The Crock Pot is Structure that is used to cook a variety of belly-filling dishes from basic Foods. It's found on the Food Tab, it requires a Science Machine to prototype, and it costs 3 Cut Stone, 6 Charcoal, and 6 Twigs to craft.
Ingredients have to match a recipe. There are 58 recipes available for the Crock Pot, including those from Don't Starve Together & DLC. If an attempt fails to match any recipe, Wet Goop ends up being the product. (See #recipes below)
Building a Crock Pot early on greatly enhances food's value and efficiency. For example, otherwise useless Monster Meat can be used in a very filling recipe by combining it with 2 Meats and 1 Carrot.
A Crock Pot has slots for four single ingredients, all of which must be filled for it to start cooking. Most recipes take 10–20 seconds to cook (Exact times for each recipe are listed below). Completed Crock Pot dishes can be stacked to 40, and none be added back into the Crock Pot. When Spoiled Food is used in a Crock Pot, their spoilage value is averaged and then halved for the complete dish, sometimes turning it into Rot.
In the vanilla game, a completed meal doesn't begin to spoil until the player removes it from the Crock Pot: Finished meals remain in the Crock Pot until either the player removes it, a Lureplant "eats" it, or the pot is destroyed.
Crock Pot recipes differentiate between the following 9 food groups:
The following items can be used in a Crock Pot:
- Any Meat (raw or cooked)
- Any Monster Food (raw or cooked)
- Any Fish or Seafood
- Any Egg (raw or cooked)
- Any Fruit (raw or cooked)
- Any Vegetable (raw or cooked)
- Any Sweetener
- Any Dairy ()
- Any Bug ()
- Certain inedible items (See Inedible)
- Butterfly Wings
- Ice ()
- Roasted Birchnut ()
- Moleworm ()
- Wobster ()
- Nettle ()
- Foliage ()
- Moon Moth Wings ()
- Glow Berries
- lesser variant (only)
- Kelp Fronds (raw, cooked or dried) ()
Although the following items are edible, they cannot be used in any Crock Pot dishes:
- Seeds (raw or cooked)
- Dark Petals
- Foliage ( only)
- Rotten Egg
- Hatching Tallbird Egg
- Mandrake (cooked – raw o.k.)
- Koalefant Trunk
- Winter Koalefant Trunk (raw or cooked)
- Deerclops Eyeball
- Guardian's Horn
- Batilisk Wing (raw or cooked)
- Leafy Meat (raw or cooked)
- Light Bulb
- Glow Berry
- Lesser Glow Berry
- Birchnut (raw – roasted o.k.) ()
- Coconut (whole – halved or roasted o.k.) ()
- Dead Wobster (dead or cooked - alive o.k.) ()
- Dead Swordfish ()
- Dragoon Heart ()
- Eye of the Tiger Shark ()
- Rainbow Jellyfish (alive, dead, or cooked) ()
- Clippings ()
- Flytrap Stalk ()
- Lotus Flower (raw or cooked) ()
- Magic Water ()
- Nectar ()
- Poison Dartfrog Legs (raw or cooked) ()
- Seed Pod (raw or cooked) ()
- Blooming Tuber (raw or cooked) ()
- Bramble Bulb ()
- Lune Tree Blossom ()
No "cooked" foods can be used in the following recipes:
- Turkey Dinner
- Mandrake Soup
- Melonsicle ()
- Guacamole ()
- Banana Pop ()
- Mussel Bouillabaise ()
- Sweet Potato Souffle ()
An ingredient is "filler" if it can be added to a partially prepared recipe without changing the Crock Pot's output. Most recipes call for less than four ingredients, so fillers need to be added to fill the pot.
When filler is called for, most valid ingredients (see above) will usually work, though some recipes explicitly prohibit a couple ingredients or food groups. For example, Dragonpie cannot have any Meat ingredients in it.
If two or more Monster Foods are used in the pot, the crock pot produces Monster Lasagna unless Twigs are added (which makes Wet Goop) or higher priority food is available. As such, only one Monster Food should ever be attempted as filler for a dish.
