Good design, shiny stainless steel, nice large dish.
10 July 2014
Summary: Pleased with this purchase, nice large dish so very suitable for 6 to 8 portions. Smart, shiny stainless steel . Only used once so far, but plan to use it several times a week as it makes cooking so much easier, being able to leave it on during the day knowing the meal will be ready after a day out.
Summary: As a working mum, feeding the children healthy meals at the end of the day is another job to add to the very long list. This slow cooker is great and good value for money. I can now come home at the end of a busy day and feed my family a home-cooked healthy dinner prepared that morning without having to do any cooking when I'm tired, leaving time to read and play with the kids instead of standing at the cooker.
Summary: Well done Amazon, my slow cooker arrived very well packaged less than 48 hours after ordering - I had it out of the box, washing and cooking within an hour of arrival:) I really like to 'investment cook' - cook extra and freeze for future meals - investment cooking is a true frugal homemaker secret that a slow cooker is a big part of. My last one 'died' after over 25 years service so this one is a replacement.
Summary: First off, like all modern slow-cookers ("crock pots") this runs hot. Mainly because of safety concerns raised by the American food agency, modern slow cookers don't run at the low temperatures of the older cookers that mother used to use in the 1960s. (I still have one that I inherited: there's a good 15 degrees temperature difference.) Second, slow cookers don't use thermostats.
Summary: Having cooked stews, casseroles and curries in the slow cooker, I now wonder how I managed for so long without it. Approx 10 mins preparation time, switch it on and leave for between 3 & 12 hours and come home to a home cooked meal. Excellent purchase!
Summary: Purchased this for my daughter and son-in-law as I bought them the smaller version many years ago. They have used that almost daily during the week, so an up grade was needed. So this has not been used as yet, as its for Chistmas.