First time cooking. Need help

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by cdawg, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. cdawg

    cdawg

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    Hey guys so I'm about an hour into a slow-cooking process and realized I never washed my slow cooker. It's brand new and I literally just removed the packaging and went straight to dumping food inside of it. Do you guys think I should throw the food out or just eat it?
     
  2. chefbuba

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    Are you up to date on your shots?  Might not be a problem, but I would be thinking about it every bite.
     
  3. Iceman

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    Drink lots of alcoholic beverages while you eat. Make it so that anything bad can't live in the same environment with the alcohol.
     
  4. meezenplaz

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    WOW. :p
    You guys think the zombie virus creeped into
    a brand new crockpot do yas? Every electronic device tells
    you to wash it first, its SOP. I doubt there are germs or even
    machine oil in there.....however you may find yerself
    picking small pieces of styrofoam or other packing materials
    out of your teeth. Only thing i can think of that could
    be dangerous is clear plastic ...like baggie material.
    Should you survive it, i would definitely make a note not
    to do that again.If all else fails, follow the instructions.
     
  5. flipflopgirl

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    I am a firm believer in "when in doubt throw it out" .
    In the last 2 months have tossed a prime strip steak and a home butchered pkg of pork loin chops.
    Both had been put in a camp fridge to thaw then left out on the counter until they were pretty warm.
    At home no problem..but in a different environment no way.
    We went out for shrimp instead.

    Crockpot not washed?
    Depends on how neurotic I am at the time.
    You looked inside when removing the packing right?

    mimi

    There is a carton of eggs sitting in there that the neighbor gathered from her chickens.
    Those I am tossing.
    Have never been in her camper but the carton was sitting on her picnic table and were warm to touch.
    Am I crazy?
    Don't think so.

    m.
     
  6. phatch

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    Fresh eggs straigh from the chicken are fine at room temp for a week or so. That's how they're sold in the EU. In the US, we wash them which actually makes them need refrigeration.
     
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  7. flipflopgirl

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    Yeah I realize that but to leave the carton on a picnic table in the blazing sun?
    IMO bad juju.

    mimi
     
  8. meezenplaz

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    If we could just invent refrigerated live chickens, cows and pigs, our
    Mimi might be a seriously happy camper. :)
     
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  9. meezenplaz

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    15 hours without hearing from the OP.
    Should we be worried? :suprise:
    Then again, Ive waited almost 15 hours in a busy emergency
    room once or twice. I suppose time will eventually tell.