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5.0 out of 5 stars The best slow-cooker I have had!, 7 Oct. 2007
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This review is from: Crock-Pot Sauté Traditional Slow Cooker - 4.7 Litre (Kitchen & Home)
This was my 3rd slow-cooker: the original was very good, but eventually got broken, and I replaced it last year with a Cuisinart Cook and Hold. Yes, the Cuisinart is nice and big - but it didn't actually seem to be that slow, and when left on overnight food seemed to burn around the sides of the dish. Also, I had (wrongly!) assumed that it was common practice to reheat prepared dishes in the oven, as I had with my previous slow-cooker - and so without checking the instructions, put the removable dish straight into the oven one day. Ooops! The knob on the lid melted!

So - what with burned food and melted plastic, I gave up slow-cooking for a while, until I bought the Rival on impulse last week. And what a great buy it has turned out to be! We have used it 3 times in less than a week, and the food is delicious! Tender and succulent meat, great flavours, absolutely NO burning, and the dish can not only be placed in the oven and dishwasher, but also used on the hob. Fantastic!

The recipe book that comes with it is rather small, but probably gives you enough ideas to adapt your own recipes - and there are plenty of other slow-cooker books out there if want more. One other interesting point is that many of the recipes also have a 'fast' and 'slow' cooking settings, which gives you the option to either leave on overnight on 'slow' (cooking time say 10-12 hours), or to prepare a meal for the same day in a shorter time on 'fast' (with a cooking time of maybe 4-5 hours).

What an excellent slow-cooker!
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Initial post: 8 Nov 2008 10:20:52 GMT
R. Watson says:
I just did this to mine and not only did the lid melt but the lid actually exploded in the oven!! Lamb shank down the pan! Glad I am not the only one to have done this!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2011 17:15:16 GMT
H. Nye says:
Lol! Crazy, isn't it?

FWIW, this slow-cooker is still going strong, and is used at least a couple of times a week!
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