Large and very useful, but NO timer. I definitely wouldn't put this on high and leave the house. As for low...if you put this on in the evening you'll be running in the kitchen to make sure your foods are not overcooking at 3 in the morning (been there, done that).
I used this Slow Cooker immediately and was so very pleased with the size and the ability with which I could use more ingredients in my homemade stew without a boil over mess to clean up afterwards. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who enjoys mixing many flavors and who might be considering freezing left overs for future meals if desired. I've not yet tried it on large portions of roast, but I sincerely expect the same success.
I purchased this for a Christmas gift, however, I did not examine the item prior to giving it to the person I purchased it for. When she unpacked the slow cooker it was damaged, however, because there wasn't any sign of damage to the box it came in my conclusion is that it came that way from the manufacture. The product was never used, but it was extremely light weight. I have a slow cooker in a much smaller size & it definitely weighs more then this one. It just was, in my opinion, very poor quality.,
This is a great product for those that cook for a crowd, as I do that is why I selected the 8.5 quart. The only thing I dislike is after using it a few times the applique around the knob to select high or low temperature cooking melted. Calling the manufacturer was a pain they wanted copy of sales receipt to get a simple replacement part. Other than that it works great I have cooked pot roasts, Cajun Crab boil ribs, pork butts, fajitas both steak and chicken, roasted chicken, barbecue brisket, soups. Sometimes I prepare the meal the evening before and put the crock into the refrigerator, then in the morning slip the crock into the cooker and set it and forget it until I get home.
This crock pot looks great, is a great size. I used it twice. The first time it worked like a charm. The second time I cam home to a raw meal. It just quit working. Sorry to say this because overall I loved it. I have sent it back for a refund. I would have kept it, of course, had it worked appropriately.
Works great! I needed a simple, well priced, nice looking slow cooker. This crockpot fits the bill. Our slow cooker stopped working after 14 years. (it was a wedding gift) I read many reviews on more expensive slow cookers and less expensive, with negative and positive reviews on all. I decided to purchase a less expensive crockpot and the extended warranty. So far so good! this one cooks great and it is a nice larger size. This slow cooker is a nice looking stainless steel that matches our kitchen décor.
OMG...this slow cooker is large and in charge. I wanted healthy, low prep, ready to eat meals after long work days. This was the answer. I used to use a crock pot ...to come home to over cooked food. I researched the difference in crock pots and slow cookers to find out that slow cookers only heat from the bottom. Well, I love it and so does my family. You can find tons of recipes on line to try! Just trust the recipe and the slow cooker...and ENJOY!!!!!!
I was wary purchasing a slow cooker that was not the name breand "Crock Pot", as all of my previous slow cookers were; however, I liked the size, style and price of this option and gave it a try. I am SO GLAD I did! It heats evenly and has such a high quality finish that it cleans up perfectly every time used. No leftover stains or discoloration. I have never used or owned such a high quality cooker. The meals I have made in it so far have been EXCELLENT! Also, the "warm" setting on my old cooker was too hot and would burn food when left on warm (besides not cooking evenly or cleaning up well) - this warm temperature setting is PERFECT.
This pot can hold ALOT but it can handle smaller recipes as well. I took it to a hotel and set it to work on the shower floor in the morning and when I came home there was a lovely full course meal, with my PJ's, bed and TV to relax with after a long day. Love the look and it works really well!
It was a wonderful kitchen "toy" for me. I've had many other crock-pots but this is the first that I have found that is 8.5 qts and can feed my entire family with 1 crock pot and not 2. I love it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Right on
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It was great cooking with and cleaned up well
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Everything was correct
Thi product is dangerous and could have started a house fire.
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- Please tell us about the quality of the product. lousy
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Large size gives plenty options. It works as expected. One minor problem is the sticky label that indicates power know position. It is partially peeling.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? OK
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? On the button
Great product . works well and very easy to clean.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very