Excerpt: I ended up walking by this at Sears. I needed a new slow cooker and wanted to down size. I grabbed this baby on sale, with coupons, and redeeming rewards all for $7. I could not pass up the deal. When I brought it home and took it out of the box, I immediately wanted to try it. I made a chili in it and it came out fantastic. It cooks evenly and preheats very quickly. I was honestly shocked my little $7 slow cooker had that much capability and power.
Excerpt: Having lived with the old "pop can" shaped crock pot for many years, I wanted to move to an oval shape so it would be easier to cook roasts/hams - things that are longer vs. tall. But, it is just me and my husband - so I didn't want a giant cooker. My mother found this one for me and I can't stop using it! Corned beef, chicken and dumplings, a ham, etc. and it performs excellent. I love that the crock comes out for cleaning.
Summary: I found that the crock is very loose in the cooker. I don't know if it should be. It gets extremely hot outside, but did not find it like that on the inside. probably would not recommendit. will try it again and see if the results are bettery. Oh, when turned on the first time, it smells like something is burning. the smell did go away.
Summary: It worked fine until a couple of weeks ago. I realized that after four hours on high the potatoes I placed in the broth still hadn't cooked. My digital thermometer said the broth temp was 165 F. Wrote to Hamilton Beach for approximate temps. They responded quickly. High 300, Low 225, Warm 165. Cost more to send it back than to buy a new one. Tossed it and bought a different brand. Never had a slow cooker of any type/brand/size die.
Summary: I bought this gift for my Mother and she is very pleased with it due to the capacity, not too big not too small. She's also liked that it wasn't some hi-tech computerized gizmo that she could never understand. It was perfect and she's already used it several times.
Excerpt: I am the very proud owner of 12 different crock-pots. This crock-pot is my go to for cheese dip and is the perfect size for it. I often get teased about my extensive crock-pot collection; however, they are so versatile and useful for so many different things. This crock pot is a basic one with removable crock for cleaning and a sturdy lid, ours has been dropped several times without injury.
Excerpt: This product does what it says and its very dependable. I have used it many times and am able to cook a variety of foods for my family. It is easy, quick clean up and easy to use. The buttons and temperature settings are a good fit for this and are true to cooking times. I have not had any issues with time to heat or durability, it has lasted and has not scorched on the bottom. The food is ready to go at reasonable times depending on the setting and what I am cooking.
Excerpt: As a parent to 3 little children, this product is a lifesaver. I use it multiple times a week, and I am always pleased with the results! We use it mainly to cook chicken and soups, but the options are endless! I also find the size of this slow cooker to be perfect for a family of five. It is large enough to fit all of our food, but it's not so big that all of the food gets dried out.
Excerpt: I am a slow cooker worshipper now! It is the best feeling not to worry about what I'm going to eat or being too tired to cook something after a long day at work. Not only can I make dinner during breakfast but now I can make enough for the week and save money at the grocery store!