I have only used one of these once, at a crazy 4th of July party I catered in Wisconsin, in which bazillions of brats were made.
I understand that your model has a ceramic insert and isn`t enameled metal, right. For me the best way to use these things (and my ceramic slow cooker) is the "labeled use" - low and slow roasting a chicken or a rack of ribs without heating up your oven is the bomb diggety. Also, roasting bones for broth..... roasting large amounts of beets so they get caramelized....
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