tried it but I know you can. I am trying to find ways to cook with out heating up the entire house.
I need to learn my grill outside too.
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Hmmm...we have made Dump Cakes in our crock pots....I even baked a little in the air fryer, but that is better at things like chicken wings and drums. The waffle iron? If it has removable plates you can use it as a grill, or maybe even if not. We've done hash browns on the waffle side!
You can make quite a few things in a waffle iron! Hash browns, eggs, brownies, cake... it is waffle shaped, but that is part of the fun!
My air fryer is a combination appliance so I can air fry, toast, bake, ect in it. Unfortunately, I need a lot to feed my family. I have found that cooking in the morning (using the stove) when it is cooler and then just heating up at dinner time, helps.
I have never baked in my crock pot(s), just the normal soups, roasts, ect.
I don't currently have a rice cooker, though I used to. If I recall correctly, you could steam vegetables and fish in it too. Can yours do that?
Post by eyeofthestorm on Jun 22, 2020 18:08:21 GMT -6
I have baked all kinds of things in crock pots. I even had a specialbaking pan from Rival for a while, but sold it in a yard sale - it's just not necessary. I personally prefer to find a pan that will fit into the slowcooker and bake in that, but you can bake directly in the crock. I used to make yeast bread in a slow cooker before I had a bread machine. Cakes and quick breads work, too. I would recommend putting them on high and checking periodically to see how much time it usually takes in your slow cookers.
I have done baked potatoes in a slow cooker. I've wondered about hard cooked eggs, but have never tried.
In the rice cooker, you can steam, but you can also cook so many other grains: quinoa, spelt, even oatmeal.
I have baked in my air fryer, but only once. It took more time than it would have taken in my oven, so I'm not sure it was worth it. It was still putting a lot of heat out into my kitchen. I'd rather bake early in the morning and be done, or put whatever it is in a slow cooker on the porch.
My grandmother used to make up cake batter and cook it in a waffle iron when company came. It was faster than the oven. I have a friend who takes all his grandkids to school. He provides breakfast on schooldays and likes to put canned biscuits and cinnamon rolls in the waffle iron. I used to have a recipe for a savory waffle that had a little curry in it, and you served the fresh, hot waffle with chicken salad on top. It was AMAZING. I'm with Jennilee - anything you can grill can go in the waffle iron. I don't mind the waffle look. I have actually made myself omelets regularly in the waffle iron recently because it's so much easier and quicker to clean that a skillet.