The following is Monster Food:
- Monster Meat (Raw or Cooked)
- Monster Jerky
- Durian (Raw or Cooked)
- Dead Jellyfish (Raw or Cooked) ()
- Dried Jellyfish ()
- See also: Food
These "food values" measure of how plentifully an ingredient can fulfill a recipe's need for certain food groups. Food values (and recipe priorities – see below) are used in determining an attempted dish's output. For example, Honey Ham requires meatiness greater than or equal to 2.0, so in addition to Honey its ingredients can be 3 Jerky; 2 Jerky & 1 filler; or 1 Jerky and 2 Drumsticks; but 1 Jerky, 1 Drumstick, & 1 filler won't cut it.
The overall set of food values for an attempted dish is the sum of its component ingredient's values. In attempting a dish like , the component values are 1 meat & 1 monster, 1 meat, 1 meat, and 0.5 fruit, respectively. Those are added up, and the final dish's set of values becomes 3.0 meat, 1.0 monster, 0.5 fruit.
Meat ingredients come in two levels of meatiness: half & full.
Fish & seafood come in three levels of fishiness: half, full, and double.
Fruit ingredients come in half-size & full-size.
Durian counts as monster food as well as a full fruit.
Vegetable ingredients come in half-size & full-size.
Egg ingredients come in small & enormous.
Sweeteners are Honeys & Royal Jelly.
Dairy includes Butter & Electric Milk.
Also known as "importance", recipes' priority ratings are used to determine the result of an ingredient set decides the result of a particular cooking session based on the ingredients used. The recipe with the highest rating will always be chosen. If there are several valid recipes with the same importance, a random one of those specific recipes will be chosen. Some recipes have importance of 0 or below, which means they will never be chosen over recipes of positive importance. One such recipe is Wet Goop, which is in fact always a valid result, but it's never chosen over anything else because it has -2 importance. The only exception is the basic 0-importance recipes: Fist Full of Jam, Fruit Medley, and Ratatouille, which appear to always get chosen in that order.
Each recipe requires certain items to be present; for example, Meatballs requires at least 1 Meat Ingredient. Some recipes may also have hidden exclusions, for example Dragonpie excludes the Meat group.
The Crock Pot requires 4 food items to begin cooking, however, some recipes require less than 4 ingredients to qualify for the recipe. 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 requires a meat value of 0.5–2.5.. A meat value of 3.0 or higher prioritises Meaty Stew); if 1 Morsel is added, then the remaining three slots are considered "Filler", so adding 3 more Morsels, or 3 Berries, or 3 Butter would be acceptable; however, adding Twigs will result in Kabobs, a recipe of higher priority
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.: (1) Monster Meat + (1) Monster Meat + (1) Egg + (1) Egg has a chance to produce Bacon and Eggs or Monster Lasagna.
Here is a final example; adding (1) Fish, (1) Frog Legs, (1) Corn, and (1) Twigs to the Crock Pot fulfills the requirements of four (4) different Crock Pot meals. Only one (1) Crock Pot meal can be made, and its determined by the meal with the highest priority (see Table below).
|Fish Tacos||10||×1 ×1|
|Froggle Bunwich||1||×1 ×0.5|
- *All Food values are shown with decimal points.
Crock Pot recipes
The following is a list of Crock Pot recipes. Other exclusive recipes can be found in Portable Crock Pot page.
