The Crock-Pot 6 Quart Polished Stainless Programmable Cooker with Auto Stir System has so many cool features. The most notable feature that makes it stand out from many other slow cookers, is the automatic stirring system. It also comes with two removable stirring paddles. One is a general purpose paddle while the other is a stew paddle. A removable Classic Lid Handle is included for cooking that stirs without you present. The programmable control panel with a digital countdown timer allows you to set the cooking time anywhere between 30 minutes to 20 hours. A nice feature is the automated shift to warm feature that happens when cooking is completed. This Crock-Pot comes in a polished stainless steel exterior with black accents and plastic handles.
Perhaps the best feature about this product is that it is made by Crock-Pot. This brand was the inventor of slow cookers. For me, it tells me something when a company has been in business for decades. They must be doing something right.
Best Features of The Product
- Automated Stirring
- Includes iStir Automatic stirring system with two removable stirring paddles: general purpose paddle and stew paddle
- Also includes removable Classic Lid Handle for stirless cooking
- Programmable control panel with digital countdown timer allows you to set cooking time anywhere between 30 minutes to 20 hours
Automated Stirring System
I wanted to dive right into looking at the most unique feature that sets this Crock-Pot apart from the others. First of all we need to look at what it is for and what it isn't for. A potential customer asked the manufacturer if this would work with stirring up ground meat. This was the answer from Crock-Pot, "No, the iStir™ function would not be recommended to mix up a package of ground meat. We recommend roughly crumbling the ground meat first and then placing the meat on the bottom of the slow cooker. You then would add your other ingredients and stir well before closing the lid with the iStir™ attachment to begin your slow cooking. The Crock-Pot® Digital Slow Cooker with iStir™ Stirring System also works great for pasta dishes and stroganoffs. "
So with that being clarified, it seems like customers who used the istir function correctly liked it. Most commented that they loved this feature. This customer reflected what many others were also saying - "This is a much better slow cooker than my previous one. I love the fact that it will stir things for you if you want it to. Now I can make soups and chili while at work with no fear of anything sticking to the crock."
The price of the Crock-Pot 6 Quart Polished Stainless Programmable Cooker with Auto Stir System is great when taking into consideration all of the features it has. It has the automated stirring system and it is programmable. You are also getting a fairly large Crock-Pot with it being able to hold up to 6 Quarts of food. With all of those features included, this is a well priced Crock-Pot.
Ease of Cleaning
Crock-Pots are known for how easy they are to clean. This Crock-Pot is no exception. Simply remove the inner stoneware and either hand wash it with hot, soapy water, or place it in your dishwasher. The exterior can be cleaned with a damp, warm, and soapy cloth. Make sure to always unplug your appliance before using water for cleaning.
The nice thing about this Crock-Pot is that you can set your meal to cook at a certain temperature up until a certain time and then switch to a different temperature. This is great for people who work outside of the home, or anyone who just doesn't want to have to be preoccupied with cooking all day. One customer had this to say about the programmable feature, "I've only used this a few times, but so far I love it! It cooks on high or low for however long you set it for, then switches to warm. The food is kept at a serviceable temperature, without being too hot."
The best feature about this Crock-Pot was clearly the automated stirring system. Most of the comments were about how cool this features was. It made the Crock-Pot 6 Quart Polished Stainless Programmable Cooker with Auto Stir System stand out from the rest of the slow cookers. Most customers were very happy with this Crock-Pot. From the price, to being programmable to the automated stirring feature, this Crock-Pot got high praises all around.
I don't think you can go wrong with purchasing The Crock-Pot 6 Quart Polished Stainless Programmable Cooker with Auto Stir System. It takes a lot of the labor and time attentiveness factor out of cooking. I think it would make a great gift for almost anyone. And an even greater gift to yourself.
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