Rated 5 out of 5 by Merle24 Easy to use, love the warming feature !
Got this model to replace a much older slow cooker, and I am so glad I did ! Love the clean, sleek stainless steel base, so easy to keep clean and looks great on the buffet. I especially like the black crock, my older model has a white crock which over time has discolored and shows marks from metal utensils. Hoping the black crock will continue to look clean and new with extended use. The best feature however is the timer, no more overcooked dinners ! Too often I’ve been held up at work, or in traffic, and have come home to overcooked and dry meals, no more worries when I know my Crock-Pot will switch to warm mode when the cooking is done. This is a great value with the added bonus of the “Little Dipper”, no more trying to figure out how to keep sauces and gravies warm, as well as hot dips. And the “Little Dipper” isn’t just for serving, by far this was the easiest and most convenient way to melt chocolate for making Christmas candy.
Although I received this model as a tester, overall I would highly recommend this product, good value, works great and is easy and convenient to use. Including the “Little Dipper” seals the deal !
December 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sarebear40 Replacing my current slow cooker!
Because of my extremely busy like I am a big fan of cooking with slow cookers. I use mine at least 2-3 times per week. When I'm using a slow cooker I look for ease of use, easy to clean and good timer settings. This slow cooker knocked all three out of the park. I tried it with a few different dishes to get an accurate gauge of its performance and it performed will with all of them. It was very easy to use-I skimmed the instruction manual but there are very few buttons so it was easy to figure out and program. the clean up after the meals was also simple since both the lid and the stoneware were dishwasher sage. But the feature I was most impressed with was the cooking time feature. Other slow cookers I've used have forced me to either just go with high or low or forced just a few cooking times. The cooker I had before made me pick between 4, 6, 8 or 10 hours. I like that I was able to pick in 30 minute increments up to 20 hours. This is helpful since I cook such a wide variety of foods. And the Little Dipper was just a great added bonus! I would definately recommend this product! *I received this product as a sample to review
December 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Alice_ Great Combo
The crock-pot and Little Dipper are great. I've cooked a pork butt for some pulled pork and meat for my tamales. It came out excellent and the timer helped start it while I was at work. We also cooked a ham in it. The best ham I ever had. I love the oval design. I had a traditional round one. The oval makes cooking a lot easier. Overall it is a great product. The only problem I have seen is that it gets real warm on the outside. However, this has been the same for everyone I have ever owned. As for the Little Dipper, it is a nice bonus. We've used it for keeping cheese dip warm and melted. Works great and the cheese stayed nice and smooth for a couple hours while it sat on the counter during a party. I also use it for my oatmeal. I put it on a timer, a suggestion I found, and it had my breakfast ready for me in the morning.
On the con side, the dipper does not separate it is a little problem when cleaning. Also, I wish the lid was not plastic. Overall, I have enjoyed them so far and would recommend this product for everyone's kitchen.
I received this as a sample to review. In no way did this have any bearing on my OWN opinions on this product
December 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kturtle Makes a busy life easy!
I love using my crockpot. It makes it so that I can provide home-cooked meals even when we are busy with life. The house always smells so good! Some great features are the timer to a specific length of time (within a half an hour) and high or low. I also love that then the time is up, it automatically moves to warm. Some concerns are that warm is very warm. If left too long here, it will cook out a lot of your liquid and can start to boil. The little dipper is great for hot dips, but it is a little too small to make in the pot itself. Be prepared to make it in a separate bowl and then transfer to the little dipper to heat. Overall, I love it and use my crockpot at least a couple of times a week!
December 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by JGTigger11 Beautiful Digital Crock-Pot
This Crock-Pot is great! I love how easy this is to use. The digital timer can be set for up to 20 hours, unlike so many slow cookers where you only get a choice of a set of hours. It also feels really well-made, but not quite as heavy as slow cookers I've had in the past (will make it easier to bring to the officer or parties). I've been able to easily fit 3-5 pound roasts with additional vegetables inside the cooker comfortably, so it's a great size if you're cooking for your family or just really like leftovers (that's me!). The Little Dipper is the perfect size for keeping queso hot or warming up some fondue. And the stainless steel and black look great and will go well in any kitchen. I received this product as a sample to review.
December 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sbaby2 Great Bang For Your Buck
This slow cooker is awesome!! The material and weight of this product makes this slow cooker seem like a very expensive product. I was really surprised at how heavy and durable this is. The stainless steel outside makes it easy to clean and wipe off and the ceramic interior is dishwasher safe and non stick so it makes clean up a blast. The panel located on the front is really convenient and makes this product seem high end. Really easy to use timer and temperature settings! And the little warmer crock -pot is awesome for chocolate, cheese dips, ect and is just an added bonus to an already incredible product!! Disclaimer**I did receive this product as a sample product.
December 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jdstanifer The Last Crock Pot You Will Ever Need!
Ever get tired of your meals getting dried out in the crock pot from leaving them in there too long? I know I have and it stinks to have to order in pizza when the amazing BBQ chicken is dry. Well fear no more! This is the solution. This crock pot will automatically turn to warm once the time runs out. I have made quite a few meals and they have never tasted better! It also comes with a mini dipper for those snack times too. I was very impressed and would definitely recommend this crock pot to anyone. It cooks at just the right temperature and won't over-do your food. Disclaimer: I received a sample of this in exchange for honest feedback.
December 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sunshineday25 Making my life easier
This crockpot worked just as I expected if not easier. It cooked a pork shoulder perfectly and kept it warm for several hours on the warm setting without cooking it further or burning any parts. It was very easy to use the first time and I didn't even hae to read the users manual before operating it since the settings are simple and clearly marked. Cleanup was also very easy. I did receive this product as a sample to review.
December 22, 2015