Make Your Crockpot Smarter with a Timer

Posted: 2018-11-03 | Updated: 2020-07-08 | Read Time: 2 minute(s)

Summary

This tutorial shows how using a timer on a "dumb" crockpot instantly makes it smarter. This is a better alternative than buying another crockpot that has the automatic shut off functionality built in.

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WANTS TO MAKE YOUR CROCKPOT SMARTER I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU HOW COMING UP [MUSIC] SO MOST CROCK POTS HAVE A VERY TRADITIONAL SETTINGS OF JUST ONE STANDARD KNOB NO VARIABLE TIMING OR ANYTHING DEATH SO THAT NATURE LIKE THIS ONE IT HAS AN OFF LOW HIGH AND WARM AND SO YOU CAN SET IT HERE THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH THIS IS YOU HAVE TO MANUALLY MONITOR THIS CROCK POT OR MAOLI KEEP TRACK OF THE TIME SO THAT IT DOESN'T OVERCOOK YOUR FOOD SO INSTEAD OF THROWING THIS CROCK POT OUT AS IT DOES STILL WORK TO MAKE THIS CROCK POT SMARTER I'M GOING TO ACTUALLY CONNECT IT TO A TIMER NOW WHAT I CAN DO WITH THIS TIMER IS SET IT FOR A SPECIFIED DURATION SO LET'S SAY YOU'RE COOKING SOMETHING AND REQUIRES FOR EIGHT HOURS ON LOW YOU CAN SET THE TIMER TO BE ON FOR EIGHT HOURS AND THEN AFTER THAT EIGHT HOURS IT TURNS OFF NOW I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING THE NEWER CROCK POTS THAT HAVE THESE TIMERS BUILT INTO IT SWITCH TO A WARM SETTING TO KEEP THE FOOD WARM UNTIL I CAN GET BACK TO IT THAT CAN STILL BE ACCOMPLISHED USING THIS TIMER SO WHAT YOU CAN DO IS SET IT FOR YOUR EIGHT HOURS OR WHATEVER THE AMOUNT OF COOK TIME IS AND THEN AFTER THAT AMOUNT OF COOK TIME SINCE THIS TIMER HAS 30 MINUTE INCREMENTS WHAT I DO AFTER THAT 8 HOURS IS SET THE TIMER TO TURN ALONG FOR 30 MINUTES AND THEN TURN OFF FOR 30 MINUTES OR YOU CAN ALSO DO TURN ON FOR 30 MINUTES AND THEN ALL FOR AN HOUR AND THEN BACK ON AGAIN FOR ANOTHER 30 MINUTES AND ALL FOR AN HOUR THIS WILL KEEP YOUR FOOD WARM AS I'VE TRIED IT MANY OF TIMES AND MOST OF THE TIME WHEN YOU DO DO THIS IF YOU GET TO IT SOON THEREAFTER SO LET'S SAY YOU COOK IT FOR 8 HOURS AND YOU'RE NOT ABLE TO GET TO IT FOR 10 HOURS THE CROCK POT IS USUALLY STILL HOT WITH THE 30 MINUTES ON 30 MINUTES OFF OR EVEN 30 MINUTES ON AND AN HOUR OFF THEREFORE THESE TIMER IS ONLY ABOUT 2 BUCKS THE CROCK POT OF COURSE COST WAY MORE THAN THAT SO IT'S EASIER JUST TO ADAPT THE EXISTING CROCK POT AND ADD A TIMER TO MAKE IT JUST THAT MUCH SMARTER THAN BUYING A BRAND NEW CROP HOPEFULLY THIS TIP HAS HELPED YOU OUT SOME AND YOUR CROCK POT COOKING IF THIS DOES HELP YOU OUT ANY PLEASE GIVE IT A THUMBS UP ALSO CHECK OUT OTHER VIDEOS THAT WE HAVE ON THE CHANNEL AND DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE THANKS FOR WATCHING [MUSIC]

Published: 2018-11-03
Updated: 2020-07-08
Author: Kenny Robinson, @almostengr
Category: Handyman
Keywords: bachelor cooking, crockpot, crock pot, crockpot modifications, crockpot hacks, crock pot hacks
Video URL: https://youtu.be/CfwArtBFhB0
Read Time: 2 minute(s)