You guessed it...I am that person who takes her crock pot with her, when we go on the road.
Up until recently, I've been using a manual slow cooker, and I was perfectly happy with it. Then, just before the holidays, I received the creme de la creme of slow cookers, a Programmable with countdown timer crock pot. And, suddenly my poor manual slow cooker found itself being a cast-off. Not to worry though, my old crock pot has found itself a good home to go to, where I am sure she will continue to be cherished.
The Designer Series Programmable Crock-Pot Slow Cooker
Oh, how I love thee, my new crock pot. You make me happy.
Now, you may be scratching your head in wonderment, why is a grown woman gushing over a crock pot?
Let me share the aspects of this small appliance, which have knocked my socks off.
First impressions are huge, and it was love at first sight with this crock pot. It is elegant and sleek and looks fabulous sitting on the counter.
Then, we get into the meat and potatoes (so to speak)....
- There are folding handles on the sides, making it so easy and convenient if the crock pot needs to be carried and transported
- The electrical cord retracts into the back of the crock pot
- The lid suctions to the stoneware, making it very efficient at keeping the heat in
- The stoneware and lid are dishwasher safe
- Four pre-set time settings
- The crock pot automatically switches to warming mode after your pre-set time is elapsed.
(rear view - note, the side handle and cord storage)
Yet, it is the convenience of using a crock pot, which inspires me to use mine on an average two or three times a week. It is so easy to throw your ingredients together and simply set it and forget it. Within no time your home is filled with the smells of home-made, nutritious meals without any fuss. Crock potting has come a long way in recent years, I can now find a plethora of great recipe ideas. And, don't think for a moment that using a crock pot is a winter-time activity, I use mine all year round. (It is fantastic for the winter, though)
Check for a retailer near you, and start enjoying life with a crock pot.
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Disclaimer: I was sent a sample for my review. Opinions expressed are mine, yours may differ.