Two-Step Cooking - All in One Pot
Because many slow cooker recipes require a two-step process - browning/searing meat on the stovetop before slow cooking to seal in flavors - often times you end up with more than one dirty pot to scrub clean. For the ultimate one-pot solution, the Crock-Pot® brand has designed a stovetop-safe pot that moves from stovetop to slow cooker in one smooth move. Sear then slow-cook-sear meat for a crispy outside and juicy flavor inside. Saute onions and peppers before adding to soup. With the slow cooker's double-duty removable cooking pot, you can brown, sear, or saute ingredients directly on the stovetop before placing the pot into the slow cooker to finish cooking. No need to dirty unnecessary extra pots or pans along the way. Two steps. One pot. No problem.
Stovetop-Safe DuraCeramic™ Cooking Pot
The slow cooker's removable cooking pot features a DuraCeramic™ nonstick coating - which prevents food from sticking - helping to ensure effortless food release and quick clean-up. The durable nonstick coating is also scratch-resistant for long-lasting, high-quality performance, as well as PTFE- and PFOA-free for healthier cooking and peace of mind. The pot's oval shape fits larger roasts and cuts of meat - while its glass lid helps trap in heat and moisture, allowing for at-a-glance viewing of the cooking process. For added convenience, the pot's integrated side handles make it easy to lower and lift the pot in and out of the heating base for graceful transitions from stovetop to cooker to tabletop for serving.
Digital Control Panel with Countdown Timer
Whether searing meat first or simply cooking up a large batch of chili, the appliance's user-friendly control panel makes slow cooking a snap. To begin, press the Select button to choose between high or low temperature settings. An indicator light will show the current high or low temperature setting. Next, press the Timer arrows to scroll through the cooking time options (increments of 30 minutes, up to 20 hours). Once set, the timer will begin counting down the minutes in one-minute increments. After the set cooking-time has elapsed, the slow cooker will automatically switch over to Keep Warm mode and a Keep Warm indicator light will illuminate. Ideal for on-the-go parents and busy professionals - the slow cooker with its programmable settings allows you to spend the day cooking, even when you're not in the kitchen. The unit cooks food slowly and evenly, drawing out tantalizing flavors and filling your home with savory aromas... What could be more welcoming at the end of a long day? From Grandma's savory stew, chicken cacciatore, and barbecue pulled pork to pre-seared pot roast, sausage and meatballs, and beef bourguignon, mealtime just got more amazing.
Once cooled, the slow cooker cleans up easily. Wipe down the heating base's exterior with a damp cloth and place the glass lid in the dishwasher. Though dishwasher-safe, washing the slow cooker's removable cooking pot by hand is recommended to preserve its ceramic coating.
A useful addition to any busy kitchen, a thoughtful wedding or housewarming gift - this slow cooker combines the convenience of modern-day technology and innovative design with the nostalgic sense of home-cooked meals enjoyed around the dining-room table with family and friends. Attractively housed in brushed stainless steel, this Crock-Pot® 6-quart slow cooker looks just as good on the kitchen counter as it does on an elegant buffet when entertaining. The Crock-Pot® brand has even provided recipes to help get you started.