|Submited By: Rich on 08/03/2009|
This is a very attractive but very basic cooker. What I mean by that is it has nothing digital on it, no timer, no temperature gauge not even a power light "which would have been nice". It has a hand knob with off, warm, low and high on it, nice and simple. It has a heavy crock that fits inside and an attractive glass cover. It also has a very attractive silver and black exterior. It does not take up very much room on our counter top, just a little more than a loaf of bread. In fact that is what we store in it when it s not in use. The price from this vender seems high with the shipping charge. If you check around you will probably find a better price on this.
This oval cooker will hold a larger piece of meat in it as apposed to a round one of a comparable size. It really does not have to be watched when cooking. The heat comes from around the sides instead of the bottem, so nothing to burn on the bottem. Meat comes out more tender by cooking it on low for a longer period of time, as apposed to cooking on high for a shorter time. I love pot roast, that is one of the main reasons I go it. It will hold up to about a 4 lb. roast, more than enough for my wife and I. Some dishes requre cooking on high for so many hours and than switch to low heat for the remainder of the time. I m retired and it is no problem for me to do it manually. But if you work or are going to be out of the house all day, you might want to consider a digital cooker. Most of these can be set to automatically switch from high to low and warm at a preset time. So far it has worked out well for me with the manual settings, and I am very happy with it.
I gave this 5 stars not because this is the best slow cooker out there " I don t know that " but because it is doing every thing I expected it to do when I bought it.
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