I swear, I have the original Rival Crockpot from the 1970s. I think I got it for Christmas when I was in college and living on my own. At that time, crockpots and slow-cooking was all the rage. Just for fun, I googled “1970 Rival Crockpot” and lo and behold, my crockpot is now “Vintage” on e-bay and the sellers are asking a pretty penny for them.
However, my “vintage” crockpot has a special feature. Last year, one of the legs cracked and broke. No problem at our house, I used a wine cork to fix it!
Why am I posting about my old crockpot? Well, it seems when the cooler temperatures hit, everyone who has one, pulls out their crockpots / slow-cookers and makes yummy, homey, comfort food recipes. I am no exception.
A few years ago, I decided to buy a new slow-cooker with a removable crock. It is still the Rival brand and it looks nice and washes easier but to be honest… I don’t like it!
Why? My issue is the low setting on my newer model is too hot. For example, in my “vintage” model, I can set a stew on low and cook for 8 hours and it is wonderful. In the new version, on low, the stew is done in about 4-5 hours. Not great for 9 to 5 workers.
But, on the other hand, for a pot luck dinner, I love the newer model with the removable crock. The vintage model is deeper and not conducive to serving at an event … but it is superior in the way it cooks!
So what exactly is my message….
If you find a “Vintage avocado 70s Rival Slow-cooker” at a decent price….
It is so worth the hassle of carefully washing!
Are you a Crock-pot / Slow-Cooker enthusiast?
Are you happy with your model?
I just love comments and would love to hear about your