Crock-Pot 7-Quart Programmable Product Review

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The Crock-Pot 7-Qt. Cook n' Carry Programmable Countdown Slow Cooker is perfect for the person that likes to set dinner to be ready at a certain time.  This is different than the kind of Crock-Pots that have 3 manual cook settings.  The Crock-Pot 7-Qt. Programmable let's you set a cooking time that it will cook until and then shut off.  This is a great option for those who work.  No more worries about hurrying home to turn off your Crock-Pot, if you choose to buy this one.  

It's also has features that make it easy to take your slow-cooked meal on the road.  This Crock-Pot has an easy locking gasket lid that helps keep food where it should be, not on your lap, though some customers commented that the lid leaked.  This is a great choice for all of your favorite slow cooker recipes.  It will hold up to 7-Quarts of food which is great for a large family, or a small family who likes the convenience of leftovers.  This also a great choice to carry along to parties.  The hinged locking lids with carrying handles will help you get to your destination without making a mess.  It will save you time and cleaning efforts, by having your food all in one bowl instead of cooking and repacking the food for travel.  The Crock-Pot 7 Qt. has a removable oval stoneware that can also serve as a serving dish.

One thing that I like about this slow cooker, is that the company has been around for decades.  Crock-Pot is the original maker of slow cookers.  That tells me something when a brand has made it this long and stayed on top as the biggest seller of slow cookers.  So, with keeping that in mind, let's take a look at what customers who bought the Crock-Pot 7-Qt. Cook n' Carry Programmable Countdown Slow Cooker had to say. 

Best Features of The Product 

  • Programmable
  • Size
  • Easy To Clean
Crock-Pot 7-Qt. Cook n' Carry Programmable Countdown Slow Cooker
  • Removable Stoneware^Countdown Digital Timer^Shifts to warm setting automatically^Dishwasher safe stoneware and lid

Price

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The Crock-Pot 7-Qt. Cook n' Carry Programmable Countdown Slow Cooker is more pricey than many of the other 7- Quart Slow Cookers.  But, keep in mind that this Crock-Pot has the programmable countdown feature.  That means that you can set your food to be ready in a set amount of time and rest assured that it will be waiting for you when it's time to eat.  No more worries about if you get home from work late and no one is home to turn off the Crock-Pot.  Or, even if you are home full-time,  it takes one less stress off of yourself by not having to remember to switch the Crock-Pot to off.  So, yes, you are paying quite a bit more, but you also are getting a big added feature with the Programmable Countdown feature. 

Program Countdown Feature

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Most people who bought The Crock-Pot 7-Qt. Cook n' Carry Programmable Countdown Slow Cooker liked the countdown feature.  Something people did comment on, and I was thinking the same thing, was how it would be cool if if could switch from high to low at a certain time.  That way if you get home from work late you could have your Crock-Pot programmed to switch to warm at a certain time.  This would prevent worries about over-cooking things.  One customer had this to say, "This crockpot is my new kitchen staple. I wanted one that would fit a huge roast, and that had a timer. The only thing that I think would make it better would be if it had the ability to program how many hours on high, then flip to how many hours on low, and THEN flip to warm until ready to serve."

Locking Lid Feature

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People who bought this Crock-Pot liked the fact that the lid locks, but also commented that it leaks.  This was the main negative area of this Crock-Pot.  One customer said, "I really like this pot. I just wished the lid would fit a little more snugly, but it has the rubber to keep moisture in. All in all a very good purchase." Another commented this about the locking lid feature, "great quality and size. locking lid tabs leak slightly." And another,  "I specifically bought this for the lid locking feature. It does not provide a seal and thus leaks. I made chili for work and carried it in, only to leave a trail of chili on the floor and on my pants. I was carrying it as evenly as possible. It is a defect in the design. The lid is not big enough for the pot. So disappointed."  So in summary about the locking lid feature, I would be aware of this if you plan to travel with it.

Ease of Cleaning

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Customers liked that The Crock-Pot 7-Qt. Cook n' Carry Programmable Countdown Slow Cooker is easy to clean.  Simply take out the inside piece of stoneware and either hand wash or put it in your dishwasher.  The outside can be carefully cleaned with a damp cloth. Always make sure that your Crock-Pot is unplugged before cleaning the exterior.

My Conclusion 

While this Crock-Pot didn't have a lot of reviews, it seems like a nice slow cooker.  The price is a little high, but you are getting a programmable feature, so that's probably the reason for the added price.  The locking lid and handles make this a nice Crock-Pot to take to events.  Several people did mention that the lid could have been a bit bigger or locking piece fit a little tighter. But, many of those same people were satisfied with this Crock-Pot despite the lid feature not working right.  The size is nice for a large family or for parties.

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

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