When it comes to cookbooks, crockpot and slow cooker are terms that are used interchangeably. That’s because they both “slow-cook” food, often for hours at a time, so that the meat becomes tender and steeped in flavor. But wouldn’t it surprise you to know that they’re two different appliances. The crockpot is a stoneware pot […]
Finding quick, easy-to-make crock pot recipes for families on the go is much harder than it should be. Likewise, finding good, flavorful recipes that the whole family will love is another tricky aspect in itself—but it really doesn’t have to be. Instead of making the same old recipes like crock pot beef stew or chicken […]
Whether you’re looking to lose weight or just looking to eat a bit healthier by cutting out a few calories, finding good, tasty, low-fat crock pot recipes can be a bit of a challenge. It’s amazing when you can find good recipes that are also good for you and your health and some people may […]
Over the weekend I tried the Crock-Pot 6-Quart Smart-Pot Slow Cooker to see how it compared to the 4-quart version that I tested earlier this month. The results were pretty similar, and that’s good news! I really enjoyed the small one, and was happy with the meal I made with the larger one. So let’s dig into some of the details of what makes this model from Crock-Pot a recurring review on FoodForNet, and how it compares to other six quart slow cookers.
Normally I like to review slow cookers that are part of a lineup like Cook and Carry or Set ‘n Forget, but this time I decided to purchase, test, and review a very unique slow cooker just because it looked so different: the Crock-Pot 6.5-Quart Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker. There are a few main things which make this cooker unique, which should be immediately obvious just by looking at the photo on the top of this page. But can looks and fun features really make a difference in your slow cooking? Let’s take a look at what you get with the Crock Pot SCVT650-PS.
This is not the largest appliance that Crock-Pot makes, but almost! Actually, the also offer an 8-quart version, which is also manual, and only a few bucks more expensive. So this one could be described as large, or medium large. It can feed up to 9 people, or cook a 7 pound roast. Wow, that’s a big roast! Hey, maybe you could fit a small turkey in here too.
The 7-quart manual slow cooker from Crock-Pot is shockingly inexpensive for the size, and it’s not much more expensive than the smaller versions they offer like the four quart cooker I reviewed recently.
Perhaps the best, and the worst, thing about slow cookers is that there are simply so many different models out there. On one hand, this variety is great because it means that there is no shortage of options and, with enough shopping around, you can find something perfect for you.
But, on the other hand, the range of models can quickly get confusing and overwhelming. After all, many of the different slow cooker models seem pretty similar to one another. In some cases, models may even seem to be identical.
Crock-Pot is one of my favorite brands, partly because they simply have so many different models, including various sizes, styles and even colors. At the same time, the brand has a strong reputation and often produces models that are popular among customers.
In this case, we’re taking a look at the Cook and Carry range that Crock-Pot offers. The focus here is on slow cookers that are relatively portable and aren’t likely to spill if you took them in the car with you. The idea isn’t particularly unusual and some other brands have similar ranges, like Hamilton Beach’s Stay or Go slow cookers.
There are lots of options when it comes to slow cookers and no shortage of different brands and models. But, regardless of the brand you choose, you basically have the option of getting a manual or a programmable slow cooker. A manual one means that you will need to turn the slow cooker off or put it on keep warm mode yourself, once the required time has passed.
In contrast, a programmable slow cooker will allow you to choose how long you want the machine to run for. Then, once that time is up, the slow cooker switches over to keep warm mode automatically. This system is perfect for many situations, especially cases where you know the food will be done cooking before you get home.
Crock-Pot is one of my all time favorite brands for slow cookers, and they have a wide variety of sizes, prices, and styles available to buy online. One of the basic designs that are available is the Crock-Pot Cook And Carry 6 Quart Oval Manual slow cooker. Because of the high number of positive reviews that you can find online, I decided to take some time to review model #SCCPVL600S!
I wasn’t really surprised that the almost 2,000 people on Amazon were right. This particular appliance packs a whole lot of value for the extremely inexpensive price you pay. This is an excellent starter appliance, or for anyone on a budget. But let’s dig into a few details of why I liked it and which recipe I made to test it out.