I own many kitchen appliances, but buying an All-Clad Slow Cooker is probably my best investment. It’s almost two years and I’m using it regularly 2 or 3 times s week. I owned a cheap slow cooker, which was a test to see if this kind of appliance will suit me. So I went for a little bigger and perhaps not the cheapest one on the market. But being familiar with All Clad’s products, I was sure I am going to get a good deal for my money.
All-Clad Slow Cooker features
This product is a programmable slow cooker, with 3 settings – warm, low, and high. You can adjust the time of cooking in half an hour intervals. After it’s done cooking it will automatically switch itself to warming mode. The removable crock is easy to take care of. In this cooker, you can put 2 medium-sized chickens or perhaps a big pot roast. Cooking time is the same no matter how much you cook, so cooking time is the same for 1 or 2 chickens. I love to make my family a roast or stew even if I am not at home. And this cooker made it possible more than any other appliance I have.
Well, the recipe book is fortunately very thin, almost nonexistent, but nowadays people get their recipes from online sources and that is not much of a letdown. The cooker doesn’t heat the environment, so you can use it on summer days the same way as in winter. Though I did a little more cooking in the winter, due to the type of food you eat in winter. All-Clad Slow Cooker is surely best for those winter meals.
Some people reported they had problems with the ceramic insert and that All-Clad doesn’t supply spare parts. I believe this is a local problem and should be accounted to shops which sold them, as those shop clerks were the ones saying people that information. My experience was different. I had a problem with one of the legs (made of rubber) which melted and had no problem getting a new one without a receipt. When all sum up, I think this will be one of my permanent kitchen appliances, probably forever.