Crock-Pot Cook Carry Countdown Slow Cooker
The Crock-Pot Cook Carry Countdown Slow Cooker uses a handy front panel timer along with the usual settings but with a handy locking glass lid for easy travel.
Ease of Use/Performance: 25/25
How much I enjoy 25/25
Crock-Pot has a wide variety of great slow cookers, it is no surprise that Crock-Pot is also a term used for slow cookers along with the brand name. The newer Crock-Pot with locking lid is the Cook Carry line and the countdown timer adds more functionality and a convenient cooking feature.
The Cook Carry Countdown Timer model I received is SCCPVL610-S and comes with a silver stainless side along with plastic trim and a black crock insert. The six quart capacity means soups and stews along with larger roasts and even small birds will fit easily for tasty meals.
Using the countdown timer is easy, it simply has minutes from thirty to 20 hours with thirty minute intervals so you have to set the timer by thirty minute periods. The timer has a unique feature where it goes directly to warm after the timer stops so you can cook and not worry about overcooking.
You can use this feature to cook a meal while you’re at work or out and have it warm and ready to eat no matter if you’re late or just need a shorter cooking time. You can set a soup or meal to cook for four hours and then it will go to warm and be ready after a full day at work without hassles.
The large black crock fits nicely into the plastic and stainless steel base that has an aluminum interior and the stainless outer body. The base has the front control panel right where you expect and the loops for the clips on both sides that clamp the lid on.
The lid is made of glass with a plastic heat resistant handle in the center and both clips on each end for clamping the lid down. The clamp works well and keeps the lid down tight for travel and not allowing the contents to slosh and spill.
The lid also has a rubber seal but also has a steam vent in the top so the Crock-Pot will not build up pressure when clamped tight. The clamps also make a handy spot to hold the power cord when not in use or when transporting to your favorite pot luck supper.
The usual Crock-Pot high, low and warm settings are available from the control panel buttons along with the off button and the timer adjustment. The crock has two side handles for the heavy lifting and the power cord is the usual short one for safety.
The Crock-Pot Cook Carry Countdown works like many other slow cookers to create meals like soups and stews, wonderful roasts or delicious chicken dinners. I have tried out several of my favorite recipes like tortilla soup and the usual beef barley soup along really good pulled pork for my sons graduation party.
I have a home based business so my work does not interfere with cooking, usually my work entails cooking for reviews like this one but this makes a handy appliance for anyone. The useful timer and going to warm after the timer is up makes for the perfect slow cooker while you’re at work and just don’t feel like cooking when you get home.
A sumptuous roast, pork or beef, or how about a full bodied stew or soup with lots of chunky chicken or filling ground beef with barley and chunks of veggies. Lots of the basics come to mind but how about some handy chicken or beef tacos when you get home, prepare everything the night before except plugging the crock in that morning.
The pork and beef roasts can be prepared and cooked with or without vegetables and potatoes so you have a one pot meal if you like for a simple meal without much preparation before serving. Many know the different uses of a slow cooker and meals are just one side, you can also cook desserts and side dishes as well.
The Cook Carry Slow Cooker allows you to set the timer and count down to a keep warm so you can eat when you want to instead of when the timer goes ding. The Countdown slow cooker is a fantastic appliance and I found the timer function along with the easy to use clips for the lid allow the cooker to be used on the go at those pot luck suppers.
I highly recommend the Crock-Pot Cook Carry Countdown Slow Cooker as a great slow cooker that any household would be grateful to have. You can find this model at online stores like Amazon and locally at stores such as Wal-Mart and Target for about $50.