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What size slow cooker should I buy?

New to the community; hi, all.

I'd like to buy my first slow cooker and I've done some research but I'm still not sure what size to get.

I'm single and would mostly be cooking just for myself, but I'd like to make enough for several meals at a time so I can freeze individual portions for later reheating. On rare occasions, I cook for up to six people.

I'm thinking about a 4-quart. Is that big enough for a whole chicken? A good-sized roast?

I read the last four months or so of posts in the community and also checked the memories, but didn't see an answer to this question.

Thanks for your help.


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Jan. 4th, 2007 06:09 am (UTC)
A 4-quart should work pretty well-- an oval one if you intend to cook whole chickens.
Jan. 4th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
Great. Thanks! :-)
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Jan. 4th, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is all wonderful! Thank you so very much for taking the time to type all this out. It's very much appreciated! :-)
Jan. 4th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
I have a 5.3-qt model (5 liters) and it's too big for me; even though I want leftovers, I don't generally want weeks worth.
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