This pressure cooker comes with a huge LCD with a blue backlight, so it is easy for you to read the time and temperature settings. As far as food is concerned, with a 3 in 1 feature, this pressure cooker will allow you to sauté your vegetables, brown your meat and slowly cook your favorite food. And not only that, if you want something sweet after a full meal, this can also handle your dessert making. So all in all, this is an absolutely practical product to buy.
This is designed with a detachable aluminum cooking pot that you can quickly remove after cooking and then use to serve the food. It has a glass lid so you can monitor what you are cooking and it also has a cool-touch handle, so your hands are always safe from burns anytime you hold it. Also, the parts are removable for easy clean-up.
Steaming, slow-cooking and browning — if you are fond of using at least one of these methods when you prepare your dish, you surely are going to want to use the Cuisinart Multi-Cooker. It performs a lot of functions and delivers a special set of unique and amazing features which makes it stand out from among the many types of slow cookers.
If features alone was the only criteria considered when getting a product, then you might be running to the nearest store. But that’s not the case. There are a lot of things to look at and question before you can be sure if this slow-cooker is for you. You might want to take a look at the entire package as well as the quality. You might even ask yourself a simple question: “Is this really the best buy for my money?”
Ease of use
You receive a slow cooker that has a glass lid as well as a cool-touch handle made from a mixture of plastic resin. The glass lid alone gives you the ability to check on your food, preventing you from the need to continually remove the lid. If ever there are any issues regarding your cooking, you don’t have to find a pair of gloves just to open and check your products. These simple innovations alone can save you a lot of hassle, and we haven’t even started to talk about its more technical features.
Using a slow cooker has never been made easier through this product. From the name itself, “slow-cooker,” you will be faced with the hassle of spending a lot of time waiting and observing your food. The Cuisinart, on the other hand, has added simple touch controls that allow you to set the time when you want the slow-cooker to turn off or enter the warming state. You also have settings for the three predetermined cooking methods: slow cook, steam and sauté.
If you don’t know the time you should set for your food, or the temperature that it should be cooked at, there is a recipe book included, with instructions on cooking certain common types of food. You are again saved from the hassle of researching and experimenting. Also, adjusting the settings is easy to do, thanks to the one-touch controls with two LCD displays.
Functionality and Sturdiness
You surely wouldn’t want a cooker that will break down with your first cooking. It’s a cooker, and it’s supposed to resist heat and be able to efficiently cook your products. How strong are the materials used in this machine and will it be able to hold up to all the abuse?
The entire housing of the machine is made of pure stainless steel for long lasting use. Even if you keep this product for four years, it is still going to look the same way as it did on the first day, but just not as shiny. With its steel housing, you get some idea of this machine’s external hardness, as well as its ability to resist pressure and long-term physical abuse.
There is also a removable interior which is a six-quart cooking pot. It conducts heat for energy efficiency and is made of a material that will not allow products to stick to it. You don’t have to worry about your veggies or meat being hard to remove since they won’t even stick to begin with. This also comes with a rack for additional functionalities.
Customer Reviews and Scores
As I look around, I see the feedback indicating how happy people are with the LCD displays and controls and that it has made their cooking carefree. Along with this is people’s appreciation of its multi-task ability which allows you to slow-cook and then brown your food within the same cooker. Despite all these appreciative responses, I am still able to see a few complaints, like issues of short term usage due to damage. Overwhelmingly, the responses are positive citing easy cleaning and simple controls.
Overall, this is the best and the simplest slow cooker you could ever have. Everything it does is self-explanatory. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to operate this tool, and you surely are going to get the best results when cooking with this cooker. It is also inexpensive.