I have had an old slow cooker for a long time. It was not programmable and that was a problem. I was hesitant to use it because I always worried that I was going to forget about it or not get home in time and would end up burning it. I would hate to ruin a twenty dollar piece of meat. This is a programmable slow cooker and that alleviates all those worries. It is a little bigger than my old one and I liked that. I used it last night and I had more than enough room for a chuck roast with red potatoes and carrots. I set it for 8 hours and went to bed. I did not have to worry because after 8 hours, it automatically changes to warm mode. That way, if you are going to cook it for 8 hours but not get back for 10 or more hours, it will still be ready to go when you get there. It will turn itself off after 14 total hours (cooking plus warming) but I think that is a good thing because it is possible I could forget about it and go on a trip or something. It is just nice that you can set it and then not have to worry. My roast came out great and cleaning up was really easy. I also really like the stainless steel look. Overall, this is a great slow cooker.
Hamilton Beach 5 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker
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Programmable 5-Quart Slow Cooker
I have been looking for a 5 qt oval slow cooker with programable features. This unit is well made. Handles are nice and do not feel cheap. The crock pot comes with a glass lid that actually fits the crock with no "rocking" as it makes good contact all the way around. It heats up quickly and the removable pot is very easy to clean. I highly recommend this slow cooker. I have no complaints about it at all.
LOVE THIS SLOW COOKER :)
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
Hamilton Beach 5-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker, is exelente product that exceeds expectations, easy to use and clean. the pot inside is clay, is programmable, beautiful, you can cook at different temperatures. As in cooking, can do other things, like the service of the house. The price is great, the wondrous product of an optimal brand. I'm very anxious to cook all kinds of food in my new programmable pan. I super recommend this product!
Good programable crock pot
Hamilton Beach Programmable Slow Cooker Model No. 33453 We had been using a smaller, older Hamilton Beach slow cooker for 25 years when we saw this model, which can be programed for temperature (warm, low and high) and time (2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 hours) and is larger than the one we have been using. This one also has a removable bowl for easy washing, whereas our old one was wired into the base so it was trickier to wash, having the electric cord also built in and not removable. Although this one also has a cord that is wired to the base, being able to remove the bowl as well as the lid makes for easy cleanup. Our first meal was planned for the day after we received the cooker... pot roast (boneless chuck) with carrots, red onions, fresh thyme and rosemary. A beef base with one cup of merlot wine was added, then the cooker was set at high for 7 hours. The before and after shots are shown below. The results were outstanding ... a tender piece of meat, perfectly flavored and served with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli, with the juice from the cooker used as a base for gravy. Though our smaller cooker is still working, we will pass it down to someone who will use it as their starter slow cooker.
A slow cooker that shames fast food.
A 5QT oval programmable slow cooker is just right for someone like me who cooks for himself in a small kitchen and saves the surplus in storage containers (with occasional samples distributed to friends). For one thing, I don't have to waste counter space as I can plug it in and sit it on a heat spreader or pizza stone laid over any of four burners (in the off position of course). Over time I've learned where to set the dials on my electric stove to get just the right simmer or high heat, but that means constant check and double check; and serious doubt if I leave the apartment for any length of time. Voilà! Along came this 5QT oval programmable slow cooker with a push button selection at 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 hours; buttons for warm, low and high; and a separate on and off button. At last I had a slow cooker that can't overheat and shuts itself off in case there's some unexpected long delay. I immediately checked the web and there are hundreds of slow cooker recipes out there for which I can't wait to try this cooker. I know the first I'll try is probably a corned beef; more likely, a good beef chili. The recipes remind you that when you slow cook, put it the beef, chicken or pork first; later add the vegetables so they don't overcook. Seafood I imagine (in a stew or chowder) would go in last (It cooks fast). One of my immediate favorites will be slow cooked spaghetti sauce, the way it should be made. I read some reviews of slow cookers that mentioned trouble cleaning burned on food from the removable crock, and suggesting liners. I imagine no such problem with the jet black, glassy finished oval stoneware crock that comes with this unit. Worst case, add baking soda, vinegar and water to the crock and bring to a simmer for a few minutes. Nothing sticks after that. With the money saved on liners you can buy a 13” Pizza stone (perfect size), upon which to rest your new Hamilton Beach 5QT oval programmable slow cooker.
