Serve scrumptious meals to large families with this 8.5-quart stainless steel slow cooker. The cooker features removable stain-proof stoneware, two side handles, a tempered glass lid, and three control settings. It can accommodate an 8-pound chicken....more
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
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
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.
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