|Crafting||×3 ×6 ×6|
|Perk||Cook better food|
|“||It makes me hungry just to look at it.||”|
The Crock Pot is a Food Tab structure that allows the player to combine four food items to cook a special meal. It takes 3 Cut Stone, 6 Charcoal, and 6 Twigs to build and a Science Machine to prototype.
A Crock Pot has four item slots that can be filled by placing the item into the Crock Pot itself or any of the slots. When the Crock Pot is open, shift+clicking any cookable item will move it instantly into the pot. Only one item can be placed in each slot, and all slots need to be filled before cooking can commence. Spoiled Food used in Crock Pot will have the spoilage value averaged among the ingredients, then halved.
It takes 40 seconds to cook an average recipe (exact times are listed in each individual recipe). Cooked meals in the vanilla game will not begin to spoil until the player removes them from the Crock Pot - the food will stay as it is in the pot until the player takes it, it's eaten by a Lureplant, or the pot is destroyed, leaving the meal on the ground among the resources. All Crock Pot dishes can be stacked up to 40.
Items that can be used as ingredients are:
- Most raw and cooked Meats
- Most raw and cooked Vegetables
- Raw and cooked Fruits
- Butterfly Wings
- Raw and cooked Eggs , except for Hatching Tallbird Eggs
- Electric Milk
- Roasted Birchnuts
Crock Pot meals themselves cannot be cooked further.
Crock Pot recipes differentiate between Fruits , Vegetables , Eggs , and Meats . Some recipes call for any member of the category, such as Butter Muffin which requires any Vegetable rather than a specific one.
Not all members of the categories are equal; for example, it takes two Morsels to count as much meat as a normal piece of Meat . See the Mechanics section for the complete lists of what foods are in each category, and their relative values.
Some foods do not fall into any of these three categories (e.g. Butterfly Wings ). In fact, some may act like a meat or vegetable/fruit when fed to Pigs, but do not count as that category for Crock Pot recipes (e.g. Petals ).
Some recipes call for less than four specific ingredients, but the Crock Pot always requires four items to cook. In this case, the remaining slots can be filled with "filler" ingredients.
Any item that can be used as an ingredient can be used as filler, though many recipes explicitly prohibit certain foods from being used as filler. For example, Dragonpie requires only one Dragon Fruit , but cannot have any Meat as filler.
Unless prohibited, the otherwise-inedible Twigs can be used as a filler. This is commonly considered the "most efficient" filler. Despite being edible, Seeds and Toasted Seeds cannot be used as filler.
Crock Pot Recipes
- Most recipes accept cooked variants of ingredients. Exceptions: and
- If there is more than one matching recipe for given ingredients the game will pick one with the highest priority. If there is more than one recipe with highest priority the game will pick at random.
E.g.: will sometimes produce , other times
- For a full list of valid recipes, check the .
|Bacon and Eggs||+20||+75||+5||20||40||10||×2 ×1.5|
|Butter Muffin||+20||+37.5||+5||15||40||1||×1 ×0.5||no|
|Fish Tacos||+20||+37.5||+5||6||10||10||×1 ×1|
|Fist Full of Jam||+3||+37.5||+5||15||10||0||×0.5|
|Froggle Bunwich||+20||+37.5||+5||15||40||1||×1 ×0.5|
|Flower Salad||+40||+12.5||+5||6||10||10||×1 x 2||no|
|Honey Ham||+30||+75||+5||15||40||2||×1 ×2||no|
|Honey Nuggets||+20||+37.5||+5||15||40||2||×1 ×0.5||no|
|Ice Cream||0||+25||+50||3||10||10||×1 ×1 ×1||no|
|Melonsicle||+3||+12.5||+20||3||10||10||×1 ×1 ×1||no|
|Monster Lasagna||-20||+37.5||-20||6||10||10||( or ) ×2||no|
|Pumpkin Cookie||0||+37.5||+15||10||40||10||×1 ×2|
|Spicy Chili||+20||+37.5||0||10||10||10||×1.5 ×1.5|
|Stuffed Eggplant||+3||+37.5||+5||15||40||1||×1 ×0.5|
|Trail Mix||+30||+12.5||+5||15||10||10||×1 ×1 ×0.5||no|
|Turkey Dinner||+20||+75||+5||6||60||10||×2 ×0.5 ( or ) ×0.5|
|Waffles||+60||+37.5||+5||6||10||10||×1 ×1 ×1|
|||Wet Goop||0||0||0||6||5||-2||Any invalid recipe|
Before looking into the mechanism, here are some reminders:
- Some Crock Pot dishes give fewer hunger/health points than the sum of their components. E.g. it's better to just eat 4× [+12 +50 ] than to make a [+3 +25 ] with them. However, with very few exceptions all Crock Pot recipes will restore 5 which may make the inefficiency desirable. Additionally, as the Crock Pot reduces spoilage, it is also almost always more efficient to cook stale or spoiled ingredients than to eat them directly.
- Placing more than 1 Monster Food (, , , , ) will result in Monster Lasagna in most cases, unless Twigs have been added.
The outcome of the Crock Pot is not randomly decided between recipes. It can be cooked with the given ingredients. Each recipe can require certain items to be present, for example Meatballs requires one of the Meats and can never be cooked without any. Similarly, recipes can exclude certain items, for example Dragonpie excludes Meats and can never be cooked if meat is included.
Each recipe has a priority rating, which decides what the result of the current cooking session will be. The recipe with the highest rating will always be chosen. If there are several recipes with the same importance, a random recipe will be chosen. Some recipes have importance of 0 or below, which means they will never be chosen over other recipes. Such as, Wet Goop, which is always a valid result, but never chosen over anything else due to having -2 importance. The only exception is 0 importance recipes Fist Full of Jam, Fruit Medley and Ratatouille, which appear to always get chosen in that order.
Crock Pot requires 4 food items, however some recipe requirements can be fulfilled with less than 4 items. In such recipes, the remaining slots can be filled by any cookable item that doesn't affect the original recipe or produce a different recipe. For example, Meatballs can be made with 1 Morsel. The remaining three slots could be 3 more Morsels or 3 Butter. However, adding Twigs will result in Kabobs, as they are higher importance than the Meatballs.
Here is an example of possible recipes from Fish + Cooked Frog Legs + Corn + Twigs: Fishsticks [Importance=10], Fish Tacos [Importance=10], Kabobs [Importance=5], Froggle Bunwich , Wet Goop [-2]. This means the result will be Fishsticks 50% and Fish Tacos 50% of the time, but not Kabobs or any other ones.
Meat recipes, instead of a certain number of Meat items, require a certain amount of "meatiness". Different meats have different meatiness values, these being:
The total meatiness is the sum of individual item meatiness. So, for example, makes 1, + make 1.5, and ++ make 1.5. This means (which requires >2 meatiness) can be cooked with 2× (=2) or 1× and 2× (=2.0), but not, for example, with 1× (=1) or 1× (=0.5).
Berries only count as half a whole Fruit. Thus, for example, recipes requiring Fruits will require at least 2 Berries to fulfill the requirement. Note, that Durian also counts as Monster Food as well as 1 fruit.
In the Reign of Giants DLC, items left un-harvested in the Crock Pot will still spoil, and in rain, they will spoil quicker. There are now new recipes which can lower or raise the player's temperature. Also, some existing recipes also gain the ability to warm or cool the player. The Crock Pot itself also generates heat when cooking, which can overheat the player in Summer.
- The slight glow produced by a cooking Crock Pot is enough to keep Charlie away.
- In the Reign of Giants DLC, sometimes meals left unharvested on the Crock Pot will turn into Rot quicker than they should.