Hamilton Beach Programmable 5-Quart Capacity Slow Cooker...............Perfect size for a 5 lb chicken or 3 lb roast........Oval Shape.......Mix and Match temperature with cooking times..........More programming Options......Easy Programmable Meals - No watching or stirring.........Easy Clean touch pad......Dishwasher safe stoneware and lid............Time setting 2. 4. 6. 8 0r 10 hours of cooking time........No watching needed when cooking time is up, it automatically shifts to warm............. This unit is well made....Handles are nice, do not feel cheap made.....The crock is slightly tapered in on the bottom.....In addition, the crock is microwave and oven safe.....Comes with a glass lid that actually fits the crock with no rocking....I love the glass lid, as you can see the food cooking without removing the lid...It heats quickly and the removable pot/ crock is very easy to clean.....Settings are reliable and accurate...Setting the cooking time and temperature was very simple........I really love this slow cooker....Not only is it beautiful and stylish, but it cooks really well.....Much better than my older one....Perfect size----Easy to clean----Easy to use....Can not ask for more......I can not express how much I enjoy this product.....LOVE IT.......Fantastic Slow Cooker......Simplifies my day........Highly recommend this product to every one........I have no complaints about it at all......
Great Slow Cooker except timer
I love the style & digital timer on this slow cooker. I've had 3 others in my lifetime with "knobs" but they eventually got broken and I would have to use pliers to turn them on or off. My kitchen is small with not much cabinet space. If I left them on the counter, they eventually got hit and broke the knobs. When putting them in the cabinet, I'd bang it by accident and the knobs would get cracked. With the digital control panel on this cooker, I don't have either of those problems. I also love the clear top as my others were not. I gave this a "Good" rating because of the timer. If you want to turn this on for 5 hours, you have to set it for 6 because it is set up for 2 hour intervals. You cannot use 30 minutes to an hour on this cooker so have an extra timer on hand.
Great addition for the kitchen!
This Hamilton Beach Programmable five quart slow cooker is an attractive and very useful addition to the kitchen that every home cook will love. Finished in a sleek stainless steel that compliments other kitchen appliances, this cooker easily cooks a 3 pound roast within the set time, is easy to clean and program and the display is also easy to see. There are only two small issues that don't detract from the quality of the cooker: 1) it can only be programmable in two hour increments (other more expensive cookers allow for half hour increments), and 2) there is no alert when the time period programed is over. The cooker simply sets itself to "warm" All in all this slow cooker is a welcome addition to our kitchen and we will be using it often.
Wonderful Kitchen Helper
This Hamilton Beach Programmable 5 Quart Slow Cooker comes with 3 parts: glass lid, removable stoneware crock and a base unit with handles attached on each side. Located on the front of the base is a touch pad for turning the unit on/off, setting the temperature and cooking time. There are 3 temperature controls warm, low and high. Be aware that when you turn the Hamilton Beach Programmable 5 Quart Slow Cooker on it automatically defaults to the high temperature setting for 4 hours. The warm setting does not cook food it only maintains enough heat to keep the food warm. The warm cycle will begin automatically after the cooking time is complete. The warm setting can Not be used to cook or reheat food. The cooking time selections are 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 hours and counts down in 2-hour increments. There are red indicator lights for the controls. I found the touch pad designed well, easy to read and clean. The stoneware crock removes easily from the base for cleaning. Remove it let it cool and then do your thing. I will say that after hand washing the crock and letting it air dry the inside of the crock had a white cast. I have rewashed the crock several times but have been unable to get rid of the white cast. I have no idea why this occurred. Was the water too hot? Doubt it. It is dishwasher safe. Was the dishwashing liquid too strong? I doubt it. The food cooked well and tasted great, so I rate The Hamilton Beach Programmable 5 Quart Slow Cooker 4 STARS.
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