Slow cookers have been around for nearly 40 years. This simple appliance, first introduced as an electric bean cooker, has evolved into a versatile kitchen tool capable of cooking soups and stews, beans and meats, even breads and desserts — all with minimal preparation. Slow cookers make it possible for busy families to come home to a ready-made hot meal. They also use less electricity than an oven and give off far less heat, making them convenient even in the summer. It’s no wonder that slow cookers command such devotion from their owners.
Look no further…..when taking into consideration the quality of food, “creature” features, durability and price the Cuisinart MSC-600 stands at the head of the line.
This highly rated machine produces delicious, high quality food by cooking it at a slow, even pace. Many other brands tend to cook too hot, even when the temperature is set to low; this can result in food that is dry or overcooked. The Cuisinart takes its time, delivering a steady flow of heat to food and cooking it evenly. This model includes a 24-hour programmable cook time, hold-warm setting, space-saving retractable cord, and a rich looking brushed stainless steel housing. Clean-up of the Cuisinart’s dishwasher-safe glass lid and ceramic pot is also fast and easy. Yes, you will spend a few extra dollars on the Cuisinart however, you won’t regret it one bit; this is a high-quality slow cooker that definitely delivers the goods.
A very versatile 3-in-1 multi-cooker
The Cuisinart MSC-600 is a 3-in-1 6-quart slow cooker, that is all you need for one-pot meals. It can brown and sauté, steam and slow cook all in the same pot for true one pot cooking. The Cuisinart comes in an oval 6-quart configuration that measures in at a whopping 9.5 x 12 x 19 inches so it takes up a lot of footprint and counter space.
The Cuisinart comes with a glass lid so that you can check the meal without disturbing the cooking process. It comes with an additional steaming rack that allows food to be elevated for a better steaming position and a non-stick 6-quart cooking pot. It has three programmable cooking functions, which let you, sauté vegetables, and brown meats or slow cook your meals. The Cuisinart MSC-600 has a wide blue screen LCD display panel with press buttons for easy use and programming. You can adjust time and temperature to either minutes or hours and up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the first slow cooker that we could see that had this feature.
The multi-cooking functionality on this Cuisinart is a stand out from the rest. The versatility is unmatchable by any of the competitors; none other can steam, brown\sauté and slow cook all in the same pot.
The Cuisinart MSC-600 will automatically go into keep warm mode once completed cooking, the keep warm mode works for up to eight hours before automatically shutting down.Weaknesses
No delay timer or clock
Like all the other slow cookers that claim to be programmable the Cuisinart really isn’t for a number of reasons, one it has no clock so no ability to delay time, and secondly there is no facility to start a cooking program on high for a time and then switch to low. It is just one temperature setting and one time, that’s not really programming.