CONSTRUCTION AND LOOKSThis is a good-looking slow cooker which comes in red or silver. The red colour is proving very popular although to our eyes it looks a bit garish. The handles are large and, unusually, not hot to touch.
This is a 5.7 litre slow cooker, easily able to cook meals for 6 or 7 but that does mean it's large. Make sure you have a work surface large enough before buying.
SIZES AND CAPACITIESLarge but not huge is how we would describe this slow cooker. The approximate dimensions are H:250mm W:415mm D:300:mm. The overall weight is 5.22kg with the cooking pot weighing in at 2.9kg. The power lead (removable) is just about long enough for most situations.
COOKING PERFORMANCEThe Crock-Pot Cook and Carry slow cooker does a good job of cooking on low and high although it cooks quicker than most other slow cookers, see the results of our temperature tests below.
This slow cooker has three heat settings, high, low and keep warm. The low setting produces a higher temperature compared to all the other slow cookers we have tested - 36°C / 97°F. The high setting gave a temperature of 37.7°C / 100°F. Both of these are too high for a slow cooker. The keep warm setting is spot on at 23.3°C / 74°F.
You are also provided with a well fitting and insulated carry case. All those features make the job of transporting food very easy.
There are three heat setting but no timer. What will disappoint many is the lack of a red light to indicate when the slow cooker is in use. One plus though is the removable power lead. Both the bowl and lid are dishwasher safe.
OTHER REVIEW OPINIONSThere are a number of reviews on the internet for this slow cooker and almost all are good. There is no mention of reliability problems although one user found the securing handles broke after a short period of time.
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This is a totally independent review by David Marks of the Crock-Pot Cook and Carry slow cooker. We bought this slow cooker and were not given it.