I purchased this to replace a 6 quart programmable Crock Pot that had developed a crack in the stoneware. I was impressed with the price point for a programmable slow cooker and appreciated the somewhat more compact 5 qt size. However, upon receipt I realized this product was not as good quality as my previous Crock Pot - the top lid was poorly size and did not fit well on the stoneware. The stoneware itself also had some minor defects which wouldn't have been a..
My old Crock Pot finally broke so I purchased this Hamilton Beach programmable slow cooker. It's really nice and it comes with a rubber band that you can put across the lid and over the handles when you need to take it somewhere full of food. It heats up quickly and the removable pot is very easy to clean (even after chilli was made in it). I highly recommend this. I have no complaints about it at all.
Just saw this unit on Hamilton Beach web site as "NEW". I have been looking for a 5 qt oval with programable features. This ships from GizmoForLife out of Canada. However, they have a warehouse in Fresno, Ca and I live in the Sacramento area so the unit arrived on the second day. Quick service. This unit is well made. Handles are nice and do not feel cheap. The crock pot is slighly tapered in on the bottom. In addition, the crock is microwave safe and oven safe. It comes with ..
This cooker is great. My last one (another brand) boiled wildly on low setting, and was impossible on high setting. I've used the Hamilton Beach several times, and the settings are reliable and accurate. I love it!