sábado, 23 de enero de 2016

BLACK+DECKER SC2007D Slow Cooker, 7 Quart, Teal Wave

For the price and the capacity, this is an excellent slow cooker. It's pretty basic in its styling, with a 7 quart stoneware pot that is easily removed from the base. There are three settings--low, high, and warm. There is no light to indicate when the unit is on, but you can feel the heat emanating from the base after just a minute or two.

The pot is heavy and thick--the description calls it cream colored, my husband says it's gray, but I think it's more of a dark taupe. It is coated all the way around, making it easy to clean and preventing it from staining. The lid does not have a vent built onto it, but it has a bit of a loose fit and the pot has four grooves that allow for venting, as well as provide handy locations to rest a serving spoon or ladle.

The first time I used it, I made chicken tikki masala; despite the turmeric and tomato paste, it didn't stain, nor did it leave the scent of the food. Cleaning was really easy, as the pot is smooth and wipes out easily with a sponge and hot soapy water.

The cord on the unit is a little short. I can plug it into the outlet on the edge of my island, but I have to keep it about three inches from the edge in order for it to reach. I actually think this is a good thing, as I've got a rambunctious 4-year-old running around the house all day. But I can also see this as a drawback for people who might be taking it to an office potluck or somewhere where you need to plug into a lower wall outlet from a table.

Although I didn't see anywhere in the packaging inserts or pictures, the lid of this crockpot is designed so that it conveniently hangs on the side of the unit when serving. This will lead to steam dripping on the counter/table, but it's much preferable to losing the lid or having it get inadvertently knocked over.

The 7 quart pot is large enough to cook a whole chicken, a small ham, a small turkey breast, or large quantities of soups or stews. The oval pot also allows for better layering than a standard round slow cooker pot.

This isn't a high end slow cooker, but it's a good sturdy one that will meet the needs of my family of four for years to come.

Black & Decker 7-Quart Slow Cooker with Teal Wave finish. Lid Hanger allows the lid to hang off the handles or crock keeping countertops clean; Easy to use dial has three heat settings to fit all your cooking needs; Comfortably fits 8+ servings; Cool-Touch Handles; Removable Stoneware Liner for easy clean up; Tempered Glass Lid.

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  • Cool-Touch Handles
  • three heat settings
  • Removable Stoneware Liner
  • Teal Wave finish
  • Tempered Glass Lid