KitchenAid 6-Quart Slow Cooker With Solid Glass Lid Review

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KitchenAid 6-Quart Slow Cooker With Solid Glass Lid Review

The KitchenAid 6-Quart Slow Cooker With Solid Glass Lid has precise temperature controls, an easy-to-use, programmable timer, and a “Keep Warm” setting that ensures food is ready to serve when you are ready to eat it. This machine cooks evenly, without hot spots. It has a noted lower cooking temperature on the low setting, making it the ideal cooker for roasts and other meat-centric dishes that would become tough or chewy if overcooked.

When someone tells you to take it slow, do you think about stopping to smell the roses or stopping to enjoy the aroma of a delicious, simmering stew? If you’re a foodie who doesn’t enjoy spending every waking moment in the kitchen, but still wants to create delicious dishes, the KitchenAid 6-Quart Slow Cooker With Solid Glass Lid may be the kitchen appliance of your dreams.

This unit has intuitive and easy-to-master digital controls that allow home chefs to prepare meals with laser-like precision. This slow cooker can be set to Low, Medium, High, or Keep Warm, depending on what the recipe calls for. It also can be programmed to cook for up to 24 hours. And, once a recipe’s time is up, the cooker will automatically switch to “Keep Warm” mode for up to four hours. That means if your 4:30 meeting runs late, your roast will be ready-to-serve regardless of when you actually manage to get home.

This slow cooker has a very strong track record when it comes to cooking evenly, meaning there are no hot or cool spots that will burn/undercook portions of your latest culinary creation.

But precision and cooking evenly aren’t all the factors setting this cooker apart. On the “Low” setting, this cooker has one of the lowest cooking temperatures out there—about 180°F—meaning it’s almost impossible to overcook and ruin succulent meals and treats.  While this low and even temperature makes beans smooth and creamy, it also means that dishes may take longer to cook than stated on most recipes.  We recommend you test recipes before you invite folks over.

Testers have noted that this cooker is able to shift from low temps to keep warm temps quicker than most, preventing your dish from overcooking. Food & Wine noted that during testing, the cooker’s temp dropped from 180° F to 160° F in just an hour, and then to 147° F after four hours.

So try that complicated-seeming recipe! This cooker gives you all the tools you need to succeed.

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