Price point: low end
The SCCPVL610-S Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker by Crock-Pot has a lot of great features – and an extremely attractive price tag. Outstanding functionality and an affordable price make it the bestselling product in the entire slow cooker category on Amazon.
While your financial investment is at the low end with this unit, this 6-quart slow cooker can prepare one-pot meals for 7 or more people, and even cook a 6 pound roast.
So, let’s take a closer look at exactly why this budget priced, but high-performance slow cooker is so popular with consumers…
This functional and “cool to carry” slow cooker is going to be nearly perfect for just about any situation. However, compared to a high-end kitchen accessory like the Cuisinart 3-In-1 Cook Central Multi-Cooker / Slow Cooker / Steamer, the functionality is a bit limited.
For instance, this unit has a built-in timer, but not a clock. This means you cannot set it to start sometime in the future, but you can set your cooking level and how long you need to cook each meal.
And at less than half the price of the above-mentioned feature-laden Cuisinart product, however, the 6-quart SCCPVL610-S Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker has a “keep warm” feature which is very handy. If everyone in the family is not ready to eat at the same time, there is no problem thanks to this wonderful function. This setting kicks in automatically after the cook time has completed. This means you do not have to be around to ensure that your meal never overcooks, and is always warm and ready-to-eat.
In addition, the digital countdown timer lets you run your cook time anywhere from 30 minutes to 20 hours, which gives you a lot of flexibility over older models.
Also, many of the more than 600 Amazon reviewers which purchased this product love the fact that there are locking clamps on either end of the see-through, oval shaped lid. This combines with the extra-wide handles on the base to make transportation mess-free. You also don’t have to worry about carrying a hot pot, as the SCCPVL610-S is insulated for cool carrying. The removable oval stoneware pot is stylish in appearance, as well.
Aside from the inability to have the Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker start cooking at some point in the future, this is a great product for both single adults and busy families. The cool carry, auto-warm, lid clamping and 20-hour cook features are characteristics typically found on much more expensive slow cookers.
For the price tag, the one-pot convenience and simple cleanup of this basic and attractively priced slow cooker is going to be all most families need. If programmability is important to you, you may find the above-mentioned Cuisinart 3-In-1 Cook Central Multi-Cooker / Slow Cooker / Steamer a better choice, though that unit requires a much larger investment.