What can you get for $50? How about a guarantee of great meals that will last for several years?
Okay, so Cuisinart’s Programmable Slow Cooker was not $49.99; it was originally $110.00. But the cut price is not reflective of its actual value — it only makes this wonderful gadget accessible to many. For something that is sophisticated and innovative, the regular Joes and Janes must have this lovely slow-cooker working its wonders in the kitchen. I was sold the moment I read reviews, and I was sold more when I started using it. Imagine a cooker getting you this excited.
Of course, we all have had varying experiences with slow cookers. You get a slow-cooker cookbook and the instructions cannot be simpler: put everything in the pot, plug the cooker and leave the timer on for several hours. A slow cooker is your VCR in the kitchen. The problem is, even the best slow cookers have this universal flaw: they overcook. As a result, the stew gets dried, the soup gets mushy, and the roast gets burned. When we buy something that is up to the powers of the timer, let’s face it, it’s like shooting the moon.
Cuisinart’s Programmable Slow Cooker, however, has a great function that keeps all your food in safer and warmer grounds. Examine the user-friendly touch pad and you’ll see that it boasts of a “Simmer”button. This “Simmer”function makes a one-pot meal achieve its right amount of temperature; because it slow cooks the food at 185°F, you can be assured that your meal will reach the slow cook perfection. Most slow cookers normally have the Low or High function, and cookers usually heat on Low at 200°F. This can lead to overcooking because this setting is not low enough for effective slow cooking.
Because this slow cooker is programmable, you can be assured of a warm meal when you get home. Once the cooker “finishes”cooking according to your setting, the Cuisinart Programmable Slow Cooker operates the warm function. The cooker then keeps your meal in its comforting temperature that makes your slow-cooked dish taste like it is just-cooked!
Convenience is another extra point for this Cuisinart Programmable Slow Cooker. You can program the cooker for 24 hours and the LCD counter makes reading the indicator a lot easier. Cleaning is not a chore as well. You can put the ceramic cooking pot and glass lid in the dishwasher and you’re great to go. Because the finish is in brushed stainless steel, the Cuisinart’s Programmable Slow Cooker makes a handsome addition to your collection of cooking appliances.
When I opened the package I was pleased to find that the Cuisinart Programmable Slow Cooker comes with a great cookbook — and believe me, I have been nourished in the past weeks with meals from its wonderful recipes. This booklet also contains nutritional information that pretty much makes everything handy.
I am very delighted with this slow cooker; it is a must-have in any kitchen especially if you are really serious with cooking healthy and nutritious meals. And yes — for less than $50? Get one for your mom as well.