|Asparagus Soup||+20||+18.75||+5||15||10||10||×1 ×0.5 (×1.5)||()|
|Bacon and Eggs||+20||+75||+5||20||40||10||×1.5 ×2.0||No|
|Banana Pop||+20||+12.5||+33||10||10||20||()×1 ×1 ×1||No|
|Butter Muffin||+20||+37.5||+5||15||40||1||×1 / ×1|
|California Roll||+20||+37.5||+10||10||10||20||()×2 ×1.0|
|Caviar||+3||+12.5||+33||10||40||20||×1 or ×3|
|Creamy Potato Purée||+20||+37.5||+33||15||20||20||×2 ×1|
|Fancy Spiralled Tubers||+3||+37.5||+15||10||15||10||×1 ×1|
|Fish Tacos||+20||+37.5||+5||6||10||10||×0.5 ×1|
|Fishsticks||+40||+37.5||+5||10||40||10||×0.5 ×1||Maximum ×1|
|Fist Full of Jam||+3||+37.5||+5||15||10||0||×0.5||No|
|Flower Salad||+40||+12.5||+5||6||10||10||×1 ×2.0||No|
|Froggle Bunwich||+20||+37.5||+5||15||40||1||×1 ×0.5|
|Guacamole||+20||+37.5||0||10||10||10||×1 / ×1|
|Gummy Cake||-3||+150||-5||20||40||1||×1 ×1||No|
|Hard Shell Tacos||+20||+37.5||+5||15||20||1||×2 ×0.5|
|Honey Ham||+30||+75||+5||15||40||2||×2.0 ×1||No ,|
|Honey Nuggets||+20||+37.5||+5||15||40||2||×0.5 ×1||No ,|
|Ice Cream||0||+25||+50||3||10||10||×1 ×1 ×1||No|
|Iced Tea||+3||+12.5||+33||6||10||30||×2 ×1 ×1|
(over 2 minutes)
|Jelly-O Pop||+20||+12.5||0||3||10||20||×1 ×1 ×1|
|Kabobs||+3||+37.5||+5||15||40||5||×0.5 ×1||Maximum ×1 ×1|
|Lobster Bisque||+60||+25||+10||10||10||30||×1 ×1|
|Lobster Dinner||+60||+37.5||+50||15||20||25||×1 ×1||No|
|Melonsicle||+3||+12.5||+20||3||10||10||×1 ×1 ×1||No|
|Pierogi||+40||+37.5||+5||20||20||5||×1.0 ×0.5 ×0.5||No|
|Powdercake||-3||0||0||18750||10||10||×1 ×1 ×1|
|Pumpkin Cookie||0||+37.5||+15||10||40||10||×1 ×2|
|Salsa Fresca||+3||+25||+33||15||10||20||×1 ×1|
|Shark Fin Soup||+40||+12.5||-10||10||10||20||×1|
|Snake Bone Soup||+40||+25||+10||10||20||20||×2 ×2.0|
|Spicy Chili||+20||+37.5||0||10||10||10||×1.5 ×1.5|
|(Spicy) Vegetable Stinger||+3||+25||+33||15||10||15||[ or () or () ]×1 ×1.5 ×1|
|Steamed Ham Sandwich||+40||+37.5||+15||6||40||5||or ×1 ×1.0 ×1||No|
|Stuffed Eggplant||+3||+37.5||+5||15||40||1||×1 ×0.5|
|Stuffed Pepper Poppers||+30||+25||-5||15||40||20||×1 ×0.5||No ≤1.5|
|Surf 'n' Turf||+60||+37.5||+33||10||10||30||×2.5 ×1.5||No|
|Trail Mix||+30||+12.5||+5||15||10||10||×1 ×1 ×1||No|
|Tropical Bouillabaisse||+20||+37.5||+15||10||40||35||×1 ×1 ×1 ×1|
|Turkey Dinner||+20||+75||+5||6||60||10||×2 ×0.5|
×0.5 or ×0.5
|Waffles||+60||+37.5||+5||6||10||10||×1 ×1.0 ×1|
|||Wet Goop||0||0||0||6||5||-2||Any invalid recipe|
- *All Food values are shown with decimal points.
In DLCs, items left in the Crock Pot will start to spoil before they are collected, and they spoil even quicker if it is raining. Some existing recipes gain the ability to warm or cool the player and new recipes have been added which can lower or raise the player's temperature. The Crock Pot itself also generates heat when cooking, which can possibly Overheat the player during Summer and Dry Season.
If a regular or RoG save file has been set to be compatible with SW, any recipes added by SW will also be available in such a file. Consequently, recipes such as Surf 'n' Turf can be created to easily restore large amounts of Health and Sanity in the Ruins by combining 2 Monster Meats with 2 Eels.
The Hamlet DLC introduces the first Crock Pot recipe that turns into a different recipe when it has spoiled. Tea will spoil after one day, but instead of becoming Rot it will become Iced Tea. Even though this transformation likely represents the cooling of the hot drink, putting Tea in an Ice Box will slow its spoilage like any other food item. Foliages can be used in the Crock Pot in this DLC.
- The light emitted by an active Crock Pot is enough to keep Charlie away.
- Warly has his own Portable Crock Pot.
- Some Crock Pot dishes give fewer Hunger / Health points than the sum of their components.
- Characters have quotes when the remaining cooking time is less than 15 seconds
- Characters have quotes when the remaining cooking time is larger than 15 seconds
- Characters have quotes when cooking is finished
- Characters have quotes for burnt Crock Pot