Rated 1 out of 5 by Doxytoo Non-stick coating failed badly
So disappointed in this slow cooker.
My husband gave me this as a Christmas gift, and I was SO excited. I have been diagnosed with MS, and I tire very easily, so I've had to really cut back on my cooking. This slow cooker was intended to help me stay out of a hot kitchen, and it did that.
I use the cooker probably once a week, and am always very careful to not use metal tools and clean it carefully.
So in April, when I noticed some light spots on the interior, I didn't think "TEFLON breakdown."
Today (August), the interior is pitted all over. You can see and feel the areas where the non-stick coating has failed. Reading reviews on various sites shows I'm not the only person who has experienced this issue.
I've bought another slow cooker to replace this one, and I will contact Hamilton Beach about this, though I doubt they'll do anything about it.
I would not recommend this cooker. I don't know if there are other models from other companies that make a Teflon coated product, but I've made sure my next cooker is stoneware. I do not want a repeat of this failed coating.
August 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mom2e Very pleased
I completed a lot of research to determine which slow cooker would be best for me and my family. This slow cooker received rave reviews elsewhere. We have cooked several dinners so far and have been very pleased with the purchase. it is very easy to use and does not seem to be a cheap model. I wasn't sure that I would like having a Teflon insert over the ceramic but honestly, it is much better. I wish they had this version in a 4 quart too! I would own one of them as well. For the price, I think you will be very pleased with the product...it is a much better quality product over the well known slow cooker brand!
March 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MillieShops I'm now enjoying playing with this new cooker
beautiful. Like the browning option and now trying new recipes.
September 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by luvmycrpot this product has great features
I love the ability to use the insert on the stove to sear the meat first and then transfer to slow cooker....also makes gravy right in the pot . Also the automatic turn over to warming mode is very useful along with setting a specific time for cooking. Light weight insert of cast aluminum is easy to handle and clean.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by giusy Best slow cooker
So far the best slow cooker I have had. The possibility to start cooking on the stovetop is time saving and less mess in the kitchen to clean. Very well done Hamilton Beach!
March 20, 2014