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Fastest slow cooker in the West
on 11 December 2012
I have owned a few slow cookers in the past, all of them were made by Crock Pot. I expected the quality to be similar as those older ones (I had to give them away when I moved from the US to the UK), but have been very disappointed. I am a veteran slow cooker user, perhaps my expectations are too high.
The feel of the "chrome" surface is cheap and plasticky. It is very difficult to keep clean, and during the cooking process it gets extremely hot. Keep it well away from little hands, the outside surface will burn!
The crock has several flaws in the finish, and the lid is so lightweight that on low (when everything is merrily boiling away inside) the steam from the food lifts the lid and you eventually get an oval shaped puddle around the cooker. Obviously this product was made to a price point. A very low one.
I would never put food in to cook and leave the house for the day, like I used to be able to do, because I do not trust this slow cooker at all. The low setting is so hot that it will boil away your gravy or stewing juice if you are not vigilant. I have no idea how hot the high setting is, I've never used it. If I could give zero stars for this product I would.