We loved the deluxe programmable Crock-Pot, model SCVT650-PS. It was easy to use, cooked evenly and automatically switched to warm.
This state-of-the-art slow cooker has digital Touch Screen technology with a stylish, polished stainless steel exterior. It is free of knobs and grooves, making clean-up easy, and has a removable stoneware insert.
In addition to the smart appearance, homemade meals are prepared easily and simply with a touch. The 6.5-quart capacity of this oval slow cooker features a countdown control panel, with programmable cooking times from 30 minutes up to 20 hours. It then auto-shifts to warm, and can remain on the warm setting for up to 6 hours. At the end of the warm setting, it beeps several times (about 30 seconds) and automatically shuts off. The stoneware insert is a breeze to clean. We did not put it into the dishwasher, as it is large and took no time to wash by hand, but it is dishwasher safe. The oval shape of the insert is great and held our ribs nicely.
We consider this a “keeper” and a useful appliance for a busy household. As for its use on the Jewish Sabbath, check with a Rabbinical advisor and read the detailed instruction manual online.
Our Chef Laura Frankel’s Falling-Off-The-Bone short ribs were simply succulent, fabulous and not to be missed! Both the recipe and the cooker were superb!
We will cover basic slow cookers in future features. Share your opinions. Let us know what you use!