If you enjoy coming home to a hot and well-cooked meal, then the KitchenAid slow cookers could be a worthwhile addition to your kitchen. With a brushed stainless steel exterior, black ceramic insert and glass lid, they look good on kitchen counters. These 6-quart, oval-shaped slow cookers do a fine job making stews, soups, meat dishes, vegetables and much more without under- or over-cooking foods.
KitchenAid slow cookers have temperature settings of warm, low, medium and high. They also keep a steady temperature and do not tend to burn food. These units have very little water evaporation, which we found to be only 8 percent. These kinds of temperatures and moisture retention mean the KitchenAid slow cookers nicely cook cheap, tough cuts of meat without overcooking or burning them and do not reduce chopped vegetables to an unpleasant mushy state.
One of the most useful features is that they are a more sophisticated programmable slow cooker than a number of others on the market. You can set them for a particular cooking time for up to 24 hours, and you have the option of setting it in 30-minute segments. When your dish is finished cooking, these devices will automatically switch into warm mode, which can last up to four hours. If you need a longer warming mode, take a look at the All-Clad SD700450, which gives you six hours of warming.
Having a slow cooker with a timer that is this flexible gives you plenty of leeway for planning meal times on days when you might be working long hours. The digital display on these cookers makes it easy to see how much cooking time is left before you dig in to that meal.
KitchenAid slow cookers also provide peace of mind since they have an auto shut-off capability, so there is minimal risk of kitchen fires if you forget to turn them off or are stuck in traffic and cannot get home as quickly as you would like.
Cleanup is easy since the ceramic vessel and lid can safely be put in the dishwasher. If you need to take a hot dish to a picnic, church supper or other event, these appliances also protect you with heatproof handles.
KitchenAid slow cookers come with a one-year warranty, which is standard in the industry. If you have questions, KitchenAid offers an online manual on its website. If you encounter difficulties and need more answers to questions, you can get help by phone, email or live chat.
The KitchenAid slow cookers are versatile kitchen appliances that can help you plan meals even when your schedule varies dramatically. These slow cookers give you a 12-hour programming options at 30-minute intervals, cooks food safely and evenly, and produces tasty results.