What are the differences between a Crock Pot, a Slow Cooker, and a Pressure Cooker?
- Anonymous2 years ago
A Crock Pot IS a slow Cooker-Crock Pot is a brand name. A pressure cooker is entirely different, in that it cooks under high pressure in a sealed container.
- ckngbbblsLv 72 years ago
crock pot and slow cooker are the same exact thing.
A pressure cooker is exactly what it sounds like: cooks food under pressure and gets things done FAST.
- David 14Lv 72 years ago
A Crock Pot is a brand of slow cooker. A pressure cooker is an entirely different device.
- tellitlikeitisLv 72 years ago
A crock pot and a slow cooker are virtually the same animal. 'Crock pot' is a brand of slow cooker and most sit on a plug in base. Many other slow cookers have a sort of enveloping over-pot in which the ceramic one sits. A pressure cooker cooks fast by putting the liquid content of the pan under pressure, and which needs to be released before it's safe to open the pot. All those I know of, need to be used on a stove top, gas or electric, unlike the slow cookers which are electrically, plug into an outlet, operated.
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- abdulLv 72 years ago
A crock pot and slow cooker are pretty much the same thing. A pressure cooker though is a pot with a gasket in the lid, and locking flanges on the top of the pot to keep the lid from blowing off. There is a pressure regulator that fits over the nipple on the lid. When the pressure builds to 15 pounds on most pots, the regulator begins to rock back and forth. When this happens the water temperature has been raised by the pressure to 250 degrees F, and it cooks things like beans or pot roasts or other long cooking items in less than half the time.
- Salt and PeppyLv 72 years ago
A Crock Pot is just a brand of slow cooker.
A pressure cooker cooks a whole lot faster than a slow cooker. I made a pot roast in 30 minutes.
- Michael ELv 72 years ago
Crock Pot and Slow Cooker are pretty much the same. (One is a brand name, the other isn't) Long cook times, low heat.
A Pressure Cooker is an airtight pot, with a locking lid, that cooks at higher heat.
- Anonymous2 years ago
Crock pot = slow cooker. No difference.
Pressure cooker cooks with heat, pressure and moisture. Crock pot/slow cooker cooks with heat and moisture but no pressure.