The 12 Best Slow Cookers And Crock Pots For Your Kitchen In 2018
What are The 12 Best Slow Cookers And Crock Pots In 2018? There are a lot of slow cookers and crock pots on the market right now and choosing the right one for you can be confusing. Is the programmable or non-programmable best for you? What size is best for your cooking needs? And what features should you look for? Read on to learn the answers to these questions and find out which slow cooker/crockpot is best for your kitchen. Continue reading “The 12 Best Slow Cookers And Crock Pots In 2018 For Your Kitchen”
Do you need an extra-large slow cooker for your large, hungry family or your next holiday party? The Crock-pot Oval Manual Slow Cooker, Black, 8-quart (SCV800-B) is large enough to serve soup or stew for 8 or more people. Its oval shape can handle a very large beef or pork loin roast, or a 6-9 lb. chicken or even a small turkey.
Name: Crock-pot Oval Manual Slow Cooker, Black, 8-quart Website:www.crock-pot.com Price: See the Amazon link below for current price Owners: Newell Brands Co., Hoboken, NJ CEO: Michael B. Polk Overall Rank: 89 out of 100
The Crock-pot Oval Manual Slow Cooker, Black, 8-quart is an extra large mechanical slow cooker. The largest size slow cooker is 8.5 quarts available from only a couple of other manufacturers. Links to them are at the bottom of the page, in case you are interested. However, with 8 quarts you can cook for 8 or more people depending on their appetite and what you are cooking.
The Crock-pot Oval Manual Slow Cooker, Black, 8-quart comes with a removable stoneware crock with glass lid. Both are dishwasher-safe. This model is black but it is also available in red and stainless steel.
The control switch has heat settings of Off-Low-High and Warm. Warm should only be used after the meal is cooked in order to keep the food at serving temperature. Warm should never be used to cook food from cold because the food would remain at an unsafe low temperature for too long leading to harmful bacterial growth.
The Good & the Bad
There are other slow cookers that advertise a capacity of 8 quarts but many of them do not truly hold 8 quarts. This one does, although the 8 quarts of liquid comes right to the brim where it touches the lid. You should only be filling it with liquid to 2/3 to 3/4 full (about 1-1/2″ from the top) to avoid boiling over during cooking. So the actual usable capacity of any slow cooker needs to be derated accordingly.
The removable inner stoneware pot and glass lid are easily cleaned.
The Crock-pot Oval Manual Slow Cooker, Black, 8-quart is easy to use with only one 4-settings control switch.
The see-through glass lid is great for checking the progress of your meal without lifting it. Lifting the lid releases precious heat and can extend the time required to cook the food.
The price is very good for the size of this extra large unit. Many smaller capacity cookers are close to or even more expensive.
This is a large appliance measuring 9.5 x 15.3 x 15.4 inches. It takes up lots of counter and cupboard space.
The Crock-pot Oval Manual Slow Cooker, Black, 8-quart does not have a timer that automatically switches to the warm setting. When cooking is complete you must manually switch to warm or shut the slow cooker off to avoid overcooking or drying the food out.
Who is the Crock-pot Oval Manual Slow Cooker, Black, 8-quart, (SCV800-B) For?
The Crock-pot Oval Manual Slow Cooker, Black, 8-quart is for anyone that needs to cook for a large crowd of people. Or if you don’t have a lot of time during the week, use this extra large slow cooker to prepare a large quantity of food on the weekend. Divide it into portions and freeze for lunches and suppers later during the week.
Convenience is the best feature of a slow cooker. If you are going to be busy doing something else or have to be away for awhile. But, you need that meal ready to serve at a certain time. Then slow cooking is a great way to have a complete meal ready when you are.
Here’s a video showing How To Make Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast.
Looking for something smaller? Have a look at my Slow Cookers page to learn more about other similar appliances.
Or maybe you need a slow cooker that automatically switches to warm when you are not around? In that case, a Programmable Slow Cooker is what you want.
Looking for something even bigger? Another way to slow cook very large meals, like a 22 lb turkey, is to buy a Roaster Oven and cook at the lowest temperature. Here are a couple of options:
My Final Opinion of the Crock-pot Oval Manual Slow Cooker, Black, 8-quart
The Crock-pot Oval Manual Slow Cooker, Black, 8-quart is a great appliance for large families, family gatherings, pot-luck get-togethers or special holiday meals. It is also handy for cooking a lot of meals ahead of time, to be portioned, frozen and eaten at a later date.
I give the Crock-pot Oval Manual Slow Cooker, Black, 8-quart 89 out of 100 and highly recommended Buy Now.
Do you have a Crock-pot Oval Manual Slow Cooker, Black, 8-quart? What is your opinion? Please leave your comments or questions in the comment box below.
The Crock-Pot SCV700SS 7-Quart Slow Cooker is a simple, manual slow cooker. Set it on “high” for a quick meal or side dish. Or, set it on “low” to cook while you’re away from the kitchen. Your meal will be ready for you and your family or guests when you return. Use the “warm” setting to keep cooked food hot until it’s time for dinner.
Many people think that cooking in a slow cooker is as simple as throwing the ingredients in and turning on a switch. If you’re lucky, this will work, but often the result is a mushy, tasteless mess. But do you really want to trust your cooking to luck? Learn here How To Cook In A Slow Cooker. Continue reading “How To Cook In A Slow Cooker”
This is a question that could take a long time to answer, you can cook almost anything in a slow cooker, so let’s just do this the easy way. Below is a list of recipes linked to the recipe pages on this site. They are grouped by protein (or not), so take your time and explore what can you cook with a slow cooker. Continue reading “What Can You Cook With A Slow Cooker?”
There are two basic types of slow cooker available on the market, the mechanical and the programmable. What’s The Best Slow Cooker for you depends on your lifestyle and the foods you want to cook.Continue reading “What’s The Best Slow Cooker?”