CAUTION HOT!!!!! I bought this slow cooker for my girlfriend because she wanted a big slow cooker and this was the biggest one I could find. The cooker works good for large meals. I feel like it is a low quality product. I don't really know anything about slow cookers, but I'm not an idiot either. There is no warm or serve setting just, low, high and auto. The low setting still cooks to a boil. The outside of the cooker is metal and gets VERY VERY hot. Just touching the outside will burn you. When my girlfriend tried to move it, her hand slipped and touched the side and it gave her a pretty good burn. If you are looking for a big semi-slow cooker this could be the one. I wouldn't leave this unattended especially around children. If i had to do this all over again I would have gone with a better quality 7 or 7.5 quart. quality over quantity.
This crockpot cooks very,very HOT, even on the lowest setting. A pot roast that was supposed to slow cook for 8 hours was over-done in 3 hours, and the exterior of the pot got so hot it burned my hand. I don't know if the controls are defective, or, if it is just a poor quality. I'll not buy an "off brand" again.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? True to color
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Poor
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? fairly
Glad to find a 8,5 slow cooker; the others were never large enough to accomodate our family get togethers. Price was excellent.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Matched
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good Quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
This has been a great crockpot for our large family. I was specifically looking for something holding 8 + quarts and this fit the bill perfectly. Other than its wonderfully large capacity I love the Auto setting. Now I no longer have to remember to turn the crockpot on High and then down to Low a few hours later because the Auto setting does it for me. I do wish that the outside of the crockpot did not get so hot to the touch but something I can deal with for the size and inexpensive price of this model.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly as presented
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The outer casing seems as though it may dent easily and the knob seems a liitle cheap but overall good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very
This is exactly what I was looking for. After searching high and low for a large capacity slow cooker, I purchased this one. My goal was to find one large enough to take an 11 lb. roast to make pulled pork. This handled the job nicely. On high this will boil the liquid, but I was happy to see that there was no burning or sticking on the bottom after 8 hours of cooking. Double batch of chili is next! My 6 quart is too small to handle the recipe doubled! Very happy with my purchase both for price, quality and capability.
We absolutely love our new slow cooker. We have used it several times since it arrived, and it produces excellent meals. We love its large size and shape because of the large meals that we prepare. It has an automatic setting that allows us to put in frozen meats before we leave for work, and they are cooked to perfection when we are ready for dinner 8-10 hours later. The removable pot is not only an excellent serving container, but it is also attractive. We recommend that anyone needing a large slow cooker to purchase this one.
The cooker is a nice size (large). I have only used it once, so far. It cleans up very well. I was a little concerned that on the lowest setting, it seemed to cook hotter than I would have liked. I haven't used a slow cooker in years, so maybe that's normal.
The cooker is very well made and performs well. It's size is such that I can easily cook a whole chicken and have room for loads of root veggies. It was offered unbranded, so I could not compare price and quality with local stores until it arrived.