Summary: This is an amazing addition to my kitchen. After searing the meat on the gas stove, I can set it and forget it, and the next day I have enough curry or stew to feed around 30 people. Have used it about six times so far with perfect results every time. Easy clean up is an added bonus. Absolutely love it!
Summary: This machine is a very nice improvement over the slow cookers of yesteryear. The oval shape makes it easier for making soup from roasts, chicken or turkey carcasses; the handles lend themselves to securing the lid for transport. (some models come with a strap for this purpose but you can also use heavy rubberbands or a piece of cord if you didn't buy the model with the strap).
... this slow cooker for 2 years and I generally liked it. I think it runs a little hot ...
A. Perella, Amazon
15 January 2015
Summary: So I had this slow cooker for 2 years and I generally liked it. I think it runs a little hot but I've gotten used to that. But just last week, I went to clean the lid. There was a sticky grime that had built up around the gasket, and as I was cleaning it, the gasket detached. And the way it's constructed, once it starts coming out, you can't put it back together.
Summary: I've had this crock pot for over a year now, and the longer I have it, the less I like it. My issues: 1. Your hand gets burned by steam when you open the lid. I've had to learn to use a wooden spoon to lift the lid, but goodness gracious if you forget it's going to hurt. 2. The lid doesn't go all the way up when it's on my counter under my upper cabinets.
Summary: My 15 yr old crockpot finally starting getting hairline fractures running through the ceramic insert, so I decided it was time to retire it and get a new one with a few more bells and whistles than the old model. First of all I wanted one that had the option to program ANY given number of hours whether in High or Low mode. Before, I could only do 4-6 hrs in LOW and 8-10 hrs on High, and then warm.