I like these crocks because I can set them right on the buffet, countertop or (picnic) table for easy serving. The three crock buffet might be more to your liking if you are serving a variety of foods for your party. As a rule, when we do a garden party or a camping party, where Jim is calling the shots, we tend to use a lot of these smaller crocks because we are anxious to show off for each other and display a wide variety of dishes for everyone to try.
The two crock is great for dips or small appetizers.
- Two 1.25-qt round crocks
- Removable stoneware inserts for easy cleaning
- Two independent heating controls
- 3 Heat settings: low, high and warm
- Cool touch handles for easy transporting
Great For Dips!
I usually make Buffalo Chicken Dip and Spicy Crab Dip in the Tru. They can stay on warm that way until they are gone. (which doesn’t take long!)
And you should definitely grab up some of these little soup and cracker dishes! They woke great for chips and dips like this when your crowd is milling around and eating at the same time! There are a variety of them on Amazon and we use them constantly at our parties.
Tru also makes a three crock slow cooker. I also have one of these and recommend them often. Again, if you are serving appetizers or dips, they are just perfect. The two crock runs about $35.00 while the three crock runs around $62.00. Either is a great investment.
The three crock has:
- Three 2-1/2-quart oval removable stoneware inserts
- Three independent heating controls
- Three heat settings (low, high, warm)
- Integrated cool touch handles
- Lid Rest & Spoons Included
As a rule, we use the three crock slow cooker for wings! Jim has a great recipe for Sticky Wings and this slow cooker is just big enough to prepare three different flavors at one time!
Either slow cooker is Roaster Pro recommended and we hope you will enjoy trying all of the recipes. Either way, with holidays, anniversaries, graduations (and camping) just around every corner, TRU crock pots are a must have in any kitchen, garden or campsite.
Brother Jim’s Sticky Wings
- 4 pounds chicken wings
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon Hot Chili Sauce – Jim uses Frank’s
- 1 teaspoon each ginger powder and black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Here’s What You Do
In an extra large bowl, combine soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, honey, garlic, hot chili sauce, ginger powder, pepper and onion powder. Whisk well. Add the wings and coat well. Transfer the wings, and all liquids from the bowl, into the slow cooker crock and turn to high heat, allowing the wings to cook for 2 hours.
After 2 hours, combine 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Stir carefully into the wings in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes. Remove the lid, stir gently and continue to cook on low for another 15 minutes as the the sauce thickens. Your guests will love them!
Place your favorite wing flavors in all three crocks and watch as your guests go crazy over them. (I use the same three crock slow cooker for my meatball appetizers, like my famous BBQ Meatballs that you can check out here.)