Summary: I've had my Hamilton Beach for well over five years and it is truly a champ! I love the removable liner as it makes clean up SO much easier! This unit has the basic settings, Off, Keep Warm, Low, and High with a simple dial that works fine for me. I don't need the fancy digital settings that all too often break or stop working. Once you've used it a couple times you get a feel for how it works.
The lid rocks slight - doesn't fit snugly - so I use the accompanying band to hold it in place better. Having said that
14 September 2014
Summary: Doesn't have the bells and whistles, but can't beat the price. The lid rocks slight - doesn't fit snugly - so I use the accompanying band to hold it in place better. Having said that, it works just fine.
Summary: This is the best slow cooker I have owned over the past 35 years. Even cooking, love the gasket around the lid! The low heat level is not too high, (many current models are); so cooking for 10 hours isn't a problem. First oval shape one I have had, and I like it much more. Easy to clean.
Summary: Very reasonable price for size. Warm, low an hi knob means less to break down. We're using it at cottage where we stay at least 5 months. Great for summer cooking when you can't use grill (rain) and stove would heat up cottage. I'll try to remember to report back toward end of summer..my guess is cooker will still be great.
Summary: This unit has more than met my expectations of it. The oval shape is a space saver on the kitchen counter, and it nicely fits a good sized roast, ham, chicken or stewing fowl. I have gotten my money back just in the rich soup stock alone that I have been able to make on a slow overnight simmer. I have nothing negative to say about this cooker.
Summary: This slow cooker is one of the more inexpensive slow cookers but has a good thermostat, an off, warm, low, and high setting, and gets the job done in good time. I love it and use it a lot. It's bigger than my old Crockpot and I use them both, but I especially use this one because it's a good size and the temperature is more accurate than my old one.