Crock-Pot 3-Quart Manual Stainless Oval Product Review

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The Crock-Pot 3-Quart Round Manual Slow Cooker, Stainless Steel holds 3 quarts of food and will serve approximately 3 people.  It has a manual slow cooker setting.  This means that it is not the type of Crock-Pot where you can set it to shut off at a certain time.  The manual settings that it does have are High/Low and Warm.  This Crock-Pot features a removable, dishwasher-safe stoneware insert, and dishwasher-safe glass lid.  The design is modern and compact.  Recipes are included with your purchase of this Crock-Pot. 

The brand of this slow cooker has been around for decades.  The Crock-Pot Brand is the original inventor of the slow cooker.  Their slow cookers have evolved from a single bean cooker into a diverse and long line of different slow cookers.  While there are other slow cookers on the market, I personally like buying from a brand that has been around awhile. To me it shows that the company must be doing something right.

Let's take a look at what customers had to say about the Crock-Pot 3-Quart Round Manual Slow Cooker in Stainless Steel.  

Best Features of The Product 

  • Price
  • Size
  • Easy To Use
Crock-Pot SCR300-SS 3-Quart Manual Slow Cooker, Silver
  • Serves 3+ people. 3-quart capacity
  • High/Low cook settings, and convenient Warm setting
  • Crock-Pot features removable, dishwasher-safe stoneware insert, and dishwasher-safe glass lid

Customer Reviews

As of this writing, The Crock-Pot 3-Quart Round Manual Slow Cooker in Stainless Steel had 1,204 customer reviews.  This is a very popular Crock-Pot! The size is what a lot of people think of as the standard size of Crock-Pots.  It's a great size for a couple or couple with 1 or 2 children.  I've read the reviews and condensed what people said by summarizing it into the most talked about headings.  I hope this review of the Crock-Pot 3-Quart Round Manual Slow Cooker in Stainless Steel helps you in choosing the right Crock-Pot for your cooking needs.  

Price

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People liked the low price of this Crock-Pot.  Perhaps this why it is so popular.  This Crock-Pot lacks all the bells and whistles and simply does what a Crock-Pot was originally made to do.  And that is to slow cook foods while being durable and long lasting.  One customer wrote this about the price -"Basic and reliable, this is the model I'll for over all the fancy and pricey ones."

Settings

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The Crock-Pot 3-Quart Round Manual Slow Cooker has the basic manual heating settings of High/Low and Warm.  It is very easy to use in that you just set it at one of these three settings. You will need to remember to turn it off since it does not have the programmable turn off setting at a certain time.  One happy customer wrote this about the settings - "Super easy to use, throw the food in, turn it on, go to work. come home to perfectly cooked chili, beef stew, or whatever you want. This is actually the first crock pot I've used that didn't leave little chunks of burnt food on the sides and bottom." Another had this to say about the settings - "The crock pot has worked great since the first time I used it. I like the warm feature, as sometimes when I get home from work I am not ready to sit down right away and eat. I can switch it to warm and still have a great meal when I am ready. In my kitchen this appliance gets lots of use."

Size

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The 3 Quart size is one of the most common sizes of Crock-Pots.  It's nice for a small family, couple, or single person.  One household of one customer had this to say about the size - "This was a great crockpot for me as a person living alone. It is small enough to fit in the cabinets of my apartment sized kitchen, but large enough to do versatile cooking. I had actually thought about getting a smaller crockpot, but thought it would be too difficult to cook oddly shaped cuts of meat. I'm glad I went with this size. Everything I cooked in it came out as expected. The quality is very good."  Another customer commented this about the size - "Perfect size. A pound of chicken, for example, fills the crock pot nearly full. Love it."

Style

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The Stainless Steel exterior of The Crock-Pot 3-Quart Round Manual Slow Cooker will go with any decor.  It has a clean and modern look to it.  If you already have stainless steel appliances then this Crock-Pot should fit in great.  One customer commented this about the look - "I purchased this item since I have stainless steel appliances and I like the smaller size. It is a perfect size for me and washes easily. It is attractive and is not an eyesore to look at on my counter."

Ease of Cleaning

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The beauty of Crock-Pots are how easily they clean up.  Simply remove the inside stoneware section and either place it in your dishwasher or use warm water, soap, and a wash cloth to clean it off.  The outside can be cleaned with a damp towel by using warm water and soap.  Make sure to never submerge the exterior section.  Also, make sure to always unplug your Crock-Pot before cleaning it.

My Conclusion 

If you want the most basic Slow Cooker at a great price, you really can't beat The Crock-Pot 3-Quart Round Manual Slow Cooker.  This is the type of Crock-Pot that has stood the test of time.  It is very popular for good reason.  I have not found anything wrong with this Crock-Pot other than it does not have added features like the programmable temperature and shut off mode.  It also does not have a snap down lid or carry case for traveling.  But the simplicity and low price are really what make this Crock-Pot so popular.  One customer summed up what a lot of others were saying by commenting this - "No bells or whistles on this machine, and that is really just fine and great."

To read all of our Crock-Pot reviews, check out our article, The Top Ten Crock-Pots in 2018.

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