Crock-Pot Duraceramic Saute Slow Cooker Review

With busy lives to lead, minimising time spent in the kitchen preparing delicious, nutritious meals, is something that many people want. Slow cookers provide a simple solution to this – prepare your fresh ingredients and leave them to cook slowly all day whilst you get on with other more important tasks.

Crock-Pot DuraCeramic Slow Cooker Review

The Crock-Pot DuraCeramic Saute Slow Cooker allows you to cook, saute and keep warm tasty meals for your whole family. The DuraCeramic bowl means that you can brown meat on the hob and then transfer the bowl into the cooker, along with your other ingredients. It couldn’t be easier!

Manufacturers specs

  • Capacity – 3.5 litres
  • Volume Capacity – 4.5 litres
  • Energy Efficiency Class – A
  • Weight – 3.28Kg
  • Serves – 4 to 5 people

Aesthetics

The Crock-Pot DuraCeramic Slow Cooker comes in a clean white finish. Its relatively compact design means that it doesn’t take up too much valuable counter space, and can be easily stored in a cupboard when not in use. The DuraCeramic bowl is dishwasher safe, so your Slow Cooker will stay clean and looking smart in your kitchen.

Performance and Usage

With two heat settings and a ‘keep warm’ function, you can have greater control over the cooking process. What’s more, you can also keep your food at a ready to eat temperature – perfect for keeping food warm during a party or when a busy family can’t eat together but still want a warm home-cooked meal.

The glass hinged lid means you don’t have to find somewhere safe to place it when adding ingredients or serving and can be easily wiped clean after each use. The lid also makes it easy to see your meal as it cooks and any condensation that forms will fall straight into the bowl, not all over your counter.

DuraCeramic non-stick coating

The standout feature of the Crock-Pot Slow Cooker has to be the exclusive DuraCeramic non-stick coating. This means that your food cooks more quickly, the pan is scratch resistant and 4 times more durable than other slow cooker pans. It is also PTFAE and PFOA free, easy to clean and even dishwasher safe. The thing that makes this pan so versatile is that it is suitable for use on all types of hob, including induction; it can be used in the oven, and can even be placed in the fridge or freezer if you have leftovers.

Whats in the box?

  • 4.5L Capacity Crock-Pot with hinged lid
  • Removable DuraCermanic Pot
  • Recipe Book

Usage Advice

To get the best from this Crock-Pot here are a few handy tips:

  1. Saute onions or peppers in the DuraCeramic pot first and then transfer straight into the Crock-Pot without the need for a second pan.
  2. Seal your meat on the hob first in the Dura Ceramic pot and then transfer straight into the Crock-Pot without the need to dirty another pan.
  3. When your meal is cooked you can add grated cheese to the top and place under the grill for a tasty gratin finish.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  1. Really easy to keep clean – removable pan is dishwasher safe
  2. Versatile – can be used on the hob, in the oven or as a traditional Slow Cooker
  3. Easy to use with no complicated setup

Cons

  1. The pan can get hot when used on a hob, so you’ll need to use an oven glove to transfer it into the Crock-Pot
  2. Steam can burn you when you lift the hinged lid – again an oven glove might be needed
  3. No timer function so you have to be around to turn your slow-cooker on and off again

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Conclusion

The Crock-Pot DuraCeramic Slow Cooker is all you need to make tasty meals without fuss. Its versatile design means it can be used in a number of ways – great if you only have space for one kitchen gadget.

Its clean design, and easy to clean pan means it will look stylish on your countertop, whilst its lightweight and compact size make it simple to stow away in the cupboard when not in use. And best of all, it helps busy people make tasty and nutritious meals easily!

For an alternative Slow Cooker review, please check out our review of the fantastic Morphy Richards Accents Slow Cooker.

Ratings

Crock-Pot DuraCeramic Slow Cooker Review
  • Features
  • Ease of Use
  • Cleaning
  • Price
4.0

Summary

The Crock-Pot DuraCeramic Slow Cooker is all you need to make tasty meals without fuss. Its versatile design means it can be used in a number of ways – great if you only have space for one kitchen gadget.

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