I had been looking for a larger slow cooker and boy does this one fit the bill! I have a large family and making main dishes is great in this 8.5 cooker!! The stainless steel design is attractive and the capablity of the removable insert makes clean up a snap. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a larger capacity slow cooker.
This is my first crock pot, and I am glad that I got this one. It's easy to use, easy to clean, and does everything that is says it does. I would recommend this to anybody that is looking for a large crock pot. The only down side to it is that the majority of the crock pot get extremely hot when using it; even the handles on the side. But the handle on the lid seemed to stay cool while cooking.
Love this crock pot! Great for making those larger meals. If you are use to a smaller crock, it will not replace that. Attempting to make a smaller amount will result in it overcooking. Adjust accordingly.It is perfect for larger roasts, chickens, or party size recipes! A great bargain at this price.... Would highly recommend!
Large capacity is great for stews and soups. Made beef stew for 8 and it turned out fantastic. Stew meat was tender and juicy. Size held all the added vegetables with ease. Stainless appliance looks great on granite counter top. Price was added bonus.
I bought this item for my mother (for the holidays). She loves it we have a huge family and it only is getting bigger. The size is great and it heats up quickly and makes the roast so tender! The low setting runs a little though. Other then that it made my mom smile and has giving all of the family a full stomache every Sunday. Thanks again Overstock.com!
This product is nice looking and works great. I wanted an upgrade from my 6 quart slow cooker and this was a good choice. The outiside of the cooker dose get pretty warm, so I keep it back away from wandering toddler fingers. The exterior of the pot is a rather thin aluminum (I think) and will most likely begin to show dents and stains. But I think that will not affect the performance. The interior of the stonewear pot comes out for cleaning or serving and is quite sturdy. To date, I have had no problems.The interior cooking pot is as big as any I've seen. I used it for a large chicken with plenty of vegatables and had room to spare. I think I could fit two small chickens in it.
I bought this because the slow cooker I had was not nearly large enough. Now I can make a huge dinner, feed the family, and still have leftovers. It works great and seems to cook faster than my last one. It does get hot on the outside, but it is understood that no one touches it. The clean up is easy. Love it!
I bought this large crockpot hoping that it would be big enough for our family of 8 plus more. Yes, it is a great size for us! It looks nice, heats up fairly fast, and i can lift the lid without burning my fingers (this was a problem with my old one). The ONLY slight problem that I see with it is that lid does not fit as perfectly as it should; there is a little extra room so it is not very tight-fitting. Other than that, great value and nice size. I am happy with this purchase!
This product has great capacity and excellent features! I love the "Auto" feature. Put a frozen roast along with all of the goodies in the cooker and turn on to Auto. It stays on hi long enough to thaw the meat then switches to low to slow cook. LOVE IT!! Shipping was fast and the price was right! THANKS OVERSTOCK!
I bought this as a wedding gift, receiver loves the look of the item and says that it cooks well. I do not know if it will stand the test of time so no comments on its durability. Arrived safely packaged with no dents or other imperfections.
I used this slow cooker to prepare for a dinner party. The cooker did it's job. The entree was delicious. The unit is large and I have no room for it in the kitchen so I store it in it's box in our basement. I am looking forward to using it with smaller quantities. It was so convenient to prepare this meal without running to the range to see if my dinner had dried out or was sticking to the bottom of the pot.
My wife and I have been looking for an easy solution to feed our ever hungry tweeners for months. As soon as we walked in the door from our 12 hour days at work and school, our children rushed to the refrigerator looking for something to consume. After months of beating them off of sodas, crackers, and a quick sandwich, we now have an alternative that works exceptionally well. This crock pot is huge it is able to hold a large chicken, a couple of days worth of stew, and enough chicken parts for two days of dinner. Since its arrival we have used it every week, at least 2 to 3 days of seven. It is more than wonderful to actually have a hot meal waiting for you as you walk in